Looking at the fact that season 2 released on October 9, 2015, and It has been a long time since fans have been waiting for season 3 to know what happens next in the series. After four and a half long years of waiting, It has finally been confirmed that Noragami will return for season 3, but it is not yet clear when the anime will resume.
Noragami is an amazing supernatural shounen anime series with bits of a slice of life comedy and produced by the Japanese animation studio Bones and directed by Kotaro Tamura, so why is there no sequel so far, and will we ever get Noragami Season 3? The series is based on the manga series that was first published all the way back in December 2010. The manga currently 21 volumes with the next season of the English version scheduled to be released in November 2020.
The main problem is that Noragami Season 3 didn’t get officially announced yet in 2020, and we don’t know what the possibilities are that another season of Noragami will get announced. Now let me give you the details I found and tell you if you should expect that Noragami Season 3 will get officially announced in 2020.
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Fans have already fallen in love with the 2 seasons of Noragami, and they want to know when they can see season 3 happening. Season 1 came out on January 5, 2014, and there was a total number of 12 episodes., and season 2 called Noragami Aragoto aired in Japan from October 2, 2015, to December 25, 2015. However, season 2 consisted of 13 episodes. Let’s find out everything we know about the third season.
NORAGAMI SEASON 3: RENEWAL STATUS
The news has been met with widespread excitement from both fans of the anime and the original manga. However, It is unclear as to which network will be spearheading Noragami season 3. Fans suspect that the show will likely run on Funimation outside of Japan as platforms such as Netflix are yet to release season 2 of the show.
NORATGAMI SEASON 3 IS STILL COMING?
Considering there’s been no official statement from the manga creators and the anime producers for nearly 5 years. It seems rather unlikely that we’ll see anything new on that front The lack of plans for a season 3 in the near future doesn’t rule out the possibility of the team resuming production some years down the line. So even if the news on a season 3 of Noragami doesn’t materialize in the next year or two, there’s no telling what the future holds for the anime adaption.
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NORAGAMI SEASON 3: RELEASE DATE
Looking at the fact that season 2 was released on October 9, 2015, and since It has been a long time since fans have been waiting for season 3 to know what happens next in the series, we can assume that it’s coming soon. Also, the fact that Noragami Vol 21 was released on October 17, 2019, and Vol 22 as of June 17, 2020 fans are hopeful that they will hear about season 3 sometime soon.
One of the biggest problems that faced the creation of season 3 was the lack of content. However, that is no longer a problem as 22 volumes are now out. It is unclear If the COVID-19 situation will affect the show’s progress.
Even we don’t get any deceleration about release date from creators. We are expected to see season 3 in 2021. Let’s hope for the best.
NORAGAMI SEASON 3: CHARACTERS
Now, we don’t much about the star cast but we will observe characters in season 3 of Noragami we will have Yuki Kaji as Yukimi Hiroshi Kamiya as Yota Kaji as Yukimi Hiroshi Kamiya as Yoto. Maya Uchida as Hiyori Liki. We have got for you some more star cast who showcase their role very well in the last season. Like Kofuku, Bishamonten, Rabaou Kureha. These 3 characters whom we would love to see in the upcoming season.
1.FUJISAKI KOUTO: Fujisaki Kouto is a likable young student at Hiyori’s school who is possessed by the being known as Father, a mysterious spirit who harbors an unrelenting hatred towards the gods. In the final episode of Noragami Aragoto, we learn that father was the maker of Nora and Yato and holds 2 legendary brushes that can conjure phantoms, his own, and the brush of Ebisu.
2.NORA: Nora is something of a sister figure to Yato, having once spent an extended period of time with him as his shinki. She has since been revealed to be a child of Father’s, as is Yato, further deepening the link between the two.
3.RABO: This god of Calamity is going to be making many more appearances in the future. His relationship with Nora, in particular, will be a key plot point, with the 2 conspiring to force Yato to revert to his violent ways.
