In Another World With My Smartphone Season 3: On Break! Will Studio J.C. Staff Produce This Season? 

After watching the Light Harem anime last year (April – June 2023), fans eagerly await the much-needed update on In Another World With My Smartphone Season 3. Is it on the cards? Well, anime enthusiasts have been seeking the right answer, but the anime received rave reviews, making many believe it might not return for another season. But we have a surprising update for anime lovers. Curious to know? Then, keep reading! 

Based on the Japanese light novel series, In Another World With My Smartphone is an Isekai anime that follows a fifteen-year-old Touya Mochizuki’s journey. After being accidently killed by God, he was reincarnated in a fantasy world with his smartphone. Though he couldn’t contact with his old world, his smartphone turned out to be an asset to survive in this fantasy world. While his choice of action eventually created chaos in his, Touya is set to make a name in this world. Can he? Let’s see! 

In Another World With My Smartphone Season 3: Renewal Status!

After watching the second season finale in June 2023, anime enthusiasts have been clamoring for more. Well, there’s no denying that. That’s because the Isekai Light novel has a huge fanbase, and so does its anime adaptation. However, since the studio released the final episode, there have been words about In Another World With My Smartphone Season 3, jeopardizing its fate. 

In Another World With My Smartphone Season 3

So, will it return with another season? Although the official announcement has not been released yet, there’s a chance that the anime might return for the third season. That’s because it received decent ratings on IMDb and MyAnimeList, garnering 6.5 and 6.4 stars out of 10, respectively. Meanwhile, on Rotten Tomatoes, the anime performed incredibly well, earning 81%, breaking all the records. 

So, considering the reviews, it’s believed that season 3 of In Another World With My Smartphone might return. The first season aired in 2017, and it took almost six years to return with its sophomore run. Considering this, we can expect In Another World With My Smartphone Season 3 to return sometime in the future. 

Will J.C. Staff Return To Produce The Anime?

It might be tricky to guess whether J.C. Staff will return. That’s because the first season, which aired from July 11 to September 26, 2017, was produced by Production Reed. While the series did well, it received rave reviews from fans for its narration and animation. Die-hard readers of light novels noted how much source material was skipped over, which later created complications for Production Reed to continue with the anime.

However, the studio house isn’t expected to return as it is currently working on two animes: How I Attended an All-Guy’s Mixer and 365 Days to the Wedding. Since Production Reed is known for producing one or two animes a year, it doesn’t seem like it will return with In Another World With My Smartphone Season 3. 

In Another World With My Smartphone Season 3

As for J.C. Staff, the studio house animated the second season but didn’t give justice to its source material, per fans. Many even stated that season 1 was better than the second season regarding narration. That’s because the second season skipped the majority of the main arcs and didn’t even focus on the battle between the protagonist and his enemies. As for the animation, the transition between the two scenes didn’t perform well. So, indeed, J.C. Staff received more lousy reviews compared to Production Reed. 

However, since the studio house is currently working on plenty of projects, it doesn’t look like it will return with In Another World With My Smartphone Season 3. J.C. Staff is currently working on 12 animes, including One-Punch Man 3. So, it doesn’t look like the third season of Isekai Smartphone will return this year unless another studio house takes the license of the series. 

In Another World With My Smartphone Season 3: Production Status

As we have mentioned above, it has yet to be revealed which studio house will continue with the series’ animation. Since Production Reed and J.C. Staff didn’t perform better based on the fans’ expectations, it remains to be seen which studio house will produce the next season of Isekai Smartphone. 

In Another World With My Smartphone Season 3

If we talk about the production status, anime takes almost a year or more to finish its animation. Considering that In Another World With My Smartphone Season 3 needs to drop great animation and narration, it might require more time to finish production and post-production work. Thus, we can expect that the series will return almost two or more years later. 

Is There Enough Source Material? 

The anime adaptation of Isekai Smartphone is based on a light novel series that was initially published as a web novel on Shosetsuka ni Naro on April 8, 2013. The series was later serialized as a light novel series by Hobby Japan, illustrated by Eiji Usatsuka on May 22, 2015. As of now, the LN has released 29 volumes, which is enough for the third season. However, the first season covered three and a half volumes of light novels, while the second season covered 3-7 volumes. 

So far, the anime has covered seven volumes of LN. Since it has 22 volumes left to cover, there’s a high chance for In Another World With My Smartphone Season 3. However, the second volume covered most of the storyline, and if the third season covered the same five volumes, there’s less chance of having more seasons after the third run. But we expect it to return with a feature film after season 3. The Anime Daily will update you once we get an official announcement. 

In Another World With My Smartphone Season 3: What To Expect Next? 

In the final episode of In Another World With My Smartphone Season 2, Kougyouko locates Tower Islands, Rampart, and their keepers, Preliora and Pamela. After that, Preliora reveals that Professor Babylon has foreseen Touya’s future. As per the prediction, Touya will have two more wives in the future, Leen and Sakura. 

In Another World With My Smartphone Season 3

Meanwhile, in the present, Queen Yuel gave birth to a boy and named him Belfast’s future king. While the young boy replaced Touya, his other wives learned they were also about to welcome their children. However, they were upset with Touya for keeping things under wrap, so they punished him with a kiss. 

Since the anime has already finished seven volumes, we can expect in In Another World With My Smartphone Season 3, Touya will embark on a new journey. He will go on a quest where he will meet two wives, Leen and Sakura. While the following enemies will challenge him, Touya will create a world for his wives. So he can make things fruitful for his future kids. 

Reddit Review: Is It Worth Watching? 

The anime has received rave reviews. However, many Redditors have stated that the second season was worse than the pilot season. It skipped most of the major story arc to introduce Touya’s seven wives. Another user said that although the second season wasn’t as good as the first, it was satisfying to watch. 

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Other users said, “Season Two was a cynical cash grab that essentially acted as a best-of-highlight clip of various arcs in the light novels. I can’t even decide if I want to buy the eventual Blu-ray. On the other hand, I like to be complete. On the other hand, it rewards greedy behavior on the part of the studio. Either way, despite having been so excited for Season Two, I am fine with no Season Three if this is how they treat the property.” 

Meanwhile, the other users said the anime was faithful to the LN. The only real changes they’ve made were to remove redundant things and explanations to simplify the flow of the adaptation. Further, many stated that the anime was a light-hearted comedy, so its portrayal did justice to the narration. 

In Another World With My Smartphone Season 3: Release Date

In Another World With My Smartphone Season 3

As we mentioned above, the anime hasn’t been greenlighted yet, so it remains unclear when the third season will return. However, considering the sophomore season returned after five years, we expect the same with its third season. Speaking of the In Another World With My Smartphone Season 3 release date, if the series were announced in 2024, it would take almost a couple of years to return. The next season might be released in 2026. This is all for now. Stay with The Anime Daily to stay updated.