Looks like P.A. Works can do sequels after all! During the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair, the renowned anime studio announced that their critically acclaimed TV anime The Eccentric Family, is getting a second season. This will also be the studio’s first actual sequel anime, after fans have noticed that they don’t really do sequels, until now at least.
The panel which announced the second season during the event comprised of voice actor Takahiro Sakurai, voice actress Mamiko Noto, original novel author Tomihiko Morimi, director Masayuki Yoshihara, and P.A. Works CEO Kenji Horikawa.
Masayuki Yoshihara is once again directing the anime, with much of the main staff returning for the second season. The main voice cast is also returning. Also revealed during the event is the anime’s teaser visual:
Series creator, Tomohiko Morimi commented:
‘Once again, I have written another novel difficult to visualize.’
This was my thought when I finished writing the sequel. As a clumsy writer, I have lost my proper consideration for the production staff and could not withhold my wild fantasies. When I reflect upon the countless obstacles that everyone in the production staff will be facing, I am in endless remorse. Please, forgive this rambunctious author. This is an abbreviated formality, but with this comment, I hereby express my apologies, and offer my prayer for the birth of a masterpiece greater than the first season.
Director Yoshihara added:
Yoshihara additionally stated, “The highlight of Uchōten Kazoku 2 is the attractive new characters. Please watch and read the first season, and then enjoy this new world to the fullest.”
The anime was well-received by fans and critics alike, even winning the Excellence Award at the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards in 2013.
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