The first trailer has been revealed for the upcoming anime film adaptation of Takahiro and Bunbun’s Washio Sumi wa Yuusha de Aru (Washio Sumi is a Hero) prequel light novel. The new trailer briefly showcases scenes from the upcoming films to sombre music and also reveals the main characters. The main cast will be returning in the prequel: Suzuko Mimori (Umi Sonoda from Love Live! School Idol Project) as Mimori Tougou, Yumi Uchiyama (Youko Inokuma from Kiniro Mosaic) as Fuu Inubouzaki, and Juri Nagatsuma (Satone Shichimiya in Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren) as Karin Miyoshi.
The Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Washio Sumi no Shou anime will be shown as a film trilogy, with the first movie releasing in Japan on March 18, 2017.
According to Movie Ticket Japan, the first film will release on March 18th, with the second film releasing in April and the final film releasing in Japan in July, 2017. Tickets for the film are available for order this weekend with a three film pass going for ¥4,500 (~ US$42.20). Early orders will also come with an A4 clear file. The bundle will end on November 19th.
A second season of the Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru was revealed, titled Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou (Yuki Yuna Is a Hero: Hero Chapter). It will be a direct sequel to the 2014 anime, however it will also contain an anime adaptation of Takahiro and Bunbun’s Washio Sumi wa Yuusha de Aru (Washio Sumi is a Hero) prequel light novel.
The prequel anime will be titled Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Washio Sumi no Shou (Yuki Yuna Is a Hero: Washio Sumi Chapter) and set to be 6 episodes long, taking over half of the second season. The remaining episodes will feature the new sequel content of Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru.
Here is a synopsis of the anime from MAL:
The story takes place in the era of the gods, year 300. Yuuna Yuuki lives an ordinary life as a second year middle school student, but she’s also a member of the “Hero Club,” where club activities involve dealing with a mysterious being called “Vertex.”