Fans of the My Stepmom’s Daughter is My Ex anime adaptation will be happy to hear that there is enough source material for season 2. Another day in the final chapter of the 2022 Summer anime slate, another set of series reaches their respective conclusions. Today will mark the final episode in the My Stepmom’s Daughter is My Ex anime adaptation which after a controversial start, developed into an entertaining rom-com series that flipped the typical budding relationship-trope on its head.
At the time of writing, the My Stepmom’s Daughter is My Ex anime adaptation has not publicly been renewed for season 2; however, there is thankfully plenty of source material that the TV series has left to adapt. As previously noted, My Stepmom’s Daughter is My Ex has not yet been publicly renewed for season 2. However, fans of the series can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that there is enough source material from the original light novel books to produce a second anime season.
By all accounts, My Stepmom’s Daughter is My Ex episode 12, the season 1 finale, is expected to adapt up until the conclusion of light novel volume 4. The good news is that, as of September 2022, nine complete Tankobon volumes of Kyosuke Kamishiro’s original light novel series have been published in Japan. This indicates that there is enough source material for at least one more anime season of the My Stepmom’s Daughter is My Ex series; potentially two more seasons if the light novels continue to be published for the next few years.
More good news is that the anime also appeared to boost the sales of the original light novel series, often an important factor that production studios consider when renewing a series. The series featured on the 2022 July Oricon sales chart, an achievement that was only matched this slate by Classroom of the Elite and Overlord.
Unfortunately, there is one major aspect of the anime series that could potentially throw a spanner in the works of season 2, popularity. Whilst the anime has indeed been viewed positively by the majority of fans, its international rating scores have left significantly more to be desired. Ahead of the season 1 finale, My Stepmom’s Daughter is My Ex is scoring a 7/10 on IMDB, 3.6/5 on Anime Planet, 68% on Anilist and a 6.94/10 on MyAnimeList. Fingers crossed that the domestic performance, availability of source material and the boost to light novel sales are enough to push My Stepmom’s Daughter is My Ex into a second date.
As My Stepmom’s Daughter is My Ex has not yet been publicly renewed for season 2, there remains no information on a potential release date. However, we can make some predictions based on the production schedule from the first broadcast. The My Stepmom’s Daughter is My Ex anime adaptation was first announced back in July 2021, making its global premiere on July 6th, 2022.
Something else to consider is that Project No.9, the team behind the anime series, only have one project scheduled for 2023 “The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten”. Under the assumption that the anime will indeed be renewed for season 2 by Project No.9 as expected, fans can look ahead to My Stepmom’s Daughter is My Ex’s second broadcast starting in either July 2023 on the Summer slate or at the latest, October 2023 on the Fall slate.