When is Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun Season 2 Released? New Updates!
12 June 2023
Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun aka “Toilet-bound Hanako-kun” is an anime series released in 2020 that mixes elements of comedy and the supernatural. This anime was made by the Lerche studio, which we know also works on other good anime like Kanata no Astra And Given, and was directed by Masaomi Andō in the first season. Will Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun season 2 be worked on again in the future?
The Jibaku Shōnen Hanako-kun anime series originally premiered from January 9, 2020 to March 26, 2020 on TBS, SUN, CBC, and BS-TBS. Thanks to Crunchyroll and Funimation’s licensing, and also streaming on Hulu TV, this anime has gained viewers from all over the world.
After the series made its season finale with “The Little Mermaid”, fans started to wonder about the status of the next season and the release date of Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun season 2 of the anime series. I’ve put together what’s known about the series so far and news about the second season.
So far, the first season has received positive reviews from the majority of viewers, and many fans are already looking forward to another renewal for a second season. This series is also one of the best anime shows this season according to many anime lovers. So, will there be a Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun season 2 of this anime later?
What’s Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun Telling About?
Various rumors circulate at Komame Academy about Hanako-san, one of the school’s Seven Mysteries. Hanako-san, who has settled in the third toilet compartment of the girls’ toilet on the third floor of the old school building, grants any wish when summoned by someone.
Yashiro Nene, a freshman in high school whose mind is full of romantic dreams, also enters this haunted toilet. As a result of this incident, he becomes Nene Hanako’s assistant and tries to balance the spiritual and physical worlds together.
In the past, Lerche Studio gave us good anime like ‘Given‘ And ‘Kanata no Astra‘. With the new anime adaptation ‘Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun’, the studio brings us another epic show featuring flawless animation, a compelling story, and some unforgettable cute characters.
Even though it started as a comedy anime which was initially limited to high schools, but as time goes on, the story contains many secrets and some dark events in the storyline.
As the season progresses and there are more and more mysteries underlying the school, it finally turns into an exciting horror anime. So far, the anime has clearly reached its true potential, and I also hope that Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun will be even better in season 2.
In the first season, characters are introduced one after another, but no inner world is revealed. The event is also a mystery. This series will be discussed more deeply with the possibility of a story in the second season later.
Will There Be a Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun Season 2?
At the time this article was written, namely on October 11 2022, Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun season 2 has not been updated to date. Neither Manga publisher Square Enix nor animation studio Lerche have confirmed a new season. There is also no announcement from Twitter page official in Japan.
I can only speculate at this point. We can look at the popularity and available source material to see if the anime will have a second season or not. There seems to be no problem when it comes to popularity, and the ratings for the series are pretty good by the looks of it.
Everything is great except for the disc sales only. The disc sales of this anime sold for around 1500. Given the disc sales it doesn’t seem to be doing well, but we shouldn’t forget about the exclusive distributor. This anime is also very popular in Japan and is distributed by many exclusive distributors (D Anime Store, Amazon Prime Video, U-Next, Netflix).
The fact that this distributor publishes the anime means it’s an added benefit besides disc sales. This anime is also broadcast globally by Hulu TV. Therefore, the second season looks promising in many ways. According to Myanimelist, the series is ranked at 369 in terms of popularity and this rating is good enough to be renewed for a second season.
So what about the manga? As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, the Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun anime is adapted from the manga of the same name written and illustrated by Iro Aida. The manga series, which began publishing in 2014, was published in Japan by Square Enix.
Yen Press published an English translation of the series. The good news is that the manga is still ongoing. Sales of the manga series are doing well, and the cumulative circulation has exceeded 6 million.
The final volume of the manga, which consists of a total of 18 volumes, has not yet been translated into Indonesian, but will be published on August 26, 2022, in Japan. In its first season, it only adapted the first 7 volumes into an anime. So there is enough source material to create a new season. Looks like the manga won’t be a problem.
When is Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun Season 2 Released?
Article Update June 12, 2023
Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun Season 2 is still not confirmed. I’m speculating about a second season while the official channels remain silent on this matter. It seems that there are a lot of viewers waiting for the second season of this anime. The series was also a hit in Japan in both the anime and manga.
Currently, I have no clue about the upcoming season of the Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun anime. But the only post “restart” from the Twitter account of the anime Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun making us feel that there will be a new season that will be released.
This anime itself has gained popularity and also left some unanswered questions in people’s minds. This makes the audience wait for the next season. We’ll just wait for the next season.
From what I’ve caught so far, there has been no official announcement from the anime maker regarding the upcoming season. So it’s not easy for me personally to say something clearly in this post.
But as soon as I get some important news regarding the announcement, I will be sure to share it on this website. So don’t forget to visit my website every day. Stay tuned guys!
Although it has not been successful in disc sales, it is necessary to take into account the general decline in disc sales in recent years. If there is an update for the new season in the near future, with an estimate of about a year of production run required.
So taking all of this into consideration, Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun Season 2 is unlikely to be released before 2024. Yes, we’ll just wait okay!
Who Are the Characters in Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun?
Hanako-kun: She is the ghost of the 3rd Cabinet of the girls’ toilet on the 3rd floor of Kamome Academy.
Yashiro Nene: He is a lone high school student at Kamome Academy. It is his first year of high school and he is Hanako’s assistant.
Minamoto Kou: He is part of the famous Minamoto clan of exorcists, who attend middle school at Kamome Academy.
And other main characters include:
- Minamoto Teru
- Akane Aoi
- Nanamin Sakura
- Hyuuga Natsuhiko
Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun S2 Official Trailer: When will it be out?
So far, no trailer has been released for Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun season 2. Although several fan-made trailers are available, the official trailer is yet to be released. I’ll update this section for you when it becomes public.