ClassicaLoid Season 2 Casts Junichi Suwabe as Hippo Antonín Dvořák
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for the second season of the Classicaloid television anime series revealed on Friday that Junichi Suwabe will play the character Antonín Dvořák, who appears like a pygmy hippopotamus. The character is pictured right in the image below with another new character, Richard Wagner (left), voiced by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka.
Chisato of the rock band Penicillin is composing Dvořák's Mujik and Miku of An Café is providing the vocals.
The second season of the anime will premiere on October 7 at 5:35 p.m. on NHK's E-Tele.
The returning cast includes:
- Tomokazu Sugita as Beethoven
- Yuuki Kaji as Mozart
- Mikako Komatsu as Kanae Otowa
- Nobunaga Shimazaki as Sōsuke Kagura
- Kousuke Toriumi as Chopin
- Mamiko Noto as Liszt
- Tomoaki Maeno as Schubert
Kei Umahiki (episode director for Aikatsu!, A Certain Magical Index, Dinosaur King) is taking over for Yoichi Fujita to direct the sequel, while Fujita is staying on as story supervisor. Makoto Tsuchibayashi (Sengoku Basara franchise) again serves as original character designer, and Seiichi Hashimoto (Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress) is again adapting the character designs for animation. Michihiro Tsuchiya (PriPara, Cross Game) is returning to oversee the series' scripts by Miya Asakawa (Polar Bear's Café, Noein - to your other self), Tsutomu Kamishiro (Bakuman., Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal), Tsuyoshi Kida (Bleach), Kyo Kogure (Satomi-chan Chino 8 Danshi light novels author), Yuka Yamada (Non Non Biyori, Mushishi), and Shuichi Kamiyama (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, Heybot!).
Masashi Hamauzu is composing the music. Tomoyasu Hotei is performing the opening theme song "ClassicaLoid: ClassicaLoid no Theme," and he is also serving as Mujik producer alongside tofubeats, Daisuke Asakura, EHAMIC, and Tsunku. Kouichi Tsutaya is the new Mujik producer for Wagner.
The original anime series premiered in October 2016. Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series, and it describes the story:
Kanae's got a two oddball houseguests in her beloved grandmother's mansion: Moz and Beetho-san. However, these guys, with their crazy antics and supernatural musical powers, claim to be ClassicaLoid versions of maestros Mozart and Beethoven! Their powerful “mujik” arrangements evoke more than just emotions: they can make the stars fall, spirits dance, or even summon… giant robots? Friend or foe, Kanae is stuck with them, even as more classicaloids begin to invade her life. Will their presence usher in a new musical renaissance in her sleepy town, or will their explosive euphonics cut the standing ovation short?
Source: Mantan Web