‘Noragami’ Fans Still Yearning For Season 3 Renewal Despite Manga Delays

The popular action/drama manga series “Noragami,” created by the female duo Adachitoka and originally published in 2011 by Kodansha, quickly became a hit in Japan after receiving an anime adaptation from Studio BONES in 2014.

A second season, subtitled “Aragoto,” followed in 2015, further fueling the fanbase’s enthusiasm. However, years later, the future of the anime remains uncertain.

The supernatural story follows Yato, a minor deity voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya, as he strives to gain more followers by completing odd jobs for a measly five yen each. Along the way, he befriends Hiyori (Maaya Uchida), a high school girl whose soul frequently escapes her body, and Yukine (Yuki Kaji), a lost spirit Yato adopts as a weapon.

The trio forms an unconventional family as they navigate the complexities of the godly realm and Yato’s mysterious past.

Despite positive reviews and a devoted fanbase, “Noragami” has been in limbo since the second season’s conclusion. Neither Studio BONES nor distributors like Funimation or Crunchyroll have announced plans for a third season, leaving fans in the dark about the show’s future.

Will There Be Noragami Season 3 Conclusion

The prolonged silence could be attributed to declining sales and interest. In Japan, the second season’s Blu-ray sales plummeted to 1,800 copies, compared to the first season’s 4,400.

Manga sales have also been on a downward trend, exacerbated by an unexpected two-year hiatus from 2017 to 2019 due to one of the creators’ health issues.

While the manga remains ahead of the anime in terms of storyline progression, providing ample source material for future adaptations, Studio BONES’ packed schedule with multiple projects could be another factor delaying potential renewal plans.

As fans eagerly await news, they can only speculate and hope that the series’ enduring popularity will eventually convince BONES and its partners to greenlight “Noragami” season 3.

Until then, the manga remains the sole source for experiencing the story’s continuation.