Twice the swords, twice the gais, twice the awesome. Or something.
Earlier today, Netflix started streaming the second season of Sword Gai The Animation, titled Sword Gai The Animation Part II. The series is available in its entirety for subscribers worldwide.
Netflix Japan started streaming a teaser which features the new season’s clean opening. You can check it out below.
Audio is available in Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese (Audio Description). Subtitles are available in English, Japanese (closed captions), Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinee, and Spanish.
Takahiro Ikezoe (Show By Rock!!, PriPri Chii-chan!!) returned as chief director on the new season, with Tomohito Naka (New Theatrical Movie Initial D Legend 2: Racer) reprising their role as director at LandQ Studios. Atsuko Nakajima (Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto, Ranma ½) provided character designs, while series co-creator Toshiki Inoue tackled series composition.
In addition to LandQ Studios, DLE Inc. and Production I.G. are listed on animation production.
The title is based on Toshiki Inoue (Ranma ½, Ushio & Tora), Osamu Kine, and Keita Amamiya’s manga of the same name. Inoue served as writer on the project, while Amemiya produced the original character designs. Kine provided final character designs for the title.
Netflix describes Sword Gai: The Part II as:
A young man becomes host to a legendary infernal sword and, with the fate of humanity now in his arm, wields its demonic power against his enemies.
the describe the show as a whole as follows:
A weapon that has drawn the blood of countless victims becomes legend, and at times takes on a life of its own. When such a weapon’s human host is filled with hate and murderous intent, he becomes a demonic combination of weapon and man that thirsts only for slaughter.
An organization has faced these dangerous beings over the centuries. A young man named Gai is destined to live as a weapon. As humans are enthralled by their weapons’ power, epic battles unfold with the fate of humanity in the balance in this battle action fantasy. The series will debut globally on Netflix in Spring 2018.
Sword Gai made its début in the pages of Monthly Hero’s in December 2012. The series went on to span six volumes. Sequel series Sword Gai Evolve, which brought the original creators back together, launched in Monthly Hero’s November 2015. The ongoing title spans three compiled volumes, with the most recent hitting stores on June 5.