The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting Season 2 release date: Kumichou Musume to Sewagakari Season 2 predictions

Yakuza Babysitter Season 2
It’s predicted that Yakuza Babysitter Season 2 is likely to be greenlit for production. Pic credit: Pic credit: Studio feel x Studio Gaina

The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting Season 2 will have “The Demon of Sakuragi” Tooru Kirishima returning as the caretaker of boss daughter Yaeka Sakuragi. But when will Kumichou Musume to Sewagakari Season 2 come out?

The studio and main staff making The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting Season 2 haven’t been announced yet.

For the first season, the anime project was produced in a collaboration between Japanese animation companies Studio feel and Studio Gaina. In recent years, Studio feel is best known for making the Remake Our Life! anime, Dagashi Kashi Season 1, and Oregairu 3: My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax!

Studio Feel also collaborated with Studio Children’s Playground Entertainment to create the 2021 anime The Fruit of Evolution: Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made. (The Fruit of Evolution Season 2 anime will be produced by Studio HOTLINE.)

As for the future of Studio feel, the Spy Classroom anime release date is confirmed for 2023.

As might be guessed by the name, Studio Gaina was actually originally formed by Gainax. The company was intended to manage a studio and museum that helped bring tourism back to the area after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster. Renamed to Fukushima Gainax, the company became independent of Gainax in 2015. In August 2018, the Kinoshita Group purchased the company so it changed its name again to reflect the new business direction. Since refocusing as an animation studio they’ve created well-received projects such as Forest of Piano (Piano no Mori).

The first season of The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting anime project was helmed by director Itsurou Kawasaki (B: The Beginning, Magical Girl Ore, episode director for The Future Diary, Psycho-Pass). He also served as the sound director and worked on the scripts alongside series composition writer Keiichirou Oochi (Girlfriend, Girlfriend, Peach Boy Riverside, The Quintessential Quintuplets TV/movie).

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Artist Hiromi Ogata (Horimiya) was the character designer. Composer Takurou Iga (Slow Loop, I’ve Somehow Gotten Stronger When I Improved My Farm-Related Skills) created the music.

The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting Season 2 OP (opening) and ED (ending) theme song music hasn’t been announced yet.

For the first season, The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting OP “Mirai no Hero Tachi e” was performed by Takeyaki Shou, while the ED “Kaerimichi no Iro” was performed by VTuber Shibuya HAL.

The Yakuza's Guide to Babysitting - Opening | Mirai no Hero Tachi e
Crunchyroll’s The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting OP trailer.

The first season of The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting was streaming in Summer 2022 with English subtitles on Crunchyroll and VRV (not Netflix, Disney+, HIDIVE, Hulu, Funimation, or Amazon Prime Video). Crunchryoll’s The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting English dub release date hasn’t been announced yet.

The first season’s finale, The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting Episode 12, will release on September 22, 2022.

The 12 episodes were released as four The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting Blu-Ray/DVD volumes on October 26, 2022, November 30, 2022, December 21, 2022, and January 25, 2023, respectively.

This article provides everything that is known about The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting Season 2 (Kumichou Musume to Sewagakari Season 2 / The Mob Boss’s Daughter and Her Caretaker 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.

Kumichou Musume to Sewagakari Season 2 release date predictions: Is renewal likely?

As of the last update, Studio feel, Studio Gaina, Micro House, or any company related to the production of the anime has not officially confirmed The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting Season 2 release date. Nor has the production of a Kumichou Musume to Sewagakari Season 2 sequel been announced.

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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 Kumichou Musume to Sewagakari Season 2 release date will occur in the future.

The story may have ostensibly been about the Japanese mob, but the anime’s first season was a moving current of sweet and light when the majority of Summer 2022 anime either had hopeless protagonists like Engage Kiss or Rent-A-Girlfriend or lowlifes who literally purchase sex slaves like in Black Summoner or Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World. As such, The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting review scores have been higher than average for a slice of comedy.

(The categorization on MyAnimeList was a lough-out-loud moment by itself since how often do you see an anime with themes listed together as Childcare and Organized Crime?)

The story may be wholesomely simple but it’s not by any means boring. The characters are what kept the anime fandom coming back every week, never mind when the episodes unexpectedly began sicking onion-slicing ninjas at us! (“It’s a terrible day for rain.” “But… It’s not raining…” “Yes, it is. This is the rain.”)

On the other hand, anime didn’t give much of a sales boost to The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting manga since the numbers were not good enough for the series to make it on Oricon’s Top 20 manga series chart for July 2022. To be fair, the only other Summer 2022 anime series to make that Oricon Top 20 chart were Call of the Night, Kingdom, and Ao Ashi. (We’re also predicting that Call of the Night Season 2, Kingdom Season 5, and Ao Ashi Season 2 will happen in the future.)

