Yuki Yuna is a Hero is receiving a second season and it’s taking quite a different route.
The Minato Soft‘s “Minato Damashii” event and official Twitter account for the Yuki Yuna is a Hero anime announced that the series is receiving a second season in 2017. Releasing two key visuals and the PV below:
A Prequel and Sequel to the Story
The anime will act as a sequel to the Yuki Yuna Is a Hero television anime, and in addition will also adapt author Takahiro and illustrator BUNBUN‘s illustrated prequel novel series Washio Sumi is a Hero.
The anime will run for 12 episodes with the first six being the Washio Sumi is a Hero adaptation titled Yuki Yuna Is a Hero: Washio Sumi Chapter. This portion of the season will have theatrical screenings in March 2017 before it airs on television.
The sequel portion of the season is titled Yuki Yuna is a Hero: Hero Chapter. The announcement made no indication on a plotline or if this half of the season is explicitly adapting the light novel sequel to the first anime titled Sonoko After.
Furthermore, Minato Soft’s “Minato Damashii” event correspondingly announced a series of character songs, serialization on a new light novel titled Nogi Sonoko wa Yūsha de Aru, and a new live event to be held in the future. The anime’s official website and visual novel developer Minato Soft (who produced two visual novels based on the series) teased these announcements back in June.
The Story of Yuki Yuna is a Hero
The first anime follows the Sanshu Middle School Hero Club members, made up of Yuna, Mimori, Fu and Itsuki. Dedicated to helping those requesting their help as much as possible. During a normal day, the Hero Club members are all of a sudden transported to a mysterious forest. Encountering the mysterious monsters known as the Vertex who intend to destroy the Shinju, the guardian deity that protects and blesses humanity, by all means.
Using a special phone application from the Taisha, an organization dedicated to the Shinju. Yuna and her friends, alongside fellow hero Karin, must from time to time transform into “heroes” with magical powers to protect their world from destruction. Eventually learning there’s much more to being a hero than what they all think.
The first anime was directed by Seiji Kishi under Studio Gokumi. With series composition handled by Makoto Uezu and character designs by Takahiro Sakai. It aired from October 16 to December 25, 2014.
So what do you think of this news? Excited to see both a prequel and a sequel to the Yuki Yuna is a Hero series? Do you hope it may fix up certain problems that fans had with the show? Or are you just hoping for more magical girl heroics? Let us know below.