The official website for Noragami Aragoto, the second TV anime season of Adachitoka’s Noragami manga, has revealed new cast members to play the 8 shinki (“sacred treasures”) consecrated to the war god Bishamonten. The new cast members include:
- Koutarou Nishiyama (Atsushi Kinugawa from Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE!) as Suzuha
- Ari Ozawa (Chiyo Sakura from Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun) as Tsuguha
- Yuki Takao (Alka from Blade & Soul) as Mineha
- Kanami Satou (Aya Chousokabe from Double-J) as Kinuha
- Satomi Akesaka (Taeko Nomura from Coppelion) as Kazuha and Karuha
- Mariko Higashiuchi (Sonoko from Harmonie) as Yugiha
- Shinya Takahashi (Katsuma from Aku no Onna Kanbu) as Akiha
In addition to this, various visuals for the second TV anime season of Adachitoka’s Noragami manga have been revealed in Japanese magazines. The latest visual was double page spread in the September issue of Animage. This issue of Animage can be purchased here.
The second promotional video for the upcoming second season revealed that THE ORAL CIGARETTES will be performing the opening theme song titled “Kyouran Hey Kids!!” while Tia will return for the ending theme song.
The series was also recently featured in the September issue ofAnimedia as a double page spread.
The first promotional video for the second season was recently streamed:
In addition to this, the website revealed that Hisako Tojo (Albertina II from Himegoto) and Takanori Hoshino (Van fromGun x Sword) will join the cast as Aiha and Kugaha, respectively. The website also revealed designs for the two characters.
A new visual that features Yato and Bishamon was recently revealed:
Here’s the key visual in parts:
The second season was confirmed in the May issue of Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Magazine.
It was also revealed that the new season will reunite the staff and cast from the first season:
- Director: Kotaro Tamura
- Series Composition: Deko Akao
- Character Design: Toshihiro Kawamoto
- Animation Production: BONES
The old cast includes:
- Hiroshi Kamiya (Koyomi Araragi from Bakemonogatari) as Yato
- Maaya Uchida (Rikka Takanashi from Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!) as Hiyori Hiki
- Yuuki Kaji (Rentarou Satomi from Black Bullet) as Yukine
- Miyuki Sawashiro (Suruga Kanbaru from Bakemonogatari) as Bishamon
- Jun Fukuyama (Yukio Okumura from Ao no Exorcist) as Kazuma
- Aki Toyosaki (Yui Hirasawa from K-ON!) as Kofuku
- Daisuke Ono (Subaru Asahina from Brothers Conflict) as Daikoku
- Toru Ohkawa (Toshio Ozaki from Shiki) as Tenjin
- Asami Imai (Kurisu Makise from Steins;Gate) as Mayu
- Rie Kugiyama (Kagura from Gintama) as Nora
It was also revealed earlier that Noragami will receive two new OVAs which will be bundled with the 15th and 16th manga volumes on November 17, 2015 and March 17, 2016. The first will feature the chapter, Nijikan no Teikei ni So Koto (Following A Stereotypical Two Hours), from the spin-off series Noragami: Shuuishuu. The second will be based on the 41st chapter of the manga, where the main characters pay a visit to Capyper Land. Previously, a 2-episode OVA was released in 2014. The first episode adapted the 25th chapter of the manga, and the second episode adapted the cherry blossom-viewing arc.
Noragami is a fantasy manga series by Adachitoka that began serialization in Kodansha’s Monthly Shounen Magazine in January 2011’s issue. It has been collected in twelve tankōbon volumes as of November 2014. An anime television series adaptation by Bones aired in Japan between January 5 and March 23, 2014.
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.
Source: Noragami official website