Yuki Yuna Is a Hero: Washio Sumi Chapter's 2nd Anime Film Outsells 1st, Ranks #1 in Mini-Theaters
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Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru: Washio Sumi no Shō: Tamashii, the second of three anime films that portray the first six episodes of the second season of the Yuki Yuna Is a Hero anime, ranked #1 in the mini-theater ranking in its opening weekend, earning more than the first film in the series during their opening weekends. The film had the third-highest per-screen average during the weekend in the Japanese box office, behind Meitantei Conan Kara Kurenai no Love Letter and Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Shūrai! Uchūjin Shiriri.
The film opened in Japan on April 15. The first film, Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru: Washio Sumi no Shō: Tomodachi, opened in Japan on March 18, and also ranked #1 in the mini-theater ranking in its opening weekend. Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru: Washio Sumi no Shō: Yakusoku, the third film, opens in Japan on July 8.
The three main voice actresses performed the ending theme song "Tomodachi" for the first film. Yumiri Hanamori performed the second film's ending theme song "Tamashii," and Suzuko Mimori and Kana Hanazawa are performing the third film's ending them song "Yakusoku." The ending theme song titles are the same as the subtitle for each of the films.
The anime stars:
- Suzuko Mimori as Sumi Washio
- Kana Hanazawa as Sonoko Nogi
- Yumiri Hanamori as Gin Minowa
The anime films adapt Takahiro and illustrator BUNBUN's illustrated novel series Washio Sumi wa Yūsha de Aru (Washio Sumi is a Hero). Project 2H is credited as the original creator, Takahiro (Minato Soft) is credited with the original plan designs, and BUNBUN is credited with the original character designs. Seiji Kishi, who directed the first anime season, is the chief director. Daisei Fukuoka (Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School: Despair Arc, Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School: Future Arc) is directing the anime at Studio Gokumi. Makoto Uezu is returning to handle the series composition, and Uezu and Takahiro are writing the scripts. Takahiro Sakai is returning to adapt BUNBUN's designs for animation and is also serving as chief animation director. D.K&JWWORKS is in charge of the concept art, and Keiichi Okabe and MONACA are returning to compose the music. Pony Canyon is distributing the anime.
Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru: Yūsha no Shō, the second half of the second season, is a direct sequel to the first season.
The first anime's story takes place in the era of the gods, year 300. Yūna Yūki lives an ordinary life as a second year middle school student, but she's also a member of the "Hero Club," where club activities involve dealing with a mysterious being called "Vertex."
The 12-episode anime series premiered in October 2014, and Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. Ponycan USA released the anime in three Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo packs in North America in 2015.