Based on a series of Japanese light novels written by Yukiya Murasaki and illustrated by Takahiro Tsurusaki, “How Not to Summon a Demon Lord” or “Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu” is an isekai fantasy anime with ecchi and harem themes. The story revolves around a Japanese hikikomori player named Takuma Sakamoto, who is summoned into the world of his favorite MMORPG, ‘Cross Reverie’, by a panther girl named Rem and an elf named Shera. Although they intend to make him her servant, the spell bounces off him and returns to the girls, who suddenly discover that they have necklaces around their neck, due to a magic ring that the protagonist has.
To deal with his social anxiety, Takuma begins to use the personality of his game character, the Demon Lord Diablo, as his own. If Season 1 is dedicated to Diablo establishing himself in this new world and finally making friends, Season 2 will see him face tough problems and dangerous enemies. Season 1 of ‘How Not to Summon a Demon Lord’ originally aired from July 5, 2018 to September 20, 2018. Season 2 recently ended. If you’re curious about when ‘How Not to Summon a Demon Lord’ Season 3 will be released, we’ve got you covered.
Release date of ‘How Not to Summon a Demon Lord’ season 3
Season 2 of ‘How not to summon a demon lord’ (also spelled as ‘How not to summon a demon lord Ω’) premiered on April 9, 2021 and 10 episodes were aired before it ended on April 11. June 2021. Unlike Season 1, which was produced by Ajia-do Animation Works (‘Nintama Rantarou’), Season 2 was developed by Okuruto Noboru (‘The Girl in Twilight’) in collaboration with Tezuka Productions (‘ Astro Boy ‘). Satoshi Kuwahara led the season 2 directing team, while Kazuyuki Fudeyasu led the writing team.
As for a possible season 3 of “How not to summon a demon lord”, this is what we know. Neither the producers nor the studios involved in the project have yet made an official statement on the matter. In recent years, a large fan base has grown around the isekai anime genre, propelling most of the projects dealing with this concept to widespread popularity.
How not to summon a demon lord is no exception. After the first season, this popularity allowed the series to have a new season. If the anime has managed to replicate the success of its first season in Season 2, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t have another. Producers may also decide to make a cinematic sequel to the television anime, a trend that has become quite common in recent years with projects like the movie “Black Clover” and “Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Ressha-hen.”
The first 6 volumes of the original material have been adapted for anime. Murasaki and Tsurusaki have published 13 volumes to date and it is still ongoing. So there is a lot of content from which a future season can develop. It takes time to produce an anime. Considering that the intervening period between the first two seasons was roughly 3 years, it can be assumed that “How Not to Summon a Demon Lord” season 3 will likely be released in 2024.
The plot of How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Season 3 – What is it?
In the season 2 finale, Diablo and Lumachina work together to defeat Vishos and Europa. Later, Lumachina decides to introduce radical changes in the church and restore people’s trust in the institution. Horn and Babylon start living with Alice in Sevenwall so that Horn can enroll in school and learn magic. The heroes return to Faltra City. When Shera’s ring from Diablo’s dungeon is revealed to be a wedding ring, Rem becomes envious. Later, the group decides to go together in search of a ring for Rem.
In season 3, the group could head to Dark Elf territory so that the remains of the Demon Lord’s soul can be extracted from Rem’s body. Upon getting there, they may discover that a past injustice has made the Dark Elves suspicious of all other races, and Diablo will likely have to find a way to get the Dark Elves to collaborate with him and his group. In the next season, Diablo could meet Modinaram, one of the few entities potentially more powerful than Diablo.