The official website of the anime adaptation of Karino Takatsu’s Working!! (Wagnaria!!) manga has released the first visual for the upcoming third season of the anime, Working!!! The site also reconfirms that the anime will be airing from July 2015.
The anime’s site also reveals that there will be a Blu-ray boxset of the first Working!! anime. Early adopters will be able to receive additional content, such as a special Digipack designed by the anime’s character designer Shingo Adachi, and a special disc containing footage from the 2011 Summer and Spring Working!! events. The boxset will release on April 22 and sell for ¥27,000 ($270.00 USD) with tax. There will also be an album of all the anime’s character songs that will go on sale on June 28 titled WORKING!! Character Song☆Full Course, and will cost ¥8,000 ($80.00 USD) with tax.
The main cast for Working!!! was earlier revealed and includes the return of the main cast:
- Jun Fukuyama (Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch) returning to voice Souta Takanashi
- Kana Asumi (Yuno from Hidamari Sketch) will reprise her role as Popura Taneshima
- Saki Fujita (Ao Nanami from Yozakura Quartet) will be back to voice Mahiru Inami
- Eri Kitamura (Yui from Angel Beats!) will voice Yachiyo Todoroki
- Kumiko Watanabe (Keroro from Keroro Gunsou) as Kyouko Shirafuji
- Daisuke Ono (Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler) voicing as Jun Satou
- Hiroshi Kamiya (Levi in Attack on Titan) will be back as Hiroomi Souma
- Ryou Hirohashi (Kyou Fujibayashi in Clannad) will voice Aoi Yamada
The staff were also revealed, which includes a director change whilst the remainder of the staff returns from the previous seasons:
- Director: Yumi Kamakura (Working!! and Inazuma Eleven Episode Director, )
- Series Composer: Takao Yoshioka (High School DxD, Watamote)
- Anime Character Designer and Chief Animation Director: Shingo Adachi (Sword Art Online, Galilei Donna)
- Music Composer: MONACA (Hanayamata The Animation, Oregairu Zoku)
- Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, The [email protected])
Working!! (Wagnaria!!) is a 4koma manga written and illustrated by Karino Takatsu. The series began serialization in 2005 in Square Enix’s Young Gangan magazine, where the manga will end in the upcoming volume. To date the series has a total of 12 volumes released with the 13th and final volume being released on December 25th. The series received an anime adaptation in 2010 from A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Fairy Tail) that is directed by Yoshimasa Hiraike (AKB0048, Gugure! Kokkuri-san). The anime’s second season, Working’!!, was produced in 2011 by the same studio, but was directed by Atsushi Ootsuki (To LOVE-Ru, Ladies versus Butlers!).
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
Set in a family restaurant in Hokkaido, the northern prefecture of Japan, 16-year-old high school student Souta Takanashi works part-time along with his strange co-workers: Popura Taneshima, a high school girl who’s a year older than Souta, yet easily mistaken for an elementary/middle schooler, and Kyoko Shirafuji, the 28-year-old store manager who doesn’t bother to do any work at all.
Working!!! will be airing from July next year during the Summer 2015 anime season. Further information about the anime will be revealed at the Working!! & ServicexService Natsu Matsuri event on the 25th.
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