The official Twitter account of NHK announced on March 13, 2023, that To Your Eternity will be returning for a third season and is currently in production.
“Thank you for watching all 20 episodes of ‘Season2’! Fushi’s journey continues to ‘Season 3 (this world)’.
Please look forward to it! !“
A new visual was also revealed to commemorate the announcement.
Kiyoko Sayama replaced Masahiko Murata as the new director of the second season, with the rest of the main staff reprising their roles, including Shinzo Fujita as the scriptwriter, Koji Yabuno as the character designer, Ryo Kawasak and Takeshi Takadera serving as the music composer and sound director respectively.
Season 2 of the anime also saw a change in animation studio, Drive will replace Brain’s Base.
The first season of the anime aired from April 12 to August 30, 2021, and ran for 20 episodes.
To Your Eternity is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshitoki Ōima. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Magazine since November 2016, with individual chapters collected by Kodansha into seventeen tankōbon volumes as of February 2022.
The story is about an immortal being, Fushi, who takes on multiple forms, including that of an abandoned white-haired village boy and his white wolf in order to stimulate as it learns what it is to be truly human.
Ōima, inspired by her own grandmother’s death, aimed to write about survival and the character Fushi, who initially is an emotionless stone but gradually develops a self and personality as a result of interacting with humans, young and old alike. In contrast to her previous work, A Silent Voice, To Your Eternity puts little focus on the cast’s past but instead, upon the future.
In North America, the manga is licensed by Kodansha USA for a digital and printed English release.