Fans were all ready to watch what finally happens after the anticlimactic ending of the second season. Sadly, it seems like Kakegurui Season 3 might be delayed for a while. However, viewers don’t need to worry as the anime is not canceled yet and is likely to hit the screens (even if a bit late). So when will Kakegurui xxx be on Netflix? Here’s everything you need to know.
This unique gambling-centered story originated as a manga series back in March 2014. Square Enix’s Gangan Joker started serializing the manga chapters written by Homura Kawamoto and illustrated by Tōru Naomura. The series soon became a sensation and was picked up for an anime adaptation by MAPPA animation studio. When the 2017 debut season released in Japan, the creators received much love and appreciation from fans and critics alike. Due to high audience demand, the studio soon launched a sequel as well.
Kakegurui Season 3: Renewal!
The second season of the show perfectly sets up the story for Kakegurui Season 3. However, its ending left the audience frustrated as it did not complete the main story arc (involving the election) of the installment. Hence, fans of the anime are desperate to know what happens next in the plot. As a result, the demand for the third part hiked, and everyone is talking about its possibilities.
Well, chances for the renewal of Kakegurui xxx are quite high. Overall, the anime has been immensely successful for its studio MAPPA and international distributor Netflix, both. In fact, the third season might get more viewership than either of the previous seasons. However, even though the likes are high for its renewal, producers of the show have not formally confirmed the return of Kakegurui Season 3. We will update this section as soon as the green flag arrives.
New Season Delayed Due To Coronavirus?
Back in the day, the media was speculating that Season 3 was supposed to premiere sometime around the Summer of 2020. However, before the last few months, none of us could’ve ever expected that a pandemic was coming our way. The Coronavirus outbreak has affected millions of lives all around the globe. Several countries are still fighting with the spread of the COVID-19 disease. Amidst all this, almost all sectors are facing a major economic crisis.
The entertainment industry is not doing so well, either. A lot of shows and films have been delayed while the production of several others has been canceled. At this point in time, it’s hard to say whether some of our favorite series will ever return at the screens again. Well, speculations say that Kakegurui Season 3 is also delayed due to the pandemic. Hence, it may not arrive at the expected release date (Summer of 2020).
Lack Of Source Material!
Aside from the pandemic, another major reason for delaying the release of Kakegurui xxx is the lack of source material. The Kakegurui manga series consists of a total of twelve volumes (as of December 2019). As per the schedule, Volume 13 might hit the market anytime soon. The previous two seasons of the anime adaptation cover five volumes each. These also include a chunk of original content by the writer of the show.
Hence, the studio currently has only two volumes to produce another sequel. For a full season, the creators will need at least a few more manga volumes in the future. These volumes are like to take a year to hit the market. Only then, MAPPA can begin the production of Kakegurui Season 3. As of now, writer Homura Kawamoto and illustrator Tōru Naomura have completed the election story arc and are starting the war arc in the new chapters.
Kakegurui Season 3: Release Date
As mentioned above, the latest season of Netflix Original anime may not arrive at the expected Summer of 2020 release date. Studio MAPPA might take more than a year to complete the productions of the highly anticipated sequel. Currently, it’s safe to say that fans might get to watch Kakegurui Season 3 episodes by the fall of 2021 or early 2022. Keep an eye on this section for all upcoming updates.