Updated December 14, 2018: Added the official Real Girl Season 2 premiere date for 2019.
The 3D Kanojo: Real Girl Season 2 release date has already been confirmed by the producers! The anime will continue where 3D Kanojo: Real Girl Episode 12 left off, finishing the entire story.
The plot was based on the 3D Kanojo: Real Girl manga series by mangaka Mao Nanami. As of May 2016, the manga series is up to Volume 12 in tankobon hardcover format. It’s uncertain whether a manga sequel will ever be produced.
The English translation of 3D Kanojo: Real Girl by Kodansha Comics is being released in digital format only. Unfortunately, the English translation is only up to Volume 6 as of November 2017. It’s uncertain whether the second half will be officially released in the future, although fan-based translation projects have already finished translating all of the available chapters.
This article provides everything that is known about 3D Kanojo: Real Girl Season 2 and all related news. As such, this article will be updated over time with news and rumors. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is known for certain.
Live Action 3D Kanojo: Real Girl Movie Coming Out In 2018
In late 2017, Warner Bros. Japan announced a live-action film adaptation of the 3D Kanojo: Real Girl manga series. Ayami Nakajo and Hayato Sano are starring as Iroha and Hikari, respectively.
The live-action movie is being directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa, who is known for adapting popular shoujo manga series into movies. The release date for the live action 3D Kanojo: Real Girl movie is set for September 14, 2018.
3D Kanojo: Real Girl Manga Compared To The Anime
Unlike many anime adaptations, the 3D Kanojo: Real Girl anime is based on a finished story. The title of 3D Kanojo: Real Girl Episode 12, “About The Shape Of Our Love,” was based on the title of manga Chapter 21 in Volume 6, which is the halfway point for the story
The manga is only 47 chapters long (excluding special chapters), which means animation studio Hoods Entertainment adapted about two chapters per episode. Unfortunately, that means the anime has caught up with the official digital release of the manga’s English translation.
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3D Kanojo: Real Girl Season 2 Release Date
Hoods Entertainment has officially confirmed that the 3D Kanojo: Real Girl Season 2 release date will be during the 2019 winter anime season. The exact 3D Kanojo: Real Girl Season 2 premiere date is scheduled for January 8, 2019.
Assuming that 3D Kanojo: Real Girl Season 2 retains the same pacing, the anime should finish the entire manga’s story with the second season. That means there should be the same number of episodes as the first season.