The official website of the TV anime adaptation of Izumo Ito’s Machikado Mazoku (The Demon Girl Next Door) manga has revealed that the upcoming second season would premiere in April 2022. In addition, the first key visual was also revealed.
The second season of the Machikado Mazoku anime is set to premiere in April next year, during the Spring 2022 anime season.
The main cast of the first season includes:
- Konomi Kohara (Chika Fujiwara from Kaguya-sama) as Yuuko Yoshida
- Akari Kitou (Nezuko Kamado from Demon Slayer) voices the role of Momo Chiyoda
- Minami Takahashi (Megumi Tadokoro from Shokugeki no Souma) as Lilith
- Tomoyo Takayanagi (Mira Konohata in Koisuru Asteroid) as Mikan Hinatsuki
- Sayaka Senbongi (Mumei from Koutetsujou no Kabaneri) as Anri Sata
- Ayaka Suwa (Tokaku Azuma in Akuma no Riddle) voicing the role of Shion Ogura
The anime’s production staff for season 1 includes:
- Director: Hiroaki Sakurai (Saiki Kusuo no Ψ Nan, Cromartie High School)
- Series Composer and Scriptwriter: Keiichiro Ochi (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru., 5-toubun no Hanayome)
- Anime Character Designer and Chief Animation Director: Mai Otsuka (Non Non Biyori, Shakugan no Shana)
- Music Composer: Miki Sakurai (Hi Score Girl, Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika Nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shiteshimatta…)
- Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami (Fate/Zero, Kill la Kill)
- Animation Studio: J.C. Staff (Toradora!, Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo)
Machikado Mazoku (The Demon Girl Next Door) is a comedic, slice of life 4-koma manga written and illustration by Izumo Ito. The series began serialization in 2014, published under Houbunsha’s Manga Time Kirara Carat magazine. To date, a total of 6 volumes have been released in Japan. The series received a 12 episode TV anime adaptation in the Summer 2019 anime season, directed by Hiroaki Sakurai (Saiki Kusuo no Ψ Nan, Cromartie High School) and produced by J.C. Staff (Toradora!, Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo).
Here is the synopsis from MAL:
After a strange dream of a mysterious ancestor, high school student Yuuko Yoshida wakes to see that she has grown demonic horns and a tail. Dazed and confused, her mother reveals to her a dark family secret: her family is descended from a Dark Clan that was banished to live powerless and destitute by their mortal enemies, the magical girls of the Light Clan. The only way to lift their ancestry’s curse is for Yuuko to find a magical girl, murder her, and splatter her blood all over her ancestor’s Demon God statue.
Fortunately for “Shadow Mistress Yuuko,” a magical girl saves her from being run over by an oncoming truck. Unfortunately, Momo Chiyoda happens to be Yuuko’s classmate at Sakuragaoka High and is much stronger than her in both strength and endurance. Taking pity on her wimpy assailant, the magical girl agrees to train Yuuko and help her unlock her dormant powers. Now, Yuuko must rise up and defeat her generous frenemy to save her family from the terrible grip of poverty.
The second season of the Machikado Mazoku anime is in production and will be broadcast in Japan in April 2022.