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OreGairu Season 3 release date set for 2020: My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Season 3 (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru Kan) to finish the light novel/manga’s ending [Spoilers]

OreGairu Season 3 was officially confirmed to be in production. What’s more, it’s been announced that the My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Season 3 release date will occur in the spring 2020 anime season. The third season will be streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

After Season 2 left audiences hanging with a huge cliffhanger, Hachiman Hikigaya, Yui Yuigahama, and Yukino Yukinoshita will finally be returning for more Volunteer Service Club adventures in My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Season 3 (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru Season 3).

OreGairu Season 3 release date My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Season 3 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru to finish the light novel manga ending
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Season 3 will adapt the final story arc of the light novel series. Pic credit: Ponkan8

But will the third season of the anime series be the final ending of the story? Apparently so since the third season’s official title is My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU: Fin (or “Kan”, which means “The End” in Japanese).

Returning voice actor cast for Oregairu Season 3 includes:

  • Takuya Eguchi as Hachiman Hikigaya
  • Saori Hayami as Yukino Yukinoshita
  • Nao Toyama as Yui Yuigahama
  • Ayane Sakura as Iroha Isshiki

The first season was produced by Brain’s Base but then switched studios to Feel Studio for the second season. The character designs noticeably changed after the studio switch.

It was eventually confirmed that Feel Studio will return for producing OreGairu Season 3, which made sense since the teaser art resembled the character designs from the second season. Multiple staff from the second season are returning, including director Kei Oikawa, scriptwriter Keiichiro Ochi, and character designer Yuichi Tanaka.

The OreGairu Season 3 opening (OP) theme song music “Budding Rain (Megumi no Ame)” will be performed by Nagi Yanagi and the song is featured in the above trailer. The ending (ED) theme song music “Diamond Purity (Diamond no Jundo)” will be performed by voice actors Saori Hayami and Nao Toyama (who play Yukino Yuknoshita and Yui Yuigahama, respectively).

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Season 3 Key Visual Art
The key visual art for My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Season 3. Pic credit: Studio Feel

English-speaking fans of the anime will be excited to hear that Sentai Filmworks is releasing an Oregairu English dub for the first two seasons. They will also release a new Blu-Ray/DVD box set in 2019.

An English dub for My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Season 3 has not yet been confirmed.

  • Updated March 15, 2020: OreGairu Season 3 ads.
  • Updated February 17, 2020: Added new trailer.
  • Updated February 14, 2020: Added OP and ED song names for OreGairu Season 3.
  • Updated January 28, 2020: Confirmed exact My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Season 3 release date!
  • Updated January 6, 2020: Added OP and ED info for OreGairu Season 3.
  • Updated November 11, 2019: Added My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Season 3 release date time frame, title, trailer, art, staff, and cast.
  • Updated September 20, 2019: My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected Volume 14 release date added.
  • Updated July 16, 2019: Added My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Season 3 release date time frame. Added news of English dub.
  • Updated April 3, 2019: Added news of the indefinite delay of My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected Volume 14 and how that book affects My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Season 3 aka OreGairu Season 3.
  • Updated March 23, 2019: Added the preview video trailer for OreGairu Season 3.

This article provides everything that is known about My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Season 3 and all related news. As such, this article will be updated over time with news, rumors, and analysis. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is known for certain.

Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru light novel series ending in 2019… finally!

The My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU anime series is based on the Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru light novel series (My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected) by author Wataru Watari and illustrator Ponkan8.

Started in 2011, the OreGairu book series was up to Volume 13 as of November 20, 2018. OreGairu Volume 14 was originally scheduled to release in November 2018, but it was delayed until March 2019, then again to April 18, 2019, and for a time the final book’s status was uncertain. The publisher would only say that the delay was due to “production reasons”.

Eventually, it was announced that My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected Volume 14 will release in Japan on November 19, 2019. The announcement also revealed that the final volume will have the highest page count for all the books in the series.

“[The book] will actually ship this time. Seriously,” claimed the GAGAGA Bunko Twitter account.

Although the ending of OreGairu Season 3 will be based on Volume 14, the announcement did not specify whether the book’s delay had any effect on the anime adaptation.

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Season 3 announcement
The announcement art for Oregairu Season 3. Pic credit: Monthly Sunday GX

The books spawned three separate My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU manga adaptations from manga artists Rechi Kazuki, Naomichi Io, and Yuta Taneda.

The first two manga series are up to 10 and 12 volumes, respectively, while the third manga series was a four-panel manga that finished back in 2015.

The official English translation for both the OreGairu manga and the light novel series is licensed by Yen Press. Unfortunately, the English light novels were only up to Volume 8 by October 29, 2019.

Season 1 covered the story events of Volumes 1 through 6 of the OreGairu light novel series, while anime Episode 13 covered Volume 6.5. Season 2 was a direct sequel and covered Volumes 7 through 11. OreGairu OVA 2, which released in 2017, covered Volume 10.5 and from a timeline perspective, it fits in-between episodes 10 and 11 of Season 2.

Back in the fall of 2018, it was announced in Dragon Magazine that My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected Volume 14 will be the ending of the entire story. Therefore, based on the title of the third season saying “Fin” it is very likely that OreGairu Season 3 will adapt the entirety of the final story arc, which began with Volume 12.

For fans of the light novel series, this is probably good news indeed.

Anime adaptations of light novel series will often change the order of events or skip certain story events for lack of time. The final light novel is significantly bigger in page count, but since OreGairu Season 3 is adapting about half the usual books in a single season it’s possible the final anime season will follow the books more closely.

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Season 3 release date

The twitter account for the anime series has officially confirmed that the Oregairu Season 3 release date is set for the spring of 2020. The My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Season 3 release date is scheduled for April 9, 2020 (or April 10th, effectively, since it airs after midnight).

OreGairu Season 3 spoilers (plot synopsis/summary)

The last time audiences watched the anime, the second season ended right after the Valentine’s Day event with Yukino having a request for Hachiman at the aquarium. But audiences were left hanging since she never told him what that request was in detail.

After the date, Hachiman and Yui go home with Yukino to meet up with her older sister, Haruno Yukinoshita. Yukino has decided to finally confront her mother with the support of her sister, but she’s still trying to gather her resolve.

In the last season, Hachiman’s little sister Komachi had taken the Sobu High School entrance exams. In OreGairu Season 3 we find out that she and Taishi Kawasaki are both accepted to Sobu.

Student Council President Iroha Isshiki decides to hold prom and she ends up asking the Service Club to help set up the event. However, the parents’ school board is against holding a prom and Yukino’s mother is out to stop the prom. Can Yukino stand up against her mother?

My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong As I Expected Light Novel Volume 12 Cover Art
The cover art for My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected Volume 12. Pic credit: Ponkan8

The prom is merely a backdrop to the big questions the youth face in their lives. They may be content to stay where they are for the moment, but in order to move forward, they must put their feelings into action and find an ending to the present.

One part of their lives that must end is their current relationship status. But then Yukino puts an end to even the Volunteer Service Club itself!

How this story ends not even readers of the My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU books know yet. Unfortunately, anime-only fans will need to wait until the Oregairu Season 3 release date to watch the ending. Stay tuned!

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