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Amanchu! Anime Gets Second Season in April 2018

So, what-CHU watching next Spring?

That. Was. Awful!

Yesterday, the official Amanchu! anime website announced that the series will receive a second season. The new show, titled Amanchu! Advance, will hit Japanese TV in April. As of press time, the show is slated for a twelve-episode run.

Three new cast members, staff details, a trailer, and a visual were unveiled for the project. We break the details down below:

Promo Video

The 82-second trailer features a look at the series in action, as character dialogue highlights the major plot points. The promo ends with a confirmation that the show will air in April 2018.

Key Visual

The image features six of the returning players, dressed in their uniforms as they pose against a blue-sea background.


Junichi Sato (Aria the Animation, Sailor Moon) will return to serve as chief director for the series. Kiyoko Sayama (Skip Beat!, Vampire Knight) is taking the director’s chair at J.C. Staff, while Yoko Ito (Amanchu!, Love Stage!!) provides character designs. Deko Akao (Amanchu!, Flying Witch) and Hiroko Fukuda (Flying Witch, Noragami) are collaborating on series composition.

Gontiti will score the soundtrack, while studio Flying Dog produces the actual music.


Three new cast members were officially confirmed for the project:

  • Kokoro Misaki: Ai Yamamoto
  • Kotori Misaki: Ai Kakuma
  • Kodama Kohinata: Aya Suzaki

Visuals for the characters were also unveiled, which you can check out below:

Yamamoto, Kakuma, and Suzaki join seven returning cast members:

  • Hikari Kohinata: Eri Suzuki
  • Futaba Ooki: Ai Kayano
  • Ai Ninomiya: Saori Onishi
  • Makoto Ninomiya: Yuichiro Umehara
  • Mato Katori: Shizuka Itou
  • Cha-Komon: Yurika Kubo
  • Kino Kohinata: Kikuko Inoue

The first season of Amanchu! aired in the Summer 2016 broadcast season. Crunchyroll streamed the show as it aired in Japan as part of their simulcast lineup. They describe the show as:

It is spring, the season of great changes. Hikari Kohinata is an overwhelmingly cheerful and outgoing 15-year-old girl who has spent all her life in a small and beautiful seaside town on the Izu peninsula. On the first day of high school, she meets Futaba Oki, a slightly introverted girl who has just moved from Tokyo. Before she knows it, Futaba gets dragged along into Hikari’s passion for scuba diving. And from there, Futaba gradually starts to come out of her shell, and learns how to take challenges and dive into the ocean of life.

Sources: Comic Natalie, Ota-suke

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