Youjo Senki is an anime series that successfully combines the isekai and military genres with a protagonist that is evil and fun to watch. So why is there no sequel so far, and will we ever get Youjo Senki Season 2?
Without the second season, we will never learn if Tanya will ever manage to secure the comfortable life that she is aiming for, or if Being X will ultimately make her acknowledge his existence.
The only way to continue the story after the anime without a second season would be to read the source material, but most people will never do that. Watching anime is just what most people prefer to do.
The problem is that Youjo Senki Season 2 didn’t get officially announced yet, and we don’t know what the chances are that another season of The Saga of Tanya the Evil will get announced.
How Can We Figure Out If There Will Be Youjo Senki Season 2?
In the last few years, I did look into hundreds of anime series because I was curious why some of them got a sequel, and if they didn’t, what was the reason behind that.
The most valuable thing I learned was that the clue if there will be a sequel is usually in either the source material, popularity, or sales information.
I did examine that information for Youjo Senki Season 2 in this post, so if you want to know if there will be another season for this anime, you’ll love this article about The Saga of Tanya the Evil.
I will show you the information that I examined in 3 quick parts and tell you if you should expect that Youjo Senki season 2 will be announced in 2020.
Let’s start with an in-depth look at the source material.
Part 1: Source Material Information For Youjo Senki Season 2
The source material is vital because most anime series are an adaptation from existing property like manga, games, light novels, or even visual novels.
For Youjo Senki, the source material is the light novel.
There are two essential things we need to check. The first one will be if the story is still ongoing in 2020. If the story already ended, it would make it harder for the sequel to get green-lit like in the case of Konousba Season 3.
The second thing we need to examine is how many books got used for the first season of Youjo Senki and the movie.
Sometimes the reason why a sequel can take years to get announced is that the anime adaptation did catch up with the source material like in the case of One Punch Man Season 3.
How many volumes of Youjo Senki are there?
There are currently twelve light novel volumes of Youjo Senki released in Japan. There is also manga for The Saga of Tanya the Evil that currently has 18 volumes published.
Is Youjo Senki still ongoing?
The Youjo Senki light novels and manga are still ongoing. The latest volume of the light novel by the author Carlo Zen got released in Japan on February 20, 2020.
The author wrote two books in 2018 and one in 2019. In 2020 it’s so far only one new volume.
Which light novels does the anime of Youjo Senki cover?
The first season of the Youjo Senko anime used volumes 1-3, and the movie did adapt volume 4. That means light novel volume 5 continues after anime.
CONCLUSION FOR SOURCE MATERIAL only four light novels got used so far for anime adaptation, which means there are eight volumes not adapted yet. That should be enough for at least another two seasons.
Part 2: Sales & Profit Information For Youjo Senki Season 2
In this part of the article, we will focus on examing the profit that the series and movie made. If it was weak or the movie did bomb in the box-office, that could make a sequel just not viable for the production committee like what happened to Akatsuki no Yona Season 2.
A one cour anime television series like Youjo Senko can cost around two to three million dollars to produce.
What we will look at is both the profit from the anime tv series and the movie. The fact that there is a movie for Youjo Senko means the series is profitable enough for that. Let’s hope it did better than the film for Goblin Slayer because it bombed and sank the chances of Goblin Slayer Season 2.
Youjo Senki Blu-Ray sales
The Youjo Senko Blu-Ray sales are around 7,100 copies average per volume. For 2017 and a niche series like Youjo Senki, I would say that it is a fantastic number.
Good Blu-Ray sales aren’t that necessary in 2020, but they can give a massive boost for a sequel probability. Well, unless you are Accel World Season 2 because even with high BD sales, it so far didn’t happen.
Youjo Senki Light Novel sales
Volume 11 of Youjo Senki was released on February 20, 2019, and sold approximately 25,000 copies. The latest light novel volume 12 that got released in 2020 sold around 22,000 copies.
Twenty-five thousand copies sold per volume is pretty low for a light novel with an anime adaptation, but I heard the manga is doing better, so let’s hope that’s the case.
