Diabolik Lovers Season 3 is hanging in development since 2016. There is no news about the third season of Diabolik lovers but Zexcs is hinting toward the return of the series.
Video game lovers were in for a treat when popular video game series Diabolik Lovers was adapted into an anime series. There are many anime series that are based on Video games but not many created as much buzz as diabolic lovers. Thanks to its exposure to western countries (USA, UK and Canada) via Crunchyroll and Netflix.
The very first video game in the series titled Diabolik Lovers: Haunted Dark Bridal was released in fall 2012. Its sequel Diabolik Lovers: More, Blood was released in 2013. Impressed from the sales of video game series, Anime studio Zexcs bought the rights of Diabolik lovers for an anime series.
Diabolik Lovers Season 1 and Season 2
The first season of Anime series was released in September 2013 with total of 12 episodes. Despite having short episodes (14 to 20 minutes), the anime series was panned as boring by many critics.
Zexcs released the second season Diabolik Lovers: More, Blood in September 2015. The second season too failed to impress critics but overall the series was a hit among fans.
This made the fans wonder on whether Zexcs is going to take criticism negatively and shut down the anime series or will it return with Diabolik Lovers Season 3 and get praise from both critics and fans alike.
It looks like Zexcs has decided to move the series forward. As each season released in September with a two years gap so fans were expecting that Diabolik Lovers Season 3 will air in September 2017. However it turned out to be disappointment as Zexcs has pushed back the release date of Diabolik lovers Season 3.
The series is yet to enter in its production stage so we can expect that the series might not return before spring 2019.
I know it would be hard for many fans to grasp this news as the video game has already expanded into 6 sequels with the latest being released in February 2017; so one thing is sure that the anime studio has enough source material to cover up the third season.
Plot of Diabolik Lovers
For anime fans who don’t know about Diabolik lovers it is basically a more complex (and anime) version of Twilight series.
Season 1 of Diabolik lovers introduced us to beautiful 17 year old Yui Komori who is the daughter of a priest. Her father has to go out of town and leaves her into a strange mansion. The mansion is being occupied by six brothers (Sakamaki brothers) – Shu, Reiji, Ayato, Kanato, Laito and Subaru. It is later revealed that the six brothers are actually vampires and they are not blood brothers to each other.
Shu and Reiji were born to Beatrix who was married to legendary vampire Karlheinz. Beatrix was his second wife. His first wife (Cordelia) gives birth to triples Ayato, Kanato and Laito while his third wife give birth to Subaru.
All six brothers have temperament problems and they are competitive with each other due to the way they were brought up by their mothers. Reiji kills her mother Beatrix with the help of a vampire hunter who turns out to be the priest who raised Yui.
Yui learns that the priest was never her real father and she has heart of Cordelia. The nymphomaniac vampire was killed by her own triplet sons. Cordelia was in relationship with Karlheinz younger brother and also with her own son Laito.
The first season revolve around the six brothers trying to impress Yui in order to make her their sacrificial bride.
The second season introduced to another family of vampires the Mukami brothers. They were not born vampires but in fact were revived by Karlheinz as vampires. They are in search of their Eve so that they can become most powerful being in world. They think that Yui is the eve of the Apple of Adam plan.
Possible Release Date of Diabolik Lovers Season
The video game series progressed much farther and made the reverse harem story even more complex. Many critics were displeased by this fact only that the series focus too much on reverse harem that it gets cringe.
Also too many storylines in Diabolik lovers are controversial which cannot be loved by everyone. Still there is a petition on Change.org to bring back Diabolik Lovers Season 3. We hope that the series return by 2019.
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