The Eccentric Family 2 Anime's 3rd Promo Video Previews milktub's Opening Theme

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Crunchyroll to stream sequel series starting on Sunday

The official YouTube channel for The Eccentric Family 2 (Uchoten Kazoku 2) sequel anime began streaming a third promotional video for the series on Friday. The video previews milktub's opening theme song "Nasugamama, Sawagumama." milktub is returning from the first season to perform the song.

The anime will premiere on April 9, and will air on Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, and Kitanihon Broadcasting. The anime will stream in Japan on Docomo Anime Store. Crunchyroll will stream the series starting on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. EDT.

The anime's returning and new cast members include:

  • Takahiro Sakurai as Yasaburō Shimogamo, the third son of the family
  • Junichi Suwabe as Yaichirō Shimogamo, the eldest son of the family
  • Hiroyuki Yoshino as Yajirō Shimogamo, the second son of the family
  • Mai Nakahara as Yashirō Shimogamo, the youngest son of the family
  • Mamiko Noto as Benten, the bewitchingly beautiful woman
  • Kikuko Inoue as Mother (Tosen)
  • Hideyuki Umezu as Akadama
  • Shuya Nishiji as Kinkaku
  • Kosuke Hatakeyama as Ginkaku
  • Ayane Sakura as Kaisei
  • Takehiko Higuchi as Professor Yodogawa
  • Junji Majima as Nidaime
  • Yoko Hikasa as Gyokuran
  • Yuichi Nakamura as Kureichiro
  • Bin Shimada as Tenmanya

fhána will also return to the franchise to perform the anime's ending theme song "Moon River."

The anime is P.A. Works' first sequel series. The first season's main staff members are returning for the sequel. Masayuki Yoshihara is directing the series at P.A. Works, Kōji Kumeta (Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei, Kakushigoto) is designing the characters, and Lantis is handling the music production. Additionally, Kousuke Kawazura is adapting Kumeta's designs for animation and is serving as animation director, and Yusuke Takeda and Harumi Okamoto are serving as art directors. Ryou Higaki is returning from the first season to write the series.

The 2013 anime adapted the original novel of the same name by Tomihiko Morimi (The Tatami Galaxy). The comedy drama is set in Kyoto, where tanuki (shape-shifting raccoon-dogs), tengu (long-nosed goblins of Japanese folklore), and humans intermingle. The story follows the tanuki Shimogamo Yasaburō, the third son of the Shimogamo family who live in the Tadasu no Mori forest of Shimogamo Shrine. One day, Yasaburō's father is eaten as a hot pot by human members of a group known as the "Friday Club." As Yasaburō takes care of his teacher, an old tengu, fights with other tanuki, and plays with a psychic human girl, Yasaburō approaches the truth about his father's death.

Gentosha published Morimi's original Uchoten Kazoku novel in 2010, and then published a sequel novel titled Uchoten Kazoku Nidaime No Kicho in 2015. The original novel has sold more than 360,000 copies. The Eccentric Family 2 is based on the second novel volume.

Images © Tomihiko Morimi, GENTOSHA / Uchoten-Kazoku 2 Committee

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