The Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 3 release date is confirmed for October 8, 2022, the Fall 2022 anime season.
The third season will have 21 episodes in total according to the official NHK website.
Internationally, the TV show has been streaming on Crunchyroll in the past. In Japan, the TV show will premiere on broadcaster NHK Educational (NHK is the producer of the TV show).
Mairimashita! Iruma-kun Season 3 will have our titular hero, Iruma Suzuki, entering his second term at Babyls Demon School. The students will be gathering ingredients in a demonic jungle in order to compete in the Harvest Festival.
Multiple new voice actors will join the Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 3 cast. General Furfur will be played by Kisho Taniyama, Lady Vepar by Mariko Kouda, Mr. Hat by Masami Iwasaki, and Barbatos Bachiko by Junko Takeuchi. (See the article in the link for more details about the characters and the voice actors.)
On September 5, 2022, it was announced that Hiroki Yasumoto will voice Orobus Coco — a student attending Babyls Demon School and an antagonist during the Harvest Festival Arc.
Voice actor and narrator Hiroki Yasumoto is best known for his roles as Hozuki in Hozuki’s Coolheadedness, Yasutora Sado in BLEACH, and Germany in Hetalia: Axis Powers.
The announcement of the anime TV sequel was made shortly after the second season ended in September 2021.
“The third season of the anime Iruma-kun is coming! I’m so happy!” said the original creator Osamu Nishi. “The first series was bright and fun, and the second was weird and hot, so I can’t wait to see what kind of world the third series will bring! I’ll be screaming in front of the TV again!”
“The third season begins with the new school year set after the end of the second season. And the new test is the Harvest Festival!” said director Makoto Moriwaki in response to the production decision.
The director then went on to give some spoilers for the upcoming Mairimashita! Iruma-kun Season 3.
“Gather ingredients in the giant sea of trees to get points. Each of the Abnormal class has their own unique masters. The appearance of a new rival with strong magic, and a character that I don’t know if he’s a rival or not. What, Iruma’s going to the next stage? What, is he going to separate from Azu and Clara? You won’t want to take your eyes off this one! Look forward to it!”
The anime is being produced by animation studio Bandai Namco Pictures with production provided by Japanese broadcaster NHK.
The main staff for Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 3 hasn’t been announced yet. The entire main staff for the first season returned for the second season so it’s likely that they will return for the third season.
For the first two seasons, director Makoto Moriwaki (Associate Producer for Yuri!! On Ice) was helming the project. Writer Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Girls’ Last Tour anime) was handling the series composition. Composer Akimitsu Honma (Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku) created the music. Artist Satohiko Sano (Talentless Nana) was the character designer.
The first season’s OP was “Magical Labyrinth” by DA PUMP, while the ED was “Debikyu” as performed by voice actress Yu Serizawa.
The second season’s OP was “No! No! Satisfaction!” as performed by DA PUMP, while the ED was “Kokoro Show Time” as performed by Amatsuki.
The first two seasons both had two cours. 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.
The first season had 23 episodes that released in Fall 2019 through Winter 2020. The second season premiered on April 17, 2021.
Since the third season has 21 episodes, it will once again be two cours and the finale episode will release in Winter 2023.
Crunchyroll is streaming the new anime episodes with English subtitles as they air on Japanese TV. The Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun English dub for the first season was released in early 2020.
Crunchyroll’s Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2 dub release date is confirmed for June 12, 2021. Here is the English dub cast:
- Laura Stahl as Iruma
- Billy Kametz as Asmodeus
- Kayli Mills as Clara
The Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2 Episode 20 release date was delayed to September 4, 2021, due to TV broadcast coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The finale for the second season, Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2 Episode 21, released on September 11, 2021.
- Updated September 12, 2022: More cast announcements.
- Updated September 6, 2022: Added OP and ED info.
- Updated August 29, 2022: Added multiple new Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 3 cast members.
- Updated August 22, 2022: Added Barbatos Bachiko VA info.
- Updated August 15, 2022: Exact Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 3 release date confirmed by new key visual.
- Updated April 1, 2022: Added number of episodes.
- Updated March 22, 2022: Added Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 3 release time frame and new key visual.
- Updated September 11, 2021: Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 3 anime confirmed to be in production.
- Updated May 27, 2021: Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2 dub release date confirmed.
This article provides everything that is known about Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 3 (Mairimashita! Iruma-kun 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.
Why the Mairimashita! Iruma-kun Season 3 release date was predicted for late 2022
As of the last update, NHK and Bandai Namco Pictures have officially confirmed the exact Mairimashita! Iruma-kun Season 3 release date is on October 8, 2022.
The anime has received a good response from anime fans with Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun reviews happily extolling the virtues of both seasons. It does not have much competition since it’s one of the few anime comedies in recent years that is not also an isekai.
(Or, is it? If you think about it, Iruma was transported to another world, the Netherworld, right from the get-go. Instead of being Truck-kun’ed, he was SulliVAN’ed. Pardon the pun. Ahem.)
From a financial perspective, the first Blu-Ray/DVD disc volume of Season 1 only sold 391 in its first week in Japan. However, the anime is regularly featured in the top 10 of Crunchyroll’s Popular Anime list, with the second season often being higher than notable competitors like The Slime Diaries, To Your Eternity, Higehiro, Tokyo Revengers, and How NOT To Summon a Demon Lord.
Producer NHK seems to be setting up the series for annual releases. The second season was teased by the first season’s finale, and the second season’s finale episode also teased Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun 3.
Since the third season was announced on September 11, 2021, it was successfully predicted that the Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 3 release date would be in late 2022.
Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun manga compared to the anime
The story for the anime series is based on the Mairimashita! Iruma-kun by writer and illustrator Osamu Nishi (Hotel Helheim).
