While it seemed that Masamune-kun’s Revenge happily concluded with its second season, were you aware that a sequel exists?
That vengeful romantic comedy anime came to a conclusion in September 2023. In his younger years, Masamune Makabe was teased by the beautiful Aki Adagaki. To exact his revenge, Masamune underwent a dramatic transformation through dieting to achieve a perfect appearance. Upon reuniting in high school, Masamune devises a plan to make Aki fall for him only to later reject her. The anime showcased unexpected twists, and the character Yoshino Koiwai, arguably the third main character, added a delightful touch to the story.
Masamune-kun’s Revenge is based on a manga series that ran from 2012 to 2018. The first anime season consists of 12 episodes, produced in 2017. Following in the footsteps of the previous season, the second installment, Masamune-kun’s Revenge R, also spans 12 episodes, broadcasted in 2023 by Silver Link, marking its conclusion.
However, there’s more to Masamune-kun’s Revenge. The manga continues the story beyond where the anime left off. If you’re eager to dive deeper into the world of Masamune-kun’s Revenge, it’s worth checking where the anime corresponds to in the manga series and from which volume to start reading.
(Photo on top: ©竹岡葉月・Tiv・一迅社/「政宗くんのリベンジ」製作委員会R)
How many volumes does Masamune-kun’s Revenge have?
The manga series Masamune-kun’s Revenge was serialized in Monthly Comic Rex from 2012 to 2018. The story was crafted by Hazuki Takeoka while the illustrations were done by Tiv. The main narrative comprises 10 volumes. Following this, a continuation titled Masamune-kun’s Revenge: After School was serialized from 2018 to 2019, which delves into the events after the main story. Currently, a college arc titled Masamune-kun’s Revenge -Engagement- began its serialization in 2023. As of now, there are 12 volumes published (the latest 12th volume released in July 2023), and the story is still ongoing.
What chapter does the Masamune-kun’s Revenge anime end on?
The second season of the Masamune-kun’s Revenge anime finishes with Episode 12 “Dead or love?,” which matches the end of Volume 10 in the manga series, the 49th chapter. The main story concludes with it, but why do Volume 11 and 12 exist?
The second season of the anime begins with a school trip to France, highlighting the complex relationships among the three main characters, their fluctuating emotions, and their shared secretive past, which intensified the plot. While the high school saga concluded with a happy ending in the anime, the manga continues the story beyond that point. There is a continuation of their high school life and also a college arc. These can be found starting from volume 11.
So, for those who wish to delve into the continuation of the anime, they should pick up the manga from volume 11 onwards.
Season 1: From Volume 1 to 6
Season 2: From Volume 7 to 10
Sequel: From Volume 11
When will Masamune-kun’s Revenge Season 3 air?
The main storyline has already concluded, so the likelihood of a Masamune-kun’s Revenge Season 3 is not very high. However, as mentioned earlier, the manga has continued the story beyond the end of the high school arc. If the college arc or other subsequent stories are to be adapted into anime, it would most likely be in the form of an OVA or a movie. This is because, as of the anime’s conclusion, there are only two volumes of the manga that have not been adapted, which isn’t enough content for a full 12-episode TV series.
An Original Anime Disc (OAD) containing three short episodes was released as a bonus with the 10th volume of the manga. These episodes cover events that take place after the two seasons of the anime (which adapted up to volume 10 of the manga). However, for those who wish to comprehensively follow the story, it is recommended to start reading from volume 11.
Many may feel a sense of sadness that what can be described as a good work of a romantic comedy has seemingly come to an end recently. However, as we’ve seen, the manga continues to expand into further uncharted territories.
For fans of Masamune-kun’s Revenge, the following manga and anime titles are also recommended, so be sure to check them out!
Another unique romantic comedy anime has emerged. While it's not uncommon to see slice-of-life romantic comedies focused[…]
Wasn't My Happy Marriage possibly the most beautiful anime of 2023? It was also a production with almost no pre-broadcas[…]
A service where you can rent a girlfriend? Is that even a thing? Ever since its anime broadcast, the contemporary and un[…]
Manga, which is known as Japanese comic books, has been one of the most famous and popular modern Japanese cultures worl[…]
Romantic comedy has been one of the most familiar genre of movies and television series worldwide for a ling time, mixed[…]
There are some genres that are universally loved by fans of movies and television series across the world. Romantic come[…]
Idols have now become one of the icons of modern pop culture. They are groups of cute girls singing and dancing, and mal[…]
The one to watch right now is Mari Okada, who shines both as a female scriptwriter and an anime director. While she's pr[…]
It goes without saying that manga is a pillar of Japanese pop culture, alongside anime. Many popular anime series are ad[…]