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2nd Gatchaman Crowds Season's July Debut, Staff, Visual Revealed

posted on 2015-03-20 12:10 EDT
Main staff return, "mysterious" new characters teased

The official website for the Gatchaman Crowds television anime announced on Saturday that the second season, Gatchaman Crowds insight, will premiere in July on NTV and other stations. It also debuted a teaser visual featuring familiar characters and "mysterious" new characters in front of Tachikawa Station.

The new season will reunite the main staff:

  • Director: Kenji Nakamura
  • Series Composition: Toshiya Ono
  • Original Character Design: Kinako
  • Character Design/Chief Animation Director: Yûichi Takahashi
  • G Suit Design: Koji Nakakita, Kenji Andou
  • Animation Production: Tatsunoko Production

The first season will come in a one-disc Gatchaman Crowds Special Price Edition on Blu-ray Disc on May 27. The new edition will have all 12 episodes with the special-edition episode #12DC Embrace that offers a new ending, and packaging featuring new art by Kinako and Takahashi, for 10,000 yen (about US$83).

The website also updated with tie-in goods, including the insight version of the white NOTE, the blue NOTE that did not appear in first season, a clear file folder with the new visual, 10 different trading pin badges, four different t-shirts, Rui Ninomiya's Galax-Z car from Takara Tomy's Dream Tomica toy line, apparel, skirt, fountain pen, stationery set, acrylic keyholders, print seals, and five different iPhone 6 cases.

Tokyo's Marui City Shibuya will host a limited-time pop-up shop for Gatchaman Crowds insight and Yatterman Night until April 5.

The website posted a teaser blurb in January:

We want to know about ourselves

About the fact there is no "society" in our "country"
About "society" and "people" living in different worlds

Feeling and reason
What is crucial is "thinking," not "worrying"

Modern people are too "fast" — we breath shallow and quick
"We" are terrible at being slow and deep

The new season will depict what comes next for Hajime Ichinose (the first season's lead) and the others. It will also feature the blue NOTE that did not appear in the first season, as well as new characters. Hajime's voice actress Maaya Uchida commented, "We've been waiting! I want to meet everyone soon!"

Source: animeanime.jp


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