The creators of the hit shoujo drama My Happy Marriage (Wata Marriage) have announced that the anime has been renewed for a second season.
The second season was confirmed by My Happy Marriage’s official X account and Anime News Network. The announcement was accompanied by three new images and a video of the anime series’ main actors, Reina Ueda (Miyo Saimori) and Kaito Ishikawa (Kiyoka Kudou). The voice actors revealed in their video that the anime will continue to tell the unique love story of Miyo and Kiyoka. Ueda said that she believes this season will be the true beginning of Miyo and Kiyoka’s happy marriage because they are finally “looking in the same direction.” Ishikawa (Kiyoka) also expressed excitement about the couple’s journey and revealed the appearance of new characters.
My Happy Marriage is based on a series of light novels written by Akumi Agitoginone and illustrated by Tsukiho Tsukioka. The plot is set in an alternate version of the 19th century Meiji Restoration period, where spirits and magic are real but in decline. The story revolves around Miyo Saimori, a young girl born without supernatural abilities who is forced into a life of slavery by her abusive stepmother. Upon reaching adulthood, Miyo discovers that her future fiancé is Kiyoka Kudou, a commander known for his cold and strict attitude, causing previous brides-to-be to run away within three days. after getting engaged. Despite the confusing introduction, as the film unfolds, Miyo and Kiyoka find themselves slowly opening up to each other, realizing that they could be each other’s chance at finding true love and happiness.
The popularity of My Happy Marriage
My Happy Marriage has been well received since its debut as a shoujo light novel series in January 2019. The story has expanded into various media, including an adaptation ongoing manga genre and a live-action film topped the Japanese film charts on its opening weekend. The anime My Happy Marriage, produced by Kinema Citrus, premiered on July 5, 2023, and has garnered considerable attention and popularity. It has earned a spot in Netflix’s Weekly Global Top 10 for six consecutive weeks and a spot in Netflix’s Japan Weekly Top 10 since its launch.
While no timeline has been announced for the release of the second part of My Happy Marriage, the English release of the light novel’s fifth volume is expected to be released on May 1. October 17, 2023. The entire first season is now streaming on Netflix.
Source: X and Anime News Network