The winter 2018 anime series Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san, aka Teasing Master Takagi-san, did pretty well last year and we learned recently that a second season is officially coming. The official site has now provided more details about it as they’ve brought out the first promotional video for the series as well as revealing a July 2019 debut, which feels quicker than we expected it to be. The promo clocks in at two minutes and confirms again the returning staff and cast for the project.
Check out our review of the first season.
Hiroaki Akagi directed the first season based on the series composition by Michiko Yokote. Aya Takano adapted the character designs with Takuji Mogi serving as the chief animation director with Natsuko Kondou at Shin-Ei Animation. The manga currently runs in Gessan magazine after moving there from Gessan Mini where it kicked off back in 2012. There are nine volumes out so far.
The Japanese cast includes Rie Takahashi as Takagi-san, Yuki Kaji as Nishikata, Rie Takahashi as Takagi-san, Konomi Kohara as Mina, M.A.O as Yukari, Yui Ogura as Sanae, Yūma Uchida as Nakai, Kotori Koiwai as Mano, Nobuhiko Okamoto as Takao, Fukushi Ochiai as Kimura, and Hinata Tadokoro as Tanabe-sensei.
The English language dub was directed by Jeremy Inman based on the scripts by Matt Shipman. The English cast includes Aaron Dismuke as Nishikata, Sarah Wiedenheft as Takagi, Blake Shepard as Takao, Chris Thurman as Nakai, Cris George as Tanabe, Jerry Jewell as Kimura, Kristen McGuire as Yukari, Kristi Rothrock as Sanae, and Leah Clark as Mina.
Yen Press is releasing the manga in North America while Funimation brought out the first season of the series.
Plot Concept: Tired of being mercilessly teased by his classmate Takagi, Nishikata vows to get back at the girl that’s made him blush countless times. After all, if you blush, you lose! But getting vengeance isn’t so easy when every attempt blows up in his face. Will Nishikata ever make Takagi blush, or will he gain something more fulfilling from his bumbling attempts?