Trapped in a Dating Sim Season 2 is happening!
A mundane office worker s’ life changes upon reincarnation in the world of an otome game as multiple women throw themselves onto him, What happens next?
Many comedy-isekai often employ the ‘overpowered man is reborn into a dating sim game where women rule’ trope, and the anime adaption of Yomu Mishima’s light novel series Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games Is Tough for Mobs isn’t any different.
When a young man plays an otome video game that his younger sister forced onto him he loses days of sleep attempting to finish it successfully,
After finishing the game, he decides to leave the house that night to get something to eat.
From lack of sleep and food, he falls down the stairs but doesn’t wake up as he finally comes to an open field with a younger body in a different world. His life in this new world from reincarnation is about to begin.
Welcome to Trapped in a Dating Sim, the story follows an office worker who is reincarnated as a mob character Leon Fou Bartfort in the Holfort Kingdom of an otome game.
Leon and his family are visited by the lady of the house, who reminds his father to remember that they should be thankful to her for their existence.
Later that night, the boy discusses with his brother Nicks Fou Bartfort why the lady s’ children get to stay in the main house while they’re in the shed.
Nicks explains that they are not her direct children, so she doesn’t really like them. Nick mentions how Leon should study hard so he can marry at the academy.
Leon asks if men get any respect, only to be told that women hold more power in this world. Since Leon completed the game, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of it as he enrolls in the Holtfort Academy.
Can Leon change the social hierarchy and matriarchy structure of this world alongside his cash-in-game shop item, Luxion is the central plot of the show.
Trapped in a Dating Sim Season one was a success as fans wanted more comedy sci-fi isekai by the final episode, which raises a question is the second season on the cards?
To find the answer, keep scrolling as we bring you all the latest news and updates on Trapped in a Dating Sim Season 2.
Trapped in a Dating Sim is rated 7.3/10 and ranked #2293 with 212k members on MyAnimeList
Trapped in a Dating Sim Season one aired from 3rd April 2022 to 19th June 2022 for 12 episodes.
On 20th December 2022, anime news leaker and aggregator Sugoi LITE revealed that Trapped in a Dating Sim Season 2 is green-lit for production.
While Sugoi LITE is a reliable source for anime news and leaks, any unofficial information should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Production studios consider various financial and consumer metrics before announcing a renewal.
Trapped in a Dating Sim Season one was a relative success as compared to other isekai Spring 2022 releases and was a regular feature in Crunchyroll Popular Spring anime.
Despite the cliché and overused isekai tropes, Trapped in a Dating Sim Season one managed to be unique due to its protagonist Leon who carried each episode magnificently.
Speaking of episodes, the popularity of season one is further evidenced by IMDB s’ user review rating and consequently demands Trapped in a Dating Sim Season 2.
|Trapped in a Dating Sim Episode 1||8.1|
|Trapped in a Dating Sim Episode 2||8.4|
|Trapped in a Dating Sim Episode 3||8.9|
|Trapped in a Dating Sim Episode 4||8.4|
|Trapped in a Dating Sim Episode 5||8.4|
|Trapped in a Dating Sim Episode 6||8.2|
|Trapped in a Dating Sim Episode 7||8.0|
|Trapped in a Dating Sim Episode 8||8.1|
|Trapped in a Dating Sim Episode 9||7.9|
|Trapped in a Dating Sim Episode 10||7.8|
|Trapped in a Dating Sim Episode 11||7.5|
|Trapped in a Dating Sim Episode 12||7.8|
While the reviews and ratings are favorable, the source material is another significant factor in a renewal.
Thankfully, there should be no problems in this regard as season one only covered two volumes of the light novel which means 8 volumes are still available as source material for Trapped in a Dating Sim Season 2.
The only concern is that the anime has not significantly boosted the sales of the light novel or manga adaptations.
