The To Your Eternity Season 3 anime TV show will continue the immortal Fushi’s quest into the future after 600 years have passed and Nokkers have spread across the planet, transforming a modernized society. But when will Fumetsu no Anata e Season 3 come out?
The third season was confirmed to be in production on March 12, 2023.
Anime Geek is predicting that the To Your Eternity Season 3 release date will be in 2024 at the earliest. (Please see the release date predictions section below for more details.)
Anime Geek is predicting that the To Your Eternity Season 3 release date will be in 2024 at the earliest. (For more details, please see the predictions section below.)
And will the third season be a Disney+/Hulu streaming exclusive now that Japanese publishing company Kodansha and Walt Disney Company have formed a long-term partnership? And what does this partnership mean for English dubbing that was previously handled in-house by Crunchyroll?
Disney has been partnering with Kodansha ever since 1950 when they created a manga adaptation of Disney characters. The expanded collaboration of the 70-year deal between the two companies means that Disney will be licensing exclusive anime titled based on manga produced by Kodansha.
Just like the first season, the second season had 20 episodes in total released as 2 cours according to the NHK website. (NHK is a major Japanese broadcaster that is also the main producer of the TV series.)
What’s a “cour,” you might ask? For those unfamiliar with the lingo, a “cour” is a three-month block of TV broadcasting based on the physical seasons usually composed of 10 to 13 episodes.
Due to the story pacing of the manga series, it is predicted that the third season will have two cours once again. (For more details, please see the manga comparison section below.)
The To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 11 release date was on January 8, 2022, the Winter 2023 anime season.
Assuming no delays, the 2nd season’s finale, To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 20, will be released in March 2023.
This article provides everything that is known about To Your Eternity Season 3 (Fumetsu no Anata e Season 3) and all related news. As such, this article will be updated over time with news, rumors, and analysis. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is known for certain.
Fumetsu no Anata e Season 3 release date predictions: Is 2024 likely?
As of the last update, Studio Drive, publisher Kodansha, producer NHK, or any company related to the production of the anime has not officially confirmed the To Your Eternity Season 3 release date. However, the production of another To Your Eternity anime sequel was announced on March 12, 2023.
Once the news is officially confirmed this article will be updated with the relevant information.
In the meantime, it’s possible to speculate about when the To Your Eternity Season 3 release date will occur in the future.
The To Your Eternity Season 1 reviews were higher than average for a fantasy story, with the first episode achieving masterpiece status even as a standalone short story. By contrast, the To Your Eternity Season 2 review scores were very good but not quite as high as the first season. This is not a surprise since there’s a major tonal difference between the two seasons.
The first issue is that Fushi has formed a defined personality at this point in the story. Much of the mystery is gone and the plot is focused on Fushi learning to accept the pain of watching loved ones come and go and how that growth will impact his choices moving forward as he learns to accept the state of his existence. As such, there are still memorable character deaths, but the tear-jerking waterworks have settled down to a stream rather than a flood where audiences need to keep tissues handy every episode.
Some anime fans may have also been turned off by the overpowering personality of Prince “Bon” Bonchien Nikolai la Tasty Peach Uralys. His cartoonish antics introduce second-hand embarrassment that stands in stark contrast to all the other characterization that has come before. While Prince Bon is written to be immediately unlikeable as a person, his character development arc revealed surprising depths to the eccentric man as he transitioned from a selfish person to a true friend willing to sacrifice himself for others.
The romance angle between Fushi and Kahaku also had a tendency to be cringe-worthy. It’s awkward enough that the descendent of Parona’s murderer falls in love with her physical form, but Fushi’s fumbling in understanding love only makes this one-sided relationship more uncomfortable to watch unfold.
Still, life is messy, and so is growing as a person. And the second season manages to achieve the goal of faithfully adapting the manga series with animation quality that gets the job done.
The only question was whether Kodansha and NHK will renew For Your Eternity for a third season. From a financial perspective, the second season was regularly featured in the Top 20 on Crunchyroll’s popular anime list in Fall 2022, but it wasn’t a shoo-in for renewal like SPY x FAMILY Season 2, Chainsaw Man Season 2, My Hero Academia Season 7, or even Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 4.
Another negative data point is that anime’s second season did not give a huge boost to the sales of the To Your Eternity manga. In March 2022, the manga series had 3 million copies in circulation, but it did not make the Oricon Top 20 manga for October 2022. To be fair, the 2nd season didn’t begin airing until the end of the month, but the manga also didn’t make the Oricon Top 50 for November 2022.
