No doubt you couldn't remain indifferent while watching the new coming-of-age anime Sarazanmai, and that's why you are now looking forward to a Season 2. To be honest, there has been no official news about the renewal or cancellation of the series so far. Yet since you are concerned about the possibility of renewal, we should provide our opinion on the subject how strong the odds of Sarazanmai to return for another season.
In our opinion a chance is quite weak since Sarazanmai has no source material, whether it be a light novel or manga. On the contrary, the anime caused the appearance of both spin-off manga and light novel. Besides, Sarazanmai Season 1 consists of only eleven episodes, the number, which is not appropriate for a regular single-cour series.
But still, we don't rule out the possibility of renewal at all. After all, MAPPA, the studio, which is responsible for the production of Sarazanmai is the one, which as a rule picks up its anime for their respective next seasons. Kakegurui, Yuri!!! on Ice, as well as other hits made by MAPPA have received other installments.
Another positive factor, which plays in favor of renewal is that Sarazanmai Season 1 has received very positive reviews from the viewers. On MyAnimeList, the anime holds a score of 7.24/10 based on about 6,300 votes.
As always, the final decision would be mostly depend on the BD/DVD sales of the franchise. That's why we are waiting when the sales statistics will be available, in order to extend our forecast with the new data. So guys, stay tuned for updates.
Sarazanmai Season 2 Release Date
Despite the fact that we evaluate the odds of Sarazanmai to be renewed for a second season, we don't rule out that the decision on renewal could be announced soon. However, even in such a case, we will have to wait at least one year until Sarazanmai Season 2 is produced. As a result, the closest release date, which might be set for a sophomore season is April 2020.
Nonetheless, you should take into account that all the data provided above is only our forecast. The MAPPA studio has yet to announce Sarazanmai Season 2. However, in such a case, we will update this page with the latest news. We will keep you informed on the subject.
The story is set in Asakusa, a district in Tokyo, and revolves around three middle school students, Kazuki, Toi, and Enta. A trio once stumbled upon Keppi, a kappa who steals their shirikodama (a mythical sphere composed of the flesh). As a result, each of them turn into a kappa. Keppi thereby explains to the guys that the only way for them to turn back into humans is to fight "kappa-zombies" and collect the Dishes of Hope. In order to kill the zombies, the trio must make the sound "Sarazanmai."
Sarazanmai Season 1 premiered on April 11, 2019 on Fuji TV. The anime is co-produced by the MAPPA and Lapin Track studios. Crunchyroll has licensed the anime in North America. The first season of the anime consisted of eleven episodes. No news regarding Sarazanmai Season 2 has been announced as of yet.