In 2014, AidaIro started working on a manga that ended up being published by Square Enix under a very strange title – Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun. Since then, more than 16 volumes have been published and the manga series is still ongoing.
Between January 9 and March 26, 2020, studio Lerche produced an anime adaptation of the manga consisting of 12 episodes, which aired in Japan and was licensed by Funimation for a simuldub. But what about a potential second season of Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun?
No official information about a second season of Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun had been released, which means that we don’t know whether the series is going to be renewed or not. There is more than enough material for at lest two additional seasons, so we think that Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun is a likely candidate for a renewal but we’ll have to wait and see.
The rest of this article is going to bring you all the known and unknown information related to a potential season 2 of Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun. 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 great anime series.
Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Season 2 Release Date
Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun aired its first season between January 9 and March 26, 2020 in Japan, the season consisting of 12 episodes with a duration of roughly 25 minutes per episode. A lot of people are interested in whether there will be a second season of the show, but at this moment, we still have no information on whether Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun is going to get a second season.
We think it is a very likely candidate for a renewal since the first season only adapted roughly 7 volumes of the original manga, and the manga currently has 16 volumes published, with more on the way. This means that there is enough material for a new season, perhaps even two, and after factoring in the popularity of the manga, we think that we’ll definitely see a Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun season 2, but we just don’t know when.
The original manga’s latest volume has been published back in September 2021 and new chapters have been published since that date. The first season adapted less than half of the current number of volumes, so there’s still a lot to go. Now, seeing how Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun is quite popular, we expect the show to get a second season, but not before late 2022 or, which is more probable in hour opinion, 2023.
Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Season 2 Trailer
After going through the basic and essential information, you have probably deduced by yourselves that there is no trailer for the second season of Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun. Why? Well, it’s simply because the season has not yet even been announced, which – in turn – means that production hasn’t started yet, so there cannot even be a trailer.
As we have discussed, Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun is a very likely candidate for a renewal, seeing how the manga is quite popular and how the first season adapted only the first seven volumes of the manga (roughly), but until we get a confirmation that a second season is going to be produced, as well a confirmation that production has started, we won’t know when a trailer is going to appear.
Taking into account all of the delays, we could probably wait until late 2022, early 2023 to get some info on the new season’s trailer.
Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Season 2 Plot
Now, in order to properly approach the plot of a potential second season, we have to review the whole plot. As said, the first season of the show adapted less than half of the manga’s narrative, which means that we have to analyze the whole plot for you to know what to expect. So, what happens in the story?
At Kamome High School, seven school mysteries are known – supernatural apparitions that students and teachers tell stories about. One of them is the toilet spirit Hanako-san, who is supposed to fulfill wishes, but charges a high price for it. In desperation because her crush ignores her, Nene Yashiro goes to the toilet in the old school wing and conjures up Hanako.
Unlike in the legends, the ghost turns out not to be a girl, but a lustful, cheeky boy. At first he only helps her with banal everyday tips before Yashiro helps himself to his magical utensils. With this she draws the curse of a mermaid, to whose retinue she is now supposed to be in the form of a fish. But Hanako defeats the mermaid with his previously hidden powers.
But to compensate, Yashiro now has to be of service to him. From then on she supports him as one of the seven mysteries of the school, who watches over the other spirits. While Hanako can only transport the other spirits into the afterlife, Yashiro as a human being is able to change the rumors about the spirits and thus also their behavior.
Soon the young exorcist Kō Minamoto joins the two, who is supposed to drive Hanako out. Since he is the ghost of a murderer – he still has the bloody knife with him and uses it as a weapon in battle – Minamoto thinks he is an evil ghost. However, Hanako was charged as a penance for his act of controlling the spirits of the school. In addition, it is easy for him to defeat Minamoto.
But he remains a constant companion of Yashiro and the spirit and also stands by them with some tasks. In contrast to his older brother and already practiced exorcist Teru Minamoto, who is popular at the school and who considers all spirits to be evil and wants to drive them out, Kō realizes that Hanako tries to keep the peace between spirits and people at the school.
In doing so, Hanako is supported by the other school mysteries, which, however, keep getting out of control themselves. After several incidents at the school it is revealed that behind these Hanako’s twin brother Tsukasa – the same one Hanako, still known as Amane, killed. Tsubasa is sadistic and brutal and instead of harmony at school he just wants everyone to be able to do what they want.
He fulfills ghosts’ wishes, but turns them into evil, dangerous beings. He is supported by two students: Sakura Nanamine and Natsuhiko Hyūga, both in the school’s radio club, through whose program they can influence the rumors about ghosts at the school. When Kō tries to lead the spirit of his former, lonely classmate Sōsuke Mitsuba peacefully into the afterlife, he befriends the spirit.
But Tsukasa interferes, so that Sōsuke first becomes an evil spirit and then with Tsukasa’s intervention even takes on the role of Mystery No. 3. From then on he accompanies the group around Tsukasa, even if he still wishes to become human again and finally to find friends.
Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Season 2 Cast
The cast of Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun would probably remain mostly the same for a potential season two, mostly because we know that the majority of the main characters continue to appear later in the story. We actually don’t know whether we’ll even see a second season of the show, but if we do, the cast from season one will probably return, and it includes:
Japanese voice: Akari Kitō
Nene is a 15-year-old high school student at Kamome Academy. Known to be a hopeless romantic, she summons Hanako-san in the 7th School Mystery to make Teru Minamoto, a popular boy from her high school, fall in love with her.
