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Himōto! Umaru-chan R Anime's Video Previews Characters, Opening Song

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Series with returning cast, staff premieres on October 8

The official website for Himōto! Umaru-chan R, the second anime season based on Sankaku Head's Himōto! Umaru-chan manga, began streaming a promotional video for the series on Thursday. The video previews the characters and the opening theme song "Nimensei ☆ Uraomote Life!" (Two-Sidedness ☆ Two-Faced Life!), which Aimi Tanaka is again performing as her character Umaru.

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:

The theme song performers will be the same as the first season's. 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 first television anime series premiered in July 2015, and Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired. Sentai Filmworks released the anime in North America with an English dub on May 30.

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 3 million copies in print as of this month. The 11th compiled book volume shipped on Tuesday. Seven Seas Entertainment will release the first volume in physical and digital copies in North America on May 22.

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