Ice Guy and the Cool Female Colleague Season 2 is one of the most anticipated most of the office-romance anime which recently ended and fans are already up with the demands for a second season.
So here’s everything we know so far regarding whether or not Ice Guy and the Cool Female Colleague Season 2 will happen in 2023, as well as the likely release date.
The Japanese anime Ice Guy and the Cool Female Colleague also known as “Kori Zokusei Danshi to Kūru na Doryo Joshi” in Japanese is an adaptation of the workplace-romance manga series written and illustrated by Miyuki Tonogaya.
The story follows Himuro who is a decadent of an ice spirit capable of making ice and snow. Even so, contrary to his icy powers, Himuro is a warm and kind person. He likes flowers and cats, but alas, he cannot get too close to either due to his powers
Studio Zero-G animated the anime’s first season, officially running for 12 episodes from January 4, 2023, to March 22, 2023, on various local networks in Japan.
Crunchyroll streamed the anime outside of Japan with both sub and dub, and it received a positive reception from viewers and critics alike. Many praised it for its relatable plot lines and heartwarming story.
But overall it was considered a hit among the fans of slice-of-life and comedy anime.
As of March 2023, Ice Guy and the Cool Female Colleague Season 2 doesn’t have a release date as it is not confirmed yet. However, if a new season is confirmed, it is likely to air sometime in mid-2025, or possibly in late-2025.
This is cause the second season premiered from January 2023 to March 2023 and it typically takes around 1-2 years to produce 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.
Based on the following information, here is the countdown to the premiere of Kori Zokusei Danshi to Kūru na Doryo Joshi’s second season.
As of writing, Studio Zero-G, the publisher Square Enix, or any other member of the production committee has not officially renewed the anime for a second season.
A lot of anime manage to get a new season right after the season finale but unfortunately, Onimai wasn’t one of them.
Production Studios consider various financial and commercial metrics before announcing a renewal and it is possible to speculate whether an anime will get a new season or not by carefully evaluating these three factors:
I have used the same method for Eminence in Shadow, Takagi-san and World Trigger and so far it has proven to work.
So now we will examine these factors to see if Ice Guy and the Cool Female Colleague anime will get a sequel or not.
Ice Guy and the Cool Female Colleague anime is based on the manga written and drawn by Miyuki Tonogaya.
It started serialization online on Square Enix’s Gangan Pixiv manga website in July 2019.
The first volume of the manga was released on July 22, 2019, and the latest issue came out on December 21, 2022.
A total of 7 volumes have been released so far, and the manga is still ongoing.
The first season of the anime covered three volumes out of seven, leaving us behind with 4 volumes which is more than enough to create another 12-episode season.
So those who are interested in continuing the manga after the anime can start from volume 4 but I will suggest you start from the beginning cause the anime skipped lots of content with some minor changes here and there.
Conclusion: Currently, there are 4 volumes of source material available to adapt, which is good news since the series has more than enough material for Studio ZERO-G to start working on a new season right away.
Moreover, the series is still ongoing with a consistent release of new volumes, so that’s a big plus for getting a sequel.
Before we proceed, it’s important to understand that most of the anime we watch today are created primarily to promote and boost the sales of its source material (in this case manga).
Sales from the manga and related merchandise are the main source of income for the producers, while revenue from advertising fees, online streaming licensing, and Blu-ray sales are considered secondary
Typically, a 12-episode anime television series costs around $3,000,000 to produce.
Therefore, an anime has to make back this much money through merchandise sales and licensing fees to ensure a new season from the producers.
As of December 2022, Ice Guy and the Cool Female Colleague had reached a circulation count of 650,000 million copies across 7 volumes.
However, this count is from before the anime aired and has not been updated for 3 months now and doesn’t account for the boost it had received from the anime adaptation.
Anime adaptations have been known to have a significant impact on the sales and popularity of their source material. This was demonstrated by the success of “How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom,” which saw a near-doubling of its sales within six months of its anime premiere and Eminence in Shadow and Isekai Ojisan saw a similar increment.
Conclusion: typically, a rom-com manga with 500,000 to 1,000,000 copies in circulation is considered successful, so Ice Guy and the Cool Female Colleague manga is performing well with these sales numbers.
And now that the anime has finally ended, we can expect a large increase in manga sales, as many anime fans will be eager to find out what happens in the story after the anime finale. They will likely want to buy the manga volumes to continue the story and get more details about the characters and plot.
So we can expect the circulation count to surpass 1 million in the next couple of months.
While Blu-rays and DVDs are no longer key players in determining anime success as they used to be back in the 2010s, they are still a great tool to understand a show’s popularity among the general Japanese audience. In general, if an anime’s disc sales are over 3,000, a second season would be promising.
As for Ice Guy and the Cool Female Colleague, the first Blu-ray/DVD box hasn’t gone on sale yet.
We will update this section once the official sales numbers are released.
Ice Guy and the Cool Female Colleague manga was already quite popular in Japan prior to the anime’s release, and its popularity has surged even further since then. Multiple volumes of it have appeared on the top-selling manga charts averaging around 25k copies sold per volume in the first week of debut.
The series also ranked 12th in 2019’s Next Manga Award.
The anime’s debut in Japan was highly anticipated, and it quickly became one of the most-watched shows of the Spring 2022 season. It ranked top on several streaming websites, including the D-Anime Store and AbemaTV and was one of the most-talked shows on the internet.
The debut run of the Kori Zokusei Danshi to Kūru na Doryo Joshi anime received a positive reception from fans in the west, with many viewers and critics praising it for being even better than the source material in some aspects.
The series has garnered positive reviews from viewers around the world, earning a solid score of 7.4 on MyAnimeList and ranking at #1491 in popularity, with more than 136k members in its MAL group.
It has also received a decent score of 6.9/10 on IMDb and a 76% approval rating on AniList. This shows that the show’s popularity is very high even though it is a young series.
In conclusion, the series gained a significant following in both Japan and the West and generated a ton of revenue from merchandise sales, indicating that it has a strong and loyal fanbase.
With enough source material and the potential to make even more sales, it is inevitable that Ice Guy and the Cool Female Colleague Season 2 will be announced soon. It is no longer a question of if it will get a new season, but when it will get a new season.
There is no trailer for Ice Guy Season 2 available yet to watch, but we will update this page if one gets released on their official youtube channel.
On the other hand, here’s a trailer for the first season, which you should watch to recall how memorable the previous one was.
In summary, there is a good chance that Ice Guy and the Cool Female Colleague Season 2 will happen. If that is the case, we should hear some news about it this year. But don’t expect the release date for the second season to be before 2023 since it takes time for a new season to be animated.
I will update the article next month if something has changed. In the meantime so you can check the same analysis I have done for other series: