Funimation to Stream Haganai NEXT Sequel Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
2nd season based on Yomi Hirasaka's school comedy novels premieres on Funimation on January 22

The North American anime distributor FUNimation Entertainment announced on Thursday that it will stream the Haganai NEXT sequel anime series. (Note: link can only be accessed by Elite subscribers.) Funimation will simulcast the series on its website on Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. EST, starting with the first two episodes on January 22.

The second season of the Haganai (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai) school comedy anime will have first season's assistant director Toru Kitahata (Love, Election & Chocolate) taking over the proverbial director's chair from Hisashi Saito (Bamboo Blade, Heaven's Lost Property). Unlike in the first season, original novelist Yomi Hirasaka will be in charge of the series scripts alongside the first season's Tatsuhiko Urahata. Kurasumi Sunayama (Monster, Romeo X Juliet) is also joining the writing staff. Toshihiro Kohama (SaiKano, Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!, Spice and Wolf) replaces Yuka Hirama as the art director.

The main voice cast from the first season are reprising their roles for the second season.

The series premiered in Japan on January 10.

Funimation licensed the first season for streaming and home video. The first 12-episode season premiered in Japan in October 2011.

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