Noragami Aragoto Season 3: Is a Japanese anime directed by Kotaro Tamura. Produced by Japanese animation studio Bones. It is based on the manga series published in December 2010. And it currently has 21 volumes and will be released in English in November 2020.
Noragami is the story of Hiyori Iki. She is a college student trying to save a stranger and has encountered an accident. It makes his soul slip out of the body. And she was transported to a parallel world of human souls and demons. Here’s what you all need about Noragami Season 3.
Noragami Season 3 Release Date
There is a blog, which I won’t mention, that says Noragami has been renewed for a third season. This is not official information and is based only on speculation. At this time, the show has not yet been officially renewed, but we’ll keep you posted as more information comes in.
Looking at the fact that season two was released on October 9, 2015, and since fans have been waiting a long time for the third episode to find out what happens next in the series, we can assume that is coming soon. Season two did not have a concrete ending, which has led to much speculation that the third season will have a new story with great adventures. Also, the fact that Noragami Vol 21 was released on October 17, 2019, and VOL. 22 As of June 17, 2020, fans are hoping to hear about Season 3 soon.
One of the biggest issues with creating Season 3 was the lack of content. However, this is no longer a problem since 22 volumes have now been released. There is enough new content for at least 2-3 more seasons. Now it’s just a matter of when not if.
It is unclear if the COVID-19 situation will affect the show’s progress.
Noragami Season 3 Source Material Information
Most current anime series are just adaptations from existing source material like manga, mobile games, visual novels, or light novels.
In the case of Noragami, the source material is the manga, so figuring out its status is essential.
We need to at how many manga have been released so far and if the manga is still ongoing in 2020. If the story ends or comes to an end, it could be the reason that another season for Noragami might have a hard time getting approved, or it could be like Classroom of The Elite. This series is just the beginning, which means Classroom of the Elite Season 2 makes sense.
The next step is to check how many manga volumes were used for the first two seasons of the Noragami anime. There are occasions when the anime uses all available source material, such as in the case of No Game No Life Season 2.
How many volumes of Noragami are there?
There are currently 22 volumes of Noragami manga released in Japan. There are also two derivative manga stories. The first follows the god Yato and his encounter with a company 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 in progress. The latest volume 22 by author Adachitoka was released in Japan on June 17, 2020. The author wrote only one book in 2017 and 1 in 2018. For 2019 these were two new volumes, but in 2020 it looks like it will only be one book again.
Manga Volumes Covered in Anime of Noragami
The first season of Noragami aired in 2014 adapted volumes 1-3. The second season covered volumes four through nine. This means that the manga volume 10 continues after anime. So that gives us twelve books that can be used for Season 3.
Before we get into what happens in the third season, let’s explore what happened in the previous seasons. Hiyori Iki is a schoolgirl whose life changes when she encounters an accident while saving a stranger. In this accident, she loses her soul from her body and becomes Ayakashi, which means that she is aware of two parallel worlds. This becomes her unique ability in which she uses to travel frequently to both sides of the world, such as the afterlife (Far Shore) where human souls and demons roam, and the human world (Near Shore) where animals, normal humans and other creatures live.
While traveling from one part of the world to another, Hiyori Iki befriends a Yato, an unnamed god. Since he does not have his own holy place, he takes a royalty of five yen for accepting the wishes of mortals. He collects money to build his own temple where humans can worship him. As a wish, Hiyori asks her to mend her body as she doesn’t like her soul to leave her body every now and then. She wants to live a normal life again. However, Yato had something else in mind. Hiyori meets Yukine, who is Yatos Regalia. Soon, three of them become good friends, and they venture together on different adventures.