Nozomi Yamamoto, Sumire Uesaka Join Genshiken 2nd Season Cast

posted on by Egan Loo
Yumi Uchiyama, Kazutomi Yamamoto, Ai Kakuma also join cast

A streamed Nico Nico Live program revealed the new cast members for the Genshiken: Second Season anime on Monday:

Nozomi Yamamoto as Genshiken's new president, Chika Ogiue

Sumire Uesaka as Genshiken's new member, Rika Yoshitake

Yumi Uchiyama as Genshiken's new member, Merei Yajima

Kazutomi Yamamoto as Genshiken's new member, Kenjiro Hato (male persona)

Ai Kakuma as as Genshiken's new member, Kenjiro Hato (female persona)

[Via 0takomu]

Update: Uesaka will also sing the opening theme song "Genshi, Joshi wa, Taiyō Datta" for the summer anime.

Tsutomu Mizushima (Girls und Panzer, Squid Girl, XXXHOLiC, Genshiken OAV, episode director on first Genshiken) is serving as both director and sound director at Production I.G for the new anime. Michiko Yokote is returning from the previous Genshiken projects to supervise the series scripts, and Junichiro Taniguchi (Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san, Natsuyuki Rendezvous, Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku) is the new character designer.

The Genshiken: Second Season manga by Shimoku Kio continues the adventures of the otaku college club "The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture." Kodansha Comics published the second volume of this manga in North America in March. Del Rey released the first Genshiken manga series as well as the Kujibiki Unbalance spinoff in North America.

Media Blasters licensed the first two Genshiken television anime series, the Genshiken videos, and the Kujibiki Unbalance anime in North America.

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