Strike the Blood: What About Season 3?
You may have thought that Strike the Blood Season 2 is already airing on every online video streaming website. However, you're right in general, but wrong in particular. In fact, there was just one full season of this anime series consisting of twenty-four episodes. Strike the Blood: Valkyria no ?koku-hen it's an OVA of only two episodes. At the same time, Strike the Blood II, which most of the fans and media outlets regard as a sophomore season of the anime series is, actually, a second OVA, which contains eight episodes.
Because of this misunderstanding, many people are waiting for a Season 3 of Strike the Blood. But this is nothing but a misleading. However, noteworthy that even on the official website of the franchise, this OVA is described as the 2nd season. In any case, for those who eagerly await the next season, we want to estimate the odds of its possibility.
In fact, this franchise has many source material, since its consist of a light novel series and manga. The novel contains seventeen volumes. The last of them issued on June 9, 2017, in Japan. Besides, the original series is currently ongoing. The manga consists of eight volumes and is continuing as well. The most recent of them went on sale on March 27, 2017. On the other hand, it's worth noting that the source is almost exhausted because all these television adaptations, as well as OVAs, have covered nearly all the volumes. Nonetheless, the last episode of Strike the Blood II aired on May 24, 2017. So, most of the fans are wondering about another installment.
Let's take a look now at their reception. The first season of Strike the Blood has received a high rating, 7.38/10 ~ 146,000 votes, according to MAL. On IMDb, it has a score of 7,4/10 > 800 votes. The first OVA was even more successful, gaining a figure of 7.41/10 ~ 20,000 votes. Finally, Strike the Blood II holds a score of 7.27/10 ~ 14,500 ratings. Thus, these indicators reflect an overall rating of the entire franchise, and it seems to be stable.
As for the BD/DVD sales of the 2nd OVA, this indicator was high as well. As of today, over 32,600 copies were sold, with an average raised from 9,500 to 10,500. All these figures show us that Strike the Blood is a hugely successful franchise, which worthy continuation. However, there has been no news on the subject of renewal as of yet. But the odds are still high since the commercial feasibility of the franchise is the primary factor able to affect the decision on renewal. All we need is just to wait for the official announcement.
Strike the Blood premiered in October 2013, on AT-X. Later, Tokyo MX, MBS, CBC, and BS11 began airing the anime series. SILVER LINK., Inc. jointly with Connect served as a developer of the television adaptation. Discotek Media has acquired rights to the anime in North America. Season 1 consisted of twenty-four episodes came to an end on March 28, 2014. Two OVAs followed after the television adaptation. The last one ended in May 2017. There has been no announcement of the next season (Season 3) till now. To be sure of this, we suggest you visit the official website of the franchise.
Strike the Blood Summary
The story takes place on a distant artificially made island off the coast of Japan, which serves as a shelter for the demons of all kinds. This area is well known as Itogami City. The primary storyline focuses on Kojou Akatsuki, a presumably fourth powerful vampire, which is capable of affecting the balance between the ruling three Progenitors. He used to hide his actual possibilities. Nonetheless, a teenage Sword Shaman apprentice named Yukina Himeragi was sent to watch over Kojou. She would have to kill him in the case if Kojou went out of control. However, they gradually become closer to each other and befriend with other monster students.
On The Subject Of The Possible Release Date For Season 3
As mentioned above, despite the fact that the initial source material is exhausted, we believe that Strike the Blood Season 3 might have happened. However, we doubt that the next season will appear in 2018. The more likely period is the beginning of 2019 since the show's creators need time to gather the source material. On the other hand, Silver Link may decide to wrap up the franchise as they gained the sufficient income. In any case, the original light novel series as well as manga both still ongoing. We hope that there would be the next installment of Strike the Blood. Whether it be Season 2 or Season 3, doesn't matter. We are waiting for the official announcement. Stay tuned for updates. We'll keep you informed on the subject.