For years and years, fans of the harem anime have been waiting for the renewal of Maken Ki Season 3. However, despite heavy demands, any of its producers have not confirmed the series. Now that the Maken Ki manga has ended, the chances for its adaptation’s return have relatively decreased. Will it ever release? Can fans save it from cancelation? Hence, here are the answers to all your burning questions.
Maken Ki, also known as Maken-ki! Battling Venus, originated as a famous ecchi manga series written and illustrated by Hiromitsu Takeda. It began serialization back in June 2008 and continued for a total of 24 volumes, as of 2020. Due to its popularity, the story was soon picked up for an anime adaptation by Studio AIC. The first season aired between October and December 2011 and became an international hit. After two successful OVA episodes, a second season by Studio Xebec returned to the screens in January 2014.
Maken Ki Manga Series Officially Ends!
As per reports, well-known manga artist Hiromitsu Takeda ended his manga series after a twelve-year run. Volume 24 was officially labeled as Maken Ki’s final volume. It reached readers in Japan in March 2020. The mangaka has finally wrapped up the plot of the series. Well, the news surprised many fans around the globe. It also threatens the possibilities of Maken Ki Season 3 anime.
Maken Ki Season 2: Renewed Or Canceled?
Now that the Maken-ki! manga series has ended, the chances for the possibilities of another season have eventually decreased. Well, anime adaptations often serve as mere advertisements to their source materials. As a result, they only continue as long as there is content for promotion. This also cuts short the revenue sources for anime installments. Hence, in lack of manga volumes to promote, the studios might not renew Maken Ki Season 3.
However, given the popularity of the series and heavy-demand for another season, there is still hope for the anime. In today’s world, fans hold much more power over the survival of a show than before. With social media and online petitions, they can easily save Maken-ki! Battling Venus Season 3. Moreover, if enough fans support the sequel, other studios aside from Studio AIC and Xebec might show interest in the project. As of now, viewers still have to wait for an official announcement. Keep an eye on this section for all future updates about the anime.
Maken Ki Season 3 Release Date
The first season of the anime performed exceptionally well in North America. In fact, both its OVA episodes were successful in Japan and internationally as well. However, since the studio shifted from AIC to Xebec for the second season, its quality went downhill. Fans criticized that the anime lost its originality in the sequel. However, despite its poor performance, the demand for Maken Ki Season 3 only increased.
It has already been six years since the anime last released. Hence, if any studio plans to renew the third season, they might announce it within a few years. Even if the green flag comes this year, Maken Ki Season 3 might not premiere anytime sooner than late 2022 or early 2023. We will update this article with an official release date once it is confirmed.
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