News Saeko Zogo, Kanami Satou Join Date A Live II Cast
posted on 2014-02-17 12:00 EST by Egan Loo
- Saeko Zogo as Shiori Itsuka
- Kanami Satou as Mikie Okamine
- Saki Ogasawara as Mildred F. Fujimura
- Toshiharu Nakanishi as James A. Paddington
- Yuko Kaida as Jessica Bailey
- Jouji Nakata as Elliot Woodman
Date A Live II will premiere in April on Tokyo MX TV, AT-X, and other channels. There will be a stage event at Anime Japan 2014's Red Stage on March 22 at 5:00 p.m. with cast members Nobunaga Shimazaki, Marina Inoue, Asami Sanada, and Minori Chihara. AT-X will celebrate the second season by running a marathon of the entire 12-episode first season on March 29 from midnight to 6:00 a.m.
The story based on Koushi Tachibana's original light novel series centers on an ordinary high school boy named Shidō Itsuka who meets a spirit girl who has been rejected by a devastated world. The girl, who Shidō names "Tohka," happens to have wiped out much of humanity 30 years ago, and now she is back. The only way to stop her is to date her.
The website previously announced that voice actresses Maaya Uchida and Sarah Emi Bridcutt will join the second season's cast. Uchida and Bridcut will star as twins Kaguya Yamai and Yuzuru Yamai, respectively. Their characters have the power to manipulate the wind. Shizuka Itou will play Ellen Mira Mathers, and Ryotaro Okiayu will play DEM company director Isaac Ray Pelham Westcott. The opening theme song is "Trust in you" by sweet ARMS.
Keitaro Motonaga (Getbackers, Jormungand) directed the first anime season at AIC Plus+ with visual director Hisashi Saito (Haganai, Heaven's Lost Property). Hideki Shirane (Hayate the Combat Butler!!, Queen's Blade: Rebellion) was charge of the series scripts, and Takaaki Suzuki (Strike Witches, Last Exile) advised on the world setting, as he has done other anime and manga. Satoshi Ishino (Excel Saga, Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu) designed the characters based on Tsunako's original novel illustrations. Mika Akitaka (Martian Successor Nadesico, Galaxy Fraulein Yuna) designed the mecha, and Go Sakabe (Gosick theme songs) scored the soundtrack with sound director Yasunori Ebina (A Certain Magical Index, Naruto) at Nippon Columbia.
Funimation streamed the first anime season in North America as it aired in Japan.
Image © 2014 Koushi Tachibana, Tsunako/Kadokawa Fujimi Shobo/Date A Live II Production Committee