Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out Season 3 is the anticipated sequel of the popular college, romantic-comedy anime which first premiered in the Summer of 2020. It has been a year since the last season ended and the viewers are still desperately hoping for its new instalment. So, when will viewers be able to see more of this show?
Well here’s everything we know so far regarding whether or not Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out Season 3 will happen in 2023, as well as the likely release date.
The Japanese anime Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out(Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai) or Uzaki-chan in short is an adaptation written and illustrated by Take.
The story follows Hana Uzaki who is happy to discover her school senior and crush Shinichi Sakurai is attending the same college. However, she soon realizes that he has become a loner. Hana decides to spend as much as time with her senpai to make his college life a fun experience.
Studio ENGI produced the anime’s first season, officially running for 12 episodes from July 10, 2020, to September 25, 2020, on various local networks in Japan followed by a second season airing from October 1, 2022 – December 24, 2022, for 13 episodes.
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 its wholesome and heartwarming interactions between the main characters and the rest of the cast. However, the anime also has sparked some heated conversations on online forums like Twitter and more.
Overall it was considered a hit among romance and comedy fans.
As of writing, Studio ENGI, the publisher Fujimi Shobo, or any other member of the production committee has not officially renewed the anime for a fourth season.
A lot of anime manages to get a new season right after the first season finale but unfortunately, Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out wasn’t one of them.
However, it is possible to speculate whether an anime will get a new season or not by carefully evaluating these three factors:
We will now examine these factors to see if Uzaki-chan anime will get a sequel or not.
Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out is a direct adaptation of the manga series created by Take.
It started publication in Niconico Seiga’s Dra Dra Sharp online manga reading website in December 2017.
The first volume of the manga was released on July 9, 2018, and the latest issue come out on March 9, 2023.
A total of 10 volumes have been released so far, and the light novel is still ongoing.
The first three seasons of the anime only covered the first 7 volumes, leaving behind 3 volumes worth of content to adapt which is plentiful to create another anime season.
Conclusion: Currently, there are 24 volumes of content available to adapt, which is good news since the series has more than enough material for Studio ENGI to immediately start working on a new season.
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 September 2022, Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out had reached a circulation count of 2.5 million across light novels, manga and digital downloads.
The anime has made a significant impact on the series’ sales, leading to a major surge. In June 2020, a month prior to the first season’s premiere, the circulation stood at 1 million copies.
Within a year, the number rose to 1.7 million, and with the release of three new volumes, it reached 2.5 million units. It’s worth noting that this count doesn’t even include the boost from the second season, which also introduced a new volume.
So, while it took the series 3 years to achieve 1 million copies in circulation, the anime adaptation played a crucial role in doubling the sales within just 2 years, proving its financial success.
Conclusion: typically, a manga with 500,000 to 1,000,000 copies in circulation is considered successful, so Uzaki-chan is performing extremely well with these sales numbers.
Moreover, the above count doesn’t even include the boost in sales it had receive from the second season during which a new volume was released and hasn’t been updated for 8 months now.
So it is possible that the new circulation count might have reached 3 million by now.
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 Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out, the situation doesn’t look good.
The sales numbers for the first Blu-ray/DVD volume of Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out were so low that it failed to even make it to Oricon’s weekly sales ranking which means it couldn’t even manage to sell more than 200 copies.
However, it’s important to note that Blu-ray sales are no longer the only measure of a show’s success, as streaming fees have become a more significant factor in the industry.
Conclusion: Based on the sales numbers, it appears that the Uzaki-chan anime failed to generate a profit for its producers through the home video release, which is not a promising sign for the show’s future.
However, it is possible that the show managed to recoup its production costs through licensing fees and merchandise sales, so there may still be hope for its continuation.
Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out manga was already quite popular in Japan prior to the anime’s release, and its popularity has surged even further since then as evidenced by its impressive 2.5 million copies circulation.
The series is among Niconico Seiga’s top-selling manga titles. It has consistently appeared on Oricon’s Best Selling manga chart with every volume release with an average sale of 130k copies sold per volume.
The anime’s debut in Japan was highly anticipated, and it quickly became one of the most-watched shows of the Summer 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 Twitter.
On NicoVideo, Japan’s largest hosting site which is their version of YouTube, the premiere episode received over 144k views and 13k comments.
The debut run of the Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai anime adaptation received a positive reception from the 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 7.2 on MyAnimeList and ranking at #1137 in popularity, with more than 193k members in its MAL group.
It has also received a decent score of 6.9/10 on IMDb and a 67% approval rating on AniList. This shows that the show’s popularity is very high even though it is a young series.
As of May 2023, Uzaki-chan Season 3 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 late-2024, or possibly in early-2025.
This is cause the second season premiered from October 2022 to December 2022 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.
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Since the first season only adapted contents of the seven volumes, the next season of Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai will begin with adapting volume 8.
Seven Seas Entertainment the English distributor of the series describes the story of volume 8 as such:
“Sakurai Shinichi’s one wish is for a little peace and quiet. But Uzaki Hana–his boisterous, well-endowed underclassman–has other plans. All she wants is to hang out and poke fun at him. With the help of her chipper charm and peppy persistence, this might just be the start of a beautiful relationship! Fans of slice-of-life comedy Tomo-chan is a Girl! are sure to enjoy this new “odd couple” tale about sexy misadventures in a college setting.”
This article will be updated again next year, and we will see if something has changed. In the meantime, you can check out our article on Call of the Night Season 2 and A Couple of Cuckoos Season 2.
I hope this article helped you understand the chances that we will get Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out Season 3 or not.