Written by: Jei Beltrano
Published on: August 30, 2021 at 23:28 PHT (GMT+8)
NHK has announced on Monday that the TV anime series adaptation of Yoshitoki Oima's To Your Eternity (Fumetsu no Anata e) manga series is receiving a second season for Fall 2022. The announcement was made right after the broadcast of the final episode of the anime's first season which aired today.
The first season of the anime was aired from April 12 to August 30, 2021 on NHK E-TV consisting of 20 episodes. Animation studio Brain's Base animated the series with Masahiko Murata directing the anime, Shinzou Fujita is in charge of series composition, and Koji Yabuno designing the characters.
The cast includes:
Reiji Kawashima as Fushi
Rie Hikasaka as March
Aya Uchida as Parona
Rikako Aikawa as Pioran
Satsuki Saiga as Hayase
Kenjiro Tsuda as Observer
The first season of the anime was originally scheduled to premiere last October 2020 but has been postponed due to the effects brought by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to the production of the series as reported by the anime section of Japanese news giant NHK. The anime premiered on April 12, 2021.
The series is based on the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshitoki Ōima which was serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine since November 2016. It has been collected into 14 tankōbon volumes as of December 2020 by Kodansha.
Aauthor Yoshitoki Ōima is best known for her manga series A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi) published in 2013. Her work for the manga has been awarded by the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Award as the New Creator Prize in 2015 and the Rudolf-Dirks-Awards as the Best Scenario (Asia) in 2017.
Kodansha comics describes the series as: A new manga from the creator of the acclaimed A Silent Voice, featuring intimate, emotional drama and an epic story spanning time and space…
A lonely boy wandering the Arctic regions of North America meets a wolf, and the two become fast friends, depending on each other to survive the harsh environment. But the boy has a history, and the wolf is more than meets the eye as well… To Your Eternity is a totally unique and moving manga about death, life, reincarnation, and the nature of love.
Source: NHK Anime Official Twitter