The second season of the isekai harem anime series recently came to an end a few months back. And now, its fans are already asking when they will see How Not To Summon A Demon Lord Season 3. This show is not everyone’s cup of tea, but it still managed to grow a huge fandom. It is one of the most popular series whose fan following is still increasing. So, when will these fans be able to see the third installment of the anime? Here are all the latest details.
How Not To Summon A Demon Lord is also known as Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu. It is a Japanese fantasy comedy isekai harem anime TV series. The anime series is an adaptation of Yukiya Murasaki and Takahiro Tsurusaki’s light novel series of the same name. Studio Aija-Do animated its first season that came out on July 5, 2018. Whereas, Tezuka Productions and Okuruto Noboru animated the second season that ran from April 9 to June 11, 2021.
Latest Updates (2021)
Both the LN and the manga series of How Not To Summon A Demon Lord are still on the run. It has released around 15 volumes as of 2021. The authors haven’t confirmed any release date for the upcoming volumes, but they will likely come out in the next few months.
One of the production studios, Okuruto Noburo recently established in 2017, so at present, they don’t have a lot of projects. However, Tezuka Productions is one of the oldest animation studios and is currently busy with the production of Muteking the Dancing Hero, Sayonara Tyranno, Pluto, and Astro Boy Reboot. But the great thing is that Tezuka is already done with most of these projects. So, the chances are great that it will begin working on How Not To Summon A Demon Lord Season 3 very soon, along with Okuruto Noburu.
Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu LN Compared To Anime
As previously mentioned, the anime series follows its plot from a light novel series of the very title. Yukiya Murasaki and Takahiro Tsurusaki began the serialization of this LN series in December 2014. Since then, they have published a total of 14 volumes. The first season of the anime series covered the first four volumes. Its second season also maintained the same pace and used three books. The second season found its stopping point at the last chapter of Volumes 6. However, it also used some of the chapters from Volume 8.
The great thing is that the production studios have more than enough content to make How Not To Summon A Demon Lord Season 3. They can use all the source material from the remaining six volumes and can even make a split-cour season. There is a great possibility that the third season will begin from Volume 7. Then it might go on to adopt the remaining chapters from Volume 8, find its stopping point at Volume 9.
How Not To Summon A Demon Lord Season 3: Renewal Status
The critical reception of the series was not very good since the beginning for some obvious reasons. As we stated above, this show featured content that’s not everyone’s cup of tea. However, the ratings of the series were not that bad due to its loyal fan following. Its inaugural installment holds a score of 6.92 on MAL, whereas its second season has a score of 6.73. These scores are above average.
The great thing is that the first and the second installment have more than 545K and 262K members in its MAL group, respectively. Both of them ranked under #1000 in popularity. It clearly indicates that why the makers gave it the green light despite the average ratings. Now, it is likely that the same thing will happen again, and the production studios will soon renew How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Season 3. The chances of this anime to return to the screens are extremely due to its great demand and high popularity of the series.
How Not To Summon A Demon Lord Season 3: Release Date
The production studio will likely take their time in animating the third season of the isekai harem series as its fans have really high hopes for it. There was a gap of almost three years between the release date of its first two seasons. Therefore, the third season will likely take the same amount of time. The fans can expect How Not To Summon A Demon Lord Season 3 to release in the first half of 2024.
What Happened In The First Season?
The intriguing storyline of this anime series began when a gamer named Takuma Sakamoto mysteriously transported into his favorite MMORPG, named Cross Reverie. In the game, he appeared as his character, the Demon Lord Diablo. He was summoned by two young girls who were trying to make Takuma their servant. However, their spell backfired due to Takuma’s ring with magic reflection ability. As a result, instead of making Takuma his servant, they became his slaves.
Takuma has an issue of social anxiety, and hence he decided to act like Lord Diablo and planned to use his vast knowledge of Cross Reverie in order to survive in this new world. He began a journey along with Rem and Shera, his two slaves so that they found a way to undo their magic and remove their slave collars. At the same time, he also helped them deal with their personal problems. These issues are the main reason that led Rem and Shera to summon Takuma inside the game.
What Happened In The Second Season?
In the second of How Not to Summon A Demon Lord, the viewers saw Diablo promise Rem that he would begin a hunt to find a marriage ring for her. Shera bragged about her ring in front of Rem that led to the new quest of Diablo. However, it is not the only thing that Diablo is dealing with. He learned that God crushed the Demon King and sealed him up until a time when a Hero appeared that could win against the Demon King. However, God also left a method behind by which the seal can be undone.
Demon Lord Diablo got to know that this ritual was passed down by the Dark Elves, so they might be able to remove the remaining particles of the Demon Lord’s soul that is still inside the body of Rem. However, these elves are pretty due to all the injustice and crime committed against them. On the other hand, Shera has to marry an Elf so that she can become a new queen of the Kingdom of Greenwood.
How Not To Summon A Demon Lord Season 3: Plot Details
Diablo has a situation on his hand, as he is not prepared for his battle with the Demon Lord. Therefore, he quickly needs to find a swordmaster so that he can level up his skills. He is short on time as the opponent’s army already began to march towards the city of Faltra, and that too with an extraordinary force. As a result, in How Not To Summon A Demon Lord Season 3, he will likely ask the dark Elves to collaborate with him.
He also needs their help in removing the remnants of the soul of the Demon Lord from the body of Rem. The fans can also expect to see Diablo’s encounter with Modinaram. He is one of those few characters who are stronger than Diablo.