Wondering about the Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!?Series?
Let’s talk extensively about what happened with the anime, what’s the studio currently doing, as well as the possibility of getting Why the Hell Are You Here, Teacher!? Season 2 to continue the hot, awkward student-teacher drama we’ve been enjoying.
What’s been going on so far in Why the Hell Are You Here, Teacher!?
The story starts by showing us an awkward bathroom encounter between Ichiro Sato, a high school student, and his teacher Kana Kojima who’s considered a Demon from the students. Sato rushes into the male bathroom in an urge and ends up locking himself with his teacher. They have an awkwardly long time inside before they can leave. Later Sato decides to skip school by pretending he hurt his leg. As he enters the nurses’ office, he again encounters Kojima as she’s sickly and has a fever. He ends up having to help her insert rectal medicine (in her butt) as that’s the only kind there was.
They have a few more encounters like this where thanks to circumstances, he ends up seeing her naked and touching her a couple of times. They end up really developing feelings for each other, and Sato realizes that she’s not really a demon when you get to know her. Sato further realizes that he’s not just a high schooler and that he’s a man in more ways than she can imagine.
After this, we follow a few other Student-Teacher couples who end up in similar situations. Due to circumstances, they somehow end up giving each other sensual massages and seeing each other naked. Rin Suzuki, a friend of Satos’, ends up with Mayu Matsukaze, the art teacher. The two later end up getting married as she accepts Rin’s proposal and becomes Mayu Suzuki.
The two other couples explored in the anime are the PE teacher Hikari Hazakura, a childhood friend with one of the students, Takashi Takahashi. She showed herself nude to him when they were little, so now it’s awkward when they meet in school. And the other one is the school nurse Chizuru Tachibana, who likes the student, Koh Tanaka.
The show ends with graduation and the teachers being excited for summer break with their new boyfriends.
What’s going on with Tear Studio?
Tear Studio is the animation studio behind Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!?
It’s a Japanese animation studio formed in 2013 by Jun Kato in Tokyo, Japan. It had few projects, including Lord of Vermillion and Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!?. These are the only 2 animation series the studio was in charge of. Vermillion aired on July 13, 2018, and continued up until September 28, the same year. After that, it released a movie called The Royal Tutor on February 16, 2019. The last show it did was Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!?. The show aired on April 8, 2019, and ended on June 24, the same year. After this, the studio only did a single episode of Fragtime and an OVA for Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!?.
When the studio was founded, it aimed to collaborate with many Chinese animations studios to achieve greater product quality. However, after the released series didn’t succeed, they filed for bankruptcy in December 2019. The studio was dismissed after this, and they are currently 43 million Japanese Yen in debt. The studio itself did good animations and did the series it was working on justice.
However, the series didn’t get enough ratings to keep the studio going, even though the predictions differed. Currently, the studio is still shut down and in debt.
What do we know so far about Why the Hell Are You Here, Teacher!? Season 2?
Unfortunately, not much.
Since the studio broke down, there hasn’t been any news about the anime coming back. Despite the anime not being for everyone, it built a solid fanbase over the last 2 years. Even so, there are severe obstacles on its’ way to coming back. The last thing released about the anime was an unaired OVA special episode. It was released on December 11, 2019. Shortly after, the studio shut down.
If the anime were to continue, the creators would need another studio to adapt the manga. This would surely change the animation style. This happens to a lot of ecchi anime, such as Highschool DxD. But it’s a good example that an anime can change studios and continue strong. So there is a chance.
What are fans saying about Why the Hell Are You Here, Teacher!? Season 2?
Fans have been visibly disappointed after the reveal that Tear Studio is shutting down. People who didn’t like the show as much even give it credit for the studio shutting down, but that’s just venting. Most people who loved the show are hopeful that another studio will take on the project as Tear Studio coming back isn’t really an option anytime soon. The fanbase is basically split in two—the people who don’t care much for the show and the people who absolutely loved it.
The show’s rankings weren’t very high. It scored only 6.8 on My Anime List but even, so it continues to be one of the most searched topics on Crunchyroll, and there seems to be quite the high demand for a Season 2. There are a couple of fan page wiki’s with facts about the show, so people are definitely still talking about it.
So will there be a season 2 of Why the Hell Are You Here, Teacher!?
The only thing fans currently have to enjoy out of the first season itself is the OVA released in December. Since it wasn’t officially aired, many people might have missed it. There are currently no other announcements about a Season 2 being worked on. The demand is still pretty high as the shows’ popularity was the highest in February 2021, 2 years after it ended. This shows that fans haven’t given up on it and are awaiting their Season 2.
The manga has currently released 10 volumes with 10 chapters in each volume. The anime released one season of 12 episodes, not including the OVA. The season includes events from volumes 1 through 4, and that’s all it covers. So there’s definitely still enough source material to go through following other couples and maybe even coming back to the ones from season 1 to see how they’re doing. The last episode of the anime features an original episode created outside of the manga story.
The main setback for this anime is the studio shutting down. Other than that, it was well-received, did well enough to deserve its own fanbase with web pages and youtube videos discussing the anime.
When will Season 2 of Why the Hell Are You Here, Teacher!? be released?
Season 2 of the anime is currently not in the works. It’s also not announced that it will be getting a new studio to work on it. Likely due to the fallout of Tear Studio, other studios are staying clear from working on the series it was involved in, believing they’re a part of its fall.
However, there are sure to be studios that recognize that a studio can go into debt for many reasons that don’t concern the anime. Things like poor management, bad investment ideas, and bad luck all play a part in these kinds of work. Since the manga is still going, however, it’s just a matter of time until the creator decides it’s ready for it to become an anime again.
What can we expect in Season 2?
After seeing the new couples from the manga coming back for a moment, it would be fascinating to look at the student-teacher relationships from the previous season to see where they are now. We’ll probably get to see Rin and Mayu living together or Sato and Kojima being out and comfortable with each other now. It would be heartwarming to see these couples all grown up and maybe help other couples like them feel more okay with the idea after seeing them.
While we’re waiting, you can rewatch the anime on Crunchyroll. The OVA Blu-Ray DVD is also on Amazon and comes with some manga chapters as well.