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Noragami Second Season Character Designs Revealed

The official website for the second TV anime season of Adachitoka’s Noragami manga has announced that Hisako Tojo and Takanori Hoshino will join the cast as Aiha and Kugaha, respectively. The website also revealed designs for the two characters.

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A new visual that features Yato and Bishamon was recently revealed:

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Here’s the key visual in parts:

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Previous visual:

Noragami 2nd Season Visual Revealed

The second season was confirmed in the May issue of Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Magazine.

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It was also revealed that the new season will reunite the staff and cast from the first season:

  • Director: Kotaro Tamura
  • Series Composition: Deko Akao
  • Character Design: Toshihiro Kawamoto
  • Animation Production: BONES

The old cast includes:

  • Hiroshi Kamiya (Koyomi Araragi from Bakemonogatari) as Yato
  • Maaya Uchida (Rikka Takanashi from Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!) as Hiyori Hiki
  • Yuuki Kaji (Rentarou Satomi from Black Bullet) as Yukine
  • Miyuki Sawashiro (Suruga Kanbaru from Bakemonogatari) as Bishamon
  • Jun Fukuyama (Yukio Okumura from Ao no Exorcist) as Kazuma
  • Aki Toyosaki (Yui Hirasawa from K-ON!) as Kofuku
  • Daisuke Ono (Subaru Asahina from Brothers Conflict) as Daikoku
  • Toru Ohkawa (Toshio Ozaki from Shiki) as Tenjin
  • