Somehow, in some way, PonyCan continues to tick.
Earlier today, the publisher announced that they will stream the second season of Yuki Yuna Is a Hero as a subtitled simulcast this October. As of press time, details on a launch date or specific carriers have yet to be announced.
In addition to Yuki Yuna, the company stepped up to promote Sanrio Boys, which debuts in January.
Yuki Yuna Is a Hero will première in October. The series is being split into two parts:
- Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru: Washio Sumi no Shō (Yuki Yuna Is a Hero: Washio Sumi Chapter)
- Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru: Yūsha no Shō (Yuki Yuna Is a Hero: Hero Chapter)
Washio Sumi no Shō will be six episodes, which retell the events of the three Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru: Washio Sumi no Shō films that hit Japanese theaters this year. The third film, Yakusoku, will hit Japanese theaters on July 8. Pony Canyon hinted at a potential western release for the features.
Yūsha no Shō will be a direct sequel to the original Yuki Yuna Is a Hero anime.
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.
The company will release the series in a Blu-Ray boxed set on July 10.
Source: PonyCan USA (Industry Panel)