It’s always possible that the producers at NHK intend on renewing this series regularly similar to Welcome To Demon School! Iruma-kun. The only question is studio availability since anime productions are scheduled out years in advance. The anime industry as a whole is working at overcapacity and it’s only expected to become busier in the coming years.
Back in 2021, Anime Geek successfully predicted the studio switch for a 2nd season. Studio Drive is a relatively new company but they’ve already picked up big projects since they’re currently working on KonoSuba Season 3 and the KonoSuba Explosion anime release date is in 2023. As such, the anime production committee may need to shop out To Your Eternity Season 3.
The 2nd season was announced by the final episode of the first season. Likewise, the ending of the 2nd season announced the third season. Therefore, the To Your Eternity Season 3 release date will be in 2024 at the earliest.
Disney+/Hulu To Your Eternity Season 3 English dub release date predictions
Crunchyroll’s To Your Eternity Season 2 English dub release date was on November 6, 2022, which was only several weeks behind the 2nd season’s premiere on October 23, 2022. Crunchyroll also produced Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German dubs.
Here was Crunchyroll’s To Your Eternity Season 2 dub cast:
- Jacob Hopkins (Oishi in The Prince of Tennis) as Fushi
- Cory Yee (Jin in Scar on the Praeter) as The Beholder
- Dawn M. Bennett (Neiru in WONDER EGG PRIORITY) as Hisame
- Anne Yatco (Nobara in JUJUTSU KAISEN) as Tonari
- AJ Beckles (Takemichi in Tokyo Revengers) as Sandel
- Chris Hackney (Khun in Tower of God) as Kahaku
- Additional Voices: AJ Beckles, Anne Yatco, Chris Hackney, Dawn M. Bennet
The To Your Eternity Season 3 English dub release date hasn’t been announced yet.
The elephant in the room is the Kodansha/Disney+ streaming deal. Anime series that were previously exclusive to Crunchyroll are suddenly becoming Disney Plus anime.
For example, the Tokyo Revengers Season 2: Christmas Showdown Arc anime being released in Winter 2023 will be a Disney+ exclusive.
Presumably, Hulu USA will be streaming all of the anime series based on Kodansha properties in the United States whereas Disney+ will be streaming these series to other worldwide territories. This was how the release schedule of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War was handled since Hulu USA had established a marketing presence in the anime fandom whereas Disney+ USA had never carried a single anime title.
The real question is what will happen to the English dubbed version. Funimation was being phased out by Sony after they purchased both Crunchyroll and Funimation. By mid-2022 Crunchyroll began switching from remote recording to in-studio recording again (most of the work is done in their Texas studio).
It’s unknown whether or not Disney might continue to use the Crunchyroll recording studio for their exclusive titles or whether they’ll establish a separate recording unit in the American midwest. Since voice actors are typically contractors let’s just hope they resume their roles in future sequels even when Crunchyroll is no longer the streaming licensor.
To Your Eternity Season 3 spoilers (plot summary/synopsis)
Get ready for yet another major tonal shift! The last time anime audiences watched the TV show, Fuushi and his allies were at war with the Nokkers as they defended Renril City against a large-scale attack.
Fushi entered a long sleep and after 600 years he awakens to a New World where he believes all of his enemies have been defeated. Fushi chooses to let go of his connection to the roots as a weapon, but The Beholder gives him the power to reconnect to the roots even after the connection has been severed. Since it’s safe to return his friends to their homelands by resurrecting them so Fushi revives his closest friends March, Gugu, Tonari, and Bon.
Technology has progressed to real-world modernity, but what’s lurking beneath the surface is that Nokkers have achieved a secret parasitic relationship with humanity. Mizuha, the 18th reincarnation of Hayase, has Kahaku’s Nokker living inside her brain. But ninth grader Mizuha grew up as a relatively normal girl attending Minamoto Junior High School since her mother cut ties with the side of the family connected to Hayase’s legacy.
Raised as a perfectionist, Mizuha has been taught to think of others as being imperfect. She excels at everything she does without trying from playing the piano to handling naginata (a traditional bladed weapon) but she usually quits these hobbies after winning a tournament. With no challenges in life, she’s bored with this peaceful world to the point where she feels like giving up and dying.
But when she meets Fushi she begins to fall in love… She desires to “obtain” him so she can become completely perfect. Will Mizuha succeed where Hayase failed?
After Fushi awakens he wanders the world for a time but he eventually befriends a teenager named Yuki after the young man accidentally “catches” a Fushi-turned-pufferfish while dock fishing. Living in the comforting safety of Yuki’s home, all of Fushi’s friends eventually gather in a joyful reunion. Although Fushi’s old comrades struggle to adjust to their modern surroundings, at least this time around the Nokkers are not waiting around every corner ready to kill them.