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4.KOFUKU: Clearly, the bubbly God of Poverty is going to be part of season 3. It’s hard to tell what extent she’ll be involved in the main plot anime often skip past supplementary material in favor of clarity and pacing but there’s no way they’d leave out this fan favorite.
5.BISHAMON: The beautiful Bishamon, a God of Fortune, had a long-standing grudge with Yato who centuries before, slaughtered several of Bishamon’s shinki clan and she swore to avenge their deaths.
WHERE TO WATCH SEASON 3 ONLINE?
For those who want to watch all the episodes of Noragami English Dubbed, It is on Funimation and Crunchyroll. Viewers can also watch subbed and dubbed episodes on Hulu.
Let’s start with an in-depth look at the source material.
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SOURCE MATERIAL DETAILS FOR NORAGAMI SEASON 3:
Most anime are just adaptions from existing source material like manga, mobile games, visual novels, and light novels. We need to examine how many manga volumes got released so far and if the manga is still ongoing in 2020. If the story concluded and is approaching end, that could be why another season for Noragami won’t happen like what happened with the Ajin Season 3. The next step is to check how many manga volumes got used for the first 2 seasons of the Noragami anime.
HOW MANY VOLUMES OF NORAGAMI ARE THERE?
Now, there are 21 manga volumes of Noragami released in Japan. There are also two spin-off manga stories. The first one follows the god Yato and his encounter with a society called Noragami: Stray God. The second spin-off manga is called Noragami: Stray Stories, but It’s just one volume, and It’s on hold.
IS NORAGAMI MANGA STILL ONGOING?
The Noragami manga is still ongoing. The latest volume 21 by the author Adachitoka got released in Japan on October 17, 2019. The author wrote only one book in 2017 and 1 in 2018. And for 2019, It looks like it was two new volumes.
WHICH MANGA VOLUMES DOES THE ANIME OF NORAGAMI COVER?
Season 1 of Noragami that aired in 2014 adapted volumes 1to3. Season 2 did cover volumes 4 to 9. That means manga volume 10 of the manga continues after anime. So that gives us 11 books that can get for Noragami Season 3.
SALES & PROFIT DETAILS FOR NORAGAMI SEASON 3
Anime is not cheap to produce since a one cour series like Noragami can cost up to 3 million dollars. Not to mention the whole point of making it in the first place is to make a profit. Looking at how well season 2 of Noragami did in terms of money is vital for us to understand another season’s chances of getting green-lit.
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NORAGAMI BLUR-RAY SALES: The average sales per volume are around 5,000 for season 1 of Noragami and 2,000 for the second one. Season 1 got a BD-BOX in September 2015 that sold 400 copies as well. That’s a more than 60% drop between season for the Blue-Ray.
NORAGAMI MANGA SALES: I looked at the sales of the latest Noragami manga volume 20, and It sold around 140,000 copies. Manga volume 21 sold approximately 120,000 copies. Noragami used to sell a lot more with about 300,000 copies for volume 12, but the manga keeps selling less and less each year.
NORAGAMI MERCHANDISE: Four Figures available for Noragami and they are all for different characters. Those are Bishamon, Iki Hiyoi, Kofuku, and Yato. I honestly needed to double-check this because I couldn’t believe there are only 4. It’s more than Tokyo Ravens since that got 0 figures. However, Noragami is mid-tier shounen series with huge popularity, so I expected at least 20.
There are also 450 goods manufactured for Noragami. The Merchandise numbers would be great, but the problem is that 80% is from season 1. Only around 20% is from season 2 Noragami Aragoto.
The above are just the main methods as anime adaption can generate profit. There are more ways anime makes money. I won’t post all of them here because the rest are usually only a small piece of the profits.
WILL THERE BE NO NORAGAMI SEASON 3?
The main reason is that season 2 did much worse than the first. It sold fewer Blue-Ray and merchandise. The manga boost was also tiny the second time, and Noragami is not a massive seller that doesn’t need to care about the manga sales increase. the second reason is that one of the authors has medical problems the manga went into the year-long break and never recovered from it.
Noragami manga used to release 3 volumes per year, and now It’s just 1 for the past few years.
WILL THERE BE NORAGAMI SEASON 3?
There is a very low possibility that we will get the Noragami Season 3 released in the next 1 to 2 years. The studio that worked on the first 2 seasons is busy for the next year. Studio Bones is working on My Hero Academia season 5 and a few other projects for 2021. The manga released speed is still not like it used to be. There were 2 new manga volumes of Noragami released in 2019, so maybe the author is starting to feel a little better now, but we will see.
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THE ANIME ADAPTION OF NORAGAMI:
In 2014, the Japanese studio Bones produced an anime adaption of the manga series. Season 1 was 12 episodes long and introduced viewers to our 2 main protagonists. It opens with the tale of the fateful day Hiyori saved Yato from being hit by a runaway bus. After learning of Yato’s true nature as a minor deity, she asks him to cure her of her condition. And so the two, with Yukine in tow, set off on a laughter-filled quest to fulfill Hiyori’s wish.
In season 2 we also learned more about the other gods that hold power in the realm of humans, focusing specifically on this grudge between the god of war, Bishamonten, and Yato. The season ends with a major cliffhanger, Hiyori makes a prayer for Yato to become a God of Fortune and we learn that Fujisaki is Yato and Nora’s Father and the holder of Ebisu the location brush.
WHY IS NORAGAMI SEASON 3 TAKING SO LONG?
It’s now going on 5 years since the last Noragami Aragoto episode aired, ending the series abruptly and with no real result. It’s speculated that one of the major reasons that the anime didn’t immediately continue production following the end of season 2, despite good ratings and a dedicated fanbase both in Japan and abroad was the decision by Adachitoka the manga’s makers to take an extended break.
The extended break lasted for about a year and a half, during which publication of the Noragami manga was on indefinite hiatus until their return. Obviously, this has sparked new hopes of a potential season 3 of the anime adaption.
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NORAGAMI SEASON 3: PLOT DETAILS
From season 3 fans might see Yoyo’s true identity and his dark past. The person who cries Hiyoru is the dad of Yato. Subsequently, season 3 will show the relationship between his daddy and Yato. The gods are nor pleased with his doings and plan to kill him. Yukine induces Tao to turn into fortunes divine power. While she was traveling from one part of the world to another. Hiyori Iki becomes friends with a Yoto, who is a nameless god.
Since he does not have his own holy place, he takes a fee of five yen for accepting mortal’s wishes. He collects money so that he can build his own temple where humans could worship him. He collects money so that he can build his own temple where humans could worship him.
POPULARITY DETAILS FOR NORAGAMI SEASON 3:
Season 1 did get a sequel, then it’s safe to say that it was hugely popular, but what about the sequel Noragami Aragoto? If season 1 lost many fans. That’s why we need to check popularity and hope It’s more like in the Overload case. That means looking at the official website, social media, Google trends, copies in print, new merchandise, and stuff similar to that. That will help us understand the current popularity and activity of the Noragami series for 2020.
SOCIAL MEDIA: The official website for Noragami was last updated in September 2019 with news about the Noragami and Noragqami Aragoto re-broadcast. The official Twitter account for this series with `107,000 followers.
GOOGLE TRENDS: According to Google, the interesting thing is that season 2 was huge popular than the first one. I was expecting the opposite considering the sales for season 1 were much more substantial. Noragami’s popularity in Google is now around 15% of what it peaked with season 2.
JUST WATCH IT!
Yes, the animation is amazing but it is like an added extra instead of what’s holding the show up. The anime is equipped with good sound effects inspiring OST and background scores. With hyped us epic fighting scenes, and hear-touching moments, and motivating plot, the audience keeps feeling motivated to see the next episode and take up boxing and both. The fighting techniques, characters, and scenes transfer really well. It’ll definitely be exciting to see if future scenes will be just as captivating.
Well. we promise to update this article as soon as the news arrives. Do you want another season of the sports anime? What are your expectations from Hajime no Ippo season 4? Tell us in the comments below.
I will update this again in a few time, and we will see if something changed. In the meantime.