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Second Season of 'Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shoumei shitemita.' Announced

Oct 17, 12:19 AM
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A second anime season of Alfred Yamamoto's Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shoumei shitemita. (Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It) manga was announced at the anime's special event on Saturday. The event also unveiled a visual commemorating the announcement (pictured above).

It is widely believed that science can provide rational explanations for the countless phenomena of our universe. However, there are many aspects of our existence that science has not yet found a solution to and cannot decipher with numbers. The most notorious of these is the concept of love. While it may seem impossible to apply scientific theory to such an intricate and complex emotion, a daring pair of quick-witted Saitama University scientists aim to take on the challenge.

One day the bold and beautiful Ayame Himuro outwardly declares that she is in love with Shinya Yukimura, her fellow logical and level-headed scientist. Acknowledging his own lack of experience with romance, Yukimura questions what factors constitute love in the first place and whether he is in love with Himuro or not. Both clueless in the dealings of love, the pair begin to conduct detailed experiments on one another to test the human characteristics that indicate love and discern whether they demonstrate these traits towards each other.

As Himuro and Yukimura begin their intimate analysis, can the two scientists successfully apply scientific theory, with the help of their friends, to quantify the feelings they express for one another? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

The first anime season aired in 12 episodes earlier this Winter. Amazon's Prime Video platform streamed all 12 episodes ahead of the television broadcast on January 11. Crunchyroll simulcast the show with both subtitles and English dub.

Tooru Kitahata (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Next) directed the anime series at Zero-G, with assistant director Kenta Oonishi (Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory episode director). Rintarou Ikeda (Tejina Senpai) handled the series composition and also penned the script with Michiko Yokote (Dagashi Kashi).

Yamamoto originally published the romantic comedy manga, abbreviated as RikeKoi, as a one-shot in Comic Meteor web magazine in March 2016, which began regular serialization in May that year. Flex Comix published the eighth volume on March 12, with the ninth volume scheduled for an October 21 release. RikeKoi has a cumulative 1 million copies of its compiled volumes in circulation.

The manga was adapted into a four-episode live-action drama in September 2018. A live-action film serving as a sequel to the drama series opened in Japan on February 1 last year.

Source: Comic Natalie

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Oct 17, 12:40 AM

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Up there among the top in the "Certainly didn't expect this but I'll take it" list.

Personally, I thought it'd a fairly wholesome conclusion and seeing the relationship possibly go back to square one could go either way really. Found the mid-phase of Season 1 a little down in quality as such but I'll stay optimistic for the time being. Looking forward to this!

Hoping for another banger of an Op and ED, as well.
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Oct 17, 1:11 AM

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Ayy more of Himuro.
Oct 17, 1:32 AM

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Yay (∩´∀`)∩ワーイ
Oct 17, 1:39 AM

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I'm very glad! One of my favorite rom-com series. Hilarious and funny :D
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Oct 17, 1:58 AM
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We need Grand blue season 2 too, but this works just fine thanks Zero-G
Oct 17, 2:15 AM

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Unexpected, it's interesting to see what's getting second seasons these days.
Looking forward to more of this show, it was fun.
Oct 17, 2:33 AM

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Well that was unexpected... It ended well, but hey kinda hyped nethertheless.
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Oct 17, 3:04 AM

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I thought the first season ended perfectly for the kind of show it was. I mean, I'll take it, just not sure what more there is to do with this.
Oct 17, 3:30 AM

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woot woot gonna start season 1 now lol
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Oct 17, 3:58 AM

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nice, really enjoyed the first season
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Oct 17, 5:36 AM

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Wow. I didn't expect this will get a second season.

Oct 17, 7:36 AM

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Iam surely one of thoose that didnt see this coming, was quite a pleasant surprise to see another season of this, will gladly take it since the 1st season was quite good :)
Oct 17, 7:38 AM

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damnn i didnt expect it to get a second season, a surprise but a welcomed one for sure also the ending is absolute banger
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Oct 17, 7:45 AM

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Wow. I really didn't expet it get a second season, this is really surprise and very happy to me
Oct 17, 8:41 AM
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Hello Joy, this is the BEST NEWS all morning! WoooHooooo!
Oct 17, 8:42 AM
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Did not expect this getting a second season and thought how season 1 ended was a good note. But we are back and I'm not complaining so bring on more content lads!!!
Oct 17, 11:59 AM

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This piece of shit even sold? Anime market is really weird nowadays.
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Oct 17, 12:01 PM

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I'm surprised there was more content for this show. Will still watch the continuation.
Oct 17, 12:17 PM

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Well, this is a surprise. But a welcomed one.

Oct 17, 1:13 PM
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Now I wish Magical Sempai could also get a continuation. Though, I don't know if there are enough chapters for it yet.
Oct 17, 2:03 PM

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Have just finished s1 and i really liked it

Glad there is going to be a season 2 as well

Definitely will watch it
Oct 18, 2:40 AM

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Hmm interesting news.
Loved the first season but i felt that it managed to end it really well.
So im curious to see what this new season will bring to the table.
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_MushiRock11_ said:
Up there among the top in the "Certainly didn't expect this but I'll take it" list.

YES HAHA. Didn't expect to like Season 1, but ending up enjoying it more and more.

Let the rom-com science just keep rolling in experimentation.
Oct 18, 1:56 PM
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I really enjoyed the first season, it was just light and fun. Really happy to hear its getting a second season.
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Antanaru said:
This piece of shit even sold? Anime market is really weird nowadays.
You're the piece of shit, you asshole.
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Antanaru said:
This piece of shit even sold? Anime market is really weird nowadays.
You're a piece of garbage, you asshole.
Oct 18, 5:08 PM

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Looking forward to seeing more of Himuro and Ibarada.
Oct 18, 7:04 PM

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Cannot wait to see them once more.
Oct 18, 7:28 PM

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A surprise to be sure but a welcome one

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Oct 18, 8:11 PM
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Very surprised about a sequel, it's one of my favorite shows so I can't wait
Oct 18, 11:21 PM
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Ok i never expected this to have a second season. And what's up with animes this past years most of them are getting sequels so early. Not that i am complaining.
Oct 19, 5:55 AM

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i certainly wasn't expecting this. I started the show and so far its interesting. Will probably watch season 2.
Oct 19, 6:42 AM
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Definitely very surprised this got a second season. But I will definitely watch it, for a science fanatic like me this show was incredibly entertaining and hilarious.
Oct 19, 11:32 AM

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Surprised that this one got a S2, pretty lackluster imo.

chris625 said:
Definitely very surprised this got a second season. But I will definitely watch it, for a science fanatic like me this show was incredibly entertaining and hilarious.
If you were a "science fanatic" you wouldn't enjoy this.
Oct 19, 12:31 PM
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Just finished the first season a week ago and was sad to see the manga is lagging behind with the translation. But this is the best news I got shortly after.

Btw, the english dub was pretty good and helped me watch it while I cooked.
Oct 19, 3:09 PM
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I wasn't expecting this, but I'll take it. Wasn't awful so I will welcome this season 2.
Oct 19, 5:57 PM

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First season was pretty average along with forced drama. Despite that I hope second season will be same quality or even better than previous one.
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Looking forward to it.
Oct 21, 4:40 PM

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I will definitely watch it, for a science!