It has been revealed in the 20th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump magazine of this year that the television anime based on SankakuHead’s (Uzura Convenience, Arakure Neverland) manga, Himouto! Umaru-chan, will be receiving a second season. The second season is scheduled to air this fall, during October.
The main staff from the first season will be returning, including the anime studio Doga Kobo, director Masahiko Ohta, series script supervisor Takashi Aoshima, and character designer Aya Takano. According to the description for the teaser video, the following main cast members are also returning:
- Aimi Tanaka as Umaru Doma
- Kenji Nojima as Taihei Doma
- Akari Kageyama as Nana Ebina
- Haruka Shiraishi as Kirie Motoba
- Yurina Furukawa as Sylphynford Tachibana
The official Twitter account for the series revealed a new visual for the second season announcement:
Sankaku Head also drew a new illustrations to celebrate the news:
— サンカクヘッド (@sankakuhead) April 8, 2017
— TVアニメ『干物妹！うまるちゃんR』 (@umaru_anime) April 8, 2017
Himouto! Umaru-chan is a Japanese manga series by Sankaku Head. It began serialization in Shueisha’s seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Jump from 2013. It has been collected in six tankobon volumes. An alternative version was serialized for two chapters in Shueisha’s monthly magazine Miracle Jump in 2012. An anime television series adaptation by Doga Kobo ran in Japan from July 9 to September 24, 2015. A video game was released for the PlayStation Vita on December 3, 2015. A second season of the anime series has been announced for October 2017.
Himouto! Umaru-chan synopsis:
Umaru is a renowned beautiful 16-year-old girl in town, living with her elder brother Taihei. She acts a perfect sister with a kind heart, intelligence and popularity, who everybody admires. So who would believe how true Umaru is at home? Sleeping, gaming, watching TV, eating junk food, drinking cola… that’s almost all she does at home, leaving all the housework to her brother.
Her camouflage is so perfect that when one of her classmates visits her home by surprise and witnesses “true Umaru,” she pretends as if she is Umaru’s younger sister. Taihei is always swayed by Umaru’s gap between ostensible face and spoiled life, but he cannot hate his comical and somehow lovable cute little sister!