Kagewani Monster Suspense Anime Gets 2nd Season in April
posted on 2016-02-07 05:00 EST by Jabulani Blyden
The official website for the Kagewani monster suspense series announced on Sunday that the series will get a second season titled Kagewani: Shō that will premiere on April 1 on the "Ultra Super Anime Time" programming block.
The official Twitter account for the series began streaming an announcement video for the second season on Sunday. The video confirms that the anime's voice cast will return.
The first season starred Tomokazu Sugita as biologist Sōsuke Banba. Ryotaro Okiayu co-starred as the pharmaceutical agent Masaki Kimura. Other cast members included Mai Aizawa, Yukinori Okuhata, Yûsuke Handa, Fumiya Kosugi, and Yukiko Morishita.
Tomoya Takashima created the series and directed season one at the studio Tomovies. Hiromu Kumamoto wrote the scripts. Ami Fujikawa and Ryōma Hori designed the characters, and Shunsaku Matsurida designed the monsters. Tsutomu Nagae was the executive producer, and Kentarō Iwakiri produced season one.
The "new form of panic suspense animation" begins when mysterious monsters called "UMA" suddenly appear in the present day and attack humans. The scientist Sōsuke Banba pursues the truth with the keyword "Kagewani" (literally, shadow crocodile).
Kagewani: Shō will premiere alongside Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends and Hiroyuki Imaishi's Uchū Patrol Luluco (Space Patrol Luluco) for the fourth season of "Ultra Super Anime Time" programming block.
Ultra Super Pictures launched the "Ultra Super Anime Time" 30-minute programming block in July. Each season in the block features three series of anime shorts. The first season included Miss Monochrome - The Animation- 2, Wakaba Girl, and Wooser no Sono Higurashi Mugen-hen. The second season premiered in October and featured Hacka Doll the Animation, Miss Monochrome - The Animation- 3, and the first season of Kagewani.
The third season of the programming block premiered on January 8 and includes Sekkō Boys and Oshiete! Galko-chan. The third slot in the block features the three following four-episode series: Tabi Machi Late Show, Kono Danshi, Mahō ga Oshigoto Desu., and Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko: Everything Flows.