Will there be 'How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord' season 3?
'How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord' may not be among the most well-received anime adaptations out there. However, it did not stop the isekai-harem anime from producing season 2, which, unfortunately, still didn't perform any better.
'How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord' follows the adventure of a timid gamer who gets transported into the world of his favorite game and accidentally turned two girls into his slaves. Together, they traverse through the dangerous new world while trying to find a way to free the girls from slavery.
Season 2 of the anime has not concluded yet as of this writing. But some are already wondering if the show will return for season 3. Let us find out.
Renewal Status: Pending
A third season for 'How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord' is yet to be confirmed. It might be a little too early for renewal. The second season has just premiered on April 9, 2021, and is currently airing episodes every Friday in Japan. We might need to wait until season 2 concludes before getting a renewal announcement.
In terms of ratings, 'How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord' is not among those highly-praised animes. The first season only secured a 6.92 rating on MyAnimeList, while the second season rated 6.73. However, the anime's ratings might be the least of the concerns of the creators since they still gave season 2 a go despite season 1's performance. Hence, those who loved the series can always continue to hope for more.
We waited almost three years before seeing the second season of 'How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord.' If the third season of the anime follows a similar timeline, the third season will likely drop around late 2023 or 2024.
The anime follows Takuma Sakamoto, a hikikomori gamer who gets transported into his favorite MMORPG virtual world, Cross Reverie, after the pantherian Rem and the elf Shera summoned him. He assumes the appearance of his avatar in the game, the Demon Lord Diablo. Rem and Shera attempt to use a spell to make Takuma their servant. However, Takuma possesses a magic ring that allows him to rebound the spells cast against him. As a result, both Rem and Shera fell victims to their spell and became Takuma's servants instead. Armed with high stats and his knowledge of Cross Reverie's lore, Takuma tries to survive and navigate the new environment along with Rem and Shera. He tries to find a way to free them from their curse and help them with the problems that led them to summon him in the beginning.
It is predicted that the second season will end on the sixth volume of the light novel series. The ending of Volume 6 of the LN series sees Diablo following Lumachina to the Royal Capital to reform the corrupted Church.
The third season will likely jump off with an adaptation from the seventh volume of the LN series. Volume 7 commences with a new story arc focused on Shera.
If the anime gets renewed for season 3, the regular voice cast members are highly likely to reprise their roles.
Masaaki Mizunaka as Takuma Sakamoto, the adept gamer who gets transported into Cross Reverie and becomes his character, Diablo.
Yu Serizawa as Shera L. Greenwood, one of the two Summoners who summoned Diablo so she could have the power to live free.
Azumi Waki as Rem, the other summoner who wants to destroy the Demon King Krebsklum. It was later revealed that the Demon King is sealed in her body and will be released if she dies.