Netflix’s newest anime series, Kotaro Lives Alone, is a major international hit. Since its premiere on March 10, 2022, the series has attracted a large amount of attention and is, at the time of writing this article, one of the hottest shows in the world. This strangely unique seinen work about a four-year-old boy who has to learn to be an adult is truly heartwarming and while you’re taking a break from the first season or are still in the process of watching it, here is everything we know about Season 2 of Kotaro Lives Alone.
The second season of Kotaro Lives Alone still hasn’t been confirmed yet. The first season has just premiered and it probably will take some time for Netflix to evaluate the success of the show before we get confirmation of a new season. If the anime mimics the manga’s popularity, there is enough material for a second adaptation, so we’ll probably get an announcement during this year, with the season potentially airing in 2023 od 2024.
The rest of this article is going to bring you all the known and unknown information related to a potential season 2 of Kotaro Lives Alone. You’re going to find out about its potential release date, whether there is a trailer, what the story could be about, and much more about this extremely popular new anime series.
Will There Be a Kotaro Lives Alone Season 2? Kotaro Lives Alone Season 2 Release Date
Kotaro Lives Alone debuted on March 10, 2022, with a 10-episode ONA series licensed by Netflix. This adaptation arrived less than a year after a successful J-Drama adaptation, which aired in 2021, also with 10 episodes. The series was produced by Liden Films and directed by Tomoe Makino. Hiroshi Satо̄ is credited as the series’ writer, with Yūya Mori being the composer.
The strange story of a young child who comes to an apartment complex to live completely alone has captured the hearts of millions of fans around the world, which made the whole show extremely popular. In light of that, many fans are wondering if and when we might be seeing a second season of Kotaro Lives Alone.
Since it’s still way too early to discuss a potential sequel season – namely, Kotaro Lives Alone has only recently premiered – we can only speculate here. Namely, season one certainly did not adapt the whole manga; there are eight volumes so far and the first season has only adapted a smaller portion of the content. Considering also the fact that the manga is still ongoing and that more volumes are on their way, there is enough material for a second season, without a doubt. Does that mean we’ll be getting one?
The manga is fairly popular, that cannot be denied. Sure, it’s not popular as some other seinen titles like Tokyo Ghoul or Berserker, but it has its following and the sales are doing pretty well for a slice of life title. Plus, the story is quite unique in many ways.
The fans have been eagerly waiting for an anime adaptation and if new fans also come to like it (anime are usually more popular globally than manga), which is to be expected, we’re sure that Kotaro Lives Alone is slowly heading towards a second season.
Everything we have so far points to Kotaro Lives Alone being a likely candidate for a renewal, but we don’t actually know when and if that is going to happen. It’ll certainly be some time before Netflix officially announces anything, as they have to consider their plans in the long run, but we think that confirmation will hit the Internet in the following weeks or months.
Taking all of this into account, Kotaro Lives Alone is a likely candidate for a renewal, but don’t expect to see the second season before 2023 or even 2024, based on when it is announced (if that even happens).
Kotaro Lives Alone Season 2 Trailer
You now know all the facts and our thoughts related to Kotaro Lives Alone season 2, which means that you’ve probably deduced for yourselves that there is no trailer for the second season of Kotaro Lives Alone. This is because it’s still too early for a second season trailer; the first season’s only just premiered so it’ll be a while before any work on a second season begins.
As we have said, Kotaro Lives Alone could be a likely candidate for renewal, but it’s still too early to tell. The manga is very popular and the anime has the potential to be even more popular, but we have to wait and see how well the first season actually does in the long run before we can make a proper prediction. But, as of now, Kotaro Lives Alone could be a likely candidate for renewal.
Taking into account everything we’ve said, a trailer for Kotaro Lives Alone season two is unlikely to appear before the end of 2022 or early 2023, depending on when the potential second season will air.
Kotaro Lives Alone Season 2 Plot
The overall plot of Kotaro Lives Alone is rather simple and follows the everyday situations of Kotaro and his neighbors. It is a slice of life anime with elements of comedy, so you can assume what the show is going to be about. The show is pretty grounded and based on real-life situations, although with your classic anime twist.
The story actually starts off with Shin Karino, an unpopular manga writer and he is single. He lives in an apartment complex where children are forbidden to live. One day, Shin Karino’s doorbell rings. When he opens his apartment door, he sees a little boy. The boy is 5-year-old Kotaro Sato. Kotaro Sato tells Shin Karino that he has moved into the neighborhood.
Shin Karino grimaces because he knows the rules of his apartment complex. Kotaro Sato says that he lives alone. At first, Shin Karino is annoyed by Kotaro Sato, but the residents of the apartment complex, including Shin Karino, start to like Kotaro Sato. The situations that evolve from these meetings and relationships are heartwarming and the manga certainly has a lot of them up for adaptation.
Which ones could end up in a potential second season is still a mystery, though.
Kotaro Lives Alone Cast and Characters
It’s still too early for us to discuss a potential second season of Kotaro Lives Alone in terms of cast and characters, simply because we’re still too early in the first season. But, seeing how it’s a slice of life anime series, we really don’t expect to see too many changes in the structure of season two. Now, the main characters that have appeared in season one, likely to return for a second season, include:
Voice Actor: Rie Kugimiya
A four-year-old boy who lives alone in room 203 of the Shimizu apartment for a reason. He is able to clean, wash and cook by himself. He speaks like a young lordling in imitation of his favorite anime, Tonosaman.
Voice Actor: Toshiki Masuda
An unsuccessful manga artist who lives in room 202 of the Shimizu apartment. He often watches Kotaro, goes with him to the public baths and accompanies him to kindergarten.
Voice Actor: Junichi Suwabe
A man living in room 102 of the Shimizu apartment. Despite his intimidating appearance, he loves children and is infatuated with Kotaro.
Voice Actor: Saori Hayami
A young woman who lives in room 201 of the Shimizu apartment. She is always in a good mood and often invites Kotaro to tea.
Voice Actor: Yumiri Hanamori
Ayano Kobayashi is a secondary character, a lawyer that handles Kotaro’s case.
Voice Actor: Soma Saito
Aota is a supporting character and one of Kotaro’s neighbors.