News Genshiken Second Season's Ad Previews Opening Song
posted on 2013-07-02 21:00 EDT by Egan Loo
The Tokyo MX station began airing a commercial for the Genshiken Second Season anime to introduce the new members of the otaku college club "The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture" — also known as Genshiken. The ad features the opening theme song "Genshi, Joshi wa, Taiyo Datta" by voice actress Sumire Uesaka, who is playing the female lead Rika Yoshitake.
The anime will have a mostly new voice cast:
- Nozomi Yamamoto as Chika Ogiue (formerly Kaori Mizuhashi)
- 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 (formerly Ayako Kawasumi)
- Jun Fukuyama as Manabu Kuchiki (formerly Akira Ishida)
- Naomi Ōzora as Susanna Hopkins (formerly Yuko Goto)
- Kazuyuki Okitsu as Harunobu Madarame (formerly Nobuyuki Hiyama)
- Tatsuya Kobashi as Kanji Sasahara (formerly Takanori Ohyama)
- Momoko Ohara as Makoto Kōsaka (formerly Mitsuki Saiga)
- Rina Satou as Saki Kasukabe (formerly Satsuki Yukino)
- Takayuki Kondou as Sōichirō Tanaka (formerly Tomokazu Seki)
- Hiroki Yasumoto as Mitsunori Kugayama (formerly Kenji Nomura)
- Misa Kobayashi as Angela Burton (formerly Yuki Kaida)
- 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. 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.
The anime will premiere on July 6.