Takagi-San Season 4 is the anticipated sequel of the popular slice-of-life anime which first premiered in the Winter of 2018. 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 Teasing Master Takagi-san Season 4 will happen in 2023, as well as the likely release date.
The Japanese anime Teasing Master Takagi-san also referred to as “Takagi-san” in short is an adaptation of the manga created by Soichiro Yamamoto. The story follows the middle school students Nishikata and Takagi who sit next to each other in class and tries to get the best of each other in their teasing game.
Shin-Ei Animation produced the anime’s first season, officially running for 12 episodes from January 8, 2018, to March 26, 2018, on various local networks in Japan followed by a second season running from July 7, 2019, to September 22, 2019.
In September 2021, it was officially announced that a third season and a film were in production. The third season of the anime aired from January 8, 2022, to March 26, 2022, consisting of 12 episodes, while the film premiered in Japanese theatres on June 10, 2022.
Crunchyroll and Netflix streamed the anime outside of Japan, and it received a positive reception from viewers for its heartwarming and comedic portrayal of middle school life, particularly the interactions between the two main characters, Nishikata and Takagi
- Will there be a Season 4 of Takagi-san?
- Is there enough material available for the fourth season of Takagi-san?
- Manga Sales and Profitability
- Blu-ray/ DVDs and other Merchandise sales
- Popularity in Japan and the West
- Overseas popularity
- Takagi-San Season 4 Release date and Countdown
- Teasing Master Takagi-san Season 4 Countdown:
- Takagi-san Season 4 Trailer
- What will happen in Season 4?
- Staff Details of the anime
Will there be a Season 4 of Takagi-san?
As of writing, Studio Shin-Ei Animation, publisher Shogakukan, 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, Takagi-san wasn’t one of them.
|Teasing Master Takagi-san Season 1||January 8, 2018|
|Teasing Master Takagi-san Season 2||July 7, 2019|
|Teasing Master Takagi-san Season 3||January 8, 2022|
|Teasing Master Takagi-san: The Movie||June 10, 2022|
|Teasing Master Takagi-san Season 4||Yet to be announced|
Moreover, it’s important to note that anime productions sometimes can take years to get renewed for a new season since the decision depends on various factors.
Fortunately, it is possible to speculate whether an anime will get a new season or not by carefully evaluating these three factors:
- Availability of source material
We will now examine these factors to see if Takagi-san anime will get a sequel or not.
Is there enough material available for the fourth season of Takagi-san?
Takagi-san is a direct adaptation of the manga written and drawn by Soichiro Yamamoto.
The manga started serialization in Shogakukan’s Monthly Shonen Sunday magazine in June 2013.
The first volume of the manga was released on June 12, 2014, and the latest issue is set to come out on June 8, 2022.
A total of eighteen volumes have been released so far, and the manga is still ongoing.
The Takagi-san anime doesn’t adapt the chapters of the manga in the same order as they are released. Each episode consists of various chapters, and the anime jumps all over the place, sometimes even adding its own original content.
For example, the first episode of the series covered chapters 1, 3, and 6, while the second covered chapters 2, 22, and 25, making a giant leap of almost 15 chapters.
As for the latest season of Teasing Master Takagi-san, the final episode adapted chapters 99 and 108. However, the last chapter they actually adapted was Chapter 129, which was in the middle of the season, in episode 6, showing the inconsistent way the anime has adapted the manga.
According to the Wiki table, the anime has so far adapted content from the first 12 volumes of the manga, which is four volumes per season, leaving six more volumes worth of content available for the studio to adapt.
Also if you are concerned about the movie’s story, then don’t worry, it is an original story.
Conclusion: Currently, there are 6 volumes of content available to adapt, which is good news since the studio has more than enough material for Studio Shin-Ei animations to start working on a new season right away.
Moreover, the series is still ongoing with a consistent release of new volumes, so that’s a big plus for getting a sequel.
Manga Sales and Profitability
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 August 2021, Takagi-san has reached 10 Million copies in circulation including the main series and spin-offs making it one of the best-selling manga in the romantic-comedies and slice-of-life categories.
The anime has significantly helped boost the manga’s sales. In December 2016, the manga had over 1 million copies in print. By February 2018, one month after the anime aired, that number jumped to 4 million copies.
Conclusion: Typically, a manga with 500,000 to 1,000,000 copies in circulation is considered successful. Therefore, Takagi-san’s success is quite remarkable, with ten times more copies in circulation than the expected number. This level of success is particularly impressive, especially for a slice-of-life manga.
