As a romantic comedy anime and manga, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun proved to be successful. It is no wonder that many fans demand another story from the so-called couple. Will Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun season 2 ever happen? This is everything you should know!
About Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun or Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is a romantic comedy manga by Izumi Tsubaki. The ongoing manga is published by Square Enix’s Gangan Online since August 2011, and the English version is published by Yen Press. As of April 2022, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun has been compiled into 14 tankobon volumes.
The manga tells a story of a cheerful high school girl, Chiyo Sakura, who holds a crush on her schoolmate, Umetarou Nozaki. However, Nozaki is a renowned shoujo manga artist under the pen name “Sakiko Yumeno” and the author of Koi Shiyo or “Let’s Fall in Love”.
Hence, when Sakura confessed to him, Nozaki mistakes her as a fan and gives her autographs, and when she wants to get closer to him, Nozaki guides her on some drawings. Knowing this, Sakura assists Nozaki to get closer to him. As the story progresses, Nozaki and Sakura interact with other schoolmates who serve as inspiration for Koi Shiyo.
Production of Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
In March 2014, Media Factory (a brand under Kadokawa) released an announcement and a trailer for Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun‘s anime adaptation. Here is the trailer from MediaFactory:
Doga Kobo (Koihime†Musō, YuruYuri, Mikakunin de Shinkokei) handles the animation, while Mitsue Yamazaki stepped in as the director. Yoshiko Nakamura handles the series composition, while Junichiro Taniguchi acts as the character designer. The trailer also shows the key casts and staff of the anime adaptation, such as:
- Umetarou Nozaki: Yuichi Nakamura
- Chiyo Sakura: Ari Ozawa
- Mikoto Mikoshiba: Nobuhiko Okamoto
- Yuzuki Seo: Miyuki Sawashiro
- Yuu Kashima: Mai Nakahara
The anime consists of 12 episodes and ran from July 2014 to September 2014. It premiered on TV Tokyo. In addition, Doga Kobo also added 6 episodes of short original video animation (OVA) which are bundled with Blu-Ray/DVD volumes released by Media Factory. Starting in May 2020, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun can be streamed on Netflix.
Will There Be Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Season 2?
The anime received positive reception, based on a 7.8 out of 10 score from more than 488,000 votes on MyAnimeList. Moreover, many consider the anime to be one of the best in 2014. So, it is fairly normal that fans are demanding Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Season 2.
However, the question is, will Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun season 2 happen? (Spoiler Alert) In the final episode, there is a subtle sign that the anime will end for good there as it is shown that Sakura is happy to be with Nozaki despite the fact that the latter still considers Sakura as a fangirl.
Therefore, fans shouldn’t hold their breath for Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun season 2. Moreover, Doga Kobo is already busy as it is. In 2023, they are responsible for handling the ongoing anime adaptation of Oshi no Ko, based on the renowned manga series by Aka Akasaka. Moreover, there are other anime adaptation projects handled by Doga Kobo.
Potential Story for Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Season 2
Nevertheless, it is still possible that Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun season 2 may happen. More than 8 years since the end of the anime, there have been no official words about the renewal of the series. Despite that, the fans are waiting for it.
Why is it possible? For starters, the manga is ongoing. So, there are more materials to be adapted into anime. Second thing second, the positive reception it received should be the drive for Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun season 2. As there is no word about it, fans should just calm down and seek another rom-com anime as this one has no certainty. But, once there is an announcement of Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun season 2, it is always welcome!