Season 2 of The Dangers in My Heart has been confirmed for January 2024, with the anime now around halfway through the original story so far.
The end of the 2023 Spring anime broadcasting slate is finally upon us, with countless series preparing to release their season finales over the next several weeks including The Dangers in My Heart.
Whilst the anime did get off to a slow start, the blossoming relationship between Yamada and Ichikawa has seen the series catapult back up the weekly anime charts to finish the season in an impressive fashion.
Thankfully, only a few minutes after the episode 12 finale aired in Japan, it was officially confirmed that a second season of The Dangers in My Heart anime was in the works – here is everything that fans need to know about the second release as well as a breakdown of the original manga content left to cover.
The Dangers in My Heart season 1 finale release date and time
The season 1 finale of The Dangers in My Heart, episode 12, is scheduled to premiere first for domestic audiences in Japan at 1:30 AM local time on Sunday, June 18.
The official Japanese website has also shared the following synopsis for the finale:
“Ichikawa and Yamada promised to go to Hatsumode together at the beginning of the New Year. Ichikawa planned to meet Yamada after visiting the shrine with his family, but was surprised to find Yamada waiting for him long before the appointed time. When Yamada greets Ichikawa’s family, they all decide to go directly to the shrine together.
Kana, who wants to know more about Yamada, invites Yamada to visit the Ichikawa family. Sensing the possibility of a relationship between her brother and Yamada, she opens his graduation album and tells him about his elementary school days, as if she were a love cupid.”
The Dangers in My Heart season 2 renewal status
Only a few minutes after The Dangers in My Heart season finale concluded in Japan, the series confirmed that season 2 was already in the works and that a targeted release window has been set for January 2024.
The announcement reads, “Second season to air from January 2024! Beautiful congratulatory illustrations from Norio Sakurai, the original author, have arrived! New PV of the 2nd season is also released! The second season will be broadcast on TV Asahi’s “NUMAnimation” network (24 stations nationwide), BS Asahi, and others.”
Lead actor Shun Horie (Ichikawa) revealed that “I kind of forgot that I was playing the role, I was so smitten with their flirting that I forgot I was even playing a part” adding that “I am so glad that I was entrusted with the voice. I am so happy!”
Author Norio Sakurai also shared a celebratory comment: “I thought that the anime became more graphic. I think that realistic things make people feel emotions. I think realism is more exciting in romantic comedies as well, so I try to keep it realistic.”
Thankfully, a second season of The Dangers in My Heart was already a probability thanks to both the availability of source material from the original manga series and the popularity of the anime adaptation.
The Dangers in My Heart season 1 finale adapted up until around chapter 57 of the original manga, which served as the conclusion to manga volume 4 – the good news is that as of June 2023, eight complete volumes across 113 chapters have been published so far in Japan.
The Dangers in My Heart has also been received positively by fans both domestically in Japan and internationally, with scores of 8.29/10 on MyAnimeList, 8/10 on IMDB, 80% on Anilist, and 4.1/5 on Anime Planet.
Coupling both the availability of source material and the success of the series for Shin-Ei Animation, it was only ever a matter of time before The Dangers in My Heart anime adaptation was publicly renewed for season 2.
Whilst a specific release date has not been confirmed, fans can expect The Dangers in My Heart season 2 to premiere on either January 7, 2023 or January 14, 2023 based on the series maintaining its Sunday-evening broadcast block in Japan.
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