Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season 3: How far is the Manga?

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Season 3

Is there a possibility of producing Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season 3? If so, I’m thinking about when the broadcast date will start.

It also summarizes where and how much (from what volume to how many volumes) the animation 2nd and 3rd period of “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid” will be visualized in the original manga, so it is a must-see for fans.

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season 3 Latest Information

No official announcement at this time

TitleMiss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
How to readKobayashi-san Chino Meidoragon
MagazineMonthly action
Animation production companyKyoto Animation
Anime broadcast start date1st term: January-April 2017
2nd term: July 2021-
Number of storiesPhase 1: All 13 episodes
Phase 2: All? Talk
Anime broadcasting stationTOKYO MX and others

“Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid” is based on the manga by the author, Coolkyousinnjitsu, and is still serialized in “Monthly Action”.

Spin-off works such as “Kanna no Nichijou” and “Elma’s OL Diary” have been published one after another, and as of August 2021, it is a popular work that has exceeded the cumulative circulation of 2.6 million copies in the series.

The biggest attraction is the slapstick comedy created by Kobayashi-san, who is the main character, and unique dragons such as Thor, Kanna, and Iruru! Since that Kyoto Animation is in charge of animation production, the drawing is also very beautiful and enjoyable.

Such “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid” also started broadcasting in July 2021 as “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid” in the second season of TV animation.

It’s a little quick, but as a fan, I’m wondering if there will be a third season of anime production. Maybe there will be an announcement in the final episode of the second season of anime, but at the moment there is no announcement about sequel production on the official website.

Therefore, this time we will thoroughly analyze the possibilities of the “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season 3” animation! Where did the first and second seasons of the anime appear in the original manga (from how many volumes to how many volumes)? In addition, we have compiled a lot of interesting information such as where the 3rd period of animation will be drawn, so please enjoy it till the end. 

Is there a possibility of producing Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season 3?

Consideration from disk sales

Disc sales such as Blu-ray and DVD are indispensable for verifying the possibility of producing the “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season 3”.

Even now that video distribution by subscription has begun to spread, the sales situation of discs is a big factor in deciding whether to produce an anime sequel.

Generally, it is said that if you can make an average of 4,000 to 5,000 or more sales, the animation production committee will make a profit and it will be easier to make a sequel.

TitleAverage number of sales
The first period of animationApproximately 3,600 sheets
The second phase of anime?? Sheet

The number of discs for “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season 2” will be confirmed from now on, but sales have already been known for the 1st term of animation, and the average of all 7 volumes was about 3,600 .

Since it did not reach the minimum line of 4,000 pieces, it was not possible to immediately decide the second period of animation just by the number of discs sold, but as a result, the second period of animation was produced.

Factors other than disc sales have a major impact on this! I will explain in detail in the next item.

Consideration from overseas reaction

One of the major factors behind the production of the second season of “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid” is its popularity in overseas distribution.

Of course, popularity in Japan is important, but the overseas market is larger than in Japan, so if you can gain popularity overseas, you can expect great profits.

As an index to measure the popularity overseas, the number of views in the Chinese version of Nico Nico Douga can be used as a reference. “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid” has been played over 130 million times in a biribiri video, which is an amazing number of views.

I think that it can be said that it is a hit enough even if it is played more than 10 million times, but “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid” has achieved more than 100 million views by an order of magnitude.

It is said that in China there is a tendency to prefer works with different world objects and young beautiful girls, and since “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid” is a work that satisfies both of them, this explosive reproduction It may have produced the number of times.

I don’t know what kind of contract was signed between the biribiri video and “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid”, but if payment is made according to the number of views, it is expected to be a considerable profit.

In the second season of TV animation, a new character, Iruru, has also appeared, and since he is developing a slapstick comedy that makes you laugh, if you can earn the number of views in the same biribiri video, the possibility of producing the third season of animation is possible. It will increase at once.

Consideration from the stock of the original manga

Considering the popularity of “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid” overseas, there is a good possibility of producing the third season of animation, but what is worrisome is the stock status of the original. If the original manga is complete or the stock is low, you can’t make a sequel.

