The future of the popular horror anime shines bright even after five years of its last air. Diabolik Lovers Season 3 is still in high demand and is likely to return to screens sometime soon. What will it be about? When will it release? Here are all the latest updates about the highly-anticipated anime.
Diabolik Lovers is one of the most famous horror VN (visual novel, a fictional video game genre) franchises of the decade. The first game of the franchise was released back in 2012, followed by five other games afterward. Over the years, Reject’s VN series has gained a fan following of millions. The franchise expanded with several adaptations, including manga, anime, fanbooks, drama, and music CDs.
Diabolik Lovers Season 3: Will It Ever Return?
The anime adaptation of Diabolik Lovers debuted back in September 2013. Due to the popularity of its source material, the television series catered to a large audience in its first air. It received below-average ratings and critic reviews. Yet, the anime managed to bring in a huge profit for its producers. In fact, the horror-romance show gained a massive fanbase for itself. Despite the reviews, Studio Zexcs renewed the second season called Diabolik Lovers More, Blood.
The sequel of the well-known anime premiered exactly two years after the first season in September 2015. As expected, despite getting underwhelming reviews, it became a hit for its creators. However, unlike the first time, Studio Zexcs did not renew another season. It’s been five years since the same, and fans are still waiting for Diabolik Lovers Season 3. Yet, chances for its return are still pretty high.
Unlike most western shows, anime series depend upon their source material for renewal. These shows are required to promote their light novel, manga, or video game with every installment. Moreover, most of their revenue is generated from the sales of their source material. Hence, as long as there’s content to promote, chances for their return will remain positive.
Fortunately, the Diabolik Lovers visual novel (fictional interactive game) series is still in the run. The franchise has already launched six games that released every one or two years. The latest one, called Diabolik Lovers: Chaos Lineage, came out in March 2019. Hence, as per the pattern, the seventh game is likely to arrive sometime around late 2021 or early 2022. Thus, the third season of the anime might get renewed before that.
What Will The New Season Be About?
The previous seasons of the anime adaptation were based on the story of the first few games. Whereas, the first OVA episode adapted the plot of the fourth game called Diabolik Lovers: Dark Fate. As per speculations, the upcoming installment might pick up the storyline of the sixth game called Diabolik Lovers: Lost Eden. However, it might also include some parts from the Chaos Lineage game.
According to rumors, Diabolik Lovers Season 3 can also pick up its story from the Lost Eden manga adaptation. If that happens, we will get to watch Mukami and the Sakamaki brother as they look for Lost Eden with Yui’s help. Well, as per the looks, the new season seems much more exciting than ever before. We will update this section with all future updates about the plot.
Diabolik Lovers Season 3: Release Date
As of now, none of the companies related to the anime making have confirmed another sequel. However, the green flag is likely to arrive in the next few years. Currently, fans will need to wait for the launch of the franchise’s seventh game. Yet, any new episodes of Diabolik Lovers Season 3 may not arrive before 2022. Thereby, the productions of the new season must begin by earlier next year.
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