A lot has changed since we last met the Hero Club, apparently.
Earlier today, the official Yuki Yuna Is a Hero anime website updated with a new teaser trailer. The minute-long teaser introduces the plot for the season, with character dialogue conveying major details. Opening theme song Egao no Kimi e (To You, Smiling) is used as a background track.
Yuki Yuna Is a Hero will première in October. Pony Can USA revealed that they would simulcast the series at Anime Expo.
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, 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: Twitter (anime_yukiyuna)