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Sugar Apple Fairy Tale Anime Reveals Key Visual, Theme Songs for 2nd Part

posted on by Joanna Cayanan
Rei Nakashima performs opening song "Surprise," Nao Tōyama performs ending theme "door"

The staff for the television anime of Miri Mikawa and aki's Sugar Apple Fairy Tale light novel series revealed the key visual, and theme songs and artists for the anime's second cours (quarter of a year) on Thursday.

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Artist Rei Nakashima will perform the anime's opening theme song titled "Surprise," and voice actress Nao Tōyama will perform the ending theme song "door." Nakashima's YouTube channel is streaming a music video for the short version of the opening theme.

The anime will also have a special livestream event on June 4, at 9:00 p.m. JST on DMM TV, featuring the anime's cast.

The anime's second cours will premiere in July.

The first cours premiered on January 6 and ended on March 24. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it airs, and it is also streaming an English dub.

The anime's cast includes Yuka Nukui as Anne Halford, Masaaki Mizunaka as Challe Fen Challe, Rie Takahashi as Mythril Lid Pod, Tomoaki Maeno as Hugh Mercury, Takuma Terashima as Kat, Reiji Kawashima as Jonas Anders, and Yūto Uemura as Keith Powell.

Youhei Suzuki (Urara Meirochō, Planet With, Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House) is directing the anime at J.C. Staff. Seishi Minakami (A Certain Scientific Railgun, Occult Academy, No. 6) is in charge of series composition. Haruko Iizuka (Umi Monogatari, School-Live!, Horimiya) is designing the characters for animation. Hinako Tsubakiyama (Sabikui Bisco) is composing the music. Flying Dog is credited for music production.

Yen Press has licensed both the original light novel series and Yozora no Udon's manga adaptation, and it describes the story:

In a world where fairies are bought and sold to the highest bidder, humans aren't exactly on friendly terms with the fae folk. But friendship is exactly what Anne Halford seeks with Challe, her new fairy bodyguard, though he's not so keen on the idea. As his new master, Anne tasks him with escorting her through a particularly dangerous area, but with a reluctant bodyguard eager to escape a life of servitude, she'll have to deal with a lot more than she bargained for...

Writer Mikawa and artist aki launched the novels in April 2010, and ended the series in the 17th volume in February 2015. The original novel series is getting a new Collector's Edition for the first three volumes. The volumes shipped on December 28, February 1, and March 1. Additionally, Kadokawa Beans Bunko launched a new arc for the novel series on December 28.

Alto Yukimura published a two-volume manga adaptation of the novels on Hakusensha's Hana to Yume Online website from 2013 to 2014.

Yozora no Udon launched the novels' second manga adaptation in Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine in November 2021. Yen Press is releasing chapters of the manga in English simultaneously with the Japanese release, and will also release the manga in print.

Source: Press release

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