The official website of the Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru anime project has released a brand new visual for the upcoming second season of the TV anime, titled Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou (Yuki Yuna Is a Hero: Hero Chapter). The anime’s main cast, character designs and first video were also revealed. Season 2 will premiere on October 7 with 6 prequel episodes followed by 6 episodes of sequel content.
The main cast of the first season will return to reprise their roles in the second season. New character designs have also been revealed for the main cast:
- Haruka Terui (Kobeni Yonomori in Mikakunin de Shinkoukei) will return to voice Yuuna Yuuki
- Suzuko Mimori (Umi Sonoda in Love Live! School Idol Project) voices Mimori Tougou
- Yumi Uchiyama (Yoko Inokuma from Kiniro Mosaic) will be voicing Fuu Inubouzaki
- Tomoyo Kurosawa (Kumiko Oumae from Hibike! Euphonium) as Itsuki Inubouzaki
- Juri Nagatsuma (Kanna Makino in Tamako Market) voicing Karin Miyoshi
The first commercial has been released for Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou:
Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou will begin its weekly broadcast on Saturday, October 7th at 1:55am JST on MBS and TBS. The series will also air on CBC at 2:39am JST, and on BS-TBS on the midnight of October 7/8. Reruns will begin on AT-X from the 9th at 10:00pm JST.
The second season will begin with the TV version of the Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Washio Sumi no Shou (Washio Chapter) prequel film triolgy, which were released eariler in the year. Following the films, new footage of the continuation of the first season will begin. The prequel will span 6 episodes and the sequel will span the remaining 6 episodes.
Here is the promotional video for the Washio chapter of the second season:
The staff of the anime were also revealed and 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)
- Animation Studio: Studio Gokumi (Kiniro Mosaic, A-Channel)
An anime adaptation of Takahiro and Bunbun’s Washio Sumi wa Yuusha de Aru (Washio Sumi is a Hero) prequel light novel were produced and released earlier this year as an anime film trilogy. The third and final movie, Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Washio Sumi no Shou Movie 3 – Yakusoku, released in theatres across Japan on July 8th, 2017.
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 on Saturdays, at 1:55am JST on MBS starting from October 7th, during the Fall/Autumn 2017 anime season. The anime’s first half will feature the prequel Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Washio Sumi no Shou before moving onto the new second season content.
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