Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro Season 2 release date: Chio’s School Road manga compared to the anime [Spoilers]

Chio's School Road Season 2 artwork
Chio’s School Road Season 2 would need to go beyond the manga for a full-length sequel. Pic credit: Diomedea

Chio’s School Road Season 2 will be a laugh-a-minute anime if the ongoing story is anything to go by. But how quickly can animation studio Diomedea release the second season?

The Chio’s School Road anime is based on the Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro manga by creator Tadatak Kawasaki. Serialized in Monthly Comic Flapper since 2014, the manga chapters have been collected in nine volumes as of September 21, 2018.

Unfortunately, manga chapter 45 was the ending to the entire series since the manga was canceled according to a tweet from the mangaka. The last chapter was released on September 5, 2018, and the last tankobon book, Volume 9, was released later that month.

The English translation of the Chio’s School Road manga is being released by Yen Press. The first volume was released in August 2018. Volume 2 is scheduled for release on November 13, 2018, and Volume 3 on February 19, 2019. Fan-made English scanlation projects tend to be several months behind the Japanese language release.

This article provides everything that is known about Chio’s School Road Season 2 and all related news. As such, this article will be updated over time with news, rumors, and analysis. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is known for certain.

Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro manga compared to the anime

The basic story premise of both the anime and manga is all about setting up a comedic situation or a joke. Audiences follow the life of high schooler Chio Mayano and her classmates as she figures out all sorts of crazy ways to walk to school. This premise easily translates to manga chapters at the expense of not having much of an overall plot.

When studio Diomedea chose to adapt the story, they went the straight-forward path of following the Chio’s School Road manga pretty closely. Some anime fans believe the pacing could have been faster, but adapting around three to four chapters per episode would have meant running out of source material.

At first, the anime adaptation followed the ordering of the manga chapters but began changing around the ordering near the middle of the anime season. The titles of episodes matched up with the names of chapters, so it’s pretty easy to see which chapters were adapted.

  • Episode 1: Chapters 1 and 2
  • Episode 2: Chapters 3, 4, and 6
  • Episode 3: Chapters 7 and 8
  • Episode 4: Chapters 9, 10, and 5.5
  • Episode 5: Chapters 5 and 15
  • Episode 6: Chapters 12 and 13
  • Episode 7: Chapters 14, 21, and 25.5
  • Episode 8: Chapters 16, 17, and 15.5
  • Episode 9: Chapters 18 and 19
  • Episode 10: Chapters 20, 23, and 20.5
  • Episode 11: Chapters 11 and 26
  • Episode 12: Chapters 25 and 30

Shortly after Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro Episode 12 broadcasts in Japan, the manga series will end with Chapter 45. Unfortunately, 27 chapters have already been adapted, which leaves only 18 chapters for creating a second season.

Chio's School Road Manga Volume 1 Cover
Assuming a new volume is released for the Chio’s School Road manga’s English translation every three months, then international audiences will be able to read the remainder of the story by the middle of 2019. — Pic credit: Tadataka Kawasaki/Yen Press

Chio’s School Road Season 2 release date

As of the last update, Diomedea or any company related to the production of the anime has not officially confirmed the Chio’s School Road Season 2 release date. Nor has the production of a sequel been announced.

Once the news is officially confirmed this article will be updated with the relevant information. In the meantime, it’s possible to speculate about when, or if, the Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro Season 2 premiere date will occur in the future.

Unfortunately, the anime adaptation has all the hallmarks of being a glorified advertisement for the manga series. While Dagashi Kashi has proven that an unexpected anime sequel can happen, the biggest issue with producing Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro Season 2 is that the manga has been canceled.

It could be argued that anime original content could fill in the gap, but the production committee will only greenlight a project if there’s a financial incentive to do so. Therefore, the only remaining question is whether the anime will be successful enough to justify producing Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro Season 2. Stay tuned!

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