After swallowing a mermaid scale with Hanako, she bonds with him for eternity and becomes his assistant. From this gesture, she keeps a curse that makes her turn into a fish in contact with water or as punishment if she does not obey Hanako’s orders.
Nene Yashiro has a kind and confident personality. She is quite eccentric and can have weird ideas. Her best friend is Aoi Akane. Her biggest complex is focused on her big legs, which the characters love to compare to turnips (daikon).
Nene befriends Kō Minamoto, an exorcist priest in his final year of middle school. With Hanako, they form the main trio.
Japanese voice: Megumi Ogata
Known as the 7th Mystery of Kamome Academy, responsible for maintaining the balance between the spirit worlds and that of humans. His rumor “Hanako-san of the toilet” features him as granting wishes to those who summon him on the condition that they pay a decent price, prompting Nene to approach him.
As the leader of the Seven Mysteries, he possesses incredible power and fights with a knife. He is accompanied by two white jōdai.
When Nene inflicted the Mermaid Curse on herself which caused her to transform into a fish, he ingested the other half of the curse in the form of a scale to help mitigate its effects and allow her to transform only in contact with water, in return she has become his assistant.
He is often seen as cheerful, childish, and extremely mischievous, but this is often to mask his emotions. He cares deeply for Nene. Little has been revealed about his past. Hanako was once a student of Kamome Academy under the name Amane Yugi who may have been abused as a child seen the scars on his arm in the flashback of No. 5.
As a student, he harbored a love for astronomy and was destined to become an astronomy teacher, until he killed his younger twin brother Tsukasa Yugi thus changing his future and trapping him in school until ‘to what he pays for his sins.
Japanese voice: Shōya Chiba
Kō is part of the college division of Kamome Academy and the second son of a family of exorcists. He has an exorcism tool (Raiteijou) which was subsequently sealed by Hanako because he did not really master his tool, electrocuting it.
He first came to this school to exorcise Hanako, but soon became friends with him and Nene. Kō possesses a courageous, benevolent, and straightforward personality, preferring to jump headlong into things, and has the ability to see supernatural beings naturally.
He tends to get in trouble because he’s rather gullible and inexperienced, but he makes up for it with effort and determination. A recurring joke in the series is the way he wears a lucky charm like an earring on his right ear, which Sōsuke Mitsuba laughs at as a “tacky road safety earring” which makes him feel bad.
Japanese voice: Daiki Kobayashi
Mitsuba was Kō’s classmate a few years ago, who died soon after. With a pretty face and a somewhat narcissistic demeanor, Mitsuba has a love for photography, only taking pictures of things he loved or things that were important to him.
He is also seen having self-confidence issues which he covers with arrogant bravado. Before he died he was a calm child who tried to be nice but realized as he died that he was being forgotten. After his death, he became a ghost haunting the school lockers of Kamome Academy until Kō caught him in the act and decided to help him die in peace.
Mitsuba’s regret was that he wasn’t able to make good friends and stay with them forever, revealing that it is Tsukasa who spread a corrupted rumor about him, turning him into a monster due to his vague initial wish and forcing Hanako to defeat him.
Japanese voice: Megumi Ogata
The identical young twin brother of Amane (Hanako), the difference being that he has rather long canines (like those of cats). When they were still alive, the twins were believed to be very close until he was stabbed to death by Hanako.
Like his brother, he has a cheerful and mischievous personality, but at the same time a side of worrying brutality. Her childish nature only makes her violent actions even more disturbing.
They both have opposing beliefs, while Hanako stresses the importance of maintaining a good relationship between humans and supernatural beings, Tsukasa believes that the two entities should just behave as they wish, even if it means making enormous havoc.
He has also chosen to grant the wishes of supernatural beings, just like the way his brother grants the wishes of humans who invoke him. He wears a black short-sleeved kimono with a gray hakama and a white button underneath. He has a black seal on his right cheek and two black jōdai.
Japanese voice: Chika Anzai
A beautiful 3rd-year student from Kamome Academy and forced to be Tsukasa’s assistant. Acting as the president of the school’s broadcasting club, she helps him spread the altered rumors of supernatural beings to bend them to her will.
She became Tsukasa’s assistant by asking her to grant her wish, like Nene with Hanako. She decided to start treating younger brother Yugi like he was a cat rather than a human, making his actions a bit more acceptable.
Japanese voice: Takahiro Mizushima
A 2nd-year student of Kamome Academy and member of the broadcasting club. He is often seen trying to gain Sakura’s affection (getting beaten up from her) and aiding Tsukasa with her plans. His casual personality tends to get him into trouble on his own. He is rather charming with pretty girls including Nene.
Where to Watch Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Season 2?
Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun season two, as you might have suspected, cannot be watched anywhere at this time, simply because the season hasn’t even been announced yet and although it is likely going to be renewed, but we still have no official confirmation of the renewal.
Still, based on how the first season was broadcast, we expect the show to be broadcast on Funimation, and possibly some other streaming service, depending on how things turn out with the distribution rights in the future.
Will There Be a Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Season 3?
It certainly might be a bit too early to discuss a potential third season of Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun seeing how we don’t even know whether a second season will be made, but there are some solid indicators that Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun might continue even after we see a potential second season.
Namely, the first season adapted less than half of the currently ongoing manga and if we assume that a second season would adapt roughly the same amount of material, it would still leave some material for additional episodes, which means that a third season would definitely make sense, however you look at it, but we’ll just have to wait and see.