The world of anime is arranged in such a way that each television adaptation has its roots in some source like a light novel series or manga. However, some series have a video game or visual novel as a source or made from scratch at all. In such a case, it's complicated to predict its future since there is no particular source material in advance. Unfortunately, in the case of Diabolik Lovers, we faced with the same situation. Since the end of the second season of the anime on December 9, 2015, many fans have wandered through the Internet in an attempt to figure out whether or not Zexcs is going to produce another installment of their television adaptation.
In fact, there have been no official words on the subject of Season 3. To be sure of this, we suggest you visit the official website of the franchise. Nonetheless, we might attempt to estimate the odds of the series to receive its sophomore installment, basing on statistic data. In general, it's worth noting that Diabolik Lovers is quite an average anime series given the response by the target audience. The first season of the anime has a score of 5.74/10 ~ 72,500 votes, on MAL. A sophomore installment titled Diabolik Lovers More, Blood earned a rating of 6.11/10 ~ 24,000 votes. Finally, the viewers have rated an OVA at 6.03 points out of 10 ~ 8,500 votes. As we may see, Diabolik Lovers can't boast with the impressive ratings.
On the other hand, despite such low ratings of the first season, Zexcs picked up Diabolik Lovers for a next round. Another good sign is that there are six games in the franchise. The last one, titled Diabolik Lovers: Lost Eden was released on February 16, 2017, in Japan. Thus, it appears that Rejet doesn't desire to wrap up the game franchise. Well, it's an impressive news for a television adaptation since it has got more source material.
Summing up, one may conclude that the anime is a byproduct (spin-off) of the game franchise. So, the show's creators don't care about the ratings. The more games will be released, the more television adaptations they would receive. Therefore, we believe that Diabolik Lovers Season 3 might well happen in spite all of the negative factors. The only question remained, when?
Diabolik Lovers premiered in September 2013 on AT-X. Simultaneously, Niconico began streaming the anime. The Zexcs studio served as a developer of the television adaptation. Sentai Filmworks served as a licensor of the anime series in North America. The first season of Diabolik Lovers consisted of twelve episodes + an OVA. The second season of the series kicked off on September 23, 2015. This installment also contained twelve episodes. Since then, there has been no official news about Season 3.
What Is Diabolik Lovers About?The story focuses on Komori Yui, a beautiful teenage girl whose father was forced to go overseas for business. She went to a new town alone to settle in a distant mansion, thinking that it would be her new home. However, no-one was here to meet her. When attempting to find at least someone, Yui discovers a handsome young man inside the mansion, who looks unconscious or dead. However, he awakens suddenly, and five other young men come in sight from the shadow. Yui soon learns, that all these mysterious men are, in fact, brother vampires.
Unfortunately, she is none other than their victim. They all have a propensity to sadism. Therefore, Yui attempts to escape, however, in vain. As a result, she accepts the new conditions and starts to attend a new school, where various celebrities and supernatural beings study at night. Experiencing humiliation and bullying, Yui, nonetheless, is trying to figure out the true story of her origin.
On The Subject of the Possible Release Date for Season 3As mentioned above, despite all the negative factors we still believe that Diabolik Lovers will return for Season 3, since we suppose that this television adaptation is a long-term spin-off of the game series. However, we doubt that the announcement of renewal follows this year. The next year, 2019, looks promising. Besides, more than two years have passed since the conclusion of the second season.
Of course, it would be logical to release the third installment this September. But that did not happen. Zexcs may have planned to release the next season within next fall. However, we suppose the release will happen sooner. In any case, we're waiting for the official announcement. Stay tuned for updates. We'll keep you informed on the subject.