Himōto! Umaru-chan R Anime Reveals Theme Songs By Cast, October 8 Premiere
posted on by Karen Ressler
The theme song performers will be the same as the first season's. Aimi Tanaka is performing the opening theme song "Nimensei ☆ Uraomote Life!" (Two-Sidedness ☆ Two-Faced Life!) as her character Umaru, and the group SisterS — comprised of Tanaka, Akari Kageyama (Ebina), Haruka Shiraishi (Kirie), and Yurina Furukawa (Sylphynford) — is performing the ending theme song "Umarun Taisō" (Umarun Calisthenics).
The anime will premiere in Japan on AT-X at 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 8. It will air later the same evening on Tokyo MX and BS11, and the night of October 11 on ABC Asahi Broadcasting. The show will also stream on some services in Japan beginning on October 12.
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. 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
The manga and anime's story 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.
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.