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Yuki Yuna Is a Hero: Washio Sumi Chapter Anime's Teaser Video Reveals Cast, Staff

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Seiji Kishi serves as chief director for 3-film project premiering on March 18

Pony Canyon began streaming a teaser video on Sunday for the Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru: Washio Sumi no Shō (Yuki Yuna Is a Hero: Washio Sumi Chapter) theatrical anime project. The video reveals the anime's main cast and staff.

(Note: The below YouTube video can't be viewed in Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, and the U.S.)

Text: Two years before that fight
Text: One more story of
Text: The young women chosen by god

The anime will star:

The anime adapts Takahiro and illustrator BUNBUN's illustrated novel series Washio Sumi wa Yūsha de Aru (Washio Sumi is a Hero). Project 2H is credited as the original creator, Takahiro (Minato Soft) is credited with the original plan designs, and BUNBUN is credited with the original character designs. Seiji Kishi, who directed the first anime season, is the chief director. Daisei Fukuoka (Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School: Despair Arc, Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School: Future Arc) is directing the anime at Studio Gokumi. Makoto Uezu is returning to handle the series composition, and Uezu and Takahiro are writing the scripts. Takahiro Sakai is returning to adapt BUNBUN's designs for animation and is also serving as chief animation director. D.K&JWWORKS is in charge of the concept art, and Keiichi Okabe and MONACA are returning to compose the music. Pony Canyon is distributing the anime.

Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru: Washio Sumi no Shō is the first half (six episodes) of the second season of the Yuki Yuna Is a Hero series, and consists of three anime films. The first film will open on March 18, and it will screen alongside an anime adaptation of the Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha-bu Shozoku four-panel spinoff manga. The second and third films will open in April and July, respectively. The anime will then air on television after the theatrical screenings.

Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru: Yūsha no Shō, the second half of the second season, is a direct sequel to the first season. The anime's staff has not yet revealed premiere dates for the television airing of Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru: Washio Sumi no Shō and Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru: Yūsha no Shō.

The first anime's story takes place in the era of the gods, year 300. Yūna Yūki lives an ordinary life as a second year middle school student, but she's also a member of the "Hero Club," where club activities involve dealing with a mysterious being called "Vertex."

The 12-episode anime series premiered in October 2014, and Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. Ponycan USA released the anime in three Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo packs in North America in 2015.

Thanks to Dennis R. for the second embedded video.

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