The second cour of A Couple of Cuckoos anime TV series is fast approaching. The broadcast will begin with episode 13 on July 23, 2022.
To commemorate the event, the official website for the anime series has revealed a new key visual and PV trailer.
It has also been revealed that the second opening theme song is “Glitter” by sumika and the ending theme — “HELLO HELLO HELLO” by Eir Aoi. Both songs will be available on Kadokawa’s YouTube channel on July 16.
A Couple of Cuckoos anime: what we know so far
The first A Couple of Cuckoos cour premiered in April 2022 on TV Asahi, with Crunchyroll streaming the series abroad. The studios behind the series are Shin-Ei Animation and SynergySP. The series is directed by Hiroaki Akagi and Yoshiyuki Shirahata and written by Yasuhiro Nakanishi. Rei Ishizuka composed the music for the first cour. Aya Takano is in charge of character design.
Take a look at the brand new key visual mentioned above:
The cast is, as follows:
- Kaito Ishikawa — Nagi Umino
- Akari Kito — Erika Amano
- Nao Toyama — Hiro Segawa
- Konomi Kohara — Sachi Umino
- Toshiyuki Morikawa — Souichirou Amano
- Yukiko Aruga — Rituko Amano
- Ryohei Kimura — Youhei Umino
- Yoko Hikasa — Namie Umino
- Yuko Mori — TV Reporter/narrator
In addition to the original A Couple of Cuckoos anime TV series, there’s also a spin-off chibi series titled Kakkō no Iikagen, which premiered on YouTube on April 28, 2022.
The original A Couple of Cuckoos manga
The anime series is an adaptation of the eponymous manga (カッコウの許嫁, Kakkō no Iinazuke) by Miki Yoshikawa. Originally devised as a one-shot (September 2019), the manga has since expanded into a series and is being serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine. The chapters have been compiled into eleven tankōbon volumes as of March 17, 2022.
The plot follows a high school student named Nagi Umino who was switched at birth. On his way to meet his birth parents, Nagi meets Erika Amano — an internet celebrity trying to escape from an arranged marriage — who wants to make him her fake boyfriend. However, it turns out that Erika is the second child who was switched at birth and raised by his birth parents. The two sets of parents decide to resolve the affair by having the two children marry.
The manga is available in English; Kodansha USA is the publisher.