The one thing that new-gen anime are replete with is isekai-harem elements. Some have gone over the charts while others have gone petrified. But, the anime which has done a decent job in its first debut but is not so good in its renewal for season 2 is none other than ‘How not to summon a demon Lord‘ or ‘Isekai Mao to Shokan Shojo no Dorei Majutsu’ in Japanese.
The story is weaved around a boy who gets summoned in his favorite game named MMORPG “Cross Reverie” by two girls whose intrigue to make his the servant turns the other way around and they end being his servants.
Yuta Murano and Kazuyuki Fudeyasu worked as the director and writer of the show for the first season. In the next season, the director was substituted by Satoshi Kuwabara and the writer remained intact. The studio for the first season was Ajia-do Animation Works and the second season was the joint enterprise of Tezuka Productions and Okuruto Noboru.
How Not To Summon A Demon Lord Season 3 Release Date
Take a look at the, most recent tweet from the official Twitter account of the anime. It is from July 2, 2021, and since then they haven’t been active enough to update us about the status of the season renewal.
The first season of the anime aired from July 5, 2018, to September 20, 2018, with 12 episodes, which is a standard number for an Isekai with some exceptions. The second season however was a much recent phenomenon that aired from April 9, 2021, to June 11, 2021, and to fans’ dismay only had 10 episodes under its belt. Despite the criticisms, there developed a loyal community of fans who enjoyed the gaiety-full sequences throughout the show and are irresistibly waiting for another season.
Other than Twitter, no official announcement regarding the status of the third season can not be seen on the horizon and the best we can do is predict based on certain factors, which can legitimately affect the show’s renewal chances.
As with other anime, it is based upon the light novel series written and illustrated by Yukiya Murasaki and Takahiro Tsurusaki. It was released on December 2, 2014, and is still today in continuation, accumulating a total of 14 volumes so far.
Only the first 8 novels of the 12 light volume series have been exhausted in the making of the first two seasons, inferring that there is plenty of source material left that can be further worked on to give us season 3. Moreover, the light novel is still in publication, entailing that the overall story is not finished yet.
In the months of June, soon after the release of the second season, there was a surge in the google search volumes of the show but in the next following months, it seems to have slumped. The anime also has a handsome amount of followers on its official Twitter handle, approximately 47.8k.
It also has an IMBD rating of 7.1 whereas a 6.7 rating on MyAnimeList is deemed to be above average.
Blu-Ray\ DVD or more generally disc sales plays an important role in revenue generation, mostly in Japan, owing to the fact that people still prefer to keep this tangible anime merchandise in possession.
You will see looking at the numbers that the release of season 2 was not supposed to happen owing to the fact that only 1636 copies of volume 1 were sold within the first week of release which is an unsuccessful number in terms of DVD sales. Season second’s sale tapered off by 600 fewer copies making it just 1083 copies.
How Not To Summon A Demon Lord Season 3 Story
In the concluding episodes of season 2, we saw that Vishos and Europa get defeated with the concerted efforts of Diabolo and Lumachina. The institution of the church is later strengthened by Lumachina by introducing radical changes and acquiring people’s trust for the institution. It was also seen that they went on a journey to look for a ring for Rem after she becomes jealous of Shela’s later revealed marriage ring.
In an attempt to extract the remains of the Demon Lord’s soul from Rem’s body, the coterie may begin their journey in the territory of Dark Elves. The Dark Elves have gone through an unfortunate past, which paved way for their cynical attitude toward other races, but Diabolo with some maneuvers will get them to collaborate with them.
Modinaran a powerful nemesis of Diabolo may also be introduced.