Couple this with the view that the opening four light novel volumes are considered the best in the series and we will have to wait and see whether the domestic success in Japan will justify the expenses required for Trapped in a Dating Sim Season 2.
Assuming the leaks from Sugoi LITE are true, then we can expect Trapped in a Dating Sim Season 2 trailer and Trapped in a Dating Sim Season 2 release date in 2024.
Trapped in a Dating Sim light novel is written by Yomu Mishima and illustrated by Monda. It’s been published by Micro Magazine under their GC Novels since 30th May 2018 and licensed by Seven Seas Entertainment in English in April 2022.
The light novel is collected into 10 volumes with the latest issue released on 30th May 2022 while Volume 28 is scheduled to release on 28th November 2022.
Trapped in a Dating Sim light novel is rated 7.8/10 and ranked #926 with 6k members on MyAnimeList
Trapped in a Dating Sim manga is written by Yomu Mishima and illustrated by Jun Shiosato. It began serialization under the Dragon Comics Age imprint by Fujimi Shobo on 5th October 2018.
The manga has been collected into nine volumes with the latest issue released on 7th October 2022.
Trapped in a Dating Sim manga is rated 7.6/10 and ranked #1750 with 26k members on MyAnimeList
As of May 2022, the Trapped in a Dating Sim series has sold over 1.3 million copies, including the light novel, manga, and digital.
In the final scene of episode 12, Trapped in a Dating Sim Season one, “No Matter How Tough the World of Otome Games Is”, dressed in formal wear Leon sits outside the school with Raymond and Daniel.
Leon asks why they are in full dress for a ceremony that is only handing out participation awards.
Raymond and Daniel tell him that he’s being awarded a medal for capturing the principality’s princess. Inside the ceremony, everyone is in attendance as Leon receives his medal from his teacher, who grants him the title of Viscount.
Everyone applauds as Marie’s watch is on with greed, saying she will find the remaining saint items and finally replace the protagonist.
Walking back outside Leon meets with Olivia as she asks him about him avoiding her.
Leon tells her that he didn’t know how to respond to her feelings as she meant what she said and hopes that one day he will give her an answer.
Olivia runs off to Angellica, Leon thinks about how he wants to be with both Angie and Livia even though he’s just a plain mob character.
Trapped in a Dating Sim Season one covered two volumes of the light which means Trapped in a Dating Sim Season 2 will pick up from Volume 3.
Leon is building up his reputation as the Kingdom s’ savior, which attracts threats from the nobles who view him as a political rival.
A study abroad program sees Leon taking off abroad to the Alzer Republic as he hopes Marie doesn’t put a spanner in his works leading to saving the world again.
The newest protagonist, who was originally all alone in the game sequel, now has a twin sister in this world who wasn’t in the game!
Trapped in a Dating Sim anime is directed by Kazuya Miura and Shinichi Fukumoto. The series composition and scripting are done by Kenta Ihara, while the music is composed by Kana Hashiguchi and Show Aratame.
Characters are designed by Masahiko Suzuki, with Manabu Kurihara and Masahiko Suzuki as the animation director. Animation is produced by studio ENGI and licensed by Crunchyroll outside Japan.
You can find the list of Trapped in a Dating Sim anime characters and voice cast below:
|Angelica Rapha Redgrave||Fairouz Ai|
|Marie Fou Lafan||Ayane Sakura|
|Julius Rapha Holfort||Kenichi Suzumura|
|Chris Fia Arclight||Koji Yusa|
|Jilk Fia Marmoria||Kousuke Toriumi|
|Greg Fou Seberg||Nobuyuki Hiyama|
|Brad Fou Field||Shinnosuke Tachibana|
|Bernard Fia Atlee||Akira Koga|
|Stephanie Fou Offrey||Ayaka Suwa|
|Carla Fou Wayne||Haruka Shiraishi|
|Vandel Him Zenden||Hidenari Ugaki|
Leon s’ dating adventures are set to continue in Trapped in a Dating Sim Season 2.