The official website of the Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru anime project has revealed that the previously announced anime adaptation of Takahiro and Bunbun’s Washio Sumi wa Yuusha de Aru (Washio Sumi is a Hero) prequel light novel will be a film trilogy.
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 the announcement video revealing the above information:
The announcement was first made at the Minato Soft 10th anniversary event today at the Tokyo Dome City Hall. The event also revealed a new set of character songs, a new light novel series, and details of the next Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru live event. The main cast of the anime attended the event:
- Haruka Terui (Kobeni Yonomori in Mikakunin de Shinkoukei) the voice of Yuuna Yuuki
- Yumi Uchiyama (Youko Inokuma from Kiniro Mosaic) who voices Fuu Inubouzaki
- Tomoyo Kurosawa (Miria Akagi in The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls) who voiced Itsuki Inubouzaki
- Suzuko Mimori (Umi Sonoda from Love Live! School Idol Project) the voice of Mimori Tougou
- Juri Nagatsuma (Satone Shichimiya in Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren) who voices Karin Miyoshi
Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru (Yuki Yuna Is a Hero) is an anime series that aired in the Fall/Autumn 2014 anime season that is part of the greater Takahiro IV Project, that includes 4 projects produced and written by Takahiro. The first project was the Visual Novel Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu, the second was an anime adaptation of Takahiro’s Akame ga Kill! manga, the third project is a light novel series Washio Sumi wa Yuusha de Aru. The anime itself is set after the events of Washio Sumi wa Yuusha de Aru, which was published in Dengeki G’s magazine in 2014 for a total of one volume. The anime aired for a total of 12 episodes and was produced by Studio Gokumi (Kiniro Mosaic, A-Channel) and directed by Seiji Kishi (Persona 4 The Animation, Angel Beats!). There is also a web manga adaptation of the series illustrated by kotamaru.
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.”
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. The 6 episode prequel anime will be part of the second season of Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru, which is in production for 2017. Further details about the anime will be revealed at a later date.
Source Article - Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha De Aru Website
Source Article - Movie Ticket Japan
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