It still feels odd to be at ease since parasitic Nokkers are parading around as beloved neighbors, mothers, and siblings. The Nokkers lurk just beneath the surface at school, at playgrounds, and even within Fushi’s friend circle…
With Nokkers now living peacefully among humanity, Fushi is uncertain about what to do next. Rather than endlessly tracking down and killing Nokkers, Fushi is now free to ponder his own immortality, emotions, and family.
But true peace might be merely a dream since the battle begins anew.
The Beholder takes on flesh and transforms into a 12-year-old boy that calls himself Satoru. Something sinister is brewing and this young boy’s appearance is a herald of disaster since Satoru brings word of a devastating victory that’ll change the direction of Fushi’s life once again.
Unfortunately, anime fans will have to wait until the To Your Eternity Season 3 release date to watch what happens next. Stay tuned!
To Your Eternity manga ending in Part 3
The story for the anime is based on the Fumetsu no Anata e manga series (which is also known by fans as To You, the Immortal) by author Yoshitoki Ooima. She is best known for creating the A Silent Voice manga series, which was adapted into a 2016 anime movie.
Ooima had originally planned on calling the manga “Ash Swords of 13 People”. The title was intended to represent the 13 characters that greatly affect Fushi’s life.
In a 2018 interview with Konomanga, the creator says she conceived the manga’s title when her grandmother died. It was the first idea she came up with and when she submitted the title to the editor, he said, “That’s the best!”
Ooima compared To Your Eternity to A Silent Voice, noting that the latter focused on confronting the past while her current work is focused on the future. Ooima said that she wanted to create a fantasy story since the setting gives her more artistic freedom in comparison to modern times.
The story has ghosts, a heaven-like paradise, reincarnation, and even mythical creatures. In a blink-and-you-missed-it moment, the houses in Episode 1 were obviously made from boats, but did you notice the dragon bone on the ceiling?
The To Your Eternity manga series has been serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine since November 2016. Already well past 150 chapters, the series has been collected into 18 volumes as of September 16, 2022.
Although the manga is technically serialized weekly, the author has a history of taking regular breaks. Check out this To Your Eternity hiatus chart and you’ll see Ooima took off 26 weeks in the first several years alone.
Publisher Kodansha USA is releasing the official English translation of the To Your Eternity in North America. As of July 26, 2022, the official English To Your Eternity manga was up to Volume 17, while the To Your Eternity Volume 18 release date is on April 11, 2023.
The To Your Eternity manga’s ending will take at least several more years to reach since Ooima has discussed in the past how she intends on dividing the story into three major parts or sagas. Part 1 is the Past Era. Part 2 is the Present Era. Part 3 is the Future Era.
As of Fall 2022, the story was divided up into only two main sagas so far. The first saga had 9 story arcs and concluded with Volume 12: Chapter 116. The second saga started in January 2020 with Volume 13: Chapter 117 and it introduced the new Current Era in the timeline.
Assuming the sagas are roughly the same number of chapters or story arcs, and assuming Ooima continues to take regular hiatus/breaks, it should take at least another 5 to 6 years before the final arc and series climax are reached.
Fumetsu no Anata e manga compared to the anime’s 2nd season
Everyone agrees that To Your Eternity Episode 1 is a beautiful masterpiece of storytelling. If it had been released as a standalone short film everyone would have praised it as an emotional work that delved into the alluring mystery of human life and how one prepares for your own death.
At first, the story follows a repetitive storytelling pattern of notable characters dying and joining with Fushi as he struggles to gain a level of self-actualization. This formula is broken up multiple times when a major event changes the form of the narrative.
The first season remained mostly true to the heart of the story since there was some narration and dialogue that was either skipped or condensed, but most of the alterations were minor. There were even some anime original scenes that enhanced the storytelling. The presentation of Tonari’s flashback was pushed back by multiple episodes, which changed how anime audiences perceived her actions.
The only odd omission was that the anime skipped the significant worldbuilding detail that the antagonists were called Nokkers by The Beholder since they “[k]nock on the doors of paradise, seeking its destruction.” Instead, the anime only gives a generic explanation for the motives of the Nokkers.
There was also some censorship in the first season when a prison guard threatened to r*pe Parona and also during Hayase’s attempted r*pe of Fushi. The anime censored those moments but still depicted parts of Hayase torturing Parona whereas the manga only had Hayase bragging about torturing Parona.
