Mysterious Girlfriend X Season 2 Release Date: Renewed or Canceled?

Mysterious Girlfriend X Season 2 Release Date: Renewed or Canceled?

Nazo no Kanojo X, better known as Mysterious Girlfriend X, is a seinen manga written and illustrated by the artist Riichi Ueshiba, published by the Japanese magazine Afternoon and distributed in tankōbon format by Kōdansha. Started as a one-shot in 2004, the work was then serialized starting in 2006. The series tells the evolution of the love story that develops between Akira Tsubaki, a student of a high school in Tokyo, and his classmate Mikoto Urabe, an introverted and mysterious girl. The two establish an unusual bond, which allows them to communicate their feelings or moods through saliva. Hoods Entertainment’s anime adaptation aired from April 7, 2012 to June 30, 2012, and an OVA was released on August 23, 2012. The first season premiered several years ago and in this article, we are going to tell you whether you can expect the second season of Mysterious Girlfriend X anytime soon.

The second season of Mysterious Girlfriend X still hasn’t been confirmed or canceled yet. The first season aired ten years ago and while there still is some material to adapt from the original manga series, not counting possible original stories, the second season is still uncertain. Having said all of this, Mysterious Girlfriend X was a pretty intriguing series and based on all the known facts, a second season is not impossible, although it is unlikely.

The rest of this article will bring you all the known and unknown information related to a potential season two of Mysterious Girlfriend X. 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 intriguing anime series whose future is still very uncertain.

What do we know about Season 2 of Mysterious Girlfriend X?

After Riichi Ueshiba finished the manga Yume Tsukai, he began developing a follow-up work that was initially very similar to this one. So in the original drafts, he still had an occult theme and the story was about a girl from an old family with special blood and a boy who falls in love with her. After the publishing editors objected that this structure was not necessary, since girls themselves are mysterious to boys, Ueshiba developed the plot of Nazo no Kanojo X.

A fundamental theme for him was coming of age, as well as the depiction of a non-sexual relationship between teenagers, which is also shown in the fact that Tsubaki and Urabe don’t kiss or even go beyond it and the “saliva exchange” serves as a substitute. In addition to the unusual plot, Jason Thompson, the author of Manga: The Complete Guide, also highlighted the sometimes surreal drawings of the manga.

The work first appeared as a one-shot in issue 10/2004 (August 2004) of Kodansha’s manga magazine Afternoon. He then developed this into a series that started in issue 5/2006 (March 25, 2006) of the same magazine and ended in issue 11/2014 (September 25, 2014). This series and the one shot – then referred to as Chapter 0 – were combined into 12 tankōbon volumes.

The individual volumes are regularly reissued: the 13th edition of the first volume was published on February 24, 2012. Volume 8 was also released in a limited edition, which included a bonus audio play CD, which also served as a promotion for the subsequently released anime, since identical voice actors were used. The limited edition of Volume 9, on the other hand, came with an OVA as a bonus, i.e., a new anime episode.

In issue 2/2012 of Afternoon, released on December 24, 2011, the adaptation of the manga as an anime was announced. The adaptation was produced by Hoods Entertainment, and directed by Ayumu Watanabe, who was also working on Uchū Kyōdai at the same time. The character design was made by Ken’ichi Konishi, based on Ueshiba’s template.


The first season aired on Tokyo MX from April 8 to July 1, 2012 after midnight (the previous day of television). Meanwhile, within a week, TV Kanagawa, Sun TV, Chiba TV, TV Saitama, KBS Kyoto, TV Aichi, AT-X, TV Hokkaidō followed, via satellite on BS11 and streamed on Nico Nico Channel. The 13 episodes include selected chapters from the first five volumes. An English-subtitled version ran as a simulcast from April 8 on Crunchyroll under the title Mysterious Girlfriend X for the following countries: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.

Sentai Filmworks licensed the North American video distribution and would go on to stream the anime 31 days after Crunchyroll on The Anime Network and Hulu. The limited edition of volume 9, released on August 23, 2012, was accompanied by a DVD with an OVA episode. What does all of this tell us about a potential second season?

As you can see, the future of the Mysterious Girlfriend X anime is quite uncertain, but not because there’s no interest or lack of material. The series was fairly popular back in the day, but it’s been ten years and since anime series usually run while there’s a need to promote the written materials, the chances are very slim.