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Manga sales are only an indicator of an anime series’ popularity in Japan, whereas global streaming revenue is the major factor. Unfortunately, if we use Crunchyroll’s popular anime list to judge the streaming performance the Yakuza Babysitter TV show did manage to make the list but it was rarely in the Top 10.

Given all these factors the anime production committee is not guaranteed to have The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting renewed for a second season, but the good reviews are a hopeful sign. We’ll just have to wait and see if Kumichou Musume to Sewagakari Season 2 is greenlit for production in the future.

The Yakuza's Guide to Babysitting Episode 10
It was totally meta when Sakuragi told Kirishima about a TV show about a yakuza member babysitting his boss’s only daughter…Pic credit: Studio feel x Studio Gaina

The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting manga compared to the anime

The story for the TV show is based on The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting manga series by creator Tsukiya. First launched in June 2018 on Comic Ride pixiv, the manga began being serialized online on Micro Magazine’s Comic Elmo manga service starting in May 2020. The manga is up to Volume 8 as of July 11, 2022.

In September 2021, the manga series had 500,000 copies in circulation. By July 7, 2022, the series had reached 850,000 copies in circulation. On September 20, 2022, it was announced that the manga surpassed 1 million copies in circulation.

North American publisher Kaiten Books is releasing The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting manga’s English translation both digitally online and in physically printed books. In August 2022, the physical print edition was up to Volume 3, while the online digital release was up to Volume 5.

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The Yakuza's Guide to Babysitting EP4
Isn’t it nice when an anime warns us that it’s time to get ridiculous? While fun, Kirishima’s dream was apparently filler content. Pic credit: Studio feel x Studio Gaina

The Yakuza Babysitter anime series is arguably one of the most well-executed adaptations of a slice-of-life manga series in recent years. But the earlier chapters were adapted out of order since the manga didn’t have long story arcs that were presented in consecutive order until later volumes. As such, the anime studio grouped certain manga chapters in order to create a coherent timeline for the anime.

The end result is that the anime adaptation jumped around a lot in adapting the source material. For example, the title of Episode 2: A Kind Person was named after manga Chapter 12. But then Episode 5: Kirishima’s Day Off was based on Chapter 9. Then Episode 6: First Friend jumped back to adapting Chapter 21 and Episode 7: The Ultimate Target was named after Chapter 25.

The biggest change was that Yuri Mashiro was introduced much earlier on. Originally, this character didn’t show up in the manga until Volume 5 and should have shown up until the second season.

Here is a guide to how the anime adapted the manga:

  • The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting Episode 1: Prologue, Chapter 1 – 5
  • The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting Episode 2: Chapter 6, 7, 10 – 12
  • The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting Episode 3: Chapters 13 – 15, 8, 16
  • The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting Episode 4: Anime original
  • The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting Episode 5: Chapters 19, 17, 9, 18 
  • The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting Episode 6: Chapters 21 – 24
  • The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting Episode 7: Chapters 25, 26, 44, 12.5 (Volume 1 Extra Chapter)
  • The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting Episode 8: Chapters 38, 20, 23.5 (Volume 2 Extra), 39.5 (Volume 4 Extra Chapter), 31.2 (Volume 3 Extra Chapter 2)
  • The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting Episode 9: Chapters 37, 42, 47.5 (Volume 5 Extra Chapter)
  • The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting Episode 10: Chapters 39, 27 – 30
  • The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting Episode 11: Chapters 31 – 34, Anime Original
  • The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting Episode 12: Chapters 35, 36, 31.2 (Volume 3 Extra Chapter 2), 47
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All in all, the first season’s finale, Kumichou Musume to Sewagakari Episode 12, found a stopping point corresponding to multiple recent volumes.

It’s a good stopping point for an anime season it allows Yaeka to connect with her mom in a meaningful way even though she’s still in a coma, which ends the story on a sweet heartwarming note.

Still, I originally predicted that the final scene would be Volume 4: Chapter 39 since it has Tooru Kirishima thanking Yaeka for all the wonderful memories and looking forward to another year with her. That would have been a much better way to segue into The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting Season 2, but then Episode 10 adapted the scene, instead.

The good news is that there is already enough source material available now for making Yakuza Babysitter Season 2. Better yet, English-only manga readers can jump straight to Volume 5 if they wish to read ahead of the anime.

The Yakuza's Guide to Babysitting 5
It’s predicted that The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting Season 2 will pick up the story again in manga Volume 5. Pic credit: Tsukiya

Yakuza Babysitter Season 2 anime TV spoilers (plot summary/synopsis)

At a meeting with the Sakuragi family’s head house, Kirishima has a run-in with his mortal enemy, Yuri Mashiro, lieutenant of the Momoyama Yakuza. Faced with someone who knows his true nature and prefers him that way, will Kirishima let his annoyance get the better of him…?

Unfortunately, anime fans will have to wait until The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting Season 2 release date to watch what happens next. Stay tuned!

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