Don’t Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro Season 3: Canceled? But Why?

Don’t Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro Season 3 is undoubtedly challenging the patience of its fans. With the third season up for a release, questions about its renewal are everywhere. After the shift in Studios, the second season performed far better than the first one in terms of popularity. However, does this ensure us an early renewal? Is it too soon to demand Season 3? We have gathered all the information that you need on the latest season of Nagatoro!

Also known as Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-San continues to be one of the most popular comedic romance stories of recent times. Written by Nanashi, the manga was first released in Shonen’s Magazine Pocket Manga on November 1, 2017. Since then, the ongoing text has published 16 volumes in total. The anime released the first season by Telecom Animation Films in 2021. The second season was given to OLM, and it was an instant hit. With this, the demand for Don’t Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro Season 3 continues to rise!

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Don’t Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro Season 3: Renewal Status

2nd Second had a far more successful run through the Winter slate than the pilot season. And this has certainly raised the bar for the following seasons to come. But the change in the studio was the most significant talking point for the fans. For context, the first season was released in April 2021 and ended within the next three months. After this, it took the company a total of a year and a half to see a renewal.

With this, OLM’s second season arrived in January 2023. Sadly, the seasons bid a final farewell on March 26, 2023. Since then, there has been no update from any of the creators about the show’s comeback. Overall, Don’t Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro Season 3 has not been renewed for now. However, this does not mean the season will not return. There is a big chance that the third season will return to the screens very soon. 

Will There Be A Don’t Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro Season 3?

In a slate where Demon Slayer Season 3 and Bofuri Season 2 aired simultaneously, 2nd Season managed to make a mark for itself. A quick glance at the discussion forums and threads will reveal that Don’t Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro Season 3 is in demand for all the right reasons. And this is proof enough that the fans of romantic comedies will always yearn for more regardless of the competition within the slates. All this talk of popularity is backed with stats and numbers in popularity charts.

For instance, the IMDb rating of both seasons continues to stand high at 7.2 stars out of 10. As for MyAnimeList, the total rating of both seasons is 7.311 stars out of 10. Moreover, most of the episodes are separately rated as high as eight stars. Around 400k users were in the spectrum to give the show these ratings. All of this only goes to show that the show is coming back very soon. 

Production Details

The production and media of Nagatoro anime are the most significant talking points for the fans. For the frame of reference, the first season was animated by Telecom Animation Film. But this company was replaced by OLM for 2nd Season. The reason behind this sudden shift was not explained in any of the updates. But scheduling and animation have the highest bids. After this, Team Inoue at OLM got the same writing team for Season 2.

Short form of Oriental Light and Magic, OLM is one of the most trustworthy animation companies in Japan. The firm has been in operation since the 1990s. Around a hundred shows have come out of this company’s production. Some prominent names of recent times include Komi Can’t Communicate Season 1 & 2 and Odd Taxi Movie. For the year 2023, seven shows are already listed for OLM, let aside the movies and OVAs.

Thus, one thing that we know is that Don’t Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro Season 3 is not coming in 2023. Plus, it is anyways too early to expect two seasons in a single year. Any production process is to begin after 2023 only! 

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Don’t Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro Season 3: Plot Details

As described by IMDb, the overall plot of Don’t Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro anime is about the titular high school student. Apart from being an average performer in most of the activities at school, Hayase Nagatoro has one thing that she is good at. And that one thing happens to be bullying her Senpai in every possible way. Thus, the title arrives from here. As the season opens, we are introduced to the two of them and get to know how they met.

With this, the everyday errands of these two become a standard part of our lives as well. The ending of the first season was the beginning of a loving relationship between the two. But it was Senpai who was always shy to confess his feelings to Nagatoro. The struggle continues in 2nd Season as well. But with time, he found different ways to express his love for her. As Season 2 also comes to an end, Episode ‘Wanna Do Something To Make it a Dry Run‘ brings a chat where Nagatoro mentions that they should end what they started- the date. 

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Now, the third season is eyeing some exciting developments in their love story. Senpai and the lady he loves know that they are in love. However, confessions can be the toughest of emotions. A lot of Don’t Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro Season 3 will revolve around Senpai planning to have a conversation with Nagatoro. But chance after chance, he will miss the opportunity to voice it out to the girl. Will the confession happen in the season ahead?

Reddit & Discussion Threads!

Contrary to popular discussions, the recent Reddit threads are more about the availability of source material and the sale of the manga. Most of the renewal also depends on the sale and publishing of the manga. If the numbers are not in favor of the creators, then there is a chance that the new season will not be happening. However, this is already too soon to make any assumptions.

Don’t Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro Season 3 is also a big talking point on all of the platforms. It will be interesting to see how the new season is renewed with time. Right now, OLM is too busy to animate any other project this year. Anything signed will only go towards 2024 or the year ahead. Reddit also speculates that 2023 is not bringing the season back!

Source Material Analysis

For some background on the manga, Ijiranaide Nagatoro-San is one of the most popular Shonen stories of recent times. The manga was written by Nanashi and published by the Shonen Magazine Comics. The entire text has 16 volumes in total. These have a total of 127 chapters in the text. As for the novel or the light novel, there are no such texts in the public domain so far. Thus, the manga itself is the source for the anime.

As for the adaptation, the first and the second seasons combined have used only the first 87 chapters of the manga. This means that there are 40 chapters still left in the text to give material to the new one. However, forty chapters is a lesser number. But as the production process persists, there will surely be more than enough content to fill up 12 episodes. But the same cannot be said for the season after this. Thus, Season 4 will struggle with the material for the next turn. 

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Don’t Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro Season 3: Release Date

It is undoubtedly too early to expect the release of a new season. After March, neither the studio nor any of the team members would go back to working on the animation and voicing once again. Concluding from the points above, 2023 is sure to take a break for some time. By the end of the year, the anime has a higher chance of getting back into production.

Any official update will come out in 2024 itself. Around Fall 2024 (October), Don’t Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro Season 3 will be ready with a release date. Crunchyroll will bring it back to the screens. Thus, keep an eye on this space for more updates. Till then, The Anime Daily will keep on bringing such amazing news to your screen.