Today at the Jump Festa 2015 event in Tokyo, the official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of Naoshi Komi’s Nisekoi manga has announced that the anime’s second season will air in April next year. Additionally, a new character was also revealed along with her cast member. The anime’s official website also launched a brand new set of visuals.
— 『ニセコイ』公式 (@nisekoi_k) December 21, 2014
The new character that will make their debut appearance in the upcoming anime is Haru Onodera, Kosaki Onodera’s younger sister. The Twitter also reveals that she will be voiced by Ayane Sakura (Natsumi Koshigaya from Non Non Biyori). The website released the first visual for Haru:
The site also released a larger visual with all the main characters.Click on the Image for the full resolution
Here are the character visuals with their respective cast members:
- Kouki Uchiyama (Soul Eater in Soul Eater) who voices Raku Ichijou
- Nao Touyama (Kanon Nakagawa in The World God Only Knows) as Chitoge Kirisaki
- Kana Hanazawa (Mayuri Shiina in Steins;Gate) voicing Kosaki Onodera
- Kana Asumi (Yuno from Hidamari Sketch) who is voicing Marika Tachibana
- Mikako Komatsu (Neko from K) as Seishirou Tsugumi
- Yumi Uchiyama (Yoko Inokuma from Kiniro Mosaic) who voices the role of Ruri Miyamoto
Nisekoi is a manga series that originally started off as a one shot from Naoshi Komi that released in January 2011. Komi then released the manga as a full series later on in the year, when it appeared in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump. Since 2011, 14 volumes have been released for the romantic comedy. Additionally a voiced comic has also been published and a light novel series. Viz Manga has also picked up the series late 2013 for English localisation, announcing that the chapters would be translated and released in Viz’s Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha. A anime adaptation of the manga aired from January this year, and ended in May for a total of 20 episodes. The anime is produced by studio Shaft (Bakemonogatari, Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica). A PlayStation Vita game based on the series is currently in development. A second season of Nisekoi was announced to be in production and the first visual released.
Here is a plot synopsis of Nisekoi from MAL:
As a child, Raku Ichijo made a secret promise with his childhood sweetheart, keeping a pendant as a memento while his love took the key. He dreams of one day meeting his past love, but years later, reality smashes his hopes when Chitoge Kirisaki accidentally knees him in the face…
Though Raku’s a normal high schooler, his family heads the notorious yakuza gang the Shuei-Gumi faction! And he’s dragged into family affairs when he’s forced into a relationship with Chitoge, the daughter of a rival gang’s boss!
The second season of the Nisekoi anime will be airing from April next year, during the Summer 2015 anime season. Further information about the series will be revealed in the upcoming months.
Source Article and Images – Nisekoi Anime Website
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