Tenmaku Cinema Chapter 3 Release Date, Time, and Spoilers

Ghostwriter just took on a whole new meaning.

by J.R. Waugh
Tenmaku Cinema Chapter 3 Release Date
Images: Shueisha, Remixed by Attack of the Fanboy

Tenmaku Cinema continued this week with a new chapter where Shinichi finds himself suddenly the unwitting author of a new film script. The ghost inhabiting his body, Tenmaku, has taken unexpected liberties in this, even to the point of crafting this story with Shinichi’s classmate in mind. With Tenmaku Cinema Chapter 3 onward, we’ll see Shinichi wrestle with the idea of him suddenly becoming a writer-director while in high school, and this release will see him understand how gifted Tenmaku truly is.

Tenmaku Cinema Chapter 3 Release Date and Time

Tenmaku Cinema Chapter 3 will release on Sunday, April 23, 2023, at 8:00 AM PST / 11:00 AM EST. This is confirmed by the Viz Media Tenmaku Cinema portal as well as the Shonen Jump manga reader app.

The series began on April 9, 2023, emerging from the minds of Food Wars! creators Yuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki. While the “talented-yet-tragically-forgotten” ghost inhabiting a young boy is a bit of a trope, the concept here is lots of fun, and we’re excited for you to read more!

Related: Tenmaku Cinema Chapter 2 Release Date and Spoilers: Hikaru no Go, for Cinephiles!

For those living outside the above time zones, we’ve included a time zone you can consult for the most accurate release times, especially if you choose to read on the app.

Time ZoneRelease Time
Pacific Time (Los Angeles, Vancouver)8:00 AM PST
Central Time (Chicago, Regina)10:00 AM CST
Eastern Time (New York, Toronto)11:00 AM ET
Atlantic Time (Halifax, Fredericton)12:00 PM AST
Brazil (Brasília Time)12:00 PM BST
UK and Ireland4:00 PM GMT
Europe5:00 PM CEST
Moscow6:00 PM MSK
India8:30 PM IST
Vietnam and Thailand10:00 PM ICT
Philippines11:00 PM PHT

Tenmaku Cinema Chapter 3 will pick up after meeting with Hinaki Kurai, also known as the actress Himeki Kurakui, about her role in Shinichi’s film.

Tenmaku Cinema Chapter 2 Spoilers and What to Expect in Chapter 3

Shinichi finds himself pressured by Tenmaku to make his film despite having no directorial experience. Who can blame him? He’s young, and very much still in high school. But Tenmaku remains adamant, as bringing his work to life is what could put his soul to rest.

In doing so, Kurakui could be instrumental as Tenmaku’s muse, but it also helps that Shinichi bonds with the young actress over their mutual appreciation of cinema, especially from the ’90s. It’s a nice, hopeful moment where Shinichi realizes that his passions could be translated to the craft, although we suspect the other shoe will drop when logistics and the technical aspects of making the film will clash with their shared ambitions.

While Shinichi finally discovers for himself the genius Tenmaku might truly be, he faces an internal challenge to embrace his position in this. Is he a tool to the ghost, or will he fully embrace his passions as a cinephile and have a hand in creating something truly wonderful with his young actress classmate?

- This article was updated on April 18th, 2023

About The Author

J.R. is a content creator with AOTF and has been covering gaming and entertainment in the industry since 2022. Along with a B.A. in History from the University of Cincinnati, he has studied at the University of Birmingham, UK, and part of his M.A. at the University of Waterloo. You'll find J.R. particularly at home writing about the hottest manga and anime. He is highly passionate about horror, strategy, and RPGs, and anything about Star Trek or LOTR. When not ranting about fan theories or writing guides, J.R. also manages his local movie theater.