Imagine being neighbors with an independent little boy living a more organized life than you? Kotaro Lives Alone (Kotarō wa Hitori Gurashi) is animated series depicting the life of a four-year-old living alone in a shabby apartment. Based on the manga of Mami Sumaru, the animated Japanese drama was broadcasted on Asahi TV in 2021. Later, Netflix released the anime series on its platform in March 2022.
Season 1 was released on Netflix with all its episodes. Fans loved the story of a 4-year, and the show received a hugely positive response. Now, everyone wants to know if there is a possibility of Kotaro Leaves Alone Season 2 or not? We have taken this question in our article and speculated on the tentative release date of Season 2.
Has Netflix Renewed It Already?
Season 1 of the anime series was released on March 11, 2022, on Netflix. The show premiered with all its episodes. Before Netflix’s release, Kotaro Leaves Alone debuted on a television channel in 2021. The anime is pure comedy and light-hearted. Now, coming to the question of concern, will it have a renewal? Here’s what we know about Season 2 of Kotaro Leaves Alone.
Netflix and other production entities have not released any official statement about the renewal of the Kotaro Leaves Alone. However, the show’s first season came out just a few days back. So, fans need not feel disheartened because we will update you whenever the good news arrives.
As the show is recent, we expect a positive development in the coming months. We speculate such a development based on Mami Sumara’s manga volumes. There are eight manga volumes, and season 1 has covered only a small portion of that. Therefore, we can say that there are plenty of resources remaining for the production and making of the new season. Furthermore, during recent years Netflix’s investment in anime has increased two-fold.
Along with the factors mentioned above, recent animes on Netflix like ‘The Way of the Househusband’ and ‘Komi Can’t Communicate’ fall under the same genre as ‘Kotaro Leaves Alone.’ In addition, Netflix is expanding its light-hearted comedy anime to capture more audiences. Therefore, considering all of the factors, we have a positive signal for the renewal of Kotaro Leaves Alone Season 2.
Kotaro Leaves Alone Season 2: Plot
In season 1, we witnessed the growing friendship of Kotaro and Kamino. With a huge age gap between them, the duo managed to support and help each other. Kamino learned a lot about the 4-year-old Kotaro and his distinctive speaking style.
In Season 2, we expect Kotaro to live a more worldly life than his neighbors and make new friends. In addition, season 2 may open up more about Kotaro’s past. On the other hand, Karino will try to pave the way for his success after taking inspiration from his little friend.
What Happened In Season 1?
Kotaro moves into a shabby flat where he meets Karino, an unsuccessful manga artist. Karino finds it weird that a 4-year-old is living alone in a flat. However, both of them become good friends. Kotaro’s way of living is superior to his neighbors, making him a perfect model for inspiration for his neighbors. Kotaro makes a lot of new friends and enjoys the new experiences he gained with his friends.
The voice cast of the animated show includes Maika Yamamoto (Mizuki Akimoto), Eito Kawahara (Kotaru Sato), Yû Yokoyama (Shin Karino), Ken Mitsuishi (Makio Suzuno), Daigo Nishihata (Keisuke Hanawa), Katsuhisa Namase (Isamu Tamaru), Natsuki Deguchi (Natsuki Deguchi), Kôji Ohkura (Ippei Fukuno), Rie Minemura (Asako Oka), Mahiru Konno (Sayori Wamiya), Kanako Momota (Ayano Kobayashi), Junki Tozuka (Raimu Yano), Rin Takanashi (Akane Nitta), Shôtarô Mamiya (Manabu Aota), Ken’ichi Takitô (Kotaro’s Father), and Bengal (Shin’s Uncle).
This was my favorite unexpected surprise anime of the year!! I felt very attached to Kotaro from the beginning and his humility and the way he wants to help others…there is so much left to develop with the story line and development of the relationships between characters. I really hope NETFLIX renews it for season 2 and beyond!!