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Yukana, Rina Satou Join Genshiken: Second Season Cast

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Kazuyuki Okitsu, Misa Kobayashi, Naomi Ōzora also cast in anime of Shimoku Kio's manga

The July issue of Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon magazine is revealing more of the cast for the anime adaptation of Shimoku Kio's sequel manga Genshiken: Second Season on Friday:

  • Yukana as Kanako Ōno
  • Kazuyuki Okitsu as Harunobu Madarame
  • Rina Satou as Saki Kasukabe
  • Naomi Ōzora as Susanna "Sue" Hopkins
  • Misa Kobayashi as Angela Burton

Previously announced cast members include Nozomi Yamamoto as Chika Ogiue, Sumire Uesaka as Rika Yoshitake, Ai Kakuma as female Kenjiro Hato, Kazutomi Yamamoto as male Kenjiro Hato, and Yumi Uchiyama as Mirei Yajima. Several of the cast members from the earlier Genshiken anime have been replaced.

The Genshiken: Second Season manga 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.

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.

In addition to joining the cast, Uesaka will sing the opening theme song "Genshi, Joshi wa, Taiyō Datta" for the summer anime.

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Update: Angela Burton's voice actress Misa Kobayashi is a different person from the Misa Kobayashi who voiced roles in Negima and other anime. Thanks, IkariGendo.


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