New chapters are released weekly in Akita Shoten’s Weekly Shonen Champion magazine. When the anime’s second season first premiered in April 2021, the manga series was up to Volume 21 and over 200 chapters had been released. By August 2022, the manga was up to Volume 28 and there were over 263 chapters in total.
A spin-off series called the Makai no Shuyaku wa Wareware da! (We Are the Main Characters of the Demon World!) manga started serializing in January 2021. As of March 2021, it was up to Volume 4.
Unfortunately, no North American publisher has licensed the rights to the official English translation for the Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun manga series.
Thankfully, there are unofficial fan-made scanlation projects. Thanks to the popularity of the anime TV series, the raw chapters have all been translated and there are weekly updates.
Some anime adaptations of manga series attempt to create panel-by-panel episodes that are absolutely faithful to the source material. While the Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun anime does make changes and reorders some events (Clara’s seduction lesson originally took place after the Cannonball Execution arc), even manga purists agree that the additions were welcome.
For example, Purson Soi, the purple-haired guy in the Misfits class, was only briefly shown in the earlier manga chapters, but he’s a background character from the beginning in the anime. Purson continues to show up regularly even in Season 2 so spotting him is like a game of “Where’s Purson?”.
The ultimate wallpaper person Purson (Iruma must be so jealous) eventually receives his own story arc in Chapters 147 through 151 as the 13th student of the Misfits Class. He’s even the cover character for manga Volume 18. Depending on the anime’s pacing, the story arc could be adapted by the third season, but Purson’s arc is more likely to be in the first half of Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 4.
Rather than resorting to filler content, the first season also spiced up the story by adding several musical numbers as surprise bonuses. Of course, it’s up to the individual whether having Clara singing is annoying or humorous.
The pacing of the first season stayed close to two chapters adapted per episode. The first season ended by adapting Chapter 43 from Volume 6.
Episode 23 served as both a bridge to the second season and an anime original conclusion that showed how Iruma had come to realize he now fits in with the people of the Netherworld. Episode 24 picked up the story with a mini-recap that was based on the beginning of manga Chapter 44.
The glaring problem with the transition between seasons was the cliffhanger ending where Lord Sullivan is mortified to be told off by an Evil Iruma. Anime-only audiences were probably given whiplash since grumpy Iruma was nowhere in sight even several episodes into the second season.
Of course, manga readers knew this was coming since Azazel Ameri and the Student Council Training arc were up next. Iruma wasn’t transformed into his wicked phase until Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2 Episode 5.
What’s notable is that Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2 Episode 2 upped the pacing to three chapters, 46 through 48. The anime skipped a scene where a starving Iruma was distracted by a magic circuit puzzle
Otherwise, the episode extended certain jokes and added extra scenes. The best part was when Ameri’s father Henri imagined Iruma and Ameri’s married life with “grandpa Henri” holding a baby that looked just like Lord Sullivan!
By the mid-season finale, Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2 Episode 11, the anime was finishing up the final exams story arc.
Based on the credits showing Amy Kirio in prison, we knew ahead of time that the second season would adapt until at least Chapter 88. Since the second season only occasionally used filler content like musical numbers, the second season slightly increased the pacing for certain episodes and adapted more manga chapters despite having fewer episodes in total.
It was successfully predicted that the second season’s finale episode would reorder the timeline slightly by adapting Chapter 94 in Season 2 Episode 20.
Adapting Chapter 94 out of order makes for a more fulfilling ending to the season since it’s when the Ameri x Iruma ship first starts sailing with their first date together.
All in all, it’s predicted that the second season’s finale, Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2 Episode 21, will find a stopping point corresponding to Volume 11: Chapter 93 and the first several pages of Chapter 95.
It’s the best stopping point since it’s the ending of the first school term. Ending with the amusement park story arc in Chapter 88 was an option, but leaving anime-only audiences hanging for a year with Chapter 88 would have been quite the cliffhanger since it’s when Iruma first asks Ameri out on a date and the next short story arc offers a better transition point.
Considering how the themes of Chapters 93 and 95 are interconnected, Chapter 93 serves as a bridge to future arcs since it has Iruma starting to think about how one becomes the Demon King… with Lord Sullivan all in favor of his beloved grandson taking the throne, of course!
That would mean Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 3 Episode 1 would pick up the story again in Volume 11: Chapter 95, which is also the beginning of the second saga. English-only manga readers who wish to read ahead of the anime can go to the fan translation projects.
Better yet, the manga series provides plenty of source material for Mairimashita! Iruma-kun Season 3 to be a two-cour season again. It’s predicted that the third season will end by adapting the Harvest Festival, which is the longest story arc in the entire series thus far with 38 chapters.
Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 3 anime TV spoilers (plot synopsis/summary)
The Misfits Class has their name for a reason. The teachers at Babyls Demon School consider them problem students.
When Iruma was in the throes of an evil cycle as Evil Iruma, he led his class to seize the Royal One, a forbidden classroom that was sealed off. Now, in order for the class to keep the Royal One, it’s being demanded that the entire class have a Demon Ranking of 4 (Daleth).
In order to pull this off, the entire class will need to perform to their utmost in the upcoming school Harvest Festival. First, the class will be treated to a special group of tutors who will help everyone power up!
During training, Iruma is assigned to Bars Robin, the green-haired teacher who is always pestering Professor Naberius Kalego.
While it’s called the Harvest Festival, it’s actually a survival test in which first-year students at Babyls compete for the harvest. The class is paired off into teams, with Iruma being paired up with gamer Shax Lied.
Everyone in the class begins gaining points, but Iruma and Shax are still stuck at 0 points by the second day. How will Iruma compete for the title of Young King at this rate?
Unfortunately, anime fans will have to wait until the Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 3 release date to watch what happens next. Stay tuned!