2nd Hozuki's Coolheadedness Season Reveals Staff, Returning Cast
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for the anime adaptation of Natsumi Eguchi's Hōzuki no Reitetsu manga revealed the main staff and returning cast for the anime's upcoming second season. Kazuhiro Yoneda (Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara., Yona of the Dawn) is taking over for Hiro Kaburagi as director for both the upcoming original animation DVD (OAD) and the second season. Production for both is moving from Wit Studio to Studio DEEN. Jirō Omatsuri is replacing Hirotaka Katō as character designer in the second season. Midori Gotou is again writing the scripts and TOMISIRO is again composing the music.
The returning cast includes:
- Hiroki Yasumoto as Hōzuki
- Takashi Nagasako as Enma Daiō
- Yumiko Kobayashi as Shiro
- Hiroki Gotō as Kakisuke
- Takashi Matsuyama as Rurio
- Eri Kitamura as Okō
- Touko Aoyama as Nasubi
- Tetsuya Kakihara as Karauri
- Sumire Uesaka as Peach Maki
- Daisuke Hirakawa as Momotaro
- Koji Yusa as Hakutaku
- Satomi Satou as Ichiko
- Yui Ogura as Niko
- Ayaka Suwa as Miki
The second season will premiere in October.
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 new OAD will ship with a limited edition of the manga's 24th volume on March 23.
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 Hōzuki no Reitetsu ~Shiro no Ashiato~ (Hozuki's Coolheadedness: Shiro's Footprints) in Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine in December 2015.
Thanks to RoyalTanki for the news tip.