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Mashiro No Oto Season 2: Renewal Status, Release Date, Plot and Everything Else We Know So Far

Mashiro no Oto Season 2 is one of the most anticipated sequels. Its debut season recently ended a few months ago, and fans are already getting desperate for the second instalment. The anime featured an amazing cast with beautiful visuals and music which touched everyone’s heart. So, when will the viewers be able to see more of this show? Here is everything to know. 

Mashiro no Oto or also known as Those Snow White Notes is a coming-of-age music-genre anime that first aired in the Spring of 2021. The series was adapted from the manga written and drawn by Marimo Ragawa and received lots of praise for its beautiful story and grounded supporting cast. Shin-Ei Animation adapted the manga in a 12-episode Television anime that aired from April 3, 2021, and June 19, 2021.

Will there be a second season of Mashiro no Oto?

As of writing, Shin-Ei Animation or manga publisher Kodansha has not yet renewed the anime for a second season. Anime sometimes can take years to get renew for a new season. However, it is possible to evaluate that it will whether have a new season under some main factors. These factors are:

  • Availability of source material
  • Sales
  • Popularity

Let’s have a look:

Is there enough material available for Those Snow White Notes season 2?

The original manga written by Marimo Ragawa published in Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Magazine is still ongoing. It started serialization in December 2009 and has reached 27 Volumes as of today. The first season of the anime adapted the first 8 volumes, which means there are still 21 volumes amount of content available to adapt.

This is a good news as Shin-Ei Animation Studio still has a lot of content to use in Those Snow White Notes Season 2. They can even make two more seasons of this show with the remaining books. 

Manga Sales

Before moving ahead you will need to understand that most of the anime today created are mostly produced to promote and boost the sales of its source material (in this case a light novel). Sales generated through the sales of the light novel and 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-episode anime television series usually takes about $ 3,000,000 to produce.

As of the latest, Mashiro no Oto has a total of 2 million copies in circulation. Some of its volumes have sold over 100k copies and ranked in the Top 10 of Amazon and Oricon Sales Chart.

Mashiro no Oto estimated sales per 10 weeks after release, Oricon+Shoseki:
10/ 117 987 /4 weeks in top
13/ 112 630 /5
15/ 100 000 /4
17/ 82 579 /5
20/ 67 799 /5
22/ 57 407 /4
24/ 50 480 /4
25/ 48 801 /4
26/ 44 888 /3


The Blu-ray/DVDs are still to went on sale yet but based on pre-orders it seems like it will easily sell more than 3k copies of which is a good sales number

Popularity in Japan and West

Mashiro no Oto is quite popular in Japan. It has been awarded several prestigious awards such as the Best Shonen Manga Award in the 36th Kodansha Award Celebration.

It also Excellence Award at the 16th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards. The series was nominated for the 23rd Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2019. It was nominated for the 4th Manga Taisho and it was number three on the 2012 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Top 20 Manga for Male Readers survey.

Meanwhile on Myanimelist received a positive rating of 7.7 with 24k members and is currently ranked #1154.

In conclusion, the series is quite popular in Japan and the West. Moreover, there is enough source material available currently and the series has made tons of money from merch sales, so it won’t take a long time to get a new season.

Mashiro No Oto Anime Key Visual
Mashiro No Oto Anime Key Visual

Mashiro no Oto Season 2 Release date

Mashiro no Oto 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 season 1 aired from April 3 to June 19, 2021, and it usually takes around 1-2 years to create a new season.

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 will happen in Season 2?

The first season adapted till volume 8 and season 2 will begin with volume 9 where after losing to Soichi Tanuma at the Matsugoro Cup, Setsu realizes his ambitions as a shamisen player and deepens his resolve to quit high school. A new stage opens with new friends as he moves on to the folk song bar Take no Hana. Setsu still struggles to find his own sound, and he also has difficulties adjusting to other players’ songs. Then, another shamisen player who used to compete with Setsu comes to Take no Hana! Will Setsu be able to overcome his doubts and the trials coming his way.

This article will get updated again next year, and we will see if something perhaps changed. In the meantime, you can check the Talentless Nana Season 2 and Adachi To Shimamura Season 2.

I hope this article helped you understand what are the chances that we will get a Those Snow White Notes Season 2.


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