Anime lovers have poured their love and support into this first season, and fans have been longing for season 2 already, here's everything we know so far...
More than a Married Couple, but Not Lovers, also known as Fuufu Ijou, Koibito Miman, is an ongoing seinen anime that has started airing its first season on Crunchyroll in October 2022. The anime is adapted from a manga created by Yūki Kanamaru and has been serialized since March 2018 in Kadokawa Shoten's seinen manga magazine Young Ace. Anime lovers have poured their love and support into this first season but have also received polarizing reviews from critics. Despite the animation style receiving a fair share of praise, the anime is currently considered good but not great. Fans continue to speculate whether or not they will get a second season of this anime in the near future. Let’s find out.
As of now, no renewal date of More than a Married Couple, but Not Lovers has been announced by the studio MOTHER and its producer KlockWorx and there is no official confirmation for a second season. The anime has received lukewarm responses from the audience and critics alike, and despite getting regularly featured in the Top 20 on Crunchyroll’s list for the Most Popular Fall 2022 anime, there is no visible rush or rumors floating around about its renewal like SPY X FAMILY or Chainsaw Man.
The anime tells the story of a 3rd-year high school student Jirou who is in love with his childhood buddy and fellow classmate, Shiori. He wished to get paired opposite her in their school’s marriage practical activity, where random boys and girls from a class are paired with one another. They are made to act like married couples, and their chemistry and rapport are monitored to give them specific ratings. But things take an awkward turn when Jirou is paired with Akari, another girl from his class who wants to be paired with her crush Minami instead. In a hilarious twist of fate, Minami gets paired with Jirou’s crush, Shiori, and so begins the competition to earn the most points by each pair. Because the pair which makes it to the top 10 are given the privilege to switch their partners.
Seiichiro Yamashita, known for his work in Demon Slayer and My Hero Academia, provides the voice of Yakuin Jirou and Saori Oonishi voices Watanabe Akari. Other than the two lead voice actors, Minami Takahashi and Toshiki Masuda will be the voice behind secondary characters like Takamiya Sachi and Tenjin Minami respectively. The series is directed by Takao Kato and Junichi Yamamoto.
According to the buzz amongst the fans on the internet, a possible second season of More than a Married Couple, but Not Lovers anime will show the protagonist Jirou in a dilemma while trying to choose between Akari Watanabe and his childhood friend, Shiori Sakurazak, as the dissolution date of the school’s marriage practical dawns near.
There is no trailer for a season 2 yet. Check out the trailer for season 1 below.
No, there are no official posters released for season 2 yet. Here are the posters for the first season of the anime.