Maken-ki! is one of the most loved harem anime. Eight years have passed but fans still haven’t forgotten it and are still waiting for a season 2. Fans have started to jump to conclusions, and they have many questions regarding the series. When will season 3 be released? Is the anime cancelled? Well, luckily, you can calm down and read this article because here we will answer all your questions about Maken-ki! Season 3.
Maken-ki! is a Japanese anime based on a manga series of the same name, written by Hiromitsu Takeda. On October 5, 2011, the first season of the anime began airing which was produced by studio Anime International Company. Due to its popularity and demand, two OVAs were released, which are so success that a second season was also released on March 1, 2012. The second season and the OVAs, both were produced by Studio Xebec.
What happened so far in Maken-ki!
Maken-ki! follows the story of Takeru Ohyama, a young boy who enrolls in a private prep high school called Tenbi Academy. The academy recently converted from all-girls to co-education and Takeru is excited of being around beautiful girls. However, the academy is not as straightforward as it looked. The students in this academy have a special spirituals and magical powers called Elements, and they wield weapons called Maken. To show their powers, all students engage in battles. Ever Maken has a special and unique power which enables the deserving owner to use it during combats. Takeru is new to his school but to survive, he has to find a suitable Maken and learn the new things in this not-so-ordinary academy.
In the second season, the story continues to focus on Takeru, who faces new challenges because of joining the newly established Security Committee. Takeru, alongside of his team members, battles against those evil-doers who use their Makens for bad deeds. Moreover, as Takeru continues to face difficult situations, his relationship with the girls around him gets more tangled.
What is going on with Anime International Company and Xebec?
The first season of Maken-ki! was produced by studio Anime International Company which was founded on June 15, 1982. After the production of season 1, the studio produced quite a few projects such as Persona 4: The Animation, Date A Live, and Pupipō!. However, the studio has been inactive since their last production which was of Ai Tenchi Muyo which ended on December 26, 2014.
Maken-ki!’s second season was produced by studio Xebec which was founded on May 1, 1995. After the production of season 2, they remained active by working on various projects including Tokyo ESP, Triage X, Clockwork Planet, Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory and Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs. The last project they produced was Fafner in the Azure in 2019 of which they animated only first three episodes, and then it was handed over to I.G Production before the series ended.
What do we know about Maken-ki! Season 3 so far?
In 2016, there was a rumor that a third season is under production, but it was never released. Maybe because of low funds. However, so far, Hiromitsu Takeda nor the producer has released any official statement regarding the release of season 3.
What are fans saying about Maken-ki! Season 3?
Maken-ki has a large and loyal fanbase. It was their high demand which led to the anime having a season 2. Although there has been a season 3 yet, fans haven’t lost hopes and are still waiting for their prayers to be heard for having a season 3. Questions are being asked by fans on various social media accounts. Fans on Quora aren’t sure because there hasn’t been an official update, but they are expecting for a release date in 2021.
Fans on Reddit are starting to become frustrated because they have been waiting many years for a season 3. They are starting to think of starting a petition to put more pressure on the creators for a season 3.
On the other hand, fans of Maken-ki! on Twitter have been expressing their desire for a season 3 through emotional tweets.
Will there be Maken-ki! Season 3?
Although it’s been seven years since season two, the anime still has a high demand and popularity as shown on Google Trends as well. The anime’s first season specially performed well and received a lot of good reviews from fans. However, the second season was criticized by many fans because of its lack of originality and poor animation compared to the first season. Even then, fans continued supporting the franchise and demanding a second season.
Unfortunately, the manga on which Maken-ki! is based ended on March 9, 2020/ Since the manga has ended, the creators have a lower incentive to create a season 3, because there is no source material for them to boost sales of by producing a new season.
On the contrary, the good news is, there is more still more than enough source material left for creating a season 3, even if the manga has ended. The manga continued for 12 years, during which it released a total of 24 volumes. The first and second seasons have not even covered 1/3 of the anime.
Considering all of these factors, and also the fact that there has been no official announcement regarding a third season, it can be concluded that the chances of Maken-ki! Season 3 are very minimal.
When will Maken-ki! Season 3 be released?
A third season of Maken-ki! has not been announced, so its release date has not been announced either.
What can we expect in Season 3 of Maken-ki!?
There has been no teaser, nor any official information regarding season 3 of Maken-ki!. Hence, its plot cannot be confirmed either.
Either way, Maken-ki! Season 3 will be filled with lots of new challenges for Takeru, battles that will put you over the edge, and best of all, lots and lots of harem.