After the second season ended on an emotional cliffhanger, we’re all eager to know what will happen next and whether there’ll be an update announcing Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out season 3. So, in this article, we’ll talk about everything we know about season 3 so far!
Written by Take, the 2017 manga series “Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!” was soon picked by studio ENGI which released its anime adaptation in July 2020.
Despite the pandemic, the anime performed well enough to get another season greenlit. This caused critics to attribute the series’ fame to its sexually-teasing scenarios and fan-service moments. However, Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! wasn’t designed as an ecchi but as an “iyashikei” – a sub-genre of slice-of-life anime.
In other words, Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! is supposed to feature regular life at a slow pace with an ‘intended healing effect’ and a budding romance.
This is evident from the series’ curative plot, which revolves around a cute young girl trying to ‘heal’ her supposedly lonely senior. However, her idea of care is so different from her senior’s that the two experience real-life misunderstandings.
By large, the anime has been a slow-burn romance where protagonists cluelessly prance about their feelings for each other. But the season 2 finale carried a significant development when one of the main characters almost confessed to the other.
As expected, fans have been eagerly anticipating any news about another season, but there has been no sign of renewal. So, the question is, will there be an Uzaki-Chan Wants to Hang Out season 3?
Although we don’t have a confirmed answer, there will likely be a season 3 because this series is popular. A third season will be profitable for everyone involved, including the fans who do need some closure!
So, the question is not, will there be a season 3, but when will it come out?!!
What is Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out Season 3 Release Date?
Unfortunately, the third season of Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! is not yet confirmed. So, there’s no official release date. As fans, we all hope for the anime to come out this year, but I think the series may get delayed until next year.
The reason why I think so is that there was a 2-year gap between the previous two seasons. Season 1 of Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! aired from July to September 2020, and the second season aired from October to December 2022.
That said, it seems the previous cast and crew members will reprise their roles for season 3 of Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out, as there’s no current reason to replace them. However, this can change when a new season is finally announced.
So, we can expect director Kazuya Miura and scriptwriter Takashi Aoshima to return. Similarly, Naomi Ozora and Kenji Akabe will likely keep voicing Hana Uzaki and Shinichi Sakurai, respectively.
What is Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! All About?
As you are curious about Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out season 3, I assume you have thoroughly watched and enjoyed the previous seasons. But I’ll give you a quick recap if you read this article after a long time.
Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! aka “Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai!” begins when Hana Uzaki is admitted to the same college as her favorite senior, Shinichi Sakurai.
But she gets disappointed to learn that Sakurai is still a loner, and he has done nothing to change his personality!
Assuming that Sakurai is alone because he’s either shy or intimidating, Uzaki decides to take matters into her own hands and starts following Sakurai around to make his life “fun.”
Initially, Sakurai gets annoyed as Uzaki keeps dragging him into embarrassing situations. But he soon starts to enjoy their time together and grows a deep feeling of gratitude when Uzaki takes care of him during sickness.
At the same time, everyone at college starts assuming they are dating.
Although both Sakurai and Uzaki deny dating, they grow uncomfortable without each other.
In the season 2 finale, Sakurai gets drunk with Hana’s family, which she finds highly delightful. But as she takes him home, things become incredibly awkward as an intoxicated Sakurai starts hitting on Hana, which she finds oddly satisfying.
Sadly, we will have to wait for Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out season 3 to know what happens next. Or, you can just read the manga from chapter 68 onwards.
Is Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out Manga Finished?
No, Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out manga isn’t finished yet. But the manga has been ongoing for the past five years and currently contains over 90 chapters, so we don’t know when it will end.
Also, the series usually receives only 1 or 2 chapters each month. So, we don’t see the series end anytime soon.
How Many Episodes Will Be There in Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Season 3?
The first season consisted of 12 episodes adapted from about 38 manga chapters, while season 2 contained 13 episodes adapted from manga chapters 39-68.
By extension, Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out season 3 will likely contain 12-13 episodes adapted from the next 30 manga chapters, i.e., starting from chapter 68.
Will Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out Season 3 Be On Netflix?
It seems Netflix will not be hosting Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Season 3, as it didn’t host the previous seasons.
But even if Netflix acquires a license for the anime, it will likely stream only in Asian countries like South Korea and the Indian continent. But, of course, this can change anytime soon, so waiting for an official announcement is a must!
Will Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Season 3 Be On Hulu?
No, Hulu won’t stream the third season of Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!, as it didn’t stream any episodes of previous seasons. Also, it seems Hula has no plans to acquire the series.
Will Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Season 3 Be On Crunchyroll?
Yes, Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out Season 3 will be on Crunchyroll, which will be streaming the series around the globe, including the Americas, the British Isles, and Japan, soon as a new season is announced and starts airing.
Though Uzaki-Chan Wants to Hang Out! shows a girl caring for her senior, the series depicts how well-intentioned behaviors can still be annoying. But as the two characters grow accustomed to each other, they learn they both have feelings for each other.
But to know how the story pans out, we’ll have to wait for Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out season 3, that’s still not renewed.
I hope this article answered all your queries about the third season of Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! I’ll ensure to update this article as new information comes to light.
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