A third season of the 2009-2011 anime Kimi No Todoke by Karuho Shiina has been announced. The new season will be aired on Netflix in 2024 and will be animated by Production I.G. The anime will be returning after 12 years.
The season is titled Kimi ni Todoke 3RD SEASON where the voice cast of the lead characters Mamiko Noto (Sawako Kuronuma) and Daisuke Namikawa (Shōta Kazehaya) will be reprising their lead voice roles.
The voice actors also left messages for the fans of the series. The individual messages are:
Mamiko Noto (role of Sawako Kuronuma):
“Kimi ni Todoke” Season 3 is about to begin!!
It’s like a dream to be able to deliver this message to everyone.
I will do my best to make everyone who loves Kimi ni Todoke happy.
Please look forward to the 3rd season of “Kimi ni Todoke”!!
Daisuke Namikawa (role of Shota Kazehaya)
At this stage, some post-recordings have been recorded. When the cast gathers, everyone’s personality is amazing!
And dark! However, when I stand in front of the microphone and listen to the lines, I naturally feel my heart pounding and feel relieved.
I remember how excited I was to meet the teacher and hear his strong desire to work with this cast. I will do my best to deliver the best original work with the best animation, so please enjoy it. Thank you!
The author of the series, Karuho Shiina also drew a celebratory illustration for the announcement and also said a few words.
Comment from Karuho Shiina:
I think everyone who enjoyed the anime at that time will be very surprised by the re-animation after a long time. I was one of the people who enjoyed it at the time. I was very surprised and very, very happy. I went to see the dubbing, and Sawako is Sawako and Kazehaya is Kazehaya. I was so moved by the wonderful cast’s performances that I couldn’t believe that it’s been over 10 years. The picture is so cute! The way each episode comes together is amazing, so let’s enjoy together again!
Kimi No Todoke was published by Shueisha in Bessatsu Margaret from 2005 to 2017 and collected in 30 tankōbon volumes.
In 2008, it won the Best Shōjo Manga award in the 32nd Annual Kodansha Manga Award. The series was also nominated for the first Manga Taisho award in 2008.
The manga tells the story of Sawako Kuronuma, nicknamed Sadako (from The Ring) because her long black hair and pale skin make her appear gloomy. The popular Shōta Kazahaya builds a friendship with Sawako that blossoms into romance.
Two anime adaptations of Kimi ni Todoke were aired in Japan, produced by Production I.G. The second season of the anime was announced in Betsuma Magazine, began airing in Japan on January 4, 2011, and lasted for 12 episodes.
A live-action film adaptation was released in 2010 starring Mikako Tabe and Haruma Miura.
Source: Comic Natalie