Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 3 Casts Junko Takeuchi as Bachiko Barbatos

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© Osamu Nishi (AKITASHOTEN) / NHK, NEP

The production team for the upcoming third season of Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun has cast Naruto voice actress Junko Takeuchi as Babyls professor Bachiko Barbatos. The third season is set to premiere on October 8, 2022. 

A new key visual featuring Iruma and the rest of his classmates was released last week. 

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© Osamu Nishi (AKITASHOTEN) / NHK, NEP

Season three’s production team retains many of the staff members who worked on the first two seasons. Makoto Moriwaki (PriPara) serves as director after handling the role for previous seasons. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2) is the series script supervisor and screenwriter. Yumiko Hara (Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun season two co-character designer) is the character designer and Akimitsu Honma (Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku) is composing the musical score again. Bandai Namco Pictures is the main animation production company after working on the first two seasons. 

Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun is based on Osamu Nishi’s school fantasy manga series, which was first serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shounen Champion on March 2, 2017. 27 tankoubon volumes have been released as of August 2022. 

The first season aired from October 2019 to March 2020, while the second season aired from April to September 2021. Crunchyroll licensed the anime series and currently streams the first two seasons in English.  

welcome to demon school iruma-kun season three key visual
© Osamu Nishi (AKITASHOTEN) / NHK, NEP

NHK Enterprises describes the synopsis of the third season as:

This time it’s the jungle!

Human boy Suzuki Iruma becomes “grandson” to the great demon Sullivan and begins attending demon school where “Grandpa” serves as chair. Winning friends — and rising in demon rank, too — Iruma thrives in his new environment, overcoming the harrowing ordeals thrown his way! In the new season, further challenges await… 

It’s harvest season, and time for the annual test where students wade into the expansive and extremely dangerous jungle to compete for food!! Classmates become rivals, and what erupts is a gargantuan battle of brawn and wits?

Source: Welcome to Demon School! Iruma Kun Official Twitter

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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