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Hozuki's Coolheadedness TV Anime Gets 2nd Season in October

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
1st season based on Natsumi Eguchi's manga premiered in January 2014

The official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of Natsumi Eguchi's Hozuki no Reitetsu manga announced on Saturday that the anime is getting a second season that will premiere in October, and revealed a visual for the new season. An event held in Tokyo on Saturday originally revealed the news.

The official website for the anime had teased in December that the event would reveal the third work in the new anime project. The event itself was the second part of the project.

The first part of project is an original animation DVD (OAD, visual pictured at right) that will ship with a limited edition of the manga's 24th volume on March 23. The event on Saturday screened the new anime. Hiro Kaburagi, who directed the previous television anime series, returned as chief director for the OAD. Midori Gotou also returned to write the script. Studio DEEN animated the OAD (Wit Studio animated the television anime and previous three OADs).

The manga inspired a 13-episode television anime series that premiered in January 2014. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired, and Sentai Filmworks released the series on home video in February 2015 under the title Hozuki's Coolheadedness. The manga also inspired three previous OADs that shipped with the 17th, 18th, and 19th volumes of the manga in 2015. Advance screenings of the three OADs were held in theaters in Japan in December 2014.

The dark comedy manga revolves around Hōzuki, the fierce aide to the Great King Enma. Calm and super-sadistic, he tries to resolve problems that often occur in Hell.

Eguchi launched the manga in Kodansha's Morning magazine in 2011. Monaka Shiba launched a four-panel spinoff series titled Hozuki no Reitetsu ~Shiro no Ashiato~ (Hozuki's Coolheadedness: Shiro's Footprints) in Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine in December 2015.

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