The Tsurune Season 2 release date is in January 2023, the Winter 2023 anime season, as previously reported here. The premiere time frame was confirmed by a new teaser visual released on August 19, 2022.
Earlier today, a teaser trailer hyping Tsurune S2 was released, revealing some truly stunning art… but we expected no less from this stellar anime series!
Take a look at the thirty-or-so seconds of pure joy:
Unfortunately, the exact premiere date for Tsurune Season 2 is yet to be revealed, so stay tuned for further developments!
We’ll be sure to keep you posted.
Tsurune Season 2: What we know so far
The Tsurune Season 2 is being handled by the same staff as S1. The series is being produced by Kyoto Animation, with Takuya Yamamura (Violet Evergarden: The Movie) resuming his directorial role.
As regards the seiyuu, only Jun Fukuyama (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection’s Lelouch Lamperouge) has been confirmed. He’ll be voicing Eisuke Nikaidō.
The cast for the Tsurune Season 1 included:
- Kaito Ishikawa — Kaito Onogi
- Yō Taichi — Rika Seo
- Aoi Ichikawa — Seiya Takehaya
- Shintarō Asanuma — Masaki Takigawa
- Miyuri Shimabukuro — Yūna Hanazawa
- Ayaka Nanase — Shiragiku Noa
- Ryōta Suzuki — Ryōhei Yamanochi
- Shōgo Yano — Nanao Kisaragi
It’s reasonable to expect that at least the MCs will be voiced by the same seiyuu, but let’s not jump the gun.
By the by, the Tsurune Season 1 aired from October 22, 2018, to January 21, 2019, with Crunchyroll streaming the series outside of Japan.
The Tsurune light novels
Surprisingly, the Tsurune anime series isn’t based on a manga. Rather, the inspiration comes from the namesake light novels written by Kotoko Ayano and illustrated by Chinatsu Morimoto.
The novels depict the trials and tribulations of high-schooler Minato Narumiya, a kyūdō* practitioner who resumes his passion for archery after having suffered an incident during his last middle school tournament.
Narumiya joins the school’s kyūdō club; together with fellow enthusiasts Seiya Takehaya and Ryōhei Yamanouchi , he strives to win the prefectural kyūdō tournament.
If you haven’t seen the first season yet, it’s high time you reconsidered your decision. After all, Tsurune is a brainchild of Kyoto Animation, which has animated some of the finest gems in the anime industry (Clannad, Violet Evergarden, and Free!, among others).
If you’re a fan of sports anime, you shouldn’t overlook Tsurune either. Suffice it to say that it is no less thrilling than other notable titles in the genre, including Chihayafuru and Kuroko’s Basketball (which, coincidentally, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2022).
Also, note that there’s a Tsurune movie — namely, Tsurune: The First Shot, a.k.a. Gekijōban Tsurune: Hajimari no Issha (劇場版ツルネ －はじまりの一射) in Japan. It received its first theatrical screening in Japan just a week ago.
Kyūdō* (弓道, also transliterated kyuudou) is the Japanese martial art of archery rooted in kyūjutsu (弓術, “the art of archery”) that was originally practiced by the Samurai in feudal Japan.