This decision is undoubtedly gripping. However, what about Season 3? The fans have been waiting for the renewal so long. Despite numerous rumors, there has been no official news on the subject. Nonetheless, there are many curious facts which point out that the renewal will follow very soon.
The first and foremost indicator in favor of renewal is that the original light novel series finally consists of eleven volumes. Perhaps you didn't know, but the first season of the anime series covered the first three novels of Tetsuto Uesu's light novel series. The second season, in turn, adapted volumes 4 to 7. Thus, now we have three additional books for a third television adaptation. We doubt that the upcoming OVA episode could wrap up the series. On the contrary, we believe that this new chapter will prepare the viewers for another season. Besides, the rest of indicators are more than favorable as well.
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 could 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 look up at a response of the target audience, it appears that the viewers are pretty satisfied with The Testament of Sister New Devil.
On MAL, the first season of this anime has a score of 7.08/10 based on about 128,000 votes. The second installment titled Shinmai Maou no Testament Burst has a rating of 7.13 > 70,000 votes. Even on IMDb, the show's score is 7.0/10, which is more than enough (at least in the US) to produce a sequel. However, also worth noting that this indicator is not valued so much in Japan. Their primary goal is the number of sales. But as we said above, this figure was impressive.
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 entirely new OVA will debut next January. Of course, we could be wrong. However, as a rule, this statistical approach helps to foresee the future events. The only question remains when should we expect the announcement of renewal and when will Shinmai Maou no Testament Season 3 release date. We'll speculate on the subject below.
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.
What Is Shinmai Maou no Testament About?If you are not acquainted with this anime, here is a brief overview below.
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. But 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.
Regarding The Possible Release Date For Season 3
As we said above, we almost sure that Shinmai Maou no Testament will return for Season 3. By the way, we want to repeat one more time that an OVA titled Shinmai Maou no Testament Departures will premiere on Jan 27, 2018, as a two-week limited theatrical screening. Moreover, the BD/DVD release of this OVA is available since Wednesday, March 28, 2018.
As for Season 3, we expect it in 2019 due to the schedule of the previous seasons. But, in any case, we are waiting for the official announcement. We will update this page as soon as getting some additional official news. Stay tuned for updates.