The official website of the anime adaptation of Adachitoka’s Noragami manga has revealed a brand new visual for the upcoming second season of the anime, which will be adapting the Bishamon arc. The site has also revealed that there will be several events being held this year about the anime’s first season.
The first season of the anime is currently being rebroadcasted every week on BS Fuji on Sundays. There will also be an event on April 18th at the Movix Sendai cinema in Shinjuku screening all 12 episodes of the first anime, as well as a talk session by cast members Minami Takahashi (Akira Yamashita), Kazuhiko Inoue (Kuraha), Yuuko Takayama (Aimi Tabata) and director Kotaro Tamura. There will also be another screening session on the following day Namba Parks Cinema with another talk session. Tickets are already on sale and costs ¥3,500 (~ $29.30 USD).
There will also be a special event being held on June 7th at the Maihama Amphitheatre, which will feature the main cast of the anime: Hiroshi Kamiya (Yato), Maaya Uchida (Hiyori Iki), Yuuki Kaji (Yukine), Miyuki Sawashiro (Bishamon), Jun Fukuyama (Kazuma), Aki Toyosaki (Kofuku), Kazuhiko Inoue (Kuraha) and Tooru Ohkawa (Tenjin). There will be two sessions being held and on the day and tickets will cost ¥6,800 (~ $56.85 USD) for each ticket. The event will provide lots of information about the second season and will also sell various limited goods such as clear posters, ticket folder, tin badges and opera glasses:
It was earlier revealed that the main cast from the anime’s first season will return in the second. The cast includes:
- Hiroshi Kamiya (Levi from Attack on Titan) returns as Yato
- Maaya Uchida (Rikka Takanashi from Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!) will be back to voice Hiyori Iki
- Yuuki Kaji (Eren Jaeger in Attack on Titan) as Yukine
- Miyuki Sawashiro (Shino Asada in Sword Art Online II) voices Bishamon
- Jun Fukuyama (Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch) will voice Kazuma
- Aki Toyosaki (Yui Hirasawa from K-ON!) is voicing Kofuku
- Daisuke Ono (Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler) returning to voice Daikoku
- Tooru Ohkawa (Toshio Ozaki from Shiki) as Tenjin
- Asami Imai (Kurisu Makise in Steins;Gate) is voicing Mayu
- Rie Kugimiya (Alphonse Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood) will voice Nora
The main members of the anime’s staff will also return:
- Director: Kotaro Tamura (Noragami, Wolf Children Assistant Director)
- Series Composer: Deko Akao (Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream, Arakawa Under the Bridge)
- Anime Character Designer: Toshihiro Kawamoto (Cowboy Bebop, Wolf’s Rain)
- Animation Studio: Bones (Hitsugi no Chaika, Cowboy Bebop)
Noragami is a fantasy manga written and illustrated by Adachitoka. The series began in late 2010 being published in Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Magazine where a total of 12 main volumes have been compiled and published. The series received a Drama CD adaptation with the 9th volume in late 2013. An anime adaptation of Noragami was produced in 2014 for a total of 12 episodes, being directed by Kotaro Tamura (Wolf Children Assistant Director) and produced by Bones (Hitsugi no Chaika, Cowboy Bebop).
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
Yato is a minor deity who lacks even a single shrine. In order to build his own shrine and gain recognition as a god, he scrawls his cell number on the wall of a downtown bathroom telling people he will help them in exchange for a 5-yen offering, becoming a self-styled “delivery god.” Hiyori, the daughter of a respectable family, is almost killed in a traffic accident, but is rescued by Yato. This causes her to become a “hanyou,” a person who can exit her body in soul form. She chases Yato down, and they begin to work together to help Yato be recognized. Yato also finds a boy named Yukine who becomes a Regalia, a “sacred treasure” that can be used by a god as a weapon to fight. The three of them battle phantoms who bring harm to humans as Yato’s dark hidden history is gradually revealed.
Further information about the second season of the anime adaptation of Noragami will be revealed in the upcoming weeks and at the event on June 7.
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