Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions Season 3: Release date, news and rumors

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Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions is an anime adaptation of a light novel series of the same name written by Torako and illustrated by Nozomi Ōsaka. This anime is among those Slice of Life anime that you can watch in any mood, whether good or bad, and it would make you feel happier. 

The anime has two seasons and a movie sequel to the story, released in 2018. Critics appreciated it so much that it even received an honorable mention in the Kyoto Animation Award competition 2010. Most of the fans have been expecting a season 3 but will it be coming out or not? Keep on reading to find out. 

What happened so far in Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions

The anime follows the story of Yūta Togashi, a high school boy who used to suffer from chūnibyō (delusion), also called the “Eighth-grade syndrome.” It is a condition in which people believe that they have supernatural powers. In his middle school days, Yūta used to have this syndrome which caused him to think he had powers, and his title is the “Dark Flame Master.” As he grows old, he gets very ashamed of his delusions and doesn’t want anyone to know about his past. As he starts high school and decides to leave his past behind, he meets Rikka on the first day, who is delusional. Rikka develops an interest in Yuta after she finds out that he used to have this syndrome too. The first two seasons showed the starting of their love story, which continued in the animated film ‘Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Take on Me’.

After the credits scene in the animated film, Yūta realizes the intensity of his feelings for Rikka. Yuta returns home, and since Rikka’s apartment is two floors above his, she climbs down to his terrace on a rope. During that scene, Yuta understands that everything about Rikka, her innocence, her delusions, all of it was what made him develop feelings of love for her. This is a very touching scene because Yuta is always annoyed of Rikka and doesn’t want her around at the start of their meeting. The experiences they have together make them fall in love with each other, and they could have never expected this is happening. 

What is going on with Kyoto Animation?

Kyoto Animation is among the top animation studios in Japan. No wonder why the animation of Love Chunibyo & Other Delusions is so good. After completing the first two seasons, the studio produced a 2018 sequel film of the anime.

Afterward, the studio remained active and worked on various projects, including Liz and the Blue Bird and Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll. They are currently working on the production of Free! The Final Stroke and Tsurune film will be released in 2022. 

What do we know about Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions Season 3 so far?

Thus far, there has been no news about the release of Season 3.

The studio hasn’t confirmed if they will be producing a Season 3, and Tatsuya Ishihara hasn’t shown an interest in a new season. After Season 2, there were rumors among fans that Season 3 would be coming out, but instead, the producers released a movie. Since then, there haven’t been any rumors regarding the renewal of the series. 

What are fans saying about Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions Season 3?

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions was an anime that provided fans with entertainment, love, and laughter. Although there have been two seasons, fans have wanted more of this anime and have filled social media with requests for a second season. 

However, a few fans believe that season 3 will not come out because the movie concluded the story. 

On the other hand, some fans want to see Rikka and Yuta kiss in the third season because they still haven’t shown them kiss, and they believe the story is incomplete without them kissing. 

Will there be Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions Season 3?

Since it was first aired in June 2011, this anime has remained very popular, as shown on Google trends

The anime is based on a short light novel because it only has four volumes, and it has finished. But the animated adaptation has been lengthy; there is an original net animation series which came out in September 2012, the first season which aired in October 2012, the first movie launched in September 2013, another original net animation series released in December 2013, second season and an OVA which aired from January 2014 and a second movie released in January 2018. 

 Although the anime is based on a light novel, the studio has taken the characters from this novel and adapted the novel into an original series. This means that even though there is a volume left for the third season, the studio cannot use that volume because the previous seasons are not adapted from the source material. 

Moreover, the first season of the anime received a great response from the fanbase. But the second season did not sell that well because it had half the profit of the first season, and it sold only 7000 discs in 2014. Theanime’s first seasone ranked #82, while the second season was less popular and ranked #232.

Due to this, the studio may be discouraged from producing another season because they wouldn’t want to face another loss. It can also be why the studio produced a film afterward to conclude the story. Since the 2018 film tied all the loose ends and gave a proper ending to the story, it may signal that the series has finished. 

Unfortunately, all of this means that the chances of a season 3 are very slim. 

When will Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions Season 3 be released?

The creators have released no official news about the show’s renewal, and considering the factors mentioned above, the chances of renewal are highly unlikely. However, if season 3 is renewed by any chance, it won’t be here before mid or late 2022. 

What can we expect in Season 3 of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions?

There haven’t been any spoilers about the plot of Season 3, and since the studio doesn’t follow the plot of the light novels, the plot cannot be accurately predicted from the source material either. However, if the anime returns, fans will probably see more romantic moments between Yuta and Rikka.

Fans have been requesting a kissing scene between the couple all over social media; the producers may finally show them kissing in the new season to satisfy the fans.