Back in 2017, those who stands behind the anime announced that another anime project is in the works. We thereby have been witnessing another OVA episode, which premiered on March 28, 2018.
No doubt, you want to know whether there will be Shinmai Maou no Testament Season 3. It's clear now that the franchise is ongoing. Besides, the 12th volume of the original light novel series has been issued on April 1, 2018, in Japan.
In addition, it's worth noting that The Testament of Sister New Devil Season 1 has covered the first three novels of Tetsuto Uesu's light novel series. At the same time, the 2nd installment, in turn, has adapted volumes 4 to 7.
As a result, five additional books are ready for another television adaptation. Looks like there is now enough source material for Shinmai Maou no Testament Season 3. A next season should definitely happen also because of other impressive indicators of the franchise.
According to the official website, more than 2.3 million copies of Shinmai Maou no Testament have been sold. After all, the BD/DVD sales might serve a primary reason for a studio in their decision to renew or cancel any series.
It seems that Production IMS feels the success of the franchise and is about to extend it with one more season.
Furthermore, if we take a look at the response from the target audience, it appears that the viewers were entirely satisfied with The Testament of Sister New Devil.
According to MyAnimeList, the first installment of the anime has a score of 7.03/10 based on about 170,000 votes. Meanwhile, the 2nd season holds a rating of 7.11 ~ 100,000 votes.
Even on IMDb, the anime might boast with a high score 6.8/10 ~ 1,000 votes. As a rule, if we touch a question about the US series, such indicator is more than enough for a further decision on renewal.
Yet, also worth noting that this indicator is not so valuable in Japan. Their primary goal is the number of the BD/DVD sales. However, as we said above, these data were impressive as well.
Summing up, all the factors point out that Shinmai Maou no Testament might have Season 3 in the foreseeable future.
- This anime has an excellent rating;
- There is enough source material for another installment;
- The show's BD/DVD sales were successful;
- An OVA premiered this March, which serves a sequel to the anime series.
The Testament of Sister New Devil started off in January 2015 on Tokyo MX. Soon after, TVQ, BS11, TVS, and other Japanese broadcasters began airing the series. Production IMS Co., Ltd. served as a developer of the television adaptation.
Funimation acted as a licensor of the anime in North America. The second installment titled The Testament of Sister New Devil BURST premiered on October 9, 2015, and came to an end on December 11, 2015.
Since then, there have been no official reports concerning Season 3 of the anime.
Shinmai Maou no Testament Summary
The story focuses on Basara Toujou, whose father decided to get married one more time. But soon after, he leaves the country to travel overseas.
As a result, Basara remains alone with his two cute stepsisters, Mio and Maria. However, it turns out that both his new sisters are in fact demons, while Basara himself belongs to the Hero clan.
Yet instead of fighting with his sisters, Basara decides to protect them. He signs a master-servant contract with Mio to keep watch over her.
Thus Basara found himself in a complicated situation when he is trying to protect his family while the Heroes are watching for his every step.
Shinmai Maou no Testament Season 3 Release Date
As mentioned above, we have every reason to believe that Shinmai Maou no Testament will be returning for Season 3 soon. At least, all the key indicators are pointing out the further decision on renewal.
However, since the Production IMS studio has yet to confirm the 3rd season officially, all we can do is to make a forecast on the subject.
As the 12th volume of the light novel series is now ready, we don't think that Production IMS requires more chapters for another television adaptation.
Looks like that the production on Season 3 is underway. Therefore, we might expect Shinmai Maou no Testament Season 3 this fall, in October 2019. In the worst case scenario, we will have to wait until 2020.
In any case, we are looking forward to the official announcement. As soon as the Production IMS studio announces Shinmai Maou no Testament Season 3, as well as the exact date for the upcoming premiere, we will update this page. Stay tuned for updates. We'll keep you informed.