Mini animations start on Kyoto Animation's YouTube channel on April 7
The official Twitter account for the upcoming second season of Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid revealed today that fhaná returns to sing the opening theme song for the TV anime series from the first season with the voice actors for the dragons (with Tomomi Mineuchi as Ilulu) once again singing the ending theme song. Also announced were special short animations that will be streamed on Kyoto Animation's Youtube channel.
Previously released trailer:
The opening theme will be titled "Ai no Supreme!" and be sung by fhaná, with the ending theme "Maid With Dragons❤︎" sung by Super Chorogonzu, which is comprised of the voice actors Yuki Kuwahara (Tohru), Marie Naganawa (Kanna), Yuki Yakada (Elma), Minami Takahashi (Lucoa), and new for Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S, Tomomi Mineuchi (Ilulu). The CD for both singles are scheduled to be released on July 14.
Special short animations titled "Mini Dora" will be streamed on Kyoto Animation's YouTube channel in the lead up to the July 7 premiere of the second season every Wednesday starting April 7.
Taking over for the late Yasuhiro Takemoto (who passed away in the Kyoto Animation arson attack) is Sound! Euphonium director Tatsuya Ishihara as the director of the second season of Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, while Takemoto has been posthumously promoted to series director. Shoko Ochiai is taking over the role of art director from the late Mikiko Watanabe, who also passed away in the Kyoto Animation arson attack.
Yuka Yamada returns as the series composer, Miku Kadowaki returns as the character designer, Nobuaki Maruki returns as the chief animation director, Yota Tsuruoka returns on sound direction, Joji Unoguchi returns as a 3D artist, Norihiro Tomiita returns as the 3D director, and Masumi Ito doing the music at LANTIS. Also new to the staff is Hiroki Ueda as the cinematographer and Azumi Hata on color design, both Kyoto Animation regulars.
Crunchyroll streamed the first season of Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid and is set to stream the second season, describing it as such:
The wacky Dragon Maid is back again!
A strange turn of events leads the Dragon, Tohru, to work as Miss Kobayashi's maid.
She occasionally (that's a lie, she often) causes trouble for her beloved Miss Kobayashi while blending into human society and splendidly (that's a lie, only mediocrely) carrying out her maid duties.
Her fellow dragons, Kanna, Lucoa, Fafnir, and Elma all find their own places to fit in as well and enjoy interspecies interactions with the humans.
Yet while they're all enjoying that laid-back and occasionally turbulent left, the threat of a new Dragon swoops down upon Miss Kobayashi.
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.