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Emon: 2nd Seasons of To Be Hero, Hitori no Shita the outcast Anime in Production

posted on by Kevin Yuan
Superhero comedy series, supernatural battle series both aired in 2016

A representative from Emon Animation Company confirmed with ANN at AnimeJapan on March 24 that second seasons of the anime series To Be Hero and Hitori no Shita - the outcast are currently in production.

Emon's original 12-episode To Be Hero series ran in Japan from October to December. The anime starred Kenjirō Tsuda, Moa Tsukino, and Takeshi Maeda. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan. Each episode in the series was 11 minutes long.

Emon describes the story:

Handsome, divorced and with a teen daughter living with him, our hero is a “bad father” who works as a toilet seat designer. One day, as he was in the toilet, he founds himself sucked into the toilet seat and he is given the important task to save the planet. The price for being a super hero is quite huge: This Good-looking guy is transformed into an Ugly Dude…with Super Power! To protect the Earth and his daughter Min, his fight is about to begin…

Emon's booth listing for AnimeJapan had listed "To Be Hero 2" earlier in March.

Emon's 12-episode Hitori no Shita - the outcast "supernatural power battle anime" series ran from July to September in Japan. The series was based on a Chinese web comic. Shanghai Emon planned the anime, and animation production took place in Japan. Chinese web company Tencent owns the rights to the original comic. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan.

Emon describes the story:

The protagonist, Cho Soran, leads a very common college student's life until he finds himself caught up in a terrible incident that happened in a small village. As he was walking through a graveyard, Cho Soran is assaulted by zombies. Thinking that it was over for him, a mysterious girl carrying a sword suddenly saves him and disappears.
This strange encounter is going to change drastically the fate of our hero.

Emon was established in October 2015 as the Japanese branch of Haoliners, an animation brand based in Shanghai and a subsidiary of Shanghai Haoliners Cultures Media Co., Ltd. The company is producing the The Silver Guardian (Gin no Guardian) anime series, which is based on another Chinese web comic. The anime will premiere on Crunchyroll on Saturday. The company is also producing the animation for the upcoming anime adaptation of Kei Murayama's A Centaur's Life (Centaur no Nayami or A Centaur's Worries) manga.

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