Gal-gaku Anime Shorts Get 2nd Season Starting on January 10
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
TV Tokyo announced on Wednesday that the Gal-gaku. Sei Girls Square Gakuin (Girl School: Holy Girls Square Academy) anime is getting a second season titled Gal-gaku. II: Lucky Stars that will premiere on January 10. The show will again air within the Oha-sta (Good Morning Studio) kids variety program.
While the first season was based on the Girls² (pronounced "Girls Girls") performance group, the new season is based on the Lucky² (pronounced "Lucky Lucky") performance group. The members of the group will voice the main characters, and the group will perform the opening theme song "Ichigo: Ichigo Ichie."
The new season features a different staff. Makoto Nakata (episode director for Hinamatsuri, Magical Girl Ore) is directing the anime at OLM. Takahiko Kyōgoku (Love Live!, Land of the Lustrous) is returning as the animation supervisor. Jun'ichi Fujisaku (Blood+, Atom The Beginning) is also returning to oversee the series scripts.
The first season premiered in April 2020. The nine-member Girls² group consists of some cast members from the Girls x Heroine Series tokusatsu (special-effects) television franchise.
The first anime is set in Holy Girls Square Academy, an academy for training pro star performers. The anime focuses on students who aim to participate in the academy's annual big event, the Girls' Arena. The Girls² members played themselves in the anime.
Hiroaki Akagi (Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san, Hina Logic - from Luck & Logic) was chief director, while Norihito Takahashi (to the abandoned Sacred Beasts episode director) was the director at OLM and Wit Studio.
Source: Comic Natalie