SeasonOriginal manga volume
The first period of animationOriginal manga Volumes 1 to 3
The second phase of animeOriginal manga volumes 4-6 (expected)

The original manga of “Miss Kobayashi’s Maid Run” has been released up to Volume 11 as of August 14, 2021, and is still being serialized. Of these, in the first period of animation, the order of some episodes was changed, and although there were parts that were original stories, the contents of the original volumes 1 to 3 were basically animated.

I don’t know how far the second period of the anime will be drawn, but since the story is drawn centered on the new character Iruru, the story breaks and the number of stories are from 4 to 6 volumes of the original manga. It is likely to be drawn.

In that case, the remaining stock of the original manga will be 6 volumes. If it is visualized at a pace of 3 volumes per animation period , there seems to be no problem in terms of the original stock!

Consideration from the sales of the original manga

As mentioned at the beginning, the cumulative circulation of the original book series of “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid” has exceeded 2.6 million as of August 2021.

Compared to other manga, it’s not a high number, and looking only at the sales of the original manga, I feel that the possibility of the third season of anime is low. However, “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid” is extremely popular in anime (especially in China).

Considering that animation will lead to an increase in sales of the original manga, it is not necessary to worry too much about the fact that the cumulative circulation of the series is not increasing at this time.

Consideration from the popularity of video distribution

We checked the popularity of overseas distribution earlier, but let’s also check the popularity of video distribution in Japan.

In video distribution, the largest profit can be expected from exclusive distribution, but there is no service that exclusively distributes “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S”. Therefore, the number of views in each video distribution service is purely important.

If you check the weekly ranking of the d anime store, which is a video distribution service specializing in anime, “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid” is ranked 3rd as of August 14, 2021!

In addition, the number of “worrisome” registrations, which can be said to be favorite registrations in the d anime store, has exceeded 90,000, and it can be inferred that the number of views has increased accordingly.

From the aspect of popularity in domestic video distribution, it seems that it will not hinder the production of the third period of animation.

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season 3 Release Date

titleBroadcast periodInterval with the previous work
The first period of animationJanuary-April 2017– –
The second phase of animeFrom July 20214 years 3 months

Analyzing the current situation of “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid”, it is highly possible that the third season of animation will be produced. In that case, when will the broadcast date of the third period of animation be?

The first period of animation started broadcasting from January 2017, but the second period of animation started from July 2021, and there was a period of about 4 years and 3 months.

Given the overwhelming popularity of overseas distribution, it would have been possible for the second season of anime to be produced immediately, but as you all know, Kyoto Animation had a tragic arson incident.

At that time, Yasuhiro Takemoto, who was the director of “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid season 1,” died, and it can be inferred that the broadcast interval was vacant.

Currently, Kyoto Animation is also moving toward reconstruction, and we are releasing big hits one after another, such as the movie production of “Violet Evergarden” and “Free!!”.

Therefore, it may be difficult to produce the third season of animation immediately, but if all goes well, the broadcast date is expected to be around October 2023, two years later!

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From what volume to how many volumes of the original manga in the third period of animation? (From where to where?)

In the final episode of the first season of the TV anime “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid,” Thor’s father, Damocles, appeared, and the bond between Mr. Kobayashi and Thor was drawn. This corresponds to Volumes 1 to 3 in the original manga.

In the second period of animation, a new character, Iruru, appeared, but considering that it will be visualized at the same pace as the first period of animation, there is a high possibility that volumes 4 to 6 of the original manga will be animated. In that case, it seems that the third period of animation will start broadcasting from the 7th volume of the original manga.

Summary: 70% chance of making a sequel to Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid 3rd season

  • 70% chance of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season 3 production
  • The popularity overseas (especially in China) is tremendous
  • Broadcast date is expected to be after 2023

The biggest attraction of “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid” is the daily slapstick comedy of Mr. Kobayashi and Thor, but sometimes there are episodes that make you cry, and the story structure is solid.

In addition, the animation production is handled by Kyoto Animation, which has been highly acclaimed both in Japan and overseas, so that it is said to be “Kyoto Animation Quality”, so you can enjoy it even on the screen last year.

In the second season of TV animation, a new character, Iruru, has appeared, and it is getting more and more slapstick, but I am very much looking forward to the story after this!

It is a work that I want you to make a long hit with the 4th and 5th periods, not the 3rd period of animation, but while waiting for the good news of the sequel production decision from the official website and Twitter, enjoy the world view of “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid” Let’s go

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