When you’re in the mood for a mindless show with a ton of romance, comedy, and foolishness, harem anime should be your go-to. These rom-coms have made their mark on anime lovers for as long as one can remember. Although, now and then, there comes a harem show that does better than the rest. Oresuki is one of those shows.
In this article, you’ll discover all you need to know about the release date, news, and rumors of Oresuki Season 2.
What happened so far in Oresuki
Oresuki is short for Ore wo Suki Nano wa Omae Dake ka yo meaning Are You Really the Only One Who Likes Me?
The anime series is based on a Japanese light novel written by Rakuda and illustrated by Buriki.
The story follows some high school students, especially our main character, a boy named Amatsuyu “Joro” Kisaragi. Two girls ask Joro out on a date. One of the girls is the beautiful Sakura “Cosmos” Akino, an upperclassman, and the other is also beautiful Aoi “Himawari” Hinata, Joro’s childhood friend.
Joro, who happily goes on both dates, thinks the girls might profess love to him, and he can finally fulfill his dreams of having a girlfriend. Unfortunately, when Joro meets the girls, they individually profess love for his best friend, Taiyо̄ “Sun-chan” Ōga, and beg Joro’s help to get Sun-chan to love them.
Joro is disappointed but agrees to help, and in his head, he plans to make one girl love him and give the other to his friend. However, Joro’s love story takes another complicated turn when Sumireko “Pansy” Sanshokuin, a class nerd, professes her love for him. Pansy is also beautiful but hides all of it under her nerdy appearance.
Sun-chan himself loves Pansy, and as the story continues, both Himawari and Cosmos suddenly develop feelings for Joro. The love story grows with fun twists that make this anime stand out.
Oresuki Season 1 was released on October 3, 2019, and aired until December 2019. It featured 12 episodes.
What is going on with Connect?
Studio CONNECT is a Japanese animation studio initially founded as a subsidiary of Silver Link., Inc., another Japanese animation studio. Except in 2020, studio CONNECT was dissolved back into its parent company, Silver Link.
While most of CONNECT’s work was co-productions with its parent company Silver Link, the studio still had solo productions like Senryu Girl, Oresuki, and The Honor Student at Magic High School.
The studio is still active within Silver Link and has a few new productions lined up for this year. From all indications, there should be no worries if CONNECT needs to take on the production of Oresuki Season 2.
What do we know about Oresuki Season 2 so far?
We know that there have been almost no rumors or leaked information for Oresuki Season 2. The first season ended okay, but the story continues and is still alive as a light novel and manga. No one is wrong to expect a Season 2 soon.
What are fans saying about Oresuki Season 2?
Fans have high hopes for Oresuki Season 2. While the light novel and manga continue to thrive, overseas fans can hardly find translated versions to help them keep up with the story. They hope that a Season 2 of Oresuki will come up soon regardless of any factors that might stand in the way.
Will there be Oresuki Season 2?
Oresuki Season 1 comprises 12 episodes. The light novel, the source material, has released 16 volumes so far, and only the first five were adapted for season 1 of Oresuki anime. Hence, we can check the source material off the list of things needed for Season 2 of the anime.
An anime is expected to sell at least 4000 copies of its Bluray/DVD for another season release to be considered. Unfortunately, Oresuki Season 1 sold only about 1015 copies.
Next, when you consider worldwide popularity, Oresuki anime is quite popular. According to Google Trends, people still talk about anime, and stats from Twitter show an 81+% popularity score.
On September 2, 2020, an OVA (original video animation) for Are You Really the Only One Who Likes Me? was released.
Additionally, on MyAnimeList, the show has a good score of 7.37/10, and it received an IMDb rating of 6.8 out of 10. There doesn’t seem to be a problem with CONNECT working on the production again.
In conclusion, the anime has excellent reception, and while there is no news on season 2, it might happen later. Remember that season one of Oresuki: Are You Really the Only One Who Likes Me? aired in 2019, which is still recent. Some anime takes longer to release a new season.
When will Oresuki Season 2 be released?
There is hope. Perhaps, in 2022, we’ll get some news on Season 2 of Oresuki. For now, we have to be patient and understand that there’s no confirmed date or update yet.
What can we expect in Season 2 of Oresuki?
With no spoilers from the light novel or manga, we can expect that an Oresuki Season 2 will continue the story of romance and comedy people have come to love with the anime. We might see Joro finally decide on the girl of his heart, and Sun-chan should get his happy love story. It’s still possible for new characters to be introduced and even more love twists.
If attainable, Oresuki Season 2 can take up most of the source material and give us a happy, satisfying ending.
When news of this harem’s new season hits, we’ll update you for sure.