Real Girl Anime's 2nd Season Reveals Promo Video, Visual, January 8 Premiere
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the anime based on Mao Nanami's Real Girl (3D Kanojo) manga began streaming two promotional videos on Monday for the anime's second season. The videos reveal and preview BiSH's opening theme song "Futari nara." (If It's the Two of Us). (Note: The videos on the official website are region-locked to Japan only, region-free versions are embedded below.)
The videos also reveal that the anime will premiere on January 8 at 25:59 (effectively January 9 at 1:59 a.m.) on NTV's AnichU programming block. The anime will also stream on more than 20 streaming services in Japan.
The official website has also revealed a new visual.
The new season will feature a returning staff. Takashi Naoya (Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru) is directing the anime at Hoods Entertainment (If Her Flag Breaks, Drifters, Märchen Mädchen). Deko Akao (Flying Witch, Noragami, After the Rain) is in charge of series composition. Satomi Kurita (Hina Logic - from Luck & Logic) is designing the characters. The band Fujifabric will perform the ending theme song "Hagan" (Broad Smile).
The first season premiered in Japan on April 3 and aired for 12 episodes. Sentai Filmworks licensed the series and HIDIVE streamed the series as it aired. Sentai Filmworks will release the first season with an English dub. The company has also licensed the second season.
The josei manga follows Hikari "Tsuttsun" Tsutsui, a high school boy who is satisfied with the virtual girls he encounters in anime and games. He does not have many friends and he lives in his own world. One day, when he is stuck on pool cleaning duty, he is approached by Iroha, a "real girl" who is showy and popular with boys.
The romantic comedy manga ran in Kodansha's Dessert magazine from July 2011 to May 2016, and Kodansha published the series in 12 compiled volumes. The manga has 1.2 million copies in print. Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga digitally in English.
A live-action film adaptation opened in Japan on September 14.
Thanks to Dennis R. for the embedded videos.