The first season of Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru (OreGairu) concluded yet in 2015, leaving the fans with another cliffhanger. Within more than two years, most of them have been trying to foresee what will happen next with the series. However, without a result. You may have been participating in some of these discussions on Reddit or MAL, but found no answer nonetheless.
You’re not alone since all the fans are wondering whether or not the studio Brain’s Base (or feel.) is going to produce one more season for My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU. We just want to sum up all the primary factors in an attempt to give the most reasonable answer to the question, is there at least a foggy chance to see a third season of the anime in the foreseeable future. Let’s get it started, step by step.
As usual, the primary and foremost thing we have is to check is there enough source material for a next installment at all? You probably know that both television adaptations of My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU covered eleven novels in the original eponymous series. As a result, just one light novel remained + 3 short story collections. Of course, this is not enough to create another season.
However, let’s take a look at the release date of the recent 12th light novel. The novel went on sale on September 20, 2017, after a long hiatus lasting for over two years. In fact, it’s a good sign. Doesn’t matter that we have only one more light novel. The more important thing is that the light novel series is ongoing after two years of pending. Noteworthy that the English release of the third novel took place on September 19, 2017, while the fourth book will be issued on January 23, 2018.
Many fans have noted in the discussion that the studio doesn’t want to release one more season because the creators of the franchise want money. That’s why they are selling light novels, leaving you with the cliffhanger at the end of the 2nd season. Of course, most of you were right. But isn’t it a good idea? The more important is that the creators of the franchise don’t want to wrap it up. In total, the television adaptation consists of twenty-six episodes + OVA. Thus, roughly, we need about 2.5 volumes to produce one more season. We have now Volume 12 issued recently. So, only 1-2 new books required for a next installment. Therefore, given the fact that Wataru Watari has finally released the 12th novel after such a long hiatus, we have a chance to get more books soon.
Another significant indicator is the BD/DVD/LN sales of the franchise. According to the statistics as of October 2017, OreGairu s2 v7, the final volume, adds 642 BDs, total 9,705. Series average: 11,006. Of course, we don’t know for sure, whether or not the series creators managed to cover the expenses. Nonetheless, these figures look pretty much satisfied.
Also worth noting a response from the target audience. Though we don’t consider this factor sufficient enough, it, nevertheless, positively affects the decision on renewal. According to MyAnimeList, the first season of OreGairu has a score of 8.11/10 > 273,000 votes. Meanwhile, the second season titled Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku has a rating of 8.29/10 > 192,000 votes. As we may see, the anime had impressive scores within two seasons. These figures, as a rule, entirely reflect a reception by the viewers.
Summing up, we have at least three significant factors in favor of renewal, namely: the reception is excellent; there would be enough source material soon; the franchise looks commercially successful. As a result, we conclude that My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU has a good chance to return for Season 3 in the foreseeable future. The only question remains when this event might happen? So we will have to wait for the official confirmation. We will discuss the possible release date for Season 3 below.
OreGairu debuted in April 2013 on TBS. Soon afterward, MBS, CBC, BS-TBS, and other Japanese broadcasters began airing the series. The Brain’s Base studio served as a developer of the first television adaptation, while the studio “feel.” adapted the second season of the anime series. Anime Network acted as a licensor of the anime in North America. The second installment titled Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku came to an end on June 26, 2015. Since then, there have been no official reports about Season 3. To be sure of this, we suggest you visit the official website of the franchise. Both seasons consisted of thirteen episodes. An OVA kicked off on September 19, 2013.
OreGairu (Hamachi) Summary
The story focuses on Hachiman Hikigaya, a 17-year-old cynic, and pessimist. He is confident that all these terms such as youth, friendship, love, etc. are nothing but a fiction. Meanwhile, all the people who believe in such things only share the common myth, and can’t thereby recognize the obvious. Shizuka Hiratsuka is Hachiman’s teacher, who wasn’t able to reassure him. As a result, in despair, she convinced Hachiman to join the school’s Service Club. The only member of this club is the school’s queen Yukino Yukinoshita. Over time, Hachiman faces numerous issues. With the assistance of Yukino, he gradually realizes how to help people to achieve their goals. Perhaps, Hachiman was wrong in his stereotypes about the world around him?
On The Subject Of The Possible Release Date For Season 3
Despite the general opinion, we don’t rule out that OreGairu (Hamachi) could return for Season 3. The main reason is that Wataru Watari issued another light novel in the series recently. Since we need just one or two more books for a next installment, there remains, nonetheless, a primary question, when the third season could happen? According to the previous issuing schedule, we assume that the next novel will be issued next March or August.
Hence, the second one might appear next September or November. It could take about a year to create another television adaptation. So we believe that the fall of 2019 might be a proper period to release Season 3. But, please, bear in mind, all the data above is based on our assumptions. We still have to wait for the official announcement. We’ll inform you as soon as we have some additional info or exact release date. Stay tuned for updates.