More than a decade has been passed, and otakus all around the world are still in the hope that one fine day Studio JC Staff will announce Maid Sama Season 2. It is one of the best anime of all time that has a massive fan base. Hence, fans are trying their best to convince the makers to renew the anime for its second run. So, will the sequel of this show ever happen? Here are all the latest details.
Maid Sama, also known as Kaichou wa Maid-Sama, is a Japanese romantic comedy anime TV series. It is an adaptation of Hiro Fujiwara’s manga series of the same name. Studio JC Staff animated the first season of this critically acclaimed series. Its premiere episode came out on April 2, 2010. The series ended on September 24 of the same year after running for a total of 26 episodes.
Maid Sama Season 2: Renewal Status
Fans of the anime series have been patiently waiting for a sequel for the last eleven years now. The anime has been watched by several million people. Despite receiving a great response, the sequel of this show never made it to the screens. Its inaugural installment met with a great critical reception all around the globe. At the time of writing, it holds a score of 8.03 on MyAnimeList and holds an overall ranking of #517.
Also, it has more than 1M members in its MAL group and is ranked at #93 in popularity. Kaichou wa Maid-Sama is a part of the 100 most popular anime series of all time. Despite all these impressive figures, JC Staff never gave the green light to Maid Sama Season 2. The worse thing is that they even refused to talk anything about the second season of this show. However, the loyal fan-following of the show still thinks that some other studio might pick up the show and provide a proper closure to the story of Usui and Ayuzawa.
Manga Compared To The Anime
Hiro Fujiwara began the serialization of the manga series back on December 24, 2005. He serialized this manga till September 24, 2013. Throughout this run, he has published a total of 18 volumes. The anime remained faithful to the manga from its beginning till the very end. It captured most of the details of the source material. It is also one of the main reasons behind the good critical reception of the series. The 26th episode of Kaichou wa Maid Sama’s found its stopping point at Chapter 35 of Volume 8.
Hence, this means JC Staff still has ten volumes to create Maid Sama Season 2. It is more than enough content to make another split-cour anime installment.
Controversy Surrounding The Inaugural Installment
The first season of the anime gained massive popularity, but it also got involved in several controversies. Some viewers heavily criticized the theme of this show to be sexist. The theme even cost this show some of its fans. So, the audience began to demand the makers to make some changes in the sexist plot of the series before its renewal. This might be the reason why JC Staff initially had second thoughts about giving the green light to the series. It makes sense because it is quite difficult for them to change the entire theme of the manga, especially after they faithfully adapted it.
Maid Sama Season 2: Will There Be A Sequel?
If we look at the critical reception and popularity of the anime, its second season should’ve premiered a long time back. But JC Staff had something else in their mind. They only intended to create one installment of this show, and that too in order to support its source material. The manga series got a boost in its sale. But when it ended back in 2014, the studio lost its main purpose. Also, eleven years is a really long time. The fact that JC Staff doesn’t want to talk about Maid Sama Season 2 clearly indicates that they don’t want to make another installment.
This, the only chance for this show to return is to be picked up by any other production studio. But the chances for this show to get picked up are very less.
Kaichou wa Maid Sama: Plot Details
The story of Maid Sama began when an all-boys, Seika High, transformed into a co-ed school. Despite, the transformation there are very few female students compared to male students. Misaki Ayuzawa is an elite student of this school who works hard to make Seika High a better place. With her hard work, Ayuzawa became the very first female president of the student council. She has a great reputation in the school. However, Misaki also works part-time in a maid cafe so that she can provide for her ill mother.
Soon, one of the popular boys of her school, Takumi Usui, discovered Misaki’s secret. As the story progress, Usui begins to like Misaki. However, Usui’s haunting past came back to haunt him that troubled their relationship. Usui’s family transferred him to another school, and soon he left Japan. But, after ten years, they meet again and successfully marry each other.
Maid Sama Season 2: Release Date
As we previously mentioned, the chances of Kaichou wa Maid Sama returning are very less. Only a miracle can save this popular show now. If any studio picks it up in the next few months, fans can expect Maid Sama Season 2 to release sometime in 2023. We will update this section accordingly.