Moreover, the above count hasn’t been updated for over 17 months, during which time 3 new volumes of the main series and 4 of the spin-off series were released. And let’s not forget the boost it received from the third season of the anime and the movie.
So, the new circulation number might be more than 15 million or even higher by now.
Blu-ray/ DVDs and other Merchandise sales
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 Takagi-san season 3, the numbers look solid for now. The first volume opened fourth on the Oricon Blu-Ray Sales chart, selling 2,013 copies in its first week of sales. While we don’t have the numbers for the rest of the volumes, it is safe to say that concurrent volumes sold somewhere around 1,750 to 2,500 copies per disc, bringing the total estimated sales to around 8,000 units sold.
Moreover, the movie that was released shortly after the third season has sold 6,979 copies in the first week of sales, beating other series like the Spy x Family series, which was also released in the same week.
Conclusion: The series has certainly made a lot of money since the anime debuted and continues to do with its latest instalments, so profitability shouldn’t stand in the way of a sequel either.
The third season and the movie have proven to be financially successful by increasing the manga sales count and bringing in even more money through Blu-ray, merchandise, and overseas licensing.
Therefore, the production committee can now be sure to make enough money from its next project.
Popularity in Japan and the West
The Takagi-san is one of the most-watched slice-of-life anime and of the best-sellers for its publisher with each volume averaging around 50k copies sold per volume.
The manga was nominated for the 10th Manga Taisho award in 2017. In 2021 it won the 66th Shogakukan Manga Award in the shonen category.
The anime’s third season debut in Japan was highly anticipated, and it quickly became one of the most-watched shows of the Winter 2022 season. It ranked top on several streaming websites, including the D-Anime Store and AbemaTV.
Also, the anime adaptation received a positive response from the very limited audience it found overseas
The series has garnered positive reviews from viewers around the world, earning a solid score of 7.7 on MyAnimeList and ranking at #1129 in popularity, with more than 553k members in its MAL group which is almost double the number of members that The Case Study of Vanitas has. Additionally, the latest season of the show is rated 8.45 out of ten, making it the 148th highest-rated show on the database website.
It has also received a positive score of 7.7/10 on IMDb and a 75% approval rating on AniList. This shows that the popularity of the show is very high even though it is a young series.
In conclusion, the series has gained a significant following in both Japan and the West, particularly among the niche anime audience that prefers slow-burn slice-of-life anime over typical shonen and fantasy anime.
The series has generated a ton of revenue from merchandise sales, indicating that it has a strong fanbase. Therefore, it is likely that a new season will be announced soon.
Takagi-San Season 4 Release date and Countdown
As of February 2023, Takagi-san Season 4 doesn’t have a release date as it is not confirmed yet. However, if it does get a new season, then it most likely will air sometime in early-2024 or possibly in mid-2024.
This is because the first season premiered from January to March 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 within this year.
Teasing Master Takagi-san Season 4 Countdown:
Based on the following information, here is the countdown to the premiere of Teasing Master Takagi-san fourth season.Countdown
Takagi-san Season 4 Trailer
There is no trailer for Takagi-san Season 4 available to watch yet, but we will update this page if one gets released on their official youtube channel.
On the other hand, here’s a trailer for the movie, which you should watch to recall how wholesome it was.
What will happen in Season 4?
Since the first season covered the first twelve volumes of the manga, the next season will begin with adapting the thirteenth volume which Yen Press describes as such:
Even without making a sound, Takagi-san proves to be a formidable opponent! But her near-clairvoyant teasing won’t discourage Nishikata. With a surefire Rock, Paper, Scissors strategy and some divine help, he has to win once, right? And when he does, he’ll definitely impress her—not that he likes her or anything, okay?!
Staff Details of the anime
|DIRECTED BY||Hiroaki Akagi|
|WRITTEN BY||Michiko Yokote|
|MUSIC BY||Hiroaki Tsutsumi|
|LICENSED BY||Season 1:Crunchyroll, Funimation|
Season 2: Netflix
Season 3:Sentai Filmworks
|ORIGINAL NETWORK||Tokyo MX, ytv, BS11, AT-X, BS-NTV, MBS, TBS|
|ENGLISH NETWORK||Animax Asia (season 1)|
|ORIGINAL RUN||January 8, 2022 – June 22, 2022|
|EPISODES||12 + 12 + 12 + 1 Film|
This article will be updated again next year, and we will see if something has changed.
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I hope this article helped you understand what are the chances that we will get Takagi-san Season 2 or not.