Jun Fukuyama, Mamiko Noto Join Genshiken: 2nd Season Cast
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for the Genshiken: Second Season anime announced still more new cast members for Manabu Kuchiki, Kanji Sasahara, Makoto Kōsaka, Sōichirō Tanaka, Mitsunori Kugayama, Keiko Sasahara, Kumiko Yabusaki, Naoko Asada, and Kaminaga on Saturday. Most of these characters have different voice cast members from the earlier Genshiken anime:
- Nozomi Yamamoto as Chika Ogiue
- Sumire Uesaka as Rika Yoshitake
- Yumi Uchiyama as Mirei Yajima
- Ai Kakuma as Kenjiro Hato (Female)
- Kazutomi Yamamoto as Kenjiro Hato (Male)
- Yukana as Kanako Ōno
- Jun Fukuyama as Manabu Kuchiki (formerly Akira Ishida)
- Naomi Ōzora as Susanna Hopkins
- Kazuyuki Okitsu as Harunobu Madarame
- Tatsuya Kobashi as Kanji Sasahara (formerly Takanori Ohyama)
- Momoko Ohara as Makoto Kōsaka (formerly Mitsuki Saiga)
- Rina Satou as Saki Kasukabe
- Takayuki Kondou as Sōichirō Tanaka (formerly Tomokazu Seki)
- Hiroki Yasumoto as Mitsunori Kugayama (formerly Kenji Nomura)
- Misa Kobayashi as Angela Burton
- Ikumi Hayama as Keiko Sasahara (formerly Kaori Shimizu)
- Madoka Yonezawa as Kumiko Yabusaki (formerly Reiko Takagi)
- Konomi Tada as Naoko Asada
- Mamiko Noto as Kaminaga
Shimoku Kio's sequel manga Genshiken: Second Season 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 playing Rika Yoshitake, Uesaka will sing the opening theme song "Genshi, Joshi wa, Taiyō Datta" for the summer anime.
The anime will premiere in July.
Source: Comic Natalie
Image © Shimoku Kio, Kodansha/Genshiken: Second Season Production Committee