Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid anime series premiered on January 12, 2017, as an adaptation of Coolkyousinnjya’s manga which was first published in 2013. The anime in the fantasy comedy and real-life genre is both entertaining and peaceful. The anime is animated by Kyoto animation, which recently actively produced animations. We also know the studio from popular anime series such as Violet Evergarden† Another famous anime owned by the studio, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, was previously renewed for the second season and delighted its fans. With a sequel, “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid SThe anime managed to maintain its quality in the first season, and many viewers even rated the second season as better than the first season. The second season, licensed by Chinese giant streamer Bilibili, also met audiences on Funimation† The second season aired from July 8, 2021 to September 23, 2021 and fans are now raving about the third season† So, has the anime been renewed for a new season? Let’s remember the anime and see what we know about the third season together.
What is the storyline of the anime?
What would happen if you encountered a dragon while wandering on a drunken day? Even better, what if that dragon could turn into a woman? Even more perfect: if that dragon woman was your servant? All of this is only a small part of what happened to Kobayashi-san.
Kobayashi is a 25-year-old computer programmer. Her life is very dull and monotonous. Her boss gives her crazy jobs and doesn’t appreciate her at all. At work, she only has one decent friend. One day they go for a drink with Makoto, her favorite friend and colleague at the same time. After a long and pleasant night, Kobayashi leaves to go home. Kobayashi has a personality that loses itself every time she drinks, which is the biggest reason why she experiences the event that will change her life that night. Our drunken hero forgets to get off the train she took to go home at her own stop and finds himself wandering in the forest on the mountain. While walking through the trees, she sees an injured green-skinned dragon. Although the dragon shuns Kobayashi, Kobayashi runs up to her and hugs her, making the dragon even more angry.
Kobayashi sees a sword stuck in the dragon’s back and jumps on the dragon’s back to get it out. Though the dragon says how dangerous it is, she doesn’t realize that nothing can stop a drunk Kobayashi. Although it is difficult, she manages to remove the sword. After warming up to Kobayashi, the dragon transforms into a half-human form and they start drinking together. After a heated drunken discussion, she proposes to the dragon, who says she is alone, to live together. Dragon Tohru is very happy about this. Kobayashi speaks of her maniacal love for servants and asks Tohru to be her servant. Tohru agrees without hesitation. The night ends with Kobayashi waking up on the train thinking that everything she saw was a dream. In fact, everything is real!
Will there be a third season of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid?
The anime was previously approved for a second season and “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S” made its season finale with the 12th episode on September 23, 2021. December 22, 2021at the time of writing, Kyoto Animation or any anime related company has not yet renewed the anime for a third season† New season confirmations of animes can sometimes be announced in the season finales, but unfortunately there was no such announcement in the season finale of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S. We will continue to follow the official channels for the confirmation of the new season of the anime. However, this process can often take a long time. The most recent example of this was four years between the first and second seasons of the anime. Since there is no official news yet, we have speculated about the new season of the anime among some key factors; let’s see together.
As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid is originally a manga series written and illustrated by Coolkyousinnjya. The manga, published by Futabasha, was published in Monthly Action manga magazine in 2013. The manga, which consists of 11 parts in total, has not yet been finalized.
Anime is generally true to the manga, although some parts have original content. The sequel of the manga is the harbinger of new seasons in the future. The first season of the anime covers chapters from 1 to 30. In the second season of the anime, it is adapted to chapter 48. It coincides with the 5th part of this anime. There are 6 volumes that have not yet been adapted into anime. It looks like the part that was adapted in seasons one and two isn’t even halfway through the series, and there’s already enough source material for another season.
Sales of discs have declined in recent years as people turn to online platforms. However, there are still traditionalists. Although the financial contribution of the disc sales does not influence the decisions about the new season as much as before, the disc sales are still good data to see the popularity in Japan and compare with other anime that went into disc sales during the same period. . The anime’s disc sales began in September 2021 during the season finale week. The anime sold 3,447 copies in volume average in the first three volumes. This sales figure parallels the sales in the first season. Considered a period, it can be considered a success. It earned about ¥113.98 million in revenue from anime disc sales in its second season and also ranks 5th among the 26 anime that debuted in disc sales during the same period.
Summer 2021 – Ranking of Disk Earnings
- Destiny/Great Carnival (¥506,450,000)
- Love life! superstar!! (¥316,110,000)
- IDOLiSH7 Third trick! (¥219,670,000)
- Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Season 2 Part 2 (¥146.18 million)
- Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S (¥113,980,000)
In fact, the popularity of the anime in Japan is quite good as evidenced by the disc sales. Currently 215,000 people are following the official anime Twitter account† In general, we can say that animes with more than 100,000 followers have been approved for the new season. Here are some examples of popular anime with a similar number of followers.
- Rent-a-girlfriend (239,000)
- The Irregular at Magic High School (230,600)
- Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (215,000)
- Given (211,800)
- Mob Psycho 100 (202,800)
Anime is very popular all over the world and also in Japan. It is currently ranked as the 103rd most popular anime of all time on Myanimelist, and searches for anime on Google show strong popularity. If all goes well, we see no reason why the anime shouldn’t be confirmed for a third season.
3rd Season Chance of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on social media
Popularity on Google searches
Good Reviews (8.01 on MA, 7.7 on IMDb)
Success in disc sales
Extra income with video game
Not a bestselling manga
When is the third season of the anime?
The anime has not yet been renewed for a third season† There is good news though, an OVA episode (Kanna Spin-off) will meet the audience after the second season on January 29, 2022† We have high hopes for the third season song, which is the biggest curiosity of the fans. A third season is highly likely, as a result of our review above. It is difficult to predict a new season date because there is no renewal yet. Due to the time difference between the first two seasons, a new season may not come before 2024. We will update our article as soon as official information becomes available.