Will there be Maken Ki Season 3? Will it get a season renewal? You can find the answers to it below!
The ecchi genre has turned into something common that you can see everywhere nowadays, but it is certainly not everyone’s cup of tea. Usually, series that pursue the ecchi genre doesn’t have any plot whatsoever, and Maken Ki is one of the prime examples of those series.
Falling under the action and ecchi genre, the series Maken Ki follows the story of Takeru Ohyama, a perverted teenage boy who studies in a school called Tenbi Academy, where all of the students wield a special item called the Maken to unleash magical abilities. He was struggling to find a Maken that works best for him and to make matter worse, he was surrounded by different girls, which forced him to deal with their problems.
The series Maken Ki began life as a manga series that made its first debut on April 20, 2017. Written and illustrated by Hiromitsu Takeda, the manga series was published by Fujimi Shobo’s magazine Dragon Age Pure, which was later changed into Monthly Dragon Age as the former has stopped its publication. It was also published in Italian by Panini Comics on September 5, 2013. The manga series had run for twenty-four volumes before concluding on February 7, 2020, thirteen years after its first issue.
The manga series Maken Ki was later adapted into an anime series by AIC Spirits. However, the second season of the anime series had a change in studio, and Xebec (Full Metal Panic) was in charge of animating the second season. The studio AIC Spirits has only released eighteen anime so far, meanwhile, Xebec has released a total of 161 anime series, with To Love Ru and Pandora Hearts being their most successful release by the time of writing.
Will there be Maken Ki Season 3?
The first season of the anime series Maken Ki was aired from October 5, 2011, to December 21 of the same year. It was followed by a special consisting of six short episodes and a two-episode OVA as a sequel to the first season. Three years later, on January 16, 2014, a second season was released and ran for twelve episodes before concluding on March 20 of the same year. It was also followed by a special series, but this time it consists of five short episodes. After the release of the specials, many of the fans are craving a sequel. So, will there be Maken Ki Season 3 to answer the demands from the fans?
As of now, we haven’t received any words from the author or the studio regarding Maken Ki Season 3. We have no clue whether the anime series will get renewed or canceled.
Despite not having officially announced yet, it is best to believe that Maken Ki Season 3 might not be possible. The main reason is that the manga series has already come to an end. As most adaptations are made to promote the source, there is simply no reason for any studio to pick up the series for a season renewal, even though it has more than enough source material to continue.
Also, the anime series was not well received by the community, as both seasons are far away from hitting the score of seven in MyAnimeList. However, the first season was pretty popular in North America and it boosted sales. But it went downhill after it changed studio to Xebec in the making of the second season. The second season has failed to live up to its predecessor, and ironically, the predecessor itself was not something that you can call good to begin with.
So, at the end of the day, it is best to believe that there might not be Maken Ki Season 3.
Maken Ki Action
Ooyama Takeru, a young normal yet perverted-minded guy, got accepted and now goes to a school that, unknown to him, was where combat and magic are used. On the first day, he meets again after three years: Amaya Haruko, his childhood friend, Kushiya Inaho, a girl who says she’s his fiancée, and Himegami Kodama, a blonde who wants to kill him. Finding out that there are many girls there that just don’t like him, he is told that everyone there uses a special magic ability while using an item or weapon called a Maken. Later, he finds that no Maken is acceptable for him and doesn’t know what to do, since in this school the students get into duels that showcase their magic and combat power, to which he seemingly has none.