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Tsugumomo Anime Gets 2nd Season in 2020

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Crowdfunding campaign for "ecchi" OVA also launches

The official website for the Tsugumomo television anime announced on Wednesday that the series will get a second season titled Tsugu Tsugumomo that will premiere in 2020. Ryōichi Kuraya is returning to direct the season and handle series composition, and Zero-G will again animate the series. Toei began streaming a promotional video for the announcement that summarizes the first anime season.

In addition, a crowdfunding campaign will launch on Thursday to fund a new original video anime (OVA) that will feature "slightly ecchi episodes that can't be broadcast on TV." The campaign's goal is to raise 3 million yen (about US$26,800) to help cover the animation production costs for the roughly 10-minute OVA. If successfully funded, the project will release a manga volume that will bundle the OVA in 2020. Depending on the funds raised, the length of the anime and number of episodes will increase. The crowdfunding campaign will end on April 26.

Kuraya will also direct and write the script for the OVA, and Zero-G will animate it.

The 12-episode first season premiered in April 2017, and Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired. Funimation released the anime on home video with "a combination of uncensored and TV broadcast materials based on what was available from the licensor" last May.

Kuraya (episode director and storyboard artist for A Town Where You Live, Overlord, Ai: Tenchi Muyo!) directed and handled the series composition at Zero-G (Battery the Animation, Piace: Watashi no Italian). Kiyotaka Nakahara (Persona 4 The Animation) designed the characters and served as chief animation director, and Masaaki Sakurai (Devil Survivor 2 The Animation, Hayate the Combat Butler) also served as chief animation director. Yasuharu Takanashi (Fairy Tail, Naruto Shippūden) composed the music at Pony Canyon.

JManga published the first two volumes of the manga digitally in English before the site ended service in 2013, and it describes the series:

Kazuya Kagami's most treasured possession in the world is the obi left to him by his late mother. The scent of cherry-blossoms infused into it helps him through his day - but he never expected it to save his life, becoming a beautiful kimono-clad girl who calls herself an "artifact spirit." Her name is Kiriha, tsukumogami of the sash, who naturally moves in with him, as he is her "owner." Throw in Chisato, his bespectacled friend, an overprotective older sister who wants to take baths with him, a busty priestess, a seductive sorceress named Kokuyoura, and Kazuya's life has just gotten a lot more...interesting.

Yoshikazu Hamada launched the original manga in Futabasha's COMIC SEED! web manga magazine in 2007, and the series then switched to the WEB Comic High! online magazine in 2008 when COMIC SEED! ceased publication. The manga then switched again to Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine, where it now runs. Futabasha published the manga's 22nd compiled book volume in November, and the 23rd volume will ship on March 12.

Sources: Toei Video YouTube channel, Tsugumomo anime's website, Comic Natalie

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