Happy Sugar Life (also known as Happi Shuga Raifu in Japanese) is a Japanese dark, thrilling anime series, It is a remake of the manga series of the same name by Tomiyaki Kagisora. The anime series debuted on July 14, 2018, three years after the manga, But the anime ended before its manga in 2018, whereas the manga of the series concluded in 2019. Both manga and anime received an amazing response from the viewers as well as the critics.
It has almost been 2 years since the fans last saw an episode of Happy Sugar Life. And now they are eagerly waiting for season 2. The fans really liked the dark and thrilling tone of the series upon its premiere. And after the result of the inaugural season, they will certainly like to see more of it. So will there be a second season?
The IMDb rating of the show is 6.5 stars out of 10. The MAL score of the show is 6.83 with a popularity ranking at #775, which is pretty amazing for a show without a new season. Here, we can say that anime has got nice ratings from users and it will act as a positive signal for season 2.
Happy Sugar Life Manga Ending
Happy Sugar Life season 2 may seem unlikely especially considering how the anime’s ending is handled. Satou Matsuzaka and Shio Kobe were set up for a sad ending in Episode 12, but is it possible events can continue in some fashion?
Serialized since 2015, the manga is up to 8 volumes as of June 2018 and over 40 chapters as of the ending of the anime adaption. In May 2019, it was announced that the manga would be ending on June 22, 2019. The final two volumes, VOL 9 and VOL 10 will be released simultaneously on July 22, 2019.
The English translation was licensed by Yen Press in July 2018. VOL 1 came out in May 2019, with VOL 2 & 3 scheduled for the fall of 2019. However, there are active fan-made scanlation projects that are only several chapters behind the Japanese release.
Why Is Happy Sugar Life Season 2 Canceled?
The storyline of the first season was following ahead of the manga and it practically passed through every one of the sections from the ten volumes. Also, the conclusion was satisfactory and didn’t leave any room for season 2. Hence all these suggest that the reason why the network canceled the series is probably because of the lack of source material or there is no story to continue or follow further if the series gets renewed.
So in conclusion, as of now, Happy Sugar Life officially stands canceled and there is no way we will get to see the second season sometime in the future but as stated above stay tuned to us as in any case if we happen to hear some good news regarding this series.
Happy Sugar Life Season 2 Release Date
Happy Sugar Life season 1, consisting of 12 episodes, premiered on July 14, 2018, and ran till September 29 of the same year. However, in spite of its popularity, a second season has not been officially confirmed yet and total broadcasting during the Animism programming block on MBS, TBS, BS-TBS, and AT-X. The series was simulcasted exclusively on Amazon Video globally.
Despite the admiration that season 1 got, the network MBS decided not to renew the series for the second season. Sad to say but MBS won’t pick up the Happy Sugar Life for season 2 and consequently is canceled and won’t return for another round to us.
That being said, there’s no reason to get worried just yet. Anime shows sometimes take five years to renew, and hence, there’s plenty of time for Ezo’la to announce a second season. Further, since new chapters of the manga series are still being published, there’s no dearth of source material for a second season. Given these facts, we think there’s a decent chance of Happy Sugar Life being renewed for Season 2.
If that happens, our best guess is that Happy Sugar Life’s season 2 release date could be sometime in 2022 (end) or 2023 (early). We will update this section as soon as we hear more. We’re keeping our ears open for news on Season 2 of Happy Sugar Life and we’ll update this section as soon as we hear more.
Happy Sugar Life Characters
Although Happy Sugar Life has a limited number of characters, there are several main characters in the show. Below, we’ve provided you with brief backgrounds on each of the main characters.
- Satō Matsuzaka
- Shio Kōbe
- Asahi Kōbe
- Shōko Hida
- Taiyō Mitsuboshi
Happy Sugar Life Season 2 Storyline
The series is fixated on secondary school young girl Satō Matsuzaka who gets to know a mysterious girl named Shio and quickly turns out to be exceptionally connected to her. In the wake of discovering Shio who was deserted by her mom, the two of them consent to live respectively in Satō’s apartment. She promises to secure that sensation of affection, regardless of whether it implies perpetrating wrongdoings or in any event, killing individuals.
Why Is Happy Sugar Life Ending Explained
Many people are unhappy with the ending because, from what I’ve seen and heard, they felt like it was a cop-out. Satou never got any actual consequences, she just got to die and no one ever found out about her dark deeds. Since they all fell onto her Aunt.
I’d have to heavily disagree with this view of the ending. No, Satou did not get legitimate justice by law, or revenge by Asahi, but she got redemption. How? Let’s take a look at Satou.
In the end, Satou dies protecting Shio, who keeps the love she had for her inside her, while Satou’s aunt is arrested for arson and Shouko’s murder. Taiyou is back home in a catatonic state after losing his “angel.” Kitaumekawa is arrested, and the information he abusing students somehow leaked. Asahi visits Shio in the hospital, who is looking out the window at their mother, standing on the street looking back at her. Shio refuses her brother and states her love exists only inside her where the memory of Satou is.
Happy Sugar Life Ending Season 2 Trailer
There is no trailer for Happy Sugar Life season 2.
Sales & Merchandise
There has been a sale of more than 15,000 copies. DVD/Blu-ray discs, contribute to around 15-20% of the revenue for an anime series. This may sound un-profitable and also made many animes a failure.
Anime Series can promote a lot of products making it a booming industry. Some of the products which were sold as merchandise were:
There is not much merchandise made for this series, but check out this Akame’s sword, Murasame, from Real Steel Replica. That’s pretty cool.
Where to Watch Online?
While that’s unfortunate for those who like watching anime shows in English, the great news is that the original Japanese version has been praised far and wide. If you want to watch the show, you can find the original Japanese version with English subtitles on Amazon Prime Video.