Tsurune Season 2: The Linking Shot OP/ED theme song artists, episode advanced screening, and cast talk show revealed

The first two episodes of Tsurune Season 2 will receive an advanced screening, coupled with a cast talk show. Pic credit: Kyoto Animation

The Tsurune Season 2 release date will be in January 2023, the Winter 2023 anime season.

As we’re nearing the date, more information is being released about Tsurune: The Linking Shot (Tsurune: Tsunagari no Issha).

On October 21, 2022, the series’ production committee revealed that Luck Life will perform the Tsurune Season 2 OP theme song “°C.” The Tsurune Season 2 ED theme song is “Hitominaka” by Tei.

In addition, it was disclosed that the first two episodes of Tsurune S2 will receive an advanced screening, coupled with a cast talk show. The date, venue, and additional details weren’t specified on the occasion, so stay tuned for further announcements!

Tsurune Season 2 timeline

On Aug 26, 2022, a Tsurune Season 2 teaser trailer PV was released, revealing beautiful art by Kyoto Animation (Clannad, Violet Evergarden), which is returning to produce the series for S 2.

Takuya Yamamura is returning to direct Tsurune: Tsunagari no Issha.

READ: Tsurune: A little-known anime with a big role in Kyoto Animation’s history

As for the cast, Jun Fukuyama (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection’s Lelouch Lamperouge) has been confirmed. He’ll be voicing Eisuke Nikaidō (name Romanization still unconfirmed). Additional returning cast members include:

  • Yuuto Uemura — Minato Narumiya
  • Kensho Ono — Shuu Fujiwara

The cast for the Tsurune Season 1 included:

  • Kaito Ishikawa — Kaito Onogi 
  • You Taichi — Rika Seo 
  • Aoi Ichikawa — Seiya Takehaya 
  • Shintarou Asanuma — Masaki Takigawa 
  • Miyuri Shimabukuro — Yuuna Hanazawa
  • Ayaka Nanase — Shiragiku Noa
  • Ryouta Suzuki — Ryouhei Yamanochi 
  • Shougo Yano — Nanao Kisaragi 
  • Jun Fukuyama — Eisuke Nikaidou

We’ll have to wait and see whether the remaining seiyuu will be reprising their roles, as nothing has been confirmed yet (except for the three voice actors mentioned above).

Tsurune Season 1 aired from October 22, 2018, to January 21, 2019. Crunchyroll was streaming the series to international audiences.

The Tsurune light novels

The Tsutune anime series is based on the eponymous light novels written by Kotoko Ayano and illustrated by Chinatsu Morimoto.

The plot focuses on Minato Narumiya, a kyūdō* practitioner who resumes his passion for archery after having suffered an incident during his last middle school tournament.

On top of the anime series, the light novels also inspired an anime movie — Tsurune: The First Shot (Gekijōban Tsurune: Hajimari no Issha), which premiered in Japanese movie theaters on August 19, 2022.

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.

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