Noragami Season 3: Release Date, Plot, Cast and Latest Updates [2020+1]

Season 2 of Noragami premiered on October 2, 2015, and ended on December 25, 2015.
Norgami Season 3 has yet to receive an official update as of this writing.

There have been recent rumors that the popular anime Noragami has been revived for a third season. We would want to state unequivocally that these rumors are untrue. This rumor was circulated by a tweet, and as a result, everyone began to speculate that Noragami Season 3 will be released shortly. As a result, we strongly warn you not to trust tweets from unverified accounts.

When it comes to Noragami, it’s a fantastic action, adventure, fantasy, and humor anime series. It tells the story of a small god who, to obtain widespread worship, joins forces with a human girl whom he saved to gain fame, recognition, and at least one shrine dedicated to him.

Noragami anime series

Noragami, also known as Stray God, is a Japanese anime based on Adachitoka’s manga of the same name. Bones, a Japanese company, is behind the anime TV series. It was written by Deko Akao and directed by Kotaro Tamura. The first season consisted of 12 episodes that aired between January 5, 2014, and March 23, 2014, as well as two OVAs (original video animation) that aired on February 17, 2014, and July 17, 2014.

The second season, which consisted of 13 episodes, premiered on October 2, 2015, and ended on December 25, 2015. Season 2 also featured two OVAs, which aired on November 17, 2015, and March 17, 2016. After almost six years, there is still no official word on when the anime will return for the next season. Will there be a third season of Noragami? Let’s see what we can find out.

The probability of an anime sequel is determined by various elements, including the source material, popularity, desire for the sequel, and the anime’s sales and profit. For Noragami Season 3, we looked into these factors. Here’s what we think about the potential of a third season of Noragami based on our research. Let’s take a closer look at each of these elements:

Is there enough source material available to adapt Noragami Season 3?

Every anime has its source material, which can be found in the form of light novel series, virtual novels, comics, or even a mobile app. The source material for Noragami is a manga series with the same name.

There have been 24 manga volumes published thus far. On October 15, 2021, Adachitoka’s latest manga volume was released in Japan. There are also two Noragami: Stray Stories spinoff manga stories.

On December 6, 2010, the first volume of the manga series was released. On November 15, 2013, and February 15, 2019, special volumes were issued, respectively. Season 1 adapted volumes 1 to 3 of the manga series, while Season 2 adapted volumes 4 to 9.

The first OVA adapted manga chapter 25 as well as some other random material, while the second OVA adapted manga chapter 24 as well as some of Noragami: Stray stories. The third OVA used the same material, while the fourth OVA adapted Chapter 41.

Noragami Season 3: Sales and Profit Information

The profitability of an anime series, as well as sales of its source material, Blu-ray copies, merchandise, and viewership on OTT platforms, all play a big role in whether or not it gets a second season. As a result, we must examine how the first and second seasons of Noragami fared, as well as whether they were lucrative or not.

If the anime did well, the creators will be encouraged to develop another season, but if the anime did not make a profit, the creators will be discouraged from making additional seasons. That is why, in the case of Tokyo Ravens, season 2 has yet to be released.

Blu-Ray sales

In terms of sales, the first season of Noragami sold over 5000 Blu-Ray copies per volume, whereas the second season only sold around 2000 copies per volume. This isn’t a tremendous quantity, considering how well-received animes like Overlord and Demon Slayer did on Blu-Ray.

However, as streaming has become a popular alternative, Blu-Ray sales for all animes have decreased dramatically. Users aren’t buying as many pricey Blu-Rays as they formerly did. In the last five years, streaming has surpassed Blu-Ray as the principal source of revenue.

Manga sales

Around 120,000 copies of Volume 21 of the manga series were sold. Volume 22 was released on June 17, 2020, and it sold over a million copies. The manga series’ 12th volume, which was released on November 17, 2014, sold over 3,00,000 copies. As a result, manga sales have been steadily declining over time.

As a result, we can observe that the series does not generate as much profit as anticipated. Between seasons two and three, Blu-Ray sales dropped by 60%. In addition, the series’ bad manga is a big reason why it will not be renewed for a third season, as it sold far fewer copies than it did a few years ago.

Noragami’s popularity and demand for a new season

Let’s take a look at how Noragami has performed in the ratings since its debut in Japan.

The franchise’s social media accounts are still operational. The official Twitter account for this franchise, which has 109.1K followers, last posted in May 2021 about the Noragami Opening reaching 100 million views.

The second season was more popular than the first, according to Google search engine data. For the second season, however, the number of searches for Noragami in the country of origin, Japan, decreased. In terms of the present trend, searches for Noragani in Japan are only 3% of their peak.

Will there be Noragami Season 3? 

We can’t disclose much about Noragami Season 3 right now. However, this does not rule out the possibility of new episodes. A 50/50 possibility exists. The lack of a sequel is since it sold very few manga copies and did not sell well on Blu-ray. Furthermore, only the first season of Noragami was released on OTT, resulting in the anime’s failure to gain a global audience.

The fact that there is the adequate source material for adaptation explains why the series is receiving a sequel. The other reason is that there is a lot of demand for season 3 because fans are still waiting for it.

Another issue is that the studio responsible for the previous two seasons is extremely busy. Studio Bones is presently working on Season 5 of My Hero Academia, which will be released in 2022. They also have a couple of other projects planned for 2021 and 2022.

Noragami English dub

On Funimation and Crunchyroll, you can stream and watch all of the episodes of Noragami English Dubbed. Hulu also has subbed and dubbed episodes available.

Are you looking forward to the release of Noragami Season 3? Let us know what you think in the comments area.