To produce a memorable partnership, it’s common to see two distinct characters come together in anime. It’s a wonderful thing when two characters from separate anime shows get to know one other via the slow-burn romance they choose to pursue. Despite their friends, coworkers, and family continually proclaiming how clear those sentiments are, two heroes typically take their time realising how deeply they feel for one another. Fortunately, since “Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!” is known for its comic moments, viewers don’t mind if the series’ protagonists take their sweet time to sort out their sentiments.
Introduced in 2017, the original manga series written and drawn by Taking follows the adventures of lonesome introvert Shinichi and rambunctious high school classmate Hana as they try to make the most of their limited time together (via Anime News Network). An anime adaptation of the series, which premiered in 2020, wasn’t long in coming. After the series’ first season ended, a trailer confirming a second season was published, so fans didn’t have to wait long to find out if the show will be returning after that.
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UZAKI-CHAN WANTS TO HANG OUT SEASON 2: RELEASE DATE
Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! premiered on July 10, 2020, but with just 12 episodes of Hana’s slice of life antics, viewers were eager to see more. Fortunately, a new season of the show is on the way, but fans will have to wait a little longer. According to a tweet from Funimation, the second season will be released in 2022. At the earliest, fans may expect a Winter 2022 Anime season release in January 2022, although Funimation didn’t specify a definite date for.
Season 2 might repeat the summer launch date of Season 1 and begin in July 2022, otherwise. It appears that the second season of “Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!” will be aired in Japan, but this does not imply that Western audiences will be left out in the cold. streamed Season 1 of the series live in Japan via Funimation (via Anime News Network). The fact that the firm tweeted about Season 2 suggests that they plan to re-stream the show whenever it begins showing in other countries.
Who are the characters for Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Season 2?
Season 1 of “Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!” introduced us to Shinichi Sakurai, a college loner, and Hana Uzaki, one of his underclassmen. They had been classmates in high school and ended up attending the same college by happenstance. To Shinichi’s displeasure, Hana made it her mission to break him out of his shell, but the two ended up being great friends. Both series stars will be back in Season 2, especially as they continue to deny their emotions for each other. The majority of the supporting cast from Season 1 will return.
Itsuhiko Sakaki, a close friend of Shinichi’s, and his café employee, Ami Asai, are included in this group. During the previous season, Itsuhiko and Ami teamed together in an attempt to bring Hana and Shinichi together romantically. For the second season, we may expect a continuation of their relationship attempts
We may see more of Hana’s family in the upcoming season when it comes to new character appearances on screen. Last season, Tsuki Uzaki, Hana’s mother, made an appearance, as did Kiri Uzaki, Hana’s younger brother, in the season finale. According to a key image on the official animation site, Yunagi Uzaki, Hana’s younger sister, will be introduced in Season 2. Her bangs conceal her eyes as she stands in the shadows, keeping tabs on her elder sister and Shinichi. This suggests that Hana’s father Fujio Uzaki may turn up as well, bringing a true family reunion to the anime series with her siblings and mother.
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What is the plot of Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Season 2?
After Hana’s efforts to help her upperclassman abandon his solitary lifestyle resulted in multiple humiliating occurrences for him, the first season of “Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!” focused more on the daily lives of the two main characters, Shinichi and Hana. However, if the season finale is any indication, Season 2 might find the sitcom delving deeper into its love undertones and themes.
The anime series has remained faithful to the manga, with Episode 12 covering chapters 30-34, or around the time when Volume 4 of the manga begins, in the manga (via Seven Seas Entertainment). However, while the manga continues to depict Shinichi struggle to accept most of Hana’s acts, the two grow much closer to acknowledging that there is more to their friendship than they first believed. Even when the two began to act more like a couple, the realisation is not easy to come by for either of them.
In the manga, friends, relatives, and even a fortune teller all attempt to inform Hana and Shinichi of the most apparent reality about their affections for one another in order to bring them closer together and save their relationship. We don’t know how much more of the manga will be covered in Season 2, but by the time it comes, there should be a lot more material from the source material to work with. The manga is still in progress, with seven volumes having been published in Japan thus far (via Crunchyroll).