The official website for the television anime based on Sōichirō Yamamoto’s Teasing Master Takagi-san (Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san) manga confirmed on Wednesday that the anime is getting a third season as well as a film.
The franchise released a new key visual along with a promotional video confirming the third season, titled Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san 3, will debut in January 2022.
The third season will feature a returning staff, including director Hiroaki Akagi at Shinei Animation. Aya Takano is returning as character designer, and scriptwriters Aki Itami, Kanichi Katou, and Hiroko Fukuda are also returning. Yuiko Ōhara will perform the opening theme song.
Previously, printing company Shogakukan updated its online listings for the forthcoming manga releases of Teasing Master Takagi-san volume 16 and the spin-off manga Karakai Jōzu no (Moto) Takagi-san volume 12 on August 27. The listings unveiled the initial teasing information for the TV anime Teasing Master Takagi-san making a comeback with Season 3 and a film in 2022.
Sōichirō Yamamoto’s Teasing Master Takagi-san is a Japanese manga series featuring the daily life of Takagi, who loves to tease her classmate Nishikata, and Nishikata’s failed attempts to get back at her.
Shin-Ei Animation adapted the anime as a television series that aired from January to March 2018. An original video animation (OVA) also released in July of the same year. A second season aired from July to September 2019.
In 2021, Teasing Master Takagi-san won the 66th Shogakukan Manga Award in the shōnen category.
Yen Press licensed the series in English and described the story as:
Middle schooler Nishikata has had it with his classmate Takagi–the chronic teaser who sits nearby. Day in and day out, she comes after him with every sort of trick or prank. Even when he tries to get her back, she’s always one step ahead. But rest assured, it’s only the beginning. He’s not about to give up that easily in this battle of cunning and youth!