The prequel portion of Yuki Yuna is A Hero’s second season is getting a theatrical release as a trilogy!
The first half of Yuki Yuna is a Hero Season 2, titled Washio Sumi Chapter is receiving a theatrical release in Japan in the form of three movies.
The first film will open on March 18, 2017 and will screen alongside an anime adaptation of the Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha-bu Shozoku (Member of the Yuki Yuna is a Hero Club) four-panel spinoff manga. The second and third films will also open in April and July, respectively. The anime version of the films will then air on television after the theatrical screenings.
Pony Canyon released the following PV for the anime:
The Staff and Cast of Washio Sumi Chapter
The anime will star voice actors:
- Suzuko Mimori as Sumi Washio
- Kana Hanazawa as Sonoko Nogi
- Yumiri Hanamori as Gin Minowa
The anime adapts Takahiro and illustrator BUNBUN‘s light novel series Washio Sumi wa Yūsha de Aru (Washio Sumi is a Hero). Seiji Kishi, who directed the first anime season, is chief director whilst Daisei Fukuoka is directing at Studio Gokumi.
Makoto Uezu is returning to handle series composition, while he and Takahiro are writing the scripts. Takahiro Sakai is returning to adapt BUNBUN‘s designs for animation and is also serving as chief animation director. D.K&JWWORKS is in charge of the concept art, and Keiichi Okabe and MONACA are returning to compose the music. Pony Canyon is distributing the anime.
Announced in October, the second season is split into two halves. The first half being the Washio Sumi Chapter while the second half acts as the sequel to the first season, titled Hero Chapter.
The Story of Yuki Yuna Is a Hero: Washio Sumi Chapter
Based upon the Washio Sumi is a Hero light novel series. Sumi Washio, Sonoko Nogi and Gin Minowa are three friends chosen to protect their god, the Shinju. As mysterious monsters known as the Vertex threaten to destroy it.
Using a special phone application from the Taisha, an organization dedicated to the Shinju. The trio must, from time to time transform into “heroes” with magical powers to protect their world from destruction. Eventually learning there’s far more to being a hero than what they believe.
So what do you think of this news? Excited that the prequel to the Yuki Yuna is a Hero series is in the form of a film trilogy? Interested to see how this story will go compared to the revelations in Season One? Or are you just excited for when the full second season airs? Let us know below.