Ever since the third season of the Japanese anime Junjou Romantica ended in September 2015, the series renewal has often been speculated about. Some people firmly believe that the new season will be delivered, while others have begun to doubt this, as the creators have not made any official announcement yet. Let’s see what the more likely scenario seems to be.
In case you have never watched the series, here’s a brief summary. The anime revolves around three couples of male characters who become involved in romantic relationships. We can see the details of their lives as it will follow Akihiko Usami (voiced by Hikaru Hanada and Rina Sato), a talented writer, and Misaki Takahashi (voiced by Takahiro Sakurai), the 18-year-old student. Another couple that we are following is Yo Miyagi (voiced by Kazuhiko Inoue), a 35-year-old literature professor at Mitsuhashi University, and another student, Shinobu Takatsugi, who is the son of Mitsuhashi University’s dean of literature. The last of the three main couples are Hiroki Kamize, another professor, and Novaki Kusama, a pediatrician who is four years younger than Hiroki.
The series aired on Nippon BS Broadcasting Corporation, Tokyo MX, Mie TV, and it was broadcast by Funimation Entertainment and Docomo Anime Store in other countries. Though some might find it controversial, it was well-received from the very beginning, as is constantly ranked very high on Amazon Japan.
As already mentioned, some rumors suggest that there is a possibility that the anime might eventually be canceled, since there is no officially confirmed news regarding the next season. However, some time ago it was confirmed that the series would be renewed, so let’s hope the creators won’t change their mind and decide to cancel it instead.
In addition to this, we know for sure that the manga adaptation of “Junjou Romantica” has not been completed, and it is rather popular since 19 volumes have been released since 2015. Thus, we can say that the chances are the anime will be continued, as well. We shouldn’t expect the sequel to appear soon, but we do think that at least some news about it will be offered. We’ll keep you updated.