Dozens of anime in the romantic comedy genre meet every year in Japan. Another production of the genre, with well-known examples such as Rent-A-Girlfriend and Masamune Kun No Revenge, was Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, which first met audiences in 2019. Before the adaptation, it met the readers as an Aka Akasaka manga, and the manga series is also still ongoing. The hit anime is animated by A-1 Pictures and licensed by Aniplex of America and listed on Crunchyroll and Funimation. We also know the studio from popular anime productions such as 86 and Blue Exorcist. The anime, proving its success in the elapsed period, easily got new season approvals and completed another season with the one hour finale on June 25, 2022† The last season of the series Kaguya-sama: Love Is War -Ultra Romantic- was the best according to many fans. The third season of the anime was very romantic, as the season title suggests. After a good season, the main question mark in mind is the 4th season† So the anime has already been renewed for a fourth season†
Will there be a fourth season of Kaguya-sama: Love Is War?
The third and final season of the anime, consisting of 12 episodes, like previous seasons, aired between April 9, 2022 and June 25, 2022. Some anime announce the sequel in the finale of the aired season. But for this it must have a strong popularity, so the producers should not have any financial worries. Happy, Kaguya-sama: love is war was one of those hit anime and announced a new anime project at the end of the season. According to the announcement on the anime’s official website and Twitter account at June 24, 2022there is a new anime project in production.
The news is not yet full of details about the project, and more details will be published later on the official website and Twitter. We will try to share this news directly with you in this article. It is unclear whether the new anime project will be a movie or a fourth season† Judging by the manga’s situation, however, a new season seems very possible.
As we mentioned at the beginning of our article, manga series, which aired before the anime, has been published since May 19, 2015. The story of Aka Akasaka is also illustrated by himself. The series currently consists of 26 installments and the last installment was published on June 17, 2022. In addition, the fact that the series is still running makes it possible to see more anime sequels in the future. Of course, the availability of source material is not always sufficient for a decision on a new anime season, and popularity and financial conditions are also very effective in the renewals of the new season.
We said that the announced anime project could be a new anime season. We think so because the manga series has enough source material for it to happen. The manga series contains 256 chapters published in volume format. In addition, there are a total of 267 chapters, with chapters that are not yet in volume form. 101 chapters were adapted in the first two seasons of the anime, and the number of adapted chapters in the third season reached 137. Although the anime series is true to the manga, about 20 chapters were skipped during the adaptation. You can also read the manga series from the beginning if you want to see various details about the series. In summary, only half of the manga seems to have been adapted over three seasons and there is enough source material to make a new season and more.
The popularity of the anime
While the anime’s manga has plenty of source material, many series may not have a new season opportunity. This is because anime was created to advertise manga for only one season, or because the anime doesn’t generate enough revenue to financially get another season. Happy, Kaguya-sama: love is war is a very popular series with its anime too, and it could get the approval of the new season so far. If all goes well, we will be able to see more seasons in the future.
According to Myanimelist data, anime ranks among the 100 most popular anime of all time. (#61st) Also, last season received more than 9.0 ratings from users, and its popularity seems to be growing even more.
In general, animes with more than 100,000 followers on Twitter are more successful in getting the new season confirmations. Kaguya-sama: Love Is War’s Official Twitter account is currently followed by 421.7k people, making it a huge hit in Japan as well. We also see that the popularity of anime in global Google searches is at least equal to beloved anime like Wonder Egg Priority or Goblin Slayer†
Sales and distribution
Disc sales figures for the third season of the anime are not yet clear, but it has managed to stay above average by selling 4906 units in the first season and 3530 units in the second season (average sales in volumes). While disc sales have fallen in recent years, it’s good data to compare to other anime that went on sale during the same time period. Given the disc sales so far, we can say that the anime is not in a bad position.
crunchy rolls and Funimation list the anime on their platform. Also the fact that it is distributed exclusively by a major distributor such as Hulu TV around the world makes everything financially better. Live-action movies released in 2019 and 2021 have also been a good financial resource for the franchise. In summary, it is not difficult for us to see more seasons financially.
Season 4 Chance of Kaguya-Sama: Love is War
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on social media
Popularity on Google searches
Perfect ratings (8.40 on MA, 8.5 on IMDb)
Enough manga source material
Success in disc sales
Major distributor like Hulu
Good Manga Sales (15+ million copies in print)
Extra income with Live-Actions
Renewed for a new project!
When is the fourth season of the anime?
The anime gets a new anime project. While it’s unclear if the announced anime project already hints at a new season, we expected it to be a new anime season. Another detail that hasn’t been clarified yet is when it will hit the screens. The anime announced its third season in the last quarter of 2020, and a year and a half later, the highly anticipated season hit the screens. Therefore, given the production period, it does not seem easy to see a new season in 2022. However, this period may be shorter due to the decrease in delays caused by Covid19, and production capacity is now almost as much as it was before the pandemic. If all goes well, we think we can see a new anime season in the summer of 2023† Stay tuned for official updates.