Yuki Yuna is a Hero Season 2 Release Date
Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru (Yuyuyu henceforth to avoid confusion with the character) was one of the least anticipated tiles for Fall 2014, but as a fan of both the SoL and mahou shoujo genres I figured it’d be a decent watch but didn’t have high expectations for it, the PV hinted at a mundane show about nothing in particular with some magic to mix things up. Upon looking at the staff list however and seeing names such as Seiji “Nice Show Would Be a Shame if Something Happened to It” Kishi (Angel Beats!) and Mr. “Woah, This Character Is Still Alive? Better Fix That” a.k.a. Takahiro (Akame ga Kill!), I couldn’t help but wonder “what are these monsters doing in a show about cute little girls?”
Yuyuyu’s was shaping up to be a massive massacre as Studio Gokumi took the lead in the animation front, and that’s exactly what happened, Yuyuyu was indeed a massacre – of my expectations. The story starts off with a simple play of a hero trying to stop the demon king, a child’s play, aimed at such, but helps set the tone for the rest of the show, in multiples ways, this is a simple story, we’re not dealing with an over the top sci-fi setting that requires several episodes before you grasp what is going on and these characters are no geniuses or unique souls who appear once in a thousand years to change the world… Or are they?.. Probably not. It takes less than 3 minutes for the characters and setting to be introduced, even as the staff credits appear over several still images it’s easy to understand that the world our heroines live in is a simple one, there’s some city landscape shown but it’s mostly countryside, it all screams peaceful, very peacefully.
Yuuna, Tougou, Fuu, Itsuki, together they form the Hero Club, a club that focus on helping people, mainly through the form of community work. Shortly after their introductions, we get to see a bit of their daily lives, make no mistake here however, being part of the SLICE OF LIFE™ genre, this anime makes these cute little girls face real adversities as they try to find owners for kittens, update their website or think of what to do when faced with japanese middle schoolers’ greatest fear after common cold – the cultural festival.
Everything stops, however, when they receive a strange message on their phones. “We’re it”. 😉
The first half isn’t quite as good as the second half, but if you’re able to stick with it, your patience will be rewarded. Just be warned that this isn’t a relaxing series at all. If you’re expecting Aria with a dash of Cardcaptor Sakura, you’ll be disappointed. It’s more like Lyrical Nanoha with a dash of Angel Beats.
The Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru anime continues to be very popular in Japan with high sales. Continued support from fans of the series will without a doubt have a second season of the anime in the near future.