Youjo Senki has the worst-selling light novels from the Isekai Quartet crossover. If you are curious, Overlord is the highest with around 230,000 copies per volume sold, so no wonder there will be Overlord Season 4.
Youjo Senki manga sales
The Youjo Senki manga is selling a little better than the light novels, but it’s still low. The latest volume 18 sold around 70,000 copies. I expected it would be more than 100,000, like in the case of Wise Man’s Grandchild.
The manga sales are why I still think there is some reason to suspect that Wise Man’s Grandchild season 2 can happen even with poor light novel sales. I was hoping that will be the case for Youjo Senki as well.
Youjo Senki Merchandise
Eighteen figmas available for Youjo Senki, and all of them are just Tanya. I was expecting that Viktoriya will have at least one. There are also around 180 goods available for this series.
Normally I would consider this a weak number, but in the case of The Saga of Tanya the Evil, I can see why merch is low. It’s a niche series that has only one popular character.
If you look at this in that way, it’s doing much better than popular series like Noragami. That series has only four figmas and 450 goods after two seasons. I let you guess if there is Noragami Season 3.
Youjo Senki Movie Box Office
The box-office for the Youjo Senki movie is around 400 Million Yen, so that’s approximately 3,5 million dollars. Blu-Ray sales for the film are more than 20,000 copies sold, which is impressive. The movie did great, so It improved the chances for Youjo Senki season 2.
Youjo Senki Games sales
There is a smartphone game that will get released in 2020 for Youjo Senki. I will update this later with info on how well it did.
The above are just the main methods an anime adaptation can generate profit. There are more ways anime adaptation can make money. I won’t post all of them here because the rest are usually only a small part of the profits.
But here are a few examples for Youjo Senki – Soundtrack (OST), ending/openings songs sales, web radio, international license for Crunchyroll, streaming, Isekai Quartet, and more.
CONCLUSION FOR SALES & PROFIT For a niche series Youjo Senki isn’t doing poorly in terms of profit. For now, it looks like the most valuable thing about this franchise is the anime adaptation. The BD sales, combined with streaming revenue, are making a decent profit.
Part 3: Popularity Information For Youjo Senki Season 2
Some niche series can get a sequel green-lit even with a small but dedicated fan-base that is enthusiastic about supporting the anime, so we will see if Youjo Senki is one of those.
Youjo Senki movie did premiere just one year ago, so I expect that the popularity is still there for this series. The older a series gets, the lower the chance it will continue, like Air Gear Season 2.
We will check the official website, social media, Google Trends, copies in print, and new merchandise.
The official website for Youjo Senki was last updated in 2020 with news about the movie going back to the cinema for rescreening. The official twitter account for this franchise with 65,000 followers did tweet last time in June 2020 about Kadokawa TV Anime OP100 special.
The Saga of Tanya the Evil popularity peaked in 2017, and after that, it just keeps dropping. The movie did bump the Google searches, but only 30% of what it was at the peak.
The current searches are about 10% of what it was in 2017.
Youjo Senki has 6.500.000 copies in print as of 05/2020. The next manga volume will be out in June, and we already had a new light novel volume published this year, and maybe we will get even two this year.
There is a new Smartphone Case, T-shirt, Backpack, and more to preorder for 2020. The movie did help a little in with the merch, so it looks like the series is receiving new merch even after three years since it aired.
CONCLUSION FOR POPULARITY The series is still popular even in 2020. The movie and Isekai Quartet did help to promote it even more, so that’s good to see.
Will There Be Youjo Senki Season 2
It’s evident that Youjo Senki isn’t a huge money-making machine, but it’s doing well for a niche series. That’s why I think there will be Youjo Senki season 2 announced in the next 1-2 years.
There is no reason for Kadokawa not to do at least one more season. There is a mobile game coming out soon, and even the Isekai Quartet crossover is doing good.
I believe we will hear something about Youjo Senki season 2 next year, but don’t expect it in 2020 because studio Nut that did the first season and movie is working on different anime currently called Deca-Dence.
I will update this again next year, and we will see how the mobile game did. In the meantime, you can check the anime-continue category for more sequels.
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