Himōto! Umaru-chan TV Anime Gets 2nd Season This Fall
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
This year's 20th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine is revealing on Thursday that the television anime based on Sankaku Head's Himōto! Umaru-chan manga is getting a second season. The live-streamed DaraNama Returns program also announced the news on Saturday. The anime's official website and Young Jump posted a teaser promotional video and visual for the season coming this fall.
The main staff is returning from the first season, including the anime studio Doga Kobo, director Masahiko Ohta, series script supervisor Takashi Aoshima, and character designer Aya Takano. According to the description for the teaser video, the following main cast members are also returning:
- Aimi Tanaka as Umaru Doma
- Kenji Nojima as Taihei Doma
- Akari Kageyama as Nana Ebina
- Haruka Shiraishi as Kirie Motoba
- Yurina Furukawa as Sylphynford Tachibana
Sankaku Head drew illustrations to celebrate the news:
ついに発表になりました〜!うまるちゃん第2期が決定致しました!!放送を楽しみにしててくださいませ〜! pic.twitter.com/cHkkpJzj5K— サンカクヘッド (@sankakuhead) April 8, 2017
The first television anime series premiered in July 2015, and Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime for North America, and it will release the series with an English dub.
The manga is also inspiring an original anime DVD (OAD) bundled with the manga's 10th volume, which will ship on April 19. The television anime's staff and cast are returning for the OAD.
Sankaku Head launched the manga in Weekly Young Jump in 2013 (after running an earlier two-chapter Himōto! Umaru-chan! version in Miracle Jump in 2012). The manga has 2.7 million copies in print as of March.
The manga centers around Taihei Doma and his little sister Umaru, who boasts beautiful looks as well as prowess in both school and sports. However, she has a certain secret. Everyone may think she is the ideal girl, but she is anything but. "Himōto" is a pun on "imōto" (little sister) and "himono," which means "dried fish," but in slang can refer to a woman who is proper in public but lazy at home.
The manga inspired the Akita Imokko! Ebina-chan, Himōto! Umaru-chan S, and Himōto! Umaru-chan SS spinoff manga. Himōto! Umaru-chan SS ended on February 28. The manga has also inspired the Himōto! Umaru-chan F: Himōto Enikki fanbook and the Himōto! Umaru-chan N novel.
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