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2nd Hozuki's Coolheadedness Season's Promo Previews Opening Theme Song With Karaoke

posted on by Karen Ressler
Also: October 7 premiere revealed

The official website for the for the anime adaptation of Natsumi Eguchi's Hozuki's Coolheadedness (Hōzuki no Reitetsu) manga began streaming the first full promotional video for the second season on Thursday. The video previews the theme song "Dai! Jigoku Jigobushi" by Jigoku no Sata All Stars (Hell's Affairs All Stars), a group of the series' cast members. The video has karaoke (in Japanese) for the song, which is about hell, and going to hell when you die.

The website also revealed that the series will premiere at night on October 7 at 1:00 a.m. (effectively October 8) on Tokyo MX1, Sun TV, and BS11. It will air later the same night on KBS Kyoto and on October 9 on AT-X. It will also stream on Abema TV and other platforms. The anime will have two Blu-ray Disc and DVD box sets with a total of 13 episodes.

The show's returning cast includes:

Kazuhiro Yoneda (Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara., Yona of the Dawn) is taking over for Hiro Kaburagi as director for the second season. Production 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.

Sumire Uesaka will perform the ending theme song "Riverside Lovers (Naraku no Koi)" (Love in Hell).

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 OADs that shipped with the 17th, 18th, and 19th volumes of the manga in 2015. A new OAD shipped with a limited edition of the manga's 24th volume on March 23, and it featured animation from Studio DEEN and Yoneda as director.

Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga digitally, and it describes the story:

In the afterlife, there exists Heaven and Hell. Hell consists of the Eight Greater Hells and the Eight Cold Hells, which are further divided into 272 subdivisions. Spearheading the seemingly endless, multifarious affairs in this gargantuan Hell is but one Fierce God, King Enma's first aide, Hozuki. Between this cool-headed sadist and his colorful band of peers, every day is a riot in Hell! And though this book might make Hell seem like a happening place, please try to behave during life!

Eguchi launched the manga in Kodansha's Morning magazine in 2011, and Kodansha will ship the 25th volume on September 22.

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