During the Anime Expo 2022 that was held in Los Angeles, California, the Crunchyroll Industry Panel unveiled a new To Your Eternity Season 2 trailer! Crunchyroll also announced that the highly anticipated series will have 20 episodes and stream on their service this Fall 2022.
You can watch the new trailer on Crunchyroll’s official YouTube channel here:
The trailer begins with Fushi living alone on an island. He thinks to himself, “I don’t want to see anyone ever again. How long has it been since I came to this island?” The Beholder responds, “40 years.” Fushi thinks, “I can live on my own. I don’t need friends.”
This is heart wrenching to listen to since we know Fushi is thinking about his friend Gugu and how he was unable to save him. The narrator teases that Fushi can fight alone, but the Beholder states, “No matter where you are, the Nokkers will attack people.”
The Beholder is hinting that fighting the Nokkers is Fushi’s responsibility and that he’s running away from his destiny. Fushi continues with saying, “I can’t stop people from dying. I’ve been unable to save a lot of people.” Then, we’re shown images of those close to Fushi that he was unable to protect. The narrator says, “But that won’t save the world.” The Beholder questions, “What do you wish to do, Fushi?” The trailer then teases that Fushi will have some brand new encounters, make new friends and have a new adventure.
Who are the members of the production team?
To Your Eternity Season 2 production team members:
- Director – Kiyoko Sayama
- Series Composition – Shinzo Fujita
- Character design – Koji Yabuno
- Music – Ryo Kawasaki
- Sound director – Takeshi Takadera
- Animation – Drive Studio
The series will be produced by NHK in association with NHK Enterprises.
Where can I read or watch To Your Eternity?
To Your Eternity is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshitoki Oima. Since November 2016, it was serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine and the manga’s chapters have been collected into sixteen tankobon volumes as of August 2021. The story revolves around an immortal alien life form that comes to Earth and ends up taking multiple forms from a rock to a dog, and then a boy with white hair, who he identifies with the most. He adopts the name Fushi and continues to gain new forms as he slowly learns what it is to be truly human.
Oima was inspired by her own grandmother’s death and decided to write a story about survival and To Your Eternity came into being. Fushi starts out as an emotionless stone but gradually develops a sense of self and a unique personality as he interacts with humans young and old alike.
To Your Eternity focuses on the future whereas her previous work A Silent Voice focused on the characters’ pasts. From April to August 2021 an anime television series adaptation by Brain’s Base aired on Japan’s NHK Educational TV. Drive has replaced Brain’s Base in animating the second season and Kiyoko Sayama replaced Masahiko Murata as the director. Kodansha USA has licensed the manga in North America for its English release. Crunchyroll has licensed To Your Eternity outside of Asia for streaming.
Studio Drive is most known for its animation production in the animes: Teppen! Muv-Luv Alternative, Vlad Love, and ACTORS Song Connection. Drive cooperated in the production of: Dead by Daylight, Metal Slug Tactics, eps 40 and 47 of Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS, Eps 32 and 41 of season 2 of That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime, the 10th ep of Death! Ekoda-chan, and Tell Me The Magical Pendulum.