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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Season 3 release date set for October 2020 after delay

DanMachi Season 3
The Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Season 3 release date has been re-confirmed for October 2020. Pic credit: Studio J.C. Staff

The Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Season 3 release date time frame has officially been re-confirmed to be scheduled for October 2020, the fall 2020 anime season.

The re-announcement was made from the official DanMachi Twitter account, which also released new key visual art that showed off one of the new main characters for Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no ha Machigatteiru Darou ka? Season 3.

The DanMachi Season 3 release date was scheduled for July 2020, the summer anime season. In May 2020, the anime production committee announced that the premiere of the third anime TV season would be pushed back to “October or later.”

The rescheduling was necessary to protect the production staff and voice actors from the 2020 SARS-COV-2 coronavirus pandemic.

Some anime fans feared that the release date for Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Season 3 would be pushed back to 2021 in the worst-case scenario.

However, on July 4, 2020, it was announced that “DanMachi 3 is scheduled to start broadcasting and distribution from October” 2020.

Unless the effects of COVID-19 worsen in Japan, it seems very likely that Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Season 3 will be streaming as planned during the fall 2020 anime season.

Many studios’ schedules suffered from cascading effects due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the worldwide mitigation efforts. Industry insiders claimed that animating was taking twice as long while dubbing as bad as three times as long.

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DanMachi Season 3
A new key visual released in July 2020 shows the new Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Season 3 characters. Pic credit: J.C. Staff

Anime studio J.C. Staff returning for DanMachi Season 3

Animation studio J.C. Staff will be returning to produce the third season, with director Hideki Tachibana at the helm.

Writer Hideki Shirane is creating the scripts. Artist Shigeki Kimoto is both the Character Designer and Chief Animation Director. Jin Aketagawa is the Sound Director. Composer Keiji Inai is composing the music.

The Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Season 3 opening (OP) theme song music will be performed by Yuka Iguchi, but the ending (ED) music has not yet been announced.

DanMachi Season 3 Anime Key Visual Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon
This older key visual for Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Season 3 shows Bell meeting Wiene for the first time. Pic credit: J.C. Staff

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? 3 won’t catch up with the light novels

The story for the DanMachi anime TV series is based on the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no ha Machigatteiru Darou ka?) light novel series by author Fujino Omori and illustrator Suzuhito Yasuda.

The book series is up to Volume 15 as of June 2019, and the English translation is scheduled for a release in November 2020. The DanMachi Volume 16 release date is also scheduled for fall 2020.

The first two seasons adapted the story up through Volume 8, which was heavily condensed in the anime version. The lengthy Volume 8 was largely composed of side stories, so the anime focused mostly on the main characters.

The third season will most likely adapt Volumes 9 through 11 since those three books are a complete story arc. That means anime fans will have to wait until DanMachi Season 4 for Volumes 12 and beyond to be adapted.

For more details and spoilers, please read our full-length DanMachi Season 3 story. Stay tuned!


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