Crane Game Girls Anime's 2nd Season Reveals Visual, October 5 Premiere
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the Crane Game Girls (Bishōjo Yūgi Unit Crane Geeru) original television anime series revealed the show's title, premiere date, and key visual for the show's second season on Saturday. The series, titled Bishōjo Yūgi Unit Crane Geeru Galaxy, will premiere on Tokyo MX on October 5 at 10:00 p.m. The show will also air on Tochigi TV, BS Fuji, and RNC. Additionally, Niconico and Abema TV will stream the series.
The main cast from the first season is returning, and additional cast members include:
- Aya Uchida as Hikaru
- Mikoi Sasaki as Rumie
- Akari Kageyama as Rei
The story centers on three girls: Mirai (Natsuko Hara), Ayaka (Sora Tokui), and Kyōko (Rico Sasaki). The three are the only ones who can save Earth from being destroyed by a group of asteroids. They are hired by Sayo, the representative of a shadowy organization, and the organization starts work on turning them into an idol group. While the trio are more than prepared to be idols, they are instead taken into an arcade.
Tommy Hino is returning to direct the series at Kyotoma, but Kazuho Hyodo (Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, ReLIFE) is replacing Uematsu Inoue as the scenario and scriptwriter. Fuyuri is returning as the character designer. Hara, Tokui, and Rico Sasaki are performing the show's opening theme song "Galaxy Party" as their characters, and aki a.k.a. Aki Deguchi is performing the ending theme song "Zettaiteki Seiten Aozora" (Absolute Blue Sky Weather).
The 13-episode first season premiered in April. Each episode had a five-minute anime segment and a 16-minute live-action segment featuring the cast playing crane games. Crunchyroll streamed the anime segments in various territories as it aired in Japan.