Most likely, you know that Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san is based on a Japanese manga series of the same name. The manga currently contains four volumes, and the latest one was issued on April 10, 2019, right on the eve of the anime premiere. Given the fact that the first season of The Helpful Fox Senko-san is a single-cour anime, which consists of only twelve episodes, we tend to think that the current season doesn't cover the entire manga.
Even if the anime is adapted from the entire three volumes of manga, at least one book remains for another television adaptation. We don't know for sure, is there enough source material for The Helpful Fox Senko-san Season 2, yet at least one new volume is ready to be adapted in the anime series. No doubt, you understand that there was no way to adapt the new volume in the series, which premiered the same date. As a result, even if the first season covers the three volumes of the manga, we now have a chance for a sophomore season.
Another favorable indicator, which might play in favor of renewal is the reception, which the current, 1st installment of the series has received from the target audience. According to the data presented by MyAnimeList, Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san Season 1 holds a score of 7.69 based on over 12,000 votes. We thereby can't treat The Helpful Fox Senko-san as a mediocre anime because of its high rating from the viewers.
Of course, the final decision would depend on the BD/DVD sales of the anime, yet we can't discuss it right now since the sales would start after the season finale. Summing up, all indications are that the Doga Kobo studio might produce The Helpful Fox Senko-san Season 2, in the case of the commercial expediency of the franchise.
The Helpful Fox Senko-san Season 2 Release Date
Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san Season 2 is yet to be announced. However, as mentioned above, we don't rule out the decision on renewal. As a result, in the best case scenario we might expect The Helpful Fox Senko-san Season 2 not earlier than in 2021. The reason is very simple. Let's imagine that three volumes were required to produce the first installment. Rimukoro, the manga author, releases three volumes a year.
We thus require two more volumes for a next season. Looks like a year would be enough for the author, to publish two more books. In such a case, at least one more year is required to produce a television adaptation of these three volumes. Therefore, we most likely will see Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san Season 2 only in April 2021, or closer to this date.
We are tracking down the official sources. As soon as the Doga Kobo studio announces the renewal or cancellation of the series, we will update this page. So guys, stay tuned for updates. We will keep you informed.
The Helpful Fox Senko-san Summary
The story focuses on Kuroto Nakano, an ordinary salaryman, who lives the life full of stress and disappointment. Kuroto's life is dull and monotonous since it consists of only his work and nothing more. Yet one day, his life turns upside down. Kuroto discovers a young girl with fox ears and tail on his doorstep, cooking dinner for him. It turns out that Senko, the girl he stumbled upon is no other than an 800 year old kitsune, who was sent to him to make his life happy. Since then, Kuroto's life has started to change for the better.
The Helpful Fox Senko-san also known as Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san premiered on April 10, 2019, on AT-X. Soon after, Tokyo MX, TVA, KBS, and other Japanese television stations started to broadcast the anime. The anime is based on the eponymous manga, written by Rimukoro. The Doga Kobo studio served as a developer of the television adaptation. Funimation acted as a licensor of the series in North America.