In recent years, Netflix has been growing its catalog of original Japanese anime titles and live-action adaptations such as Death Note and Cowboy Bebop, and fans are looking forward to see new episodes of its most-recommended titles, including Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Castlevania, Yasuke, and Kengan Ashura.
Based on Yabako Sandrovich and Dorameon's Japanese manga series, Kengan Ashura anime series was released on Netflix in 2019. There are 24 episodes of the martial arts anime split into two parts, with the first being released in June 2019, and the second part releasing in October of the same year.
Here's everything you need to know about Kengan Ashura Season 3.
Kengan Ashura Season 3 Production Update: Has Netflix confirmed new episodes for this anime series?
Since the story of the Kengan Ashura anime series is still not complete, fans of the manga series are expecting the series to return for a third season, but neither Netflix nor production company Larx Entertainment have yet to officially announce Season 3.
However, there are good signs suggesting that Kengan Ashura Season 3 is currently in production. According to YouTuber Shrift, a voice actor for the English dub version reportedly responded to his question regarding the possibility of a third season, and the anonymous actor reportedly shared a photo of the script or "table read" for the new season of Kengan Ashura, but the actor didn't provide additional details about the production.
The YouTuber notes that the new episodes will likely feature the Wakatsuki vs. Julius fight featured in the manga. He also claims that he has transcripts and screenshots of voice acting practice, but the YouTuber only shared it to his Patreon members.
However, treat this as a rumor for now since Netflix hasn't officially announced Kengan Ashura Season 3 yet.
Kengan Ashura Season 3 Release Date: When will the new episodes be released?
If Kengan Ashura Season 3 is currently in production, it's likely that the new episodes will arrive by Fall 2022 at the earliest.
Given the anime's popularity of the Kengan Ashura fight videos on YouTube, it's likely that Netflix has already confirmed a third season, so expect the streamer to announce it within a few months.
Kengan Ashura Season 3 Plot: What will the new episodes be about?
In the Kengan Ashura anime, manager Kazuo Yamashita is put in charge of managing the protagonist Ohma Tokita, who himself is tasked with winning an annual martial arts tournament hosted by some of Japan's business elites. Kengan Ashura Season 2 concludes when Ohma defeats Raian, an assassin from the Kure clan.
Kengan Ashura Season 3 is expected to continue the tournament as Ohma advances to its third round.
Since Kengan Ashura is based on the manga series by author Yabako Sandrovich and artist Daromeon, we could get an idea where the third season will pick off. The finale of Kengan Ashura Season 2 adapts Chapter 135 of the original manga series, which has a total of 236 chapters, so there's still a lot of content to cover. There's also an ongoing sequel manga series titled Kengan Omega, so it's likely that Netflix will continue the story in future episodes.
While Kengan Omega features a new tournament, it's likely that Kengan Ashura Season 3 will continue the current tournament before possibly adapting the sequel series.
Kengan Ashura Cast: Who will voice the characters?
Japanese voice actor Tatsuhisa Suzuki is expected to return to voice Tokita Ohma. His prior credits include the lead role in Masaaki Yuasa's Kick-Heart as well as various characters across multiple Pokemon animated series, among other titles. For the English version, Ohma is voiced by Kaiji Tang, a voice actor known for voicing the powerful mentor Satoru Gojou in Jujutsu Kaisen, and the villainous Sanemi Shinazugawa in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train, and many others.
In the Japanese version, Cho is the voice of Kazuo Yamashita, and in English, it was Keith Silverstein who voiced the salaryman.
Kieji Fujiwara, a prolific voice actor, who provided the voice of Tokita, the surrogate father of Ohma, died in April 2020 due to cancer, as Inquirer reported, so if Kengan Ashura returns for a third season, it's likely that they will have to find another actor to replace him.
It's likely that the main voice actors from the first two seasons of Kengan Ashura will return, but no announcements have been made yet as to who are confirmed to return, and who are the newcomers that will provide the voice for the new characters expected to appear in Kengan Ashura Season 3.
Kengan Ashura Season 3 Trailer: When will Netflix release the trailer?
If Kengan Ashura Season 3 is currently, in fact, in production right now, expect Netflix to release the first trailer around March 2022, months before the expected release date. However, until it's officially confirmed, this is pure speculation for now.
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