The anime version could have been extremely gory since Hayase couldn’t decide between ripping out Parona’s guts or stealing her face. In the end, Hayase literally skinned Parona’s face off, and in the process that’s how she “accidentally” decapitated Parona’s head. Needless to say, there was a very good reason that Parona’s body rejected Kahaku’s romantic advances.
The adaptation pacing of the earlier story arcs was very slow in order to develop the proper emotional resonance. By comparison, the pacing of the Jananda Island arc felt fast since it adapted roughly 2.5 chapters per episode whereas the first 6 episodes adapted only 13 chapters.
The 2nd season continued this fast pacing, which wasn’t a surprise since the first season adapted 55 chapters whereas the 2nd season needed to cover 62 chapters in the same number of episodes (keep in mind that the first several chapters were much longer than usual). By To Your Eternity Season 2 Episode 6, 17 chapters had been adapted up through Chapter 72.
This pacing meant that some scenes weren’t given enough time to breathe before rushing onto the next cut which undercut the dramatic impetus. Moments like Hisame’s introduction and Tonari’s big reveal were supposed to be shocking yet the execution didn’t allow time for the audience to process the intensity of the moment before moving on to the next bit of dialogue. And even then there was some dialogue that was skipped.
Season 2 Episodes 3 and 4 also rearranged the presentation of Prince Bon’s backstory. The series composition writer probably made this decision so that Episode 3 could focus on developing new elements like Bon’s family, the Church of Bennet, and the cultural war between those who love or hate the immortal Fushi. Pushing back the revelation that Bonchien could see spirits also heightened the drama since anime-only audiences probably began to suspect that the Prince was seeing and hearing things no one else could perceive.
Regardless, the opening episodes of the 2nd season still took the time to reference the past by giving callbacks to the first season. The first story arc of the 2nd season captured how long periods of time would feel to an immortal whose concept of time is disconnected from everyone else. There was also brief anime original content like Fat Fushi in Season 2 Episode 2.
All in all, it’s predicted that the 2nd season’s finale, Fumetsu no Anata e Season 2 Episode 20, will find a stopping point corresponding to Volume 12: Chapter 116.
Besides being the end of the first manga saga, it’s the best stopping point since there’s a major time skip before the next story arc begins. Manga readers had noticed that the Season 2 Part 1 ED foreshadowed Fushi’s resting place by showing his dead friends gathering to a tree, which symbolized how Fushi spread his consciousness throughout the world via roots (which was also the title for the ED song).
The good news is that there is currently plenty of source material for making To Your Eternity Season 3. Better yet, English-only manga readers who wish to read ahead of the anime can jump straight to Volume 13.
To Your Eternity Season 3 studio and staff
The main staff and studio that is making To Your Eternity Season 3 haven’t been announced yet. In the best-case scenario, the main staff will return.
For the first season, the anime TV series was produced by Studio Brain’s Base, which is best known for anime like the 2010 Durarara!!, the 2013 Blood Lad anime, the first season of My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Spice and Wolf Season 2 (Spice and Wolf Season 3 seems to be in development), and Crunchyroll’s In/Spectre anime (In/Spectre Season 2 anime came out in 2023).
The director and studio changed for the 2nd season, which was produced by Studio Drive. They’ve previously animated the original story Vlad Love, Teppen!, and Uzamaki: Spiral Into Horror. Studio Drive is also producing KonoSuba Season 3 and the KonoSuba Explosion anime that’s focused on a Megumin prequel.
For the 2nd season, the anime series changed hands from director Masahiko Murata to director Kiyoko Sayama. She’s worked on anime such as the 2008 Skip Beat! and Vampire Knight: Guilty, the 2012 Brave 10, and the 2018 Amanchu! Advance.
The remainder of the main staff returned for making the 2nd season.
Writer Shinzou Fujita (Pokemon XY&Z) handled the series composition. Artist Koji Yabuno (Naruto Shippuuden) was the character designer. Composer Ryo Kawasaki (Fate/Grand Order, Muhyo & Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation) created the music.
To Your Eternity Season 3 OP and ED theme song music
The To Your Eternity Season 3 OP (opening) and ED (ending) theme song music haven’t been announced yet.
The To Your Eternity Season 2 OP “PINK BLOOD” was performed and written by Utada Hikaru. The Season 2 ED “ROOTS” was performed by Masashi Hamauzu. For the first season, the ED “Mediator” was created by Masashi Hamauzu.
The same OP theme song was used for the first and 2nd seasons. Arguably, the music is so fitting to the themes of the anime that fans should demand its return for the third season.
Let’s just hope the wait for the To Your Eternity Season 3 release date isn’t too long. Stay tuned!