Junjou Romantica Season 4: Release date, news and rumors
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Junjo Romantica is a Boys Love TV series written by Shungiku Nakamura and produced by Studio Deen. Many people love anime for its entertaining and bold content. The anime shows homosexual love of four couples and their daily routine. It has gained the attention of both critics and the audience and has received a good response from them.
The most admired thing about this show is its representation of unisexual love and nothing vulgar. This anime was something very new in the genre of Boys Love which is why it has three seasons. However, six years have passed since Season 3 was released, and there hasn’t been a fourth season.
Will fans finally be getting a Season 4? Continue reading to find out.
What happened so far in Junjou Romantica
Junjou Romantica follows the story of Misaki Takahashi, a high school student who aims to get admitted into the best university. For increasing his chances of getting into the university, he decides to take the help of his brother’s well-educated friend, Akihiko Usami. He becomes his student, and on his first day at Akihiko’s home, he finds out that he writes some kinky homosexual novels. Akihiko sometimes sexually touches Misaki, and before he realizes it, Misaki develops feelings for him.
Apart from the love story of these two characters, there are also two parallel stories. There are two other couples, one of them is the relationship between pediatrician Nowaki Kusama and university professor Hiroki Kamijou. Hiroki secretly admires Nowaki after insanely falling in love with him and is willing to go to any extent to be with him. The last story is about Shinobu Takatsuki, a rich 18-year old who’s in love with his literature teacher. But unluckily, his teacher is the only thing in his life which he cannot get.
In Season 3, Misaki and Akihiko are living together happily. Still, problems begin to develop as a rival enters their life, and Akihiko starts worrying about Misaki’s relationship with him. On the other hand, Ryuuichirou Isaka enjoys interfering in Misaki’s love life, but he has issues in his own love life. He has been dating Kaoru Asahina, his secretary, for some years, but Asahina chooses to keep their private and professional lives separate, which often causes fights between them.
Meanwhile, the 17-year old age gap between You Miyagi and Shinobu Takatsuki is a huge barrier in their relationship. About Hiroki Kamijou and Nowaki Kusama, they both are busy with their careers and cannot see each other. As they spend less time with each other, they begin to develop insecurities that affect their relationship. Still, as they get to know each other more, their insecurities start to go away.
At the end of Season 3, Usami can convince Takahiro to let Misaki stay with him, and Misaki finally admits to himself that he wants to stay with Usami. The season ends with Misaki and Usami further spending sexual moments with each other and Misaki being embarrassed when Usami tells him to read his BL collection.
What is going on with Studio Deen?
Studio Deen has carried out the animated adaption of all three seasons of Junjou Romantica.
After completing the third season in 2015, Studio Deen remained an active studio and worked on several projects including, Konosuba, The Reflection, Bakumatsu, and The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of the Gods. They are currently working on the production of Sasaki and Miyano.
What do we know about Junjou Romantica Season 4 so far?
Unfortunately, there hasn’t been any rumor about the release of season 4. The studio was quiet before the release of the third sequel of the anime. Maybe they’re trying to keep the information hidden before the right time.
No teaser or spoiler has been released either; neither has there been an official announcement about its renewal.
What are fans saying about Junjou Romantica Season 4?
Junjou Romantica gave fans unique and fun, which makes them want to see more of it even after three seasons of anime. Fans are thinking that a fourth season would take a few years to come out because it took the creators seven years to make the third season after the second one, so they would have enough source material for it, which means they’ll take some years for another season too.
Will there be Junjou Romantica Season 4?
Junjou Romantica has received a lot of popularity, as shown by Google Trends, and it has a rating of 7.69 on myanimelist. It was the first Yaoi anime in the New York Times Manga Best Seller List when it debuted in week 28. The first DVD of the anime adaptation, released on July 28, 2008, was so loved that it sold 8,406 copies in its first week. The second season’s DVD sales were also very well as it sold an average of 7,000 to 8,000 copies and has constantly received a high ranking on Amazon Japan. Since the series has been so successful, it can encourage the studio to produce another season.
However, thus far, Studio Deen has not made any official announcement regarding a new season. There was a gap of seven years between the second and third season, and five years have passed since the third season ended, so it may be possible that the studio will start working on Season 4 anytime soon.
Another reason why there are chances of a Season 4 is because the manga on which Junjou Romantica is still ongoing, which means there would be sources and material for creating another season. To promote the sales of the manga, the creators might decide to produce another season as well. It seems fans have to be a bit patient about Season 4 just like they were for Season 3. Considering all of these factors, a Season 4 is most likely to come out.
When will Junjou Romantica Season 4 be released?
Since there hasn’t been any official news about the release of Junjou Romantica Season 4, the release date cannot be confirmed either because it’s not even confirmed if another season will be coming in the first place.
However, bear in mind the things mentioned above, an announcement may be made soon, and a new season will come out in 2022 or 2023.
What can we expect in Season 4 of Junjou Romantica?
There haven’t been any rumors or official information released about season 4, so it’s hard to make any predictions. At the end of Season 3, Misaki finally accepts that he wants to stay with Usagi. Misaki still hasn’t told his brother about his relationship.
In Season 4, Misaki might finally tell his brother about his relationship, and fans look forward to his reaction.