The winter 2020 anime adaptation of the manga Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shōmei Shite Mita, which translates as Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It, made the reveal back in October 2020 that a second season was indeed in the works. It’s been quiet since then, presuming that COVID-19 slowed things down, but we did learn it was st for a 2022 debut. Now, the official site has been updated with a new promo and key visual below that confirms an April 2022 debut for the new project.
Toru Kitahata directed the series with Kenta Onishi as his assistant. Rintarou Ikea worked on script supervision and was writing them with Michiko Yokote. Yusuke Isouchi served as character designer and chief animation director with production being handled by Zero-G.
The Japanese cast includes Yūma Uchida as Shinya Yukimura, Sora Amamiya as Ayano Himuro, Natsuko Hara as Kotonoha Kanade, Nichika Omori as Ena Ibarada, Jun Fukushima as Kosuke Inukai, Ryotaro Okiayu as Professor Ikeda, and Momo Asakura as Rikekuma.
The work comes from Alifred Yamamoto which began in Comic Meteor and has six volumes out. It received a live-action TV series last fall and has a live-action film coming up in February, which is a pretty full-court press for the property.
The English cast includes Billy Kametz as Yukimura Shinya, Avrielle Corti as Himuro Ayame, Renee Dorian as Kanade Kotonoha, Erika Harlacher as Ibarada Ena, Jeff Schine as Inukai Kosuke, and Aaron LaPlante as Ikeda Kashin.
Sora Amamiya will be performing the opening theme song for the series with “PARADOX” while Akari Nanawo is performing “Turing Love feat. Sou” as the ending song.
Plot Concept: What happens when a science-inclined girl and boy who are deeply passionate about research fall in love?
An intelligent woman named Himuro Ayame who is a science graduate student at Saitama University happens to ask fellow science graduate student Yukimura Shinya out. Of course, there’s no logical reason for this love! But as a science and engineering major, not being able to logically prove love would mean that those feelings aren’t real, and they’d fail as a science student. With that in mind, the two drag everyone else in the lab into trying various experiments to prove love actually exists.
Dating experiments, the pursuit of a componential explanation for “love”, measuring heart rate, and defining mood value… There are plenty of laughs and heart-racing moments in this scientific romantic comedy where these loveable and unique science students try to prove that love logically exists!
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