Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it will stream the Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S anime worldwide outside of Asia starting in July. The company began streaming an English-subtitled version of the first promotional video, which debuted in February.
Kyoto Animation is returning to produce the anime. The “S” in the show’s second season title stands for “Super Supreme Second life Starts.”
Crunchyroll describes the anime:
The wacky Dragon Maid is back again!
A strange turn of events leads the Dragon, Tohru, to work as Miss Kobayashi’s maid.
She occasionally (that’s a lie, she often) causes trouble for her beloved Miss Kobayashi while blending into human society and splendidly (that’s a lie, only mediocrely) carrying out her maid duties.
Her fellow dragons, Kanna, Lucoa, Fafnir, and Elma all find their own places to fit in as well and enjoy interspecies interactions with the humans.
Yet while they’re all enjoying that laid-back and occasionally turbulent left, the threat of a new Dragon swoops down upon Miss Kobayashi.
Tomomi Mineuchi will voice the new character Ilulu.
The returning cast includes:
Tatsuya Ishihara (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Sound! Euphonium) is directing the anime’s second season. The late Yasuhiro Takemoto (Amagi Brilliant Park, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, Hyōka, Lucky Star), who directed the anime’s first season, is credited as the series director. Yuka Yamada (Neo Angelique Abyss, Samurai Warriors, Umi Monogatari) is returning to oversee the series’ scripts, and Miku Kadowaki (Amagi Brilliant Park, Beyond the Boundary) is returning to design the characters. Nobuaki Maruki (Amagi Brilliant Park) is returning as the chief animation director.
Shōko Ochiai (Tsurune) is the art director, replacing the late Mikiko Watanabe. Norihiro Tomiita (A Silent Voice) is returning as the 3D director, and Joji Unoguchi (Violet Evergarden: The Movie) is returning as the 3D artist. Hiroki Ueda is the compositing director of photography. Azumi Hata (Free! -Take Your Marks-) is the color key artist. Yota Tsuruoka is returning to direct the sound, and Masumi Itou is returning to compose the music at Lantis.
The Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid manga announced the second season of the anime in February 2019 in its eighth volume.
The series inspired an anime adaptation that premiered in Japan in January 2017. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan, and Funimation streamed an English dub. Funimation released the anime on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in April 2020.
The manga has also inspired several spinoff series.
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