Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! S2 October 2022 release date confirmed, additional Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai! cast revealed

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The Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Season 2 will premiere on October 1, 2022. Pic credit: Studio ENGI

The official website for Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! has revealed 2 additional cast members, a new key visual, as well as a Season 2 premiere date.

The Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Season 2 will premiere on October 1, the Fall 2022 anime season. It will debut on AT-X and ABC TV on October 1, TOKYO MX on October 2, and TV Aichi and BS 11 on October 3, 2022. d Anime Store will also stream the anime in Japan from October 1, 2022.

Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Season 2 is officially titled Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai! ω or Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Double (the “ω” is pronounced as “double”).

The Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai! S2 was first announced back in September 2020 after the first season had finished airing.

In June 2022, the first Uzaki-chan trailer PV previewed the OP theme song “Ichigo-ichie Celebration” (“Once-in-a-Lifetime Celebration”) by Kano and Uzaki-chan.

A couple of days ago, it was revealed that the ED theme song “Happy Life” will be performed by the recently debuted unit — MKLNtic. You can check out our coverage of this news piece here.

The two newly-revealed cast members are:

  • Miki Itou (Android 18 in Dragon Ball Z) as Haruko Sakurai
  • Tomokazu Sugita (Gintama in Gintama) as Shiro Sakurai

Here is the key visual released by the production team:

Key visual for Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Season 2
A new Christmas-themed key visual for Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Season 2. Pic credit: Studio ENGI

Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! ω x Hakone Kowakien Yunessun collaboration

The Hakone Kowakien Yunessun hot spring amusement park and Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! ω will run a collaboration event from November 8, 2022, to January 9, 2023. The amusement park will appear in an anime episode and a collaboration visual will also be released at a later, undisclosed date.

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Cast and staff

The main cast of the Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! S1 will reprise their roles for Season 2:

  • Naomi Ohzora as Uzaki-chan
  • Kenji Akabane as Shinichi Sakurai
  • Ayana Taketatsu as Ami Asai
  • Yousuke Akimoto as Akihiko Asai
  • Tomoya Takagi as Itsuhito Sakaki
  • Yuuko Sanpei as Kiri Uzaki
  • Saori Hayami as Tsuki Uzaki

Kazuya Miura is directing the anime at Studio ENGI. Takashi Aoshima is in charge of the series scripts and Manabu Kurihara is designing the characters. The music is being composed by Satoshi Igarashi (TOKYO LOGIC), in collaboration with Tatsuya Yano, Yuri Morita, and Naoki Tani (HANO).

More about Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!

The Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! TV anime is based on the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Take. As of March 2022, eight volumes of the manga have been published. Seven Seas Entertainment has licensed the series for English publication in North America.

The Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Season 1 premiered in July 2020 and aired for 12 episodes. The anime was streamed by Funimation as it aired and is presently available on Crunchyroll.

To learn more about the eponymous manga and how it compares to the anime series it inspired, you can read this interesting piece on our website.

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