In fact, there is only one reliable news to discuss. On April 4, 2018, Kodasha Comic Plus announced that the Noragami manga is no longer on hiatus. The new chapter accordingly appeared in the magazine on August 17, 2018. By the way, you can pre-order Noragami: Stray God 19, which will be available for the English-speaking audience on Dec 11, 2018 (Yeah, yeah, this is the confirmed data; please check ISBN 9781632364395).
Without a doubt, this news worth mentioning since it gives us hope for the possible renewal of the anime series for a next season since now we have at least four additional chapters titled "Negation," "If You Can Hear My Cry," "Gift," as well as "And with That, He..." Another good news is that another upcoming volume is ready for the publication. We're talking about Noragami: Stray God 20 by ADACHITOKA, which will be released on Jun 11, 2019. As a result, there will be at least four more chapters. Whether this source material is enough for the third season of Noragami or not, -- it's a big question. On the other hand, today we have the source of Noragami Season 3. Isn't it wonderful?
Bones is currently keeping silence on the subject of the renewal of Noragami for other seasons. But nevertheless, who cares whether it be Bones Inc. or another anime studio. The key question is money. And even if Bones refuses to produce the third season of the anime series, I don't rule out that there are a lot of young studios that are about to try their hands in such a promising television project. After all, in 2014, Noragami was the 14th top selling manga series in Japan. So, I assume that Noragami seems to be a win-win deal for any anime studio.
Noragami Season 3: What about the release date?Now it's time to discuss the likely release date for the upcoming season of Noragami. Let's first of all take a look at the previous seasons. They were released with a pause of about two years. That's why too many people expected the third installment's release in 2017. However, as we have figured about above, there was not enough source material for another round.
Thus, given the fact that the 20th volume of the manga is to issue in the middle of 2019, we would have to wait. Sadly, but this is how the world of anime works in fact. Let's imagine that the two new volumes have enough data for Season 3. Even in such a case, it might take at least one year to produce the new season of Noragami. We thereby will have to wait until the end of 2020. However, even this date looks too early. Damn, what to do during such a long period of waiting? I don't know, really.
Wait, wait, wait... Everything is not so bad. I know that all the fans who read the manga know that the two previous seasons covered only 38 chapters of the original manga. You are right guys. The 38th chapter was in the tenth volume of the Noragami manga. What does it mean? It means that when the 20th volume is released, we have all the missing chapters, even to produce two more seasons. Isn't it? Therefore, Noragami Season 3 release date might happen much earlier. Unfortunately, no-one knows the exact release date right now. So, we are looking forward to the official announcement. TV Date is tracking down the official sources, including the Japanese ones to inform you about the further updates. Once Bones or any other studio announces Noragami Season 3 and its release date, we will update this page. Stay tuned for updates.
Noragami SummaryIf you don't understand what are we discuss here or just want to restore the storyline in your mind, please read a brief overview of Noragami.
Noragami is the story of a homeless deity who has neither shrine nor followers, but who is attempting to be helpful and efficient. To obtain at least one worshipper, he assists any stranger to get closer to their wishes. His name is Yato, and he is ready to undertake any personal request. He is a blue-eyed young man, who wears a sports costume. Yato leaves his phone number at every public place, desiring that one day he will manage to obtain an army of followers. He is addicted to a bottle, and thus frequently looks stupid and smug. But, sometimes, he could be frighteningly sincere.
Once, Yato's life dramatically changes. A 15-year-old girl, Hiyori Iki, prevents a car accident by rescuing Yato, presuming he could die. As a result, Hiyori is remained alive. However, her soul now exists outside the body. She demands Yato to give her life back. But when learning that Yato is seeking for a partner to accomplish this, Hiyori accepts to assist him to find the one.