Are you waiting for Noragami Season 3? It’s not officially confirmed and the release date of the new season is also not announced by the studio Bones.
In this post, We will discuss all the available information regarding Noragami Season 3. But first, you need to know some basic information.
Noragami is an anime series (also known as “Stray God” in Japan) based on a Japanese manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Adachitoka. The series is directed by Kotaro Tamura and animated by the studio Bones.
The protagonist of this series is Yota – a nameless God without a shrine. Yato meets a middle school student named Hiyori Iki. Hiyori had an accident while saving a stranger and then Yota save her. To reveal his existence, Yota starts accepting wishes for just 5 yen.
So far, there are two seasons and four OVAs of Noragami available to watch. The first season of Noragami was aired on Tokyo MX from January 5, 2014 to March 23, 2014 with 12 episodes. The second season of Noragami was aired from October 2, 2015 to December 25, 2015 with 13 episodes. The third season is not yet announced or confirmed and the release date is unknown.
All the four OVAs are cannon because they used later stuff from the Manga and from side stories. So there is no sequel is available yet.
Fans around the world are eagerly waiting to watch the third season of Noragami but still, it’s not officially confirmed.
Let’s see will there be Noragami s3? and when it will release?
How can we know if there will be Noragami Season 3?
Looking at the source material status and whether the anime made a good profit are the best indicator of whether Noragami Season 3 will be released or not.
In 95% of the cases, that information allows us to determine if an anime series will continue and what will be the estimated release date.
So read this article if you want to know the release date of the third season of Noragami.
First, let’s look at the source material.
Noragami Season 3 Light Novel & Manga
As you know Noragami (also known as Stray God in Japan) is based on a successful manga series which is written and illustrated by Adachitoka. It’s clear that the source material for this anime is manga.
How Many Volumes Of Noragami Are Available?
There are a total number of 24 volumes published for the Noragami manga series as of October 15, 2021. Also, a side story named Noragami: Stray Stories is available to read.
Is Noragami Manga Over?
No, the Noragami manga series is not over yet and is not going to end in the near future. The Manga series Noragami was first published in 2011 and author – Adachitoka published the latest volume on October 15, 2021.
Although, the release date of Noragami manga volume 25 is not known yet.
Which Manga Volume of Noragami Should I Read After the second season of the Anime?
You should read volume 10 or chapter 38 of the manga series after the second season of the anime. Because volumes 1 to 4 were adapted for the first season of the anime, and volumes 5 to 9 cover the second season of Noragami.
So if you want to continue the story after the Noragami anime’s second season, check out the Noragami Manga Volume 10 in English.
Given the above statistics, we can say that Noragami Season 1 adapted manga volumes 1 to 4, and Noragami season 2 adapted manga volumes 5 ~ 9. So the third season of Noragami should use manga volumes 10 to 15.
Now it’s clear that there is enough source material available for at least two more seasons of Noragami.
Check out the Noragami manga, if you prefer to read manga and light novels over anime.
Profitability And Sales Figures of Noragami
Whether season 3 of Noragami will be released or not? is depend on how much profit the first and second seasons made. So the production of the third season of the anime depends on the profit of the previous seasons.
Let’s examine the Profitability And Sales Figures of Noragami.
Noragami Blu-ray sales: how well did they do?
The first season of Noragami was released in 2014 and blu-ray sales were 4,800 copies per disk. The blu-ray sales of the second season of Noragami are dropped to 1,800 copies. Although these numbers are only for Japan, it does not include the sale of the English version.
Although, these numbers are not good for such a famous anime. The second season’s sales drop 65% from the first season.
Noragami Manga: How well does it sell?
Volume 23 of Noragami manga sold around 55,000 copies, and the latest volume, Volume 24 sold around 45,000 copies, which is not as good as it should be.
In fact, these numbers are just for books, digital sales are not included in this.
How many copies of Noragami Manga are in print?
Although we don’t know the official numbers. But, there were 80 million copies in print of the Noragami manga series.
Due to this, Noragami is not in the top 200 most popular manga series.
How many Merchandises are Available For Noragami?
Less than 5 figurines are available for this series. And, the series has more than 600 pieces of merchandise. Merchandises are good but there should be more figurines.
Unfortunately, a series with fewer figurines is not a good sign. However, numbers for Merchandise are good, but not extraordinary.
Check out these fantastic posters for Noragami because you can’t find any other items for this series.
Now we can say that the Noragami series didn’t make enough profit to get a new season. That’s why chances for Noragami s3 are less. So money will be the problem for this anime series.
If you enjoyed Noragami, I highly recommend checking out Noragami merchandise.
Will There be Noragami Season 3?
Noragami Season 3 has not been officially announced or confirmed. Also, the sales are not good and money is the big problem for this anime. But, there is more than enough source material available. Due to bad profit, the chances of the third season of Noragami are less. I think there will be no third season of Noragami.
Why there will be no third season of Noragami? There are lots of reasons for that. Let’s discuss what happened to the Noragami s03.
What is The Problem With Noragami Season 3?
Although, Noragami Season 3 is not officially confirmed, and also no release date has been announced. So, what happened to season 3 of Noragami? Why there are too less chances for the third season of Noragami?
To answer all these questions, we need to know some sales information for the previous seasons as well as sales of the Manga series.
As we discussed above that the previous seasons of Noragami didn’t earn good money and also manga sales drop 80% as compared to 2016. Moreover, no new merchandise is available for this anime series. Due to all these factors, the third season of Noragami will never be released.
There are also a few more problems with this anime series including not regular releasing of manga volumes, bad health of the author – manga went into long hiatus, and no more interest of the studio in this anime. Resulting, in not release of Noragami Season 3.
The only chance of release of the new season of Noragami is in 2022. If the studio didn’t announce the third season in 2022, then there will be a 0% chance of Noragami Season 3.
Meanwhile, if we find out any official information regarding the release of the third season of Noragami on the official Noragami Twitter account, we will update this post with the latest available information.
Noragami Season 3 Trailer
You can’t watch the trailer of Noragami Season 3 because it’s not been released by the studio. We’ll update this post if we find out the trailer for the third season of Noragami on the official Noragami Twitter account.
Meanwhile, here is the trailer for the second season of the Noragami. You can watch it below to recall your memories.
Characters, Cast & Anime Staff of Noragami
1. Characters & Cast
2. Anime Staff
|Anime Staff Position||Staff|
|Series Composition, Script||Hitomi Mieno|
|Character Design||Toshihiro Kawamoto|
As per the above discussion, there are 0% chances of the third season of the Noragami. Noragami Season 3 will never be released if it’s not announced this year by the studio Bones. If we find out any official information regarding the release of the third season of this anime, we’ll update this article. Meanwhile, you can read from the manga volume 10 to continue the story after the second season of the anime.
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