The comedy continues. Hana Uzaki is back to finding creative ways to hang out with Shinichi Sakurai!
By: Nicole S. Castro on June 23, 2022 at 17:39 PHT
The first promotional video for season 2 Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! W has been released.
The TV anime is scheduled to air in Fall 2022 and is again animated by studio ENGI.
Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! (Japanese: 宇崎ちゃんは遊びたい！, Romaji: Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai!) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Take. It has been serialized on Niconico Seiga's Dra Dra Sharp website since December 2017 and collected in eight tankōbon volumes by Fujimi Shobo as of March 2022. In North America, the manga is licensed by Seven Seas Entertainment.
The series stars Hana Uzaki (CV: Naomi Ōzora) who reunites with high school friend Shinichi Sakurai (CV: Kenji Akabane) in college. However, Uzaki is surprised that Shinichi is now a loner, preferring to spend his free time in quiet peace. She then makes it a point to keep hanging out with him to the point where people mistake them for a couple.
The first PV also features the opening theme song Once-in-a-Lifetime Celebration (いちごいちえ Celebration) by Kano and voice actress Naomi Ōzora, performing as her character, Hana Uzaki. The lyrics were composed by Tomokazu Tashiro, with composition and arrangement by Hidekazu Tanaka (Bambino).
Additional Cast for Season 2
Yanagi Uzaki (CV: Seina Kato)
Fujio Uzaki (CV: Hideo Ishikawa)
Kiri Uzaki (CV: Yūko Sanpei)
Tsuki Uzaki (CV: Saori Hayami)
Original work: Take's "Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!" (serialized in Kadokawa's Monthly Dragon Age)
Director: Kazuya Miura
Assistant director: Shinichi Fukumoto
Series composition: Takashi Aoshima
Character design, Chief animation director: Manabu Kurihara
Chief animation director: Masahiko Suzuki, Shinpei Koikawa
Art director, Art setting: Satoshi Okubo
Color design: Haruko Nobori
Cinematographer: Yusuke Yamamoto
Editor: Rina Oguchi (Imagica EMS)
Sound director: Yasunori Ebina
Sound effects: Kiyotaka Kawada
Sound production: INCS toenter/zuvo.
Music: Satoshi Igarashi (TOKYO LOGIC), Tatsuya Yano, Yuri Morita, Naoki Tani (HANO)
Music production: INCS toenter
Animation production: ENGI
Production: Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! S2 Production Committee
NICOLE S. CASTRO
Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.