After completing its first season run with the Winter 2014 anime season, the second season of Hamatora is set to land in July, which will be called Re:_Hamatora, or “Reply Hamatora“. The official site has updated with a premiere date of July 7th, 2014 on TV Tokyo with the staggered regional roll out from there across other networks for the next few days. In addition to this, a new promotional video has landed as well.
The main cast of the series is returning and the staff is fleshing out with mostly the same group but with studio Lerche taking on the main role while NAZ will be collaborating. The series is based on the original work by Cafe Nowhere with Seiji Kishi directing based on scripts by Yukinori Kitajima and Jun Kumagi with character designs by Yu Wazu and Keiko Kuraosawa. Kurosawa will also be handling the animation direction. The cast breakdown is as follows:
The series stars Hiroshi Kamiya as Art, Ryota Ohsaka as Nice, Wataru Hatano as Murasaki, Emiri Katō as Hajime, Eri Kitamura as Honey, Jun Fukuyama as Birthday, Katsuki Murase as Three, Kiyono Yasuno as Koneko, Takuya Eguchi as Mao, Yūichi Nakamura as Ratio, Yousuke Akimoto as Gasuke and Atsushi Ono as Master.
Plot concept: An original multi-media project with a manga and anime, the Hamatora anime revolves around a group of humans who possess a special hereditary power known as “Minimum,” and are known as “Minimum Holders.” Minimum Holders Nice and Murasaki run a detective agency called “Hamatora,” and when they are hired to investigate a certain case, they cross paths with an old acquaintance, Art, who is chasing the same case as a police officer. As they investigate deeper into each of the cases, they discover that both cases are related, and that all the victims are Minimum Holders, like themselves.