The summer 2016 anime series Tsukiuta had the reveal at the end of 2018 that a second season was coming, which wasn’t too much of a surprise as the merchandising for it has been going well in Japan. With a 2019 debut planned for Tsukiuta 2 originally, it was shifted to a spring 2020 debut date. That was then moved to a July 2020 debut due to the COVID-19 pandemic and because so much of the show is wrapped up in actual in-person performances for fans, which is where it generates its funds. Now, the show has been delayed once again and has been moved to an October 2020 debut along with several CD releases and some other merch plans.
Additionally, it was revealed that Takaya Kuroda has joined the cast – sort of. He’s taken on the role of the mascot character rabbit and will be voiced mostly/only in the advertising itself and not in the show itself. Check out a spot with him below.
Yukio Nishimoto is directing based on the scripts from Natsuko Takahashi. Michinori Chiba and Ai Yokoyama are working on the character designs that Jiku originally created while Children’s Playground Entertainment will handle the animation production.
Check out our review of the first season of the series.
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The first season was directed by Itsuro Kawasaki, it’s working with scripts by Sayaka Harada and character designs by Yukiko Ban. Animation was produced by Studio Pierrot. The property is an interesting one that certainly plays to various aspects of Japanese culture as well as the way anything can be made human as it’s about human representations of the months of the year combined with music and attractive characters. The cast is made up of those that have participated in the CDs.
The Japanese cast includes Six Gravity members Yuuki Kaji, Kousuke Toriumi, Toshiki Masuda, Tomoaki Maeno, Yoshimasa Hosoya, KENN. Procellarum will be made up of Shouta Aoi, Wataru Hatano, Tetsuya Kakihara, Takashi Kondo, Kensho Ono, and Ryohei Kimura. The student goddesses will comprise Hisako Kanemoto, Asami Imai, Mako, Rumi Ookubo, Ai Nonaka and Yumi Uchiyama.
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Plot concept: Tsukiuta has two versions — a male version and a female version. The male version centers around the Tokyo idol unit Six Gravity (composed of characters representing December to May) and the sibling rival unit Procellarum (composed of idols born in Western Japan and representing June to November).