It’s been quite a few years since the debut of the first season of Yuki Yuna is a Hero but the show was definitely one of those properties that drove a lot of attention at the time. It had a three-year gap between seasons as well, which you don’t see too often. We learned last summer, as part of a fifth-anniversary streaming event this weekend, that a third series is in the works for broadcast with Yuki Yuna Is a Hero: The Great Full Blossom Arc.
Now, while that’s still in the works, a short-form series has been announced for the spring 2021 season with an April debut on MBS and TBS for Yuki Yuna is a Hero Churutto! The new series is based on the Yuki Yuna Is a Hero: A Sparkling Bouquet mobile game and has Seiya Miiyajima on board as directing and designing the characters while Haruka overseas the scripts and working on them. DMM.futureworks and W-Toon Studio are handling the animation.
The first season of the main series was done by Studio Gokumi with direction by Seiji Kishi based on scripts and composition by Makoto Euze. BUNBUN served as the character designer. They’re all returning for the new project.
The Japanese cast includes Haruka Terui as Yūna Yūki, Juri Nagatsuma as Karin Miyoshi, Suzuko Mimori as Mimori Tōgo, Tomoyo Kurosawa as Itsuki Inubozaki, and Yumi Uchiyama as Fū Inubozaki.
An English dub was produced by Pony Canyon USA that included Xanthe Huynh as Yuna Yuki, Brianna Knickerbocker as Itsuki Inubozaki, Erica Mendez as Fu Inubozaki, Erika Harlacher as Mimori Togo and Sarah Anne Williams as Karin Miyoshi.
Plot concept: The story takes place in the era of the gods, year 300. Yūna Yūki lives an ordinary life as a second year middle school student, but she’s also a member of the “Hero Club,” where club activities involve dealing with a mysterious being called “Vertex.”