The official website of the Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru anime project has revealed that the second season of the 2014 anime will air this October. In addition, further details about the prequel film trilogy, Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Washio Sumi no Shou, were also revealed.
The second season of the Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru was will be titled Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou (Yuki Yuna Is a Hero: Hero Chapter). Season 2 will be airing in October 2017, during the Fall/Autumn 2017 anime season.
An anime adaptation of Takahiro and Bunbun’s Washio Sumi wa Yuusha de Aru (Washio Sumi is a Hero) prequel light novel is also in production and will be an anime film trilogy. The films will be titled under Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Washio Sumi no Shou (Yuki Yuna Is a Hero: Washio Sumi Chapter) with the first film releasing on March 18th, with the second film in April and the final film releasing in Japan in July, 2017.
A brand new visual was revealed for the trilogy:
In addition the second trailer was also released:
Here is the previous trailer:
The main cast of the films include:
- Suzuko Mimori (Umi Sonoda from Love Live! School Idol Project) voicing as Sumi Washio
- Kana Hanazawa (Kanade Tachibana from Angel Beats!) as Sonoko Nogi
- Yumiri Hanamori (Chiaya Misono from Rolling☆Girls) who will voice Gin Minowa
- Rina Satou () voicing Aki-sensei
The films’ production staff includes:
- Chief Director: Seiji Kishi (Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru, Angel Beats!)
- Director: Daisei Fukuoka (Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen)
- Series Composer and Scriptwriter: Makoto Uezu (Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru, Arslan Senki)
- Anime Character Designer and Chief Animation Director: Takahiro Sakai (Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru, Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge)
- Music Composers: Keiichi Okabe (Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru, Nier)
- Animation Studio: Studio Gokumi (Kiniro Mosaic, A-Channel)
Here is the synopsis of the prequel:
In the year 298 from the era of the gods, elementary school girls Sumi Washio, Sonoko Nogi, and Gin Minowa are tasked with an important mission. They are to become heroes and fight Vertex, a mysterious enemy that is attacking Shinju-sama, the god tree that protects Shikoku, the only area in the world that is still habitable. What they don’t know, is that this fight will cost them more than they could have ever imagined.
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 second season of the Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru anime, Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou, will air this October during the Fall/Autumn 2017 anime season. The anime prequel film trilogy Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Washio Sumi no Shou will have its first movie releasing in Japan on March 18, 2017. Further details about the anime will be revealed at a later date.
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