‘My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU’ or more popularly known as OreGairu is adored by many of the anime fans. Known for its nuanced storytelling and the way it handles teenage romance and the bitter realities, the show will literally swoon you off your feet.
The anime has been well-received by the fans since its initial release, and season 2 saw the same reaction. Since then, fans have been waiting for the third part of My Teen Romantic Comedy, SNAFU. However, it has been delayed due to COVID.
1. Delay & New Release Date
Oregairu Season 3 will be premiering on 9th July 2020 on MBS, TBS, and Amazon Prime Video in Japan. It will be the final season of My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU.
According to the latest announcement, season 3 will contain 12 episodes.
It was all thanks to the ongoing pandemic Covid-19 that this show also got postponed. It was supposed to release on the 10th of April only.
The new start date will be announced on the website and Twitter as soon as the broadcast schedule is determined. Due to the postponement of the broadcast schedule, TBS’s Thursday, April 9 (Thu) 25:58 (midnight 1:58)-the previous work in the series, “My youth romantic comedy is wrong.” Will be sent.English Translation, Twitter Translate
Crunchyroll announced the new release date on Twitter recently — OreGairu Season 3 will be out in July 2020.
2. Theory Section
In the theory section, I will discuss various facts of the show like about the studio, what’s my take on the show, it is famous or not and about the mangaka himself too.
Basically, every technicality that accelerates/hinders the production of ‘OreGairu S3’.
I. About the Studio
Fans would be overjoyed to know that Studio Feel is returning for the final season. The first season was animated by Studio Brains.
Still, there was a shift in the studio in the second season where Studio Feel took over. There were some noticeable changes in the character design, but it was for good, and we all liked it.
II. About the Show
In my opinion, Oregairu is possibly the best high school rom-com drama out there. The show revolves around three characters who all have these contradicting perspectives and notions on life and people.
It dives into the psyche of all these characters and makes us understand their individual struggles. But what makes the show best is the witty and canny dialogues and the way it handles all of that.
Needless to say, but the truth must be spoken, Oregairu is for a very niche community. In this community, people admire characters for the way they are.
III. What makes it accessible?
Hikigaya Hachiman, the highlight of the show, the silence in the chaos, and the apple of my eye.
Oregairu is critically acclaimed by many people because of the ideologies of Hachiman only. His take on the bittersweet life and how he perceives people is what makes the show much more intriguing and intricate than it already is.
Another thing about the anime is that it has a well-defined end goal, the creator knows where he is heading with the characters. Plus, it runs on several different smaller arcs, all at once, thus creating a comprehensive and an all-embracing story for its audience.
IV. About the Mangaka
The creator of Oregairu is Wataru Watari. His other work is ‘Girlish Number,’ which is quite good.
Still, the very definition of brilliance lies in his other creation ‘Oregairu.’ Backed up by Ponkan8, the illustrator, the light novel series, rose to popularity in no time. They both completed the novel back in 2019, with a total of 14 volumes.
‘Oregairu is the defining high school light novel of this decade.’
3. Production Update
The anime was to be broadcasted in April 2020, so one can easily make out that the production is all complete, and it was just because of the coronavirus outbreak, which led to its delay.
この度、 今春から放送予定の『やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。完』ですが— やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。 (@anime_oregairu) April 7, 2020
This time, I am planning to broadcast this spring, “My youth romantic comedy is wrong. But, due to the spread of the new coronavirus, we decided to postpone the broadcast. Thank you for your understanding.English Translation, Twitter Translate
4. Key Visual
A key visual was released for the new season, and various fans of the show pointed out that Studio Feel was behind the animation as it resembled the character designs from the second season.
The Service Club is filled with its members. Yukino brought some tea for everyone present there while Tobe captured this sweet moment in his phone. All of this is so wholesome.
5. Trailer & Preview
‘If the genuine thing is filled with only sadness, then I don’t want it.’
Am I the only one who has a bad feeling about this?
Along with a new visual, a new teaser was also unveiled.
The video reveals the new premiere date and the platforms it will be releasing on. Moreover, we get a glimpse of our main characters.
On 11th July, the official website of Oregairu began streaming a third PV for the third and final season of the high school drama.
The 20 second PV entirely focuses on Yukino.
‘In all honesty, even if it’s cold-hearted, I don’t want something genuine, which is harsh and miserable.’
In this PV, we get a glimpse of Iroha Isshiki and her sweet voice proclaiming Senpai.
Still can’t believe this is the last season of Oregairu.
6. Expected Storyline
This is the last season of Oregairu, and I seriously don’t know how I will live without this show. Putting my emotions aside, let’s focus on the storyline of the third season —
It will continue after the huge cliffhanger we all got to see in the last season. The people of the volunteer club will face the problem of the High School Prom.
Although the prom is just another contrivance to all the questions that we face in our lives, just a heads up. This season, the characters will find their resolve to move forward in their lives and to speak up for themselves.
7. Recap of Season 1-2
Hikigaya Hachiman, the narcissistic protagonist with a very interesting set of ideas and notions towards life and society, is compelled to join the volunteer club by his teacher. And there, his life suddenly begins to change.
Both the seasons follow him and his friends on a journey of fun and self-discovery where they all develop to better human beings. The entire series makes you feel more and more connected with the characters with the passing of every episode.
Bound with Slice of Life and rom-com, this anime will undoubtedly find your way among your favorites, only if you are patient enough.
8. Cast and Staff
There is no change in the cast and staff.
- Director – Kei Oikawa
- Series Composition – Shoutarou Suga
- Character Design – Yuuichi Tanaka
- Takuya Eguchi as Hachiman Hikigaya
- Saori Hayami as Yukino Yukinoshita
- Nao Toyama as Yui Yuigahama
- Ayane Sakura as Iroha Isshiki
9. About OreGairu
Written by Wataru Watari and Illustrated by Ponkan8, this story was adapted into a manga thrice. It was picked up for an animated adaptation by Brain’s Base. Still, it was animated by Feel Studio in its second season.
This anime is of the slice of life genre featuring the story of the pragmatic highschooler Hachiman Hikigaya. He is forced to be a part of a Service Club by his teacher alongside Yukino Yukinoshita and Yui Yuigahama. Despite having wildly different personalities and beliefs, they offer help to those in need.Originally Written By Epic Dope