It’s unfortunate but true: Kyoko Hinami, the gravure idol and actress who portrayed Akiba Blue (Mitsuki Aoyagi) in the first season of Unofficial Sentai Akibaranger has left the show.
Replacing her in season two is Shione Sawada, who plays Mitsuki Iwashimizu in the new season.
Get to know her in this new teaser trailer for Unofficial Sentai Akibaranger Season 2 below:
Apart from a brief clip of Sawada in action, the teaser also has brief sound bites from the rest of the cast, including Maaya Uchida (Rea Sanka in Sankarea) who plays the team’s commander slash professor Hiroyo Hakase, and Kozue Aikawa, a former member of net idol dance group Danceroid (Kozue’s striking out on her own now).
The teaser also poses several questions for fans.
What the hell is that thing strapped onto Akiba Red’s chest?
Why is the series’ villain-slash-rival-slash-not-such-a-bad-person-after-all Malsheena holding a Moe Moe Z Cune – the device with which the Akagi and gang use to transform into the Akibarangers?
All of those questions will be answered in due time; Unofficial Sentai Akibaranger Season 2 premieres April 5 on Japan’s BS Asahi TV channel, and April 8 on Tokyo MX and the Kansai region’s Sun TV.
Cast of Akibaranger Season 2:
- Masato Wada as Nobuo Akagi/AkibaRed
- Karin Ogino as Moegi Yumeria/Yuko Yokoyama/AkibaYellow
- Shione Sawada as Mitsuki Iwashimizu/AkibaBlue – replacing Kyoko Hinami
- Maaya Uchida as Hiroyo Hakase
- Kozue Aikawa as Kozkoz
- Honoka as Malsheena
- Ryo Horikawa (Dragon Ball Z’s Vegeta) as General Tsu
Source: Crunchyroll News