FUNimation Licenses "Haganai NEXT" Anime

First two episodes to premiere January 22nd

After streaming the first season, FUNimation has confirmed that they'll be returning for the the second iteration of Haganai (aka Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai aka I have few friends). The schedule kicks off with the first two episodes of Haganai NEXT going online January 22nd, which is close to a year from the date of their Ohayocon 2012 announcement that they picked up the home video and merch rights to the first round of the light novel based comedy. 

 

Love, Election & Chocolate's Toru Kikahata will be stepping up to direct the new series after storyboarding the previous TV anime. Tasuhiko Urahata (Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere) returns for series composition and script writing, with input from Yomi Hirasaka. Kurasumi Sunayama (Horizon, Monster) will be assisting in the latter. Yoshihiro Watanabe (the Haganai OVA, Heaven's Lost Property) will be doing character design and chief animation directing duties.

 

 

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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