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Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! 2nd Season's Promo Video Introduces Transfer Students

posted on by Karen Ressler
Cast-performed opening and ending theme song titles revealed

Pony Canyon began streaming a promotional video on Thursday for Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! LOVE! (Binan Kōkō Chikyū Bōei-bu Love! Love!), the second season of the Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! television anime. The video introduces the "mysterious transfer students" Akihiko Beppu and Haruhiko Beppu, and asks "are they friend or foe?"

In addition, the official website announced details on the second season's opening and ending theme songs. Chikyū Bōeibu (Earth Defense Club), the group comprised of the five main voice actors, will again perform the opening theme "Futten Toppa ☆ Love Is Power ☆" (Past the Boiling Point Love Is Power). Keisuke Koumoto and Yoshiki Murakami will perform the ending theme song "Anata wa Haruka Ittōsei" (You Are a Bright Distant Star) as their characters Akihiko and Haruhiko in the group VEPPer.

The series will premiere in July. Both the opening and the ending singles will ship on July 20.

The first season began airing in Japan in January 2015. Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Viewster streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. Ponycan USA released the series on DVD and Blu-ray combo packs.

Funimation describes the story:

Teenage boys are notoriously lazy, and the members of Binan High School's Earth Defense Club are no exception. Their definition of “earth defense” is bumming around all day at the local bathhouse. But when a pink wombat appears out of thin air and begs the boys to help him save the planet, even the idlest high schoolers jump to action. Watch the magical boys transform and save the earth with the power of LOVE!

Keisuke Koumoto and Yoshiki Murakami will join the cast in the second season. They play Akihiko Beppu (pictured left) and Haruhiko Beppu (right), respectively.

Studio Comet is animating the new season instead of diomedéa. Chizuru Miyawaki is still credited for design concept, but not as associate director. Yumiko Hara, the sub character designer and prop designer on the first season, replaces Masakazu Ishikawa as the main character designer. Tomoko Miyakawa is the new sub character designer and prop designer. Miyakawa is also the new chief animation director along with Atsuko Takahashi. Hiroaki Tanaka replaces Yasuyuki Itou as director of photography.

A stage play adaptation of the anime ran March 10-13 at the Zepp Blue Theater Roppongi in Tokyo.

The second Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! novel shipped on May 3.

Thanks to Dennis R. for the embedded video.

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