As fans countdown to the finale of Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun, we share the news that the hit anime series has already been renewed for season 3!
We aren’t even halfway through September, but anime fans around the world are preparing themselves for a hectic few weeks as the Summer anime slate comes to an end.
One of the first titles to reach its conclusion is the hit series Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun from NHK and Bandai Namco Pictures.
However, with the season 2 finale releasing in only a matter of hours, fans can breathe a sigh of relief after the Japanese television network shared some major news regarding season 3!
Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun renewed for season 3…
Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun was officially renewed for season 3 by NHK on Saturday, September 11th – only hours before the second season concluded.
NHK (the Japanese broadcast network) made the announcement via their website, but there will be very few fans of the series that are surprised by this news.
There is also the fact that there is still plenty of source material from the original mang series left to adapt. According to Monsters and Critics, season 2 will cover up until roughly Volume 11 chapter 93.
However, at the time of writing, a total of 23 volumes have been published in Japan, with 214 chapters being available to read online.
NHK also provided a brief synopsis of the third season, revealing that “Iruma’s next challenge is-it breaks into the huge jungle of the demon world and competes for food in the Harvest Festival.”
However, things will start to change as “Classmates become rivals to each other, and a powerful battle of human bullets and plots is unfolded!”
“Anime Irima-kun 3rd series decided! I’m so happy! The first was bright and fun, and the second was suspiciously hot, so I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of world the 3rd series will hit! I’ll scream in front of the TV again! – Author Osamu Nishi, via NHK.
Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun season 3 release date…
Whilst the news of Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun’s renewal is welcomed, NHK did not disclose a targeted release date for season 3. However, we can make some predictions on when the anime will return thanks to the production timeline from seasons 1 and 2.
Season 1 was publicly announced in February 2019 and premiered in October that year. The series was renewed for a second season around one year later in late-August 2020, before making its television debut in April 2021.
The quick turnaround for Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun and the availability of source material can give fans hope that the series won’t be away from our screens for too long.
Assuming that season 3 would experience a similar production schedule of approximately nine months, we could see the hit anime series return as soon as April 2022 on the Spring anime slate.
However, it would be reasonable to think that the animation team at Bandai Namco Pictures will take some time off before starting production on season 3 – pushing a realistic premiere back to July 2022 on the Summer slate.
This article will be updated as soon as more information on Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun is officially shared, so keep checking back in for the latest news on season 3!
Could there also be a spin-off anime?
Yes, the Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun franchise has a spin-off manga series that could also be adapted into an anime series.
‘We Are the Main Characters of the Demon World’ made its manga debut in January 2020 and has four published volumes.
Whilst this may not be enough source material for a full anime season right now, creating a spin-off series similar to the hit Summer show ‘The Slime Diaries’ could tie production over until a third season premieres.
At the time of writing, no plans to adapt this series has been revealed.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]