The original manga series ended eight years ago and no new material has been released, which is why there is no need to promote anything else. Now, this doesn’t completely exclude the possibility of another season, but the chances are slimmer so we’ll just have to see whether there is enough interest for a continuation to make any proper predictions about the potential continuation of the series. The first season received solid reviews, but we simply don’t know enough to make any predictions on the show’s future.

In any case, the earliest we could see a potential second season is late 2023, but we’d have to get some confirmation on the future during 2022 or easily 2023; 2024 is also a strong possibility. The fans are demanding a new season, but we’ll just have to see how it goes; as far as things stand now, a cancelation has not been confirmed, but we cannot rule it out either. It all depends on the future so we’ll just have to wait.

What could Season 2 of Mysterious Girlfriend X be about?

At this moment, we do not know how far the second season of Mysterious Girlfriend X could take us because we don’t know how many additional chapters of the original manga series the season could potentially adapt; it could be the whole series or just a part of it. Namely, due to a lack of information in general, we have absolutely no clue how far the second season might go if it even happens. What follows is an overview of the original material so you can get a rough idea of what you could expect from the series if it ever comes back in the future.

The story begins with the arrival of Mikoto Urabe, a new transfer student from another school, in Akira Tsubaki’s class. Mikoto is assigned the seat next to Akira, who at the request of the teacher will have the task of guiding her for the first few days. Mikoto immediately reveals her shy and introverted character, and she rejects any attempt at socialization by her classmates, who would like to get to know her better than her.

In fact, during the break, the newcomer prefers to rest on her desk rather than talk to the other students. After suddenly bursting out laughing in the middle of the class, she Mikoto is definitively labeled as a weird person, and shunned by everyone. One day Akira entertains himself to play until late afternoon with his friends in the schoolyard; when he returns to class to get his things and go home, he discovers that Mikoto has been asleep on her desk.

As the school gates are about to be closed by the caretaker, she wakes the girl to warn her and is surprised to catch her for a moment her pretty face, usually covered in long locks of hair. After being alone, Akira realizes that her saliva is left on her counter, inadvertently left by Mikoto while sleeping, and instinctively tastes it by bringing it to his mouth.

Realizing what he has done, he returns home in embarrassment, and during the night he has a strange dream, in which he finds herself dancing with his new classmate. A few days later, during the physical education lesson, Akira suddenly feels faint and falls to the ground; he is diagnosed with a normal flu, however, his fever shows no sign of decreasing despite the passing of days and the care of his older sister Yōko.

Unexpectedly, Mikoto decides to visit Akira at home, and with the excuse of having to hand him some important school notes, she manages to sneak into his room by herself. The strange girl asks Akira if by chance he tasted her saliva, and after receiving a silent admission of guilt (Akira nods awkwardly), she dips her finger in the saliva of her mouth and asks him to lick it. Within seconds the fever drops and Akira feels better.

Mikoto then explains to him that since he had tasted her saliva a few days earlier he was seized by a “love fever”, causing the onset of withdrawal symptoms; she then greets Akira, wishing him to go back to school as early as the following day, and returns home leaving him dazed in his bed. Thanks to the sudden recovery, Akira is actually able to return to classes.

Coming home in the afternoon he finds Mikoto waiting for him on the way and proposes to go home together, and once again receives his “ration” of saliva from the girl’s finger, before separating from her. From that day on, this secret routine will be followed daily: the two students, in fact, leaving school, take different paths so as not to be seen together by classmates and meet at a suggestive open-air overpass, to then divide again and return to their homes.

During one of these meetings, Akira learns that Mikoto always has a pair of scissors tucked into the side edge of her panties, which he is able to use with incredible precision and skill, and from which she almost never separates. As time passes Akira realizes that he is really in love with Mikoto, as already “diagnosed” previously by the girl, and he declares his feelings for her.

Mikoto asks him to prove his desire to form a couple with a special approach: Akira then shows her a photograph that he kept in his wallet depicting Aika Hayakawa, a high school friend of his for whom he had a secret crush that lasted three years, and tears her apart with Mikoto’s scissors. This demonstration of love strikes Mikoto in the heart, who gladly agrees to become his girlfriend.

As their relationship progresses, Akira discovers that the special bond that exists with Mikoto allows them to communicate their feelings and emotions through saliva; Mikoto also seems to be able to establish a sort of telepathic connection with Akira and to perceive his thoughts and dreams, always by means of saliva. The story continues by describing the most important steps and the development of their life as a couple, which evolves thanks to the comparison with other schoolmates (Ayuko Oka and Kōhei Ueno) and becomes more complicated by Aika’s return to the scene.