Ahead of this summer's anime return of The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture college otaku club in a new Genshiken anime, a Niconico Live event has introduced the second generation cast. Part of the announcement was that Nozomi Yamamoto (Haganai's Yukimura Kusunoki) is the new Chika Ogiue, previously portrayed by Kaori Mizuhashi in earlier anime. It turns out that she isn't the only recast character.
Harunobu Madarame - Kazyuki Okitsu (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure's Jonathan Joestar, Toradora's Hisamitsu Noto) replaces Nobuyuki Hiyama
Saki Kasukabe - Rina Satou (Certain Scientific Railgun's Mikoto Misaka) replaces Satsuki Yukino
Ohno Kanako - Yukan (Code Geass' CC) replaces Ayako Kawasumi
Susanna Hopkins: Naomi Ohzora replaces Yuko Goto
Angela Burton - Misa Kobayashi replaces Yuki Kaida
Other new cast includes:
Rika Yoshitake - Sumire Uesaka (Muromi-san's Sumita-san and opening)
Merei Yajima - Yumi Uchiyama (Binbogami ga! 's Momiji)
Kenjiro Hato - Kazutomi Yamamoto (Another's Mochizuki) and Ai Kakuma
Sumire Uesaka also sings the opening.
Tsutomu Mizushima (Girls und Panzer, Squid Girl) is directing Genshiken Nidaime at Production I.G. Michiko Yokote (Some Gintama and Cowboy Bebop) returns to write, with Madoka Magica's Junichiro Taniguchi on character designs.
Other credits include:
Costume design: Takayuki Uragami
Prop design: Shingo Takenaka
Chief animation director:Junichiro Taniguchi, Toshihisa Kaiya
Art director: Ichirou Tatsuta (Studio Fuga)
Art design: Katsufumi Hariu (Studio Fuga)
Color design: Emiko Ueno
Photography director: Fumio Kogawa
Editing: Junichi Uematsu
Music production: StarChild Record
Sound director: Tsutomu Mizushima