Zombieland Saga is a comedy horror anime series that first met the public in the fall of 2018. This anime, which has managed to attract the attention of the public in a different genre than many romantic comedies and dark fantasy anime, is not based on a manga or light novel. At the head of the anime is the MAPPA studio, which we know from many successful animes. MAPPA, which is often mentioned with Attack on Titanarguably the most popular anime of all time, thrilled fans with the decision of the second season from Zombieland Saga. The second season, called Zombieland Saga: Revengewas broadcast on many local networks such as AT-X, Tokyo MX, SUN, TVQ, Saga TV, BS11 between April 8, 2021 – June 24, 2021. The anime, which also aired on Funimation and crunchy rolls, gained worldwide viewers. Fans are now waiting for the third season from the anime. Let’s remember the series and take a look at everything that is known about the third season.
What is the storyline of the anime?
Typical morning. The usual music. Their normal life. The peaceful life of seven girls will suddenly fall through the zombies. It is also true that they never wanted to be part of a beautiful and scary zombie world. They all share one hope: “We want to live.” These girls will struggle to achieve the miracle against the saga. High school girl Sakura Minamoto dies one morning after being hit by a pickup truck while leaving the house for her idol application. Ten years after this event, Sakura is resurrected as a zombie by a producer named Kotaro Tatsumi, along with six “legendary” girls from different periods in Japanese history, as part of the total zombie idol group known as Franchouchou in Saga Prefecture. .
Will there be a third season of Zombieland Saga?
The anime made its second season finale on June 24, 2021. Sometimes we can come across new season confirmations of animes in the season finales. But that wasn’t the case for Zombieland Saga. MAPPA or any anime related company not renewed yet the anime for one third season† It looks like the team will be silent on this for a while. First, viewership and disc sales are evaluated. It is possible to evaluate the possibility of the extension under a number of important factors. Let’s watch together.
Manga status of the anime
The anime’s manga is written by Megumu Soramichi and published by Cygames. However, the point that should not be missed is that the anime is not a manga adaptation. Rather, the manga is an adaptation of the anime and conveys the events in the anime to the readers. The source material for new seasons of anime is important, and they often use manga. However, since the series is not a manga adaptation, there won’t be a problem with the source material. An anime-specific script will be written for the third season of the anime upon request.
Disc sales of the anime
Animes are for-profit productions, so selling discs is important. Although the popularity of DVDs and Blu-rays has decreased with the increase of online video watching, it is still good data to see its popularity in Japan and compare it with other anime released in the same period. The first volume discs of the anime will go on sale in the coming weeks and three volumes will be sold. We noted here that it would make good sales when the sales numbers were released. Meanwhile, the anime’s first season sold on average 20,917 units on three volumes in the summer of 2018. It was the third best sales of the year. If the success continues in the second season, a third season is inevitable.
Popularity and the other factors
On the other hand, popularity is important. Having a strong studio behind it is a big advantage for anime. The anime already has strong Google search volume with its second season. A strong fan base is following the anime on Twitter, and the anime’s Twitter page is currently followed by 161k people. To make a simple comparison, we can say that; No game, no life has 124k, and overlord, which has been renewed three times for new seasons, has 115k followers. In terms of popularity, we are full of hopes for a new season.
When is the second season of the anime?
A new season of the anime is yet to come confirmed† However, according to the speculation we made above, there will most likely be another season. It’s hard to give an exact one Publication date† The anime received approval for the second season about a year after the first season aired, and two years after this renewal, it returned to the screens. So there was a waiting period of 3 years. It is very likely that the pandemic has had an impact on this as well. In general, the production time of an anime is one year. Given this situation, we don’t think we’re going to wait three years for a new season. Based upon this, the summer of 2023 is a good prediction for the third season of the anime. Stay tuned for more official announcements.