One Room TV Anime Gets Season 2 in 2018

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Rie Takahashi, Inori Minase join cast in new season

The official Twitter account and website for the One Room television anime announced on Sunday that production on a second season has been green-lit for broadcast next year. The new season will add Rie Takahashi and Inori Minase to the voice cast. The official website and Twitter account will announce the second season's broadcast schedule and other details as soon as they are determined.

Crunchyroll, which streamed the first season as it aired in Japan earlier this year, describes the story of the series with "first-person narrative":

You are the protagonist. A new project in virtual anime from SMIRAL Animation that also brought you the "Anitore" series and "Makuranodanshi." This time, the project is about 3 stories that develop in your (one) room.

One Room premiered in Japan on January 11.

Kantoku (The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat., Garakowa -Restore the World- original character designer) designed the original characters for One Room, and Yasuhiro Okuda (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha) adapted those character designs for animation. Typhoon Graphics (animation production assistance for Digimon Adventure tri. films) animated the series. Eiji Mano was in charge of the original story, and Aose Shimoi wrote the scripts. Takashi Sakuma was the executive producer, Hiroki Matsumoto of Atelier PLATZ was the art director, Chieko Hibi was in charge of color design, Fumi Namba was the composite director, and Shun Tokuda edited the series. Entertainment label SMIRAL (Anime De Training! Ex, Makura no Danshi) was in charge of the original concept.

The show's cast included:

M.A.O as Yui Hanasaka, a 17-year-old girl from Hokkaido who goes to Tokyo in order to take her college entrance exams. She lives with her older sister while in Tokyo, and she is a neat and earnest person who does everything with the utmost effort. She stars in episodes one to four of the anime, and M.A.O will perform the arc's theme song "Harumachi Clover" (Clover that Awaits Spring).

Rie Murakawa as Natsuki Momohara, a 14-year-old middle school student. She is the younger sister of the protagonist, who works in Tokyo. She barges into her brother's apartment on the pretense of giving him "life guidance." While she exudes a naive and youthful air, she is actually really responsible, and good with housework. She tends to spoil her brother, but is not good at being straightforward with her feelings. She stars in episodes five to eight of the anime, and Murakawa will perform the arc's theme song "Natsuzora Yell" (Summer Sky Yell).

Suzuko Mimori as Moka Aoshima, a 21-year-old singer-songwriter. She made her debut as a singer once, but couldn't follow it up, and works part-time jobs in Tokyo while chasing her dream. She is childhood friends with the protagonist, and reunites with him by chance in Tokyo. She is cheerful, and easily opens up to anyone. She gives off the impression of someone who stubbornly refuses to give up, but she has the heart of a young girl. While a hard worker, and world-weary, she also gets tired easily. She stars in episodes nine to 12 of the anime, and Mimori will perform the arc's theme song "Kibō Refrain" (Hopeful Refrain).

A spinoff anime series titled Room Mate: One Room side M premiered in April. The series told "another story" featuring male characters. Hidari ([email protected]anbaranai, Fractale, Santa Company) designed the characters for the spinoff.

[Via Otakomu]

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