Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki Season 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to its previous seasons. Here is everything we know about the second season of this popular slice of life anime.
Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki (also known Jaku-Charu Tomozaki-Kun in Japanese) in a television anime series created by Studio Project No. 9. It is based on the novel penned by Yuki Yuku and follows the High School student Fumiya Tomozaki, a social outcast and an eccentric gamer and his journey of trying to win the game of life with the help of his female classmate Aoi Hinami.
Its first season concluded in March 2021 and since then fans have been wondering whether the anime will return for season 2.
In case of anime the the possibility of a sequel mainly depends of three factors which are:
- Availability of source material
Now I will present the information that I examined in 3 short sections and tell you if you should expect that Jaku-Charu Tomozaki-Kun Season 2 will get announced in 2021.
Let’s start with an in-depth examination of the source material
Is there enough material for Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki Season 2?
Today most of the anime are adapted from the already existing source material in the form of manga, light novel, games and such.
In the case of the Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki is source material is light novel. Now we have to check how many volumes are currently available, how many of them have been adapted in the previous season and if the series is still ongoing.
There are currently nine light novel volumes of Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki released in Japan. There is also a manga adaptation by Eight Chida which has been serialized in Square Enix’s shonen manga magazine Monthly Gangan Joker since December 2017. The first season of Tomozaki adapted volume 1-4 which leaves behind 5 volumes worth of content.
Conclusion: Currently 5 volumes are left to be adapted which is enough material to create a second season.
Sales and Popularity
In this section, we will see if the anime was even profitable for the production committee or failed to even make-up the production costs. For this, we will analyse its Blu-ray, DVD sale and light novel sales.
Before moving ahead you will need to understand and most of the anime today created are mostly produced the promote and boost the sales of its source material (in this case a light novel). Sales generated through the sales of the light novel, merch are their main source of income and the rest is treated as a side income in the form of advertiser fees, online streaming licencing, and Blu-ray.
Generally a 12-epsiode anime television series like usually takes about $ 3,000,000 to produce.
As of the latest Bottom-tier Character, Tomozaki currently has 1.2 million copies circulation. Also, all the 9 volumes are getting reprints which just shows that the anime adaptation certainly has boosted its sale.
On average a light novel usually has 600,000 to 800,000 copies in circulation, so it is certainly doing impressive in terms of light novel sales.
Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki Blu-ray Sales
The Blu-ray sales for the first volume are around 773 copies sold. That’s decent, and it’s for the first week only, so it should sell a few hundred more.
A total of 3k units sold is good, considering there is also growing streaming and merch money coming from domestic and overseas companies like Crunchyroll, BiliBli, in 2021. However, if it manages to reach 5k then it would be a massive boost to the probability of a sequel getting green-lit.
Conclusion: the sales are not overall amazing but are decent enough to get a second season.
Popularity of the series in Japan and in west
In this section, we will take a look at how popular this series is and how much the anime boosted the popularity. To do that, we will look at its official social media handles, MyAnimeList and other rankings, and how successful light novel is.
The Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki light novel series was ranked eighth in 2017, seventh in 2018 and third in 2019 and 2020 in Takarajimasha’s annual light novel guide book Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!, in the bunkobon category.
A single mention in Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! yearly guide book is the highest honour a light novel can receive and in-case of Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki it has managed to rank 3 times in three consecutive years. This surely increases its chances of getting a sequel.
Their official Twitter handle has about 64k followers and is regularly updated from time to time. This directly shows how popular the series in Japan who are the demographically targeted audience for its light novel and Blu-rays sales and accounts for almost 50% of revenue generated. Also in comparison, The Misfit of Demon King Academy Twitter handle has over 87k followers and have already announced a season 2.
On MyAnimeList, Jaku-Charu Tomozaki-Kun is ranked #2493 with a rating of 7.23 with about 25k members. Meanwhile, on IMBD the series had received a rating of 7.1. On D-Anime Store, a widely used Japanese anime streaming site, The Bottom Tier Character Tomozaki was the 10th most-watched anime this season surpassing heavy hitters like the Redo of Healer, Seven Deadly Sins Season 5. Thus it is relatively popular in both Japan and the west.
Conclusion: the series is fairly popular in both Japan and overseas so it won’t have any problem getting a second season.
So will There Be Jaku-Charu Tomozaki-kun Season 2?
The sales for this franchise aren’t bad, but they aren’t exceptional either. It’s hard to tell the chances for Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki currently. It’s too soon to tell how much the anime helped.
No official announcement for the second season has been made as of now, but, taking into account how popular the entire series has been, it is safe to say that the fans will be greeted with a season 2 very soon.
Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?
Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki is yet to be officially renewed for season 2, but if it does get a new season, then it most likely will air in late 2022 since the season 1 aired from January 8 to March 26, 2021, and usually takes around 1-2 years to create a new season.
But, as of now, no official announcements have been made yet, hence the readers need to keep in mind that these are just speculations. But, keep an eye out for this space as we will update it as soon as something official is announced. We can expect the announcement in the next few months.
What to expect from season 2?
The next season will begin with adapting the fourth volume where Tomozaki will begin his Part-Time job at a Karaoke parlour where Takahiro Mizusawa assist him at his job as his senior. On the other hand, he will encounter another girl from his school Erika Konno, who is feared as the scariest girl in class.
Yen Press describes the fifth volume as such:
“After finishing the busiest summer of his life, Tomozaki is ready to get back to school. He may not always agree with Hinami’s approach, but he’s still working to find the best stats for clearing the game of life. His first challenge of the new semester: to influence none other than Erika Konno, one of the scariest girls in class! As a reigning queen bee, she’s decided the school sports tournament isn’t cool enough to care about, and she’s dragging everyone else down with her…Can Tomozaki be the one to change her mind?”
I hope this article helped you understand what are the chances that we will get a Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki Season 2.