The debut of the third Junjo Romantica season is almost here and now fans are learning that there’s even more in store in the future. As is the case with a lot of series adapted from manga, a little extra is produced to be done as bundled episodes with the manga. Junjo Romantica is no exception as the 20th volume, due out on December 1st, will have a bundled episode as well. No details are available about what it is that it’s adapting though. The new season is being done with Chiaki Kon directing the series at Studio DEEN with Yoko Kikuchi handling the character designs and we presume that they’ll be doing the OVA as well.
While we knew previosuly that Takahiro Sakurai and Hikaru Hanada are coming back for this season as Misaki Takahashi and Akihiko Usami respectively, more from the previous seasons has been confirmed as well:
Takahiro Sakurai as Misaki Takahashi
Hikaru Hanada as Akihiko Usami
Kentarou Itou as Hiroki Kamijou
Nobutoshi Canna as Nowaki Kusama
Daisuke Kishio as Shinobu Takatsuki
Kazuhiko Inoue as You Miyagi
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Ryuuichirou Isaka
Ryotaro Okiayu as Kaoru Asahina
The first and second seasons of the series were broadcast in 2008 in Japan and Nozomi Entertainment has released the show in the US on DVD. FUNimation is simulcasting the third season this year.
Property concept: Three very different couples caught up in a storm of pure romance!
Romantica: Misaki is struggling to prepare for his college entrance exams, so his brother arranges for a private tutor. But Misaki’s nightmare is just beginning when his tutor, Usami, comes on to him! How will Misaki ever manage to pass his exam? And why does he feel so mysteriously drawn to Usami?
Egoist: Just when Kamijou’s life is at its lowest, he has a chance meeting with a man who never lets anything hold him back: Nowaki. His name means “typhoon,” and he’s about to take Kamijou on a whirlwind ride that will turn everything upside-down.
Terrorist: Miyagi always seems to shrug off the cares of the world with a joke and a smile, but even he has problems, although he doesn’t let them show. Foremost is Shinobu, a relentless young man who’s adamant that they’re destined to be together.