TONIKAWA: Over the Moon For You also known as Tonikaku Kawaii will be officially returning for a Season 2. The announcement comes from the latest issue of Weekly Shonen Sunday where Tsukasa-chan took the cover to announce Season 2.
TONIKAWA was a massive hit when it aired back in the Fall 2020 anime season and was continuously praised by the anime community for how refreshingly cute and wholesome it was. The series not only managed to hold its own on a season where Jujutsu Kaisen took the otaku culture by storm but was also the Most-Streamed Anime of the Fall 2020 season in BiliBili.
The anime recently got an OVA titled ‘TONIKAWA: SNS” in August. The OVA was released around the world in Crunchyroll during their annual Crunchyroll Expo event for 2021.
TONIKAWA Season 2: The manga has more than 2 million copies in circulation.
TONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You (Tonikaku Kawaii), also known as Fly Me to the Moon in Japan has over 2 million copies in circulation. The series began serialization in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shōnen Sunday in February 2018.
The first Key Visual for Season 2 has also been released.
The series is written and illustrated by Kenjiro Hata and has been collected into 17 volumes so far.
TONIKAWA is licensed by VIZ Media outside of Japan. The English release for TONIKAWA Volume 9 is scheduled to be on January 11, 2022.
Studio Seven Arcs animated the first season which adapted the first 44 chapters of the manga while skipping to Chapters 88-90 for the final episode of Season 1. The main characters Nasa Yuzaki and Tsukasa Yuzaki are voiced by Junya Enoki (Jujutsu Kaisen, Attack on Titan) and Akari Kitou (Demon Slayer, Shadows House) respectively.
Akari Kitou will also be voicing Erika Amano in the upcoming anime adaptation of the hit Weekly Shonen Magazine serialization, A Couple of Cuckoos.
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TONIKAWA follows the story of Yuzaki Nasa, who one day on his way home gets starstruck by this beautiful girl across the street. Bewitched, Nasa tries to approach her but only to get blindsided by an oncoming truck.
Thankfully, Nasa doesn’t die and get reincarnated into a different fantasy world but instead, the girl from across the street ends up saving him.
Bleeding by the side of an ambulance, he watches as the girl walks away under the moonlight—reminiscent of Princess Kaguya leaving for the moon. Refusing to let this chance meeting end, he forces his crippled body to chase after her and asks her out. Surprised by his foolhardiness and pure resolve, the girl accepts his confession under a single condition: they can only be together if he marries her!
TONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You (Tonikaku Kawaii) is streaming on Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll has also produced an English Dub of the anime.