There has been much speculation about the return of the popular Netflix Original Anime, Saiki K. Fans have been asking for Saiki K Season 4 for long now. Fortunately, chances for its renewal are pretty likely. In fact, the sequel might only take a few months to be back on the screens. When will it arrive? What will happen next? Here’s everything you need to know.
J.C. Staff’s The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K debuted in Japan back in July 2016. It’s the anime adaptation of a manga series (with the same name) and is illustrated by Shūichi Asō. The 120-episode first season of the show ran for quite long as compared to most animes in recent times. Similarly, the 2018 sequel of the series was massive too. Fans grew attached to the show due to its long run. Thus it is still acknowledged by millions of people around the globe.
In 2019, Netflix announced that they’d be producing an original series continuing the 2016 anime. The ONA (Original Net Animation), called The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K: Reawakened, received much love upon release from the international audience. However, this installment only consisted of 6 episodes released altogether on December 30, 2019. Fans were disappointed with the quantity of the episodes, yet they were pretty impressed with its quality and refreshing setting of the series. The Reawakened installment is called the third season. Hence, fans are now waiting for Saiki K Season 4.
The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K Season 4: Renewal
After being picked up as an ONA, Netflix has a say in the renewal of the anime much more as that J.C. Staff now. As per the looks, there’s hope for the return of another sequel. Unlike both its previous installments, the third season only has six episodes and seems to be a 2-cour installment. Luckily, second cours usually don’t take long to return.
The story of the third season ended on a cliffhanger. This suggests that the creators are already prepared to complete the story with another installment. Besides, there’s already enough demand for Saiki K Season 4. Based on the viewership of Season 3, the upcoming episodes are likely to become equally successful as well. Hence, Netflix is expected to announce a renewal anytime soon. We will update this section as soon as the green flag arrives.
Is There Enough Source Material?
The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K manga series began serialization back in 2012 and continued until August 2018. While the series hasn’t been canceled yet, no new volumes have been released after Volume 26. The 2016 & 2018 anime adaptations covered almost 250 chapters of the manga. Whereas, most of the remaining source material was consumed by The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K: Reawakened.
Hence, Netflix barely has any content for Saiki K Season 4. However, the streamer has previously developed original content for some of its successful shows, and Saiki K might join the list. On the other hand, there’s still hope that the mangaka, Shūichi Asō, resumes writing his brilliant piece of work anytime soon. If that happens, the platform would have to wait for the release of enough manga volumes.
Saiki K Season 4: Release Date
As of now, Netflix, J.C. Staff, or any companies related to the production of anime haven’t confirmed anything about its return. Based on the current situation, the sequel might take a few more months to hit the screens. Currently, a November 2020 release date seems most likely. Keep an eye on this corner for all future updates about Saiki K Season 4.
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