It’s been more than 8 years since the end of season 2, and fans have eagerly been waiting for Diabolik Lovers season 3. Here’s everything you need to know about season 3 of Diabolik Lovers.
The horror genre is quite popular among Japanese anime fans, with Diabolik Lovers as a popular name. Diabolik Lovers (also known as Diaborikku Ravāzu) or DiaLover is an anime series based on a game, directed by Shinobu Tagashira, and produced by Zexcs studios.
The first season of the series aired from September 16th – to December 8th, 2013. While the second season aired in 2015 with 12 episodes each. The anime also has plenty of OVA episodes bundled together with new game releases.
Let’s take a look at everything there is to know about Diabolik Lovers Season 3.
Will there be Season 3 of Diabolik Lovers? Canceled or Renewed
Despite the popularity of the show and the game, Diabolik Lover Season 3 is not confirmed yet. It has not been renewed by Zexcs studios, and there has been no news regarding cancellation as well.
Manga-based anime are usually made to promote the manga or light novel series. In the case of Diabolik Lovers, the show is a byproduct of a game franchise. The franchise has seven games till now, as the last show, ‘Diabolik Lovers: Lost Eden‘ aired in 2017.
Therefore, if there are more new game releases, there are going to be more seasons of the anime series. Therefore, we can stay positive, and hope for another season soon.
Even though the games are more popular than the anime, fans still pushed for another season and we got to season 2. If you look at social media platforms, fans are still waiting for Diabolik Lovers Season 3.
Waiting For A Season 3 Of This Anime Diabolik Lovers! pic.twitter.com/6vXSl3csRK
— DarkCastle13 (@Castle13Dark) April 18, 2019
The latest game version by Rejet was Diabolik Lovers: Chaos Lineage which was released in 2019. So, the chances of another season are pretty high.
If you are a fan of the series, you can read Diabolik Lovers Prequel Comic to continue the story till another season drops.
Read more: Best anime like Diabolik Lovers.
Diabolic Lovers Season 3 Release Date
Although fans have eagerly been waiting for season 3 of Diabolik Lovers, there is no official release date.
Rejet or Zexcs have not confirmed any release date for season 3, and we don’t even know if the show has been confirmed for renewal, because the production company had been so far quiet about it.
However, there is still hope because Diabolik Lovers is a byproduct of a game franchise, and you don’t actually need source material for it or numbers. As long as there are more games, there will always be more anime seasons.
The last one aired in 2017 called Diabolik Lovers: Lost Eden and the recent game was released in 2019 – called Diabolik Lovers: Chaos Lineage.
Even though fans are still waiting for season 3, it looks like it’s going to be a long wait because there is no word from the media company.
I just watched Diabolik Lovers: More Blood season 2. It left off on a cliff hanger I really want there to be a season 3. I did a search for season 3 and found where someone said it is in production & it will be 2019-2020 before we get it. 😫 @FUNimation is there a season 3? pic.twitter.com/pAbaBkKGZ2
— 🌸 Otome Games 🌸 (@MyOtomeGames) December 5, 2018
However, the franchise has a wide range of content that you can enjoy in the meantime. You can read the comics or Diabolik Lovers More Blood Visual Fan Book.
Diabolic Lovers Reviews and Ratings
Diabolik Lovers anime has an average rating of 5.22 with a popularity ranking of #609 on MyAnimeList.
Most viewers who are fans of the game have given a low rating to the anime for a few reasons. First, each episode is just 14 minutes long. Second, Visual Novels are hard to adapt to the anime, but Diabolik Lovers is towards the shorter end of the stick, which is not great at all.
Similarly, on IMDB, the show has a rating of 5/10 with more than 1.4K reviews. If you are a fan of Vampire Knight or Twilight, you ought to see the show.
According to critics, to enjoy the show, you must play the game. It has good music, great voice acting, and art. Most viewers on IMDB simply love the anime and the story.
As you see, the anime has received mixed reviews from viewers – some love it, while some don’t like the anime at all, calling it plain.
There are plenty of other anime out there waiting for renewals like Blue Spring Ride, Demon Lord Retry, and Black Bullet.
What is Diabolik Lovers About
Diabolik Lovers is based on a game franchise with Yui Komori, as the main heroine. Yui is a teenage girl in high school whose father is a priest. Yui’s father travels overseas for work, and she arrives to live in a mansion alone.
At the mansion, no one greets her, but later she discovers that the mansion is home to 6 young men who are vampires. After living in the house for over a month, Yui starts having weird dreams of a mysterious “Eve’ and on her way to school, she gets into an accident and is kidnapped.
Will Yui be able to survive the rivalry between different vampire houses?
Characters of Diabolik Lovers Season 3
Diabolik Lovers have a series of characters in the anime and the game as well, so if the franchise comes back for another season, we can expect most of them to make a comeback.
Here are the main characters of Diabolik Lovers anime:
Yui Komori (小森 ユ) – Rie Seugara
Yui is the main heroine of the show. She’s a 17-year-old high-school student. She is the sacrificial bride legend of the Sakamaki vampires.
The Sakami Household has seven vampire brothers – sons of Karlheinz and three different mothers.
|Shuu Sakamaki||Kosuke Toriumi|
|Reiji Sakamaki||Katsuyuki Konishi|
|Ayato Sakamaki||Hikaru Midorikawa|
|Kanato Sakamaki||Yuki Kaji|
|Laito Sakamaki||Daisuke Hirakawa|
|Subaru Sakamaki||Takashi Kondo|
The Mukami brothers debuted in the second season of Diabolik Lovers. Unlike the Sakamaki brothers, these are not blood-related and were later turned into vampires by Karlheinz.
|Ruki Mukami||Takashiro Sakurai|
|Kou Mukami||Ryohei Kimura|
|Yuma Mukami||Tatsuhisa Suzuki|
|Azusa Mukami||Daisuke Kishio|
It’s been more than 6 years since the second season ended, but unfortunately, Diabolik Season 3 is not confirmed yet. The horror, vampire anime has not been renewed or canceled.
However, a comforting thing for fans is that the show is based on a gaming franchise, so as long as we have new games, the show will keep going on. It’s not dependent on manga or novel for source material.
The latest Diabolik Lovers game was released in 2019, so we may get a new season or an OVA pretty soon. For now, nothing can be said with surety, so we will keep you updated here in case of any news on renewal.
Till then, you can play the game, and read the visual novel. Stay tuned!