Yuki Yuna may be a hero, but we’re not talking about her right now. Well, not directly at least.
Earlier today, the official Yuki Yuna Is A Hero anime website started streaming a new trailer for Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru: Washio Sumi no Shō (Yuki Yuna Is a Hero: Washio Sumi Chapter). The 90-second teaser offers a look at the first film in the series, titled Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru: Washio Sumi no Shō: Tomodachi (Yuki Yuna Is a Hero: Washio Sumi Chapter: Friends) .
The trailer also reveals that Suzuko Mimori will perform opening theme song Sakiwafuhana for all three films. The Yuki Yuna website also confirmed the films’ closing theme songs earlier today:
- Film 1 (Friends): Tomoadchi by Suzuko Mimori, Yumiri Hanamori & Kana Hanazawa
- Film 2: Tamashii by Yumiri Hanamori
- Film 3: Yakusoku by Suzuko Mimori and Kana Hanazawa
The site also updated with a new visual for the film, which you can check out below:
On the casting end, the official Yuki Yuna website revealed that Rina Satou will join the cast as Aki-sensei.
Yuki Yuna Is a Hero: Washio Sumi Chapter was originally announced as a TV project, which would span six episodes. After their theatrical run, the films will be presented as the first six TV episodes of Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru: Yusha no Sho. The three films will adapt Takahiro and illustrator Bunbun’s light novel series of the same name.
The movie will star:
- Sumi Washio: Suzuko Mimori
- Sonoko Nogi: Kana Hanazawa
- Gin Minowa: Yumiri Hanamori
Japanese ticket sales website Movie Ticket slates the première dates as follows:
- Film 1 (Tomodachi): 3/18/2017
- Film 2: April 2017
- Film 3: July 2017
Yuki Yuna Is A Hero‘s first season aired during the Fall 2014 broadcast season. The series, which was helmed by Seiji Kishi at Studio Gokumi, ran for twelve episodes. Takahiro Sakai provided character designs on the series, while Makoto Uezu took charge of series composition.
PonyCan USA holds the rights to Yuki Yuna Is A Hero in North America. Crunchyroll streamed the show as it aired in Japan. They describe it as:
Yuna Yuki is an ordinary second-year middle school student. She gets up in the morning, gets ready for school, goes to classes, participates in club activities, and has fun with her friends. But there is one extraordinary thing about Yuki — she belongs to the “Brave Hero Club.” What does the Brave Hero Club do? Who is the mysterious being called “Vertex?” Yuki Yuna and her friends’ story takes place in Year 300, Era of the Gods.