There are very few childcare-themed anime series out there and Gakuen Babysitters definitely stands out among them all. The toddlers of the “Babysitter Club” at Morinomiya School healed the audience with their cuteness. Fans are eager for another season of School Babysitters anime.
Will there be another season of Gakuen Babysitters? If yes, when will it be? What can we expect to see in the second season?
Here’s everything you need to know about season 2 of Gakuen Babysitters.
Will there be a Gakuen Babysitters Season 2?
Gakuen Babysitters, also known as School Babysitters is based on the manga of the same name authored by Hari Tokeino. The manga is being published in LaLa magazine by publisher Hakusensha. It was first published in 2009. The manga is ongoing with 23 volumes as of now.
The first season of Gakuen Babysitters has been extremely popular among viewers who prefer watching slice-of-life anime. Its simple yet entertaining plotline was well received by the audience. Season 1 is ranked 720 and has a score of 7.9 on MAL.
Gakuen Babysitters was made by Brian’s Base studio, which also made other notable anime series such as Natsume Yuujinchou and In/Spectre. It premiered with 12 episodes in Winter of 2018. A Christmas-themed special episode was also released in the same year.
The first season of Gakuen Babysitters covered up to volume 15 of the manga. It did not cover all of the contents and some main characters of the story was also missing. Season 2 offers the possibility for these to be included.
8 more volumes of the manga have been published since the end of the anime. So as far as the content is concerned, there is enough for making another season.
Despite its popularity among fans, Gakuen Babysitters season 1 did not make much profit
Despite its popularity, the anime did poorly in terms of its Blu-ray discs and DVD.
Gakuen Babysitter sold only 568 copies of Blu-ray discs and 922 copies of DVDs on average. This is low as compared to a target of about 3000 copies. There hasn’t been a notable profit from the sale of merchandise which is on the official website of the anime.
These numbers in sales significantly decrease the possibility of a season 2 for Gakuen Babysitters. But the studio Brian’s Base has often surprised us with its unexpected sequels, such as season 2 of In/Spectre. They might announce Gakuen Babysitters season 2, considering the growing demand from fans.
Gakuen Babysitters Season 2 Announcement
There hasn’t been an official announcement by the makers regarding season 2 of Gakuen Babysitters even after 4 years since the end of the first season. It is unlikely that season 2 will come out soon.
If a second season is announced this year, we can expect the release date to be sometime in 2024 considering the time for its production.
What to Expect in Gakuen Babysitters Season 2?
Season 2 will continue the story of Ryuichi and the babysitter club from the previous season. The content of the sequel will be based on volumes of the manga released after 2018, which is from volume 16.
Here are some minor spoilers from the manga. You can read these while you wait for season 2 of Gakuen Babysitters:
- Taizo Heibihara, Taka and Hayato’s stoic father visits the babysitter club unexpectedly. You can see some cute father-son moments from the manga being animated. Taizo is Shizuka Kamitani’s ex-husband
- Kotaro and Ryuichi visit Chuukichi Nezu at his home. They visit the common bathhouse along with all the other Nezu siblings. Unexpected character traits of Chuukichi from his childhood are revealed.
- More of Saikawa’s exceptional skills as the perfect butler will be seen in the upcoming season when it is made.
Gakuen Babysitters Plot
High school student Ryuichi Kashima and his younger brother Kotaro Kashima have recently lost their parents in a plane crash. They are adopted by Youko Morinomiya, chairwoman of Morinomiya School who also lost her son and daughter-in-law in that plane crash.
Ryuichi is anxious about his and his brother’s future. But the chairwoman gives him no time to dwell on such thoughts; Ryuichi is entrusted with taking care of the children in the “Babysitter Club”. This club was made so that the children of the staff at Morinomiya School can be taken care of.
Ryuichi is ready to take up the task and is confident about doing a good job. Despite a few major challenges, Ryuchi succeeds in being the perfect caretaker. He manages to make new friends who support him throughout his journey.
The warm welcome from people around them helped Ryuichi and Kotaro adapt to their new way of life.
Gakuen Babysitters aired from January 7, 2018, to March 25, 2018. It had 12 episodes. The special episode was aired on September 16, 2018.
Season 1 of School Babysitters was streamed on various platforms. Muse Asia streamed the anime on its YouTube channel across countries including Malaysia, Vietnam, and India. The anime was streamed on Crunchyroll in select countries.
Gakuen Babysitters Cast
- Ryuichi Kashima – Koutarou Nishiyama
- Kotarou Kashima – Nozomi Furuki
- Hayato Kamitani – Yuuichirou Umehara
- Taka Kamitani – Yuuko Sanpei
- Kazuma Mamizuka – Atsumi Tanezaki
- Takuma Mamizuka – Ayaka Saitou
- Yoshihito Usaida – Tomoaki Maeno
- Keigo Saikawa – Daisuke Ono
- Kirin Kumatsuka – Konomi Kohara
- Maria Inomata – Satomi Akesaka
- Chuukichi Nezu – Motohiro Ota
- Midori Sawatari – Kaede Hondo
- Yuki Ushimaru – Kaede Hondo
- Youko Morinomiya – Tomoko Miyadera
- Kousuke Mamizuka – Satoshi Hino
- Hiroyuki Inui – Yoshimasa Hosoya
- Yayoi Kumatsuka – Atsumi Tanezaki
- Tomoya Yagi – Toshiyuki Someya
- Satoru Kumatsuka – Taishi Murata
- Umi Mamizuka – Ayaka Saitou
- Yukari Sawatari – Yuna Kamakura
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