Earlier today, the official Ai Mai Mi anime website updated with six new cast members for the upcoming third season, titled Ai Mai Mi: Surgical Friends. The following players were confirmed:
- Ponoka: Ai Kayano
- Chobo-sensei: Neeko
- Nanako: Sayaka Nakaya
- Sachie: Ayane Sakura
- Chōjirō: Mirai Sasaki
- Various Roles: Seitarō Mukai
The site also updated with a visual for Ponoka, which you can check out below:
Ai Mai Mi: Surgical Friends will be a short form series, with each five minute episode airing on AT-X at 11:30PM starting January 3. TV Saitama, tvk, KBS Kyoto, and Sun TV will also air the show, along with digital platforms Niconico, Bandai Channel, d Anime Store, and U-NEXT.
A five-minute TV special will air on December 4, at 11:25PM on AT-X. TV Saitama, tvk, KBS Kyoto, and Sun TV will show the program after ATX’s initial run.
Ai Mai Mi is based on Choboraunyopomi’s manga series of the same name. Itsuki Imazaki (Beyblade the Movie: Fierce Battle, Magical Somera-chan) will serve as director, writer, producer, character designer, and animation director at studio Seven. Dream Creation is in charge of production, while studio On Lead handles sound production.
Three roles were previously confirmed:
- Ai Ebihara: Yuka Ōtsubo
- Mai: Aya Uchida
- Mii: Maaya Uchida
The first season aired in 2013, while sequel show Ai Mai Mi Mousou Catastrophe aired in 2014. Crunchyroll currently streams both seasons of the show on their digital platform. They describe it as:
Three girls in the manga club, Ai, Mai, and Mii, battle with evil Earth invaders, face off against rivals in tournaments, and might not actually draw any manga.
Visuals for Ai, Mai, and Mii were previously released to promote the show. You can check these out below: