The official Twitter account of the Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru anime project has revealed that a second season of the TV anime been green lit for 2017. It will be titled Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou (Yuki Yuna Is a Hero: Hero Chapter). The announcement was first made at today’s Minato Soft 10th anniversary event.
The new anime 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 adaptation, titled Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Washio Sumi no Shou (Yuki Yuna Is a Hero: Washio Sumi Chapter) itself will be 6 episodes long, taking over half of the second season. The 6 episode special will also have special theatrical screenings in Japan in March 2017, before the broadcast of the anime.
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 [email protected] 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
During a live stream event in June last year, the cast revealed that the anime will be advancing to the next stage with a new project, titled the Hero Club Five Tenets.
In the interview, Kishi mentioned how support of the anime has been tremendous, with the sales and popularity of the series being surprisingly high – ranking 1st for the season, and that further support of the series can lead to the future development of the series. There are currently plans for this, which also include pushing the story into new unexplored directions. This is also somewhat evident with the new bonus chapter, with fans earlier demanding a further conclusion to the series. Regardless, if there was more continued support of the series the second season of the anime will be made.
Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru is an anime series that aired in the Fall/Autumn 2014 anime season that is part of the greater Takahiro IV Project, which 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 toal 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 Haruhichan:
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.”
A second season of the Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru anime, Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru: Yuusha no Shou, is in production for 2017. The anime will also contain an adaptation of Washio Sumi wa Yuusha de Aru. Further details about the anime will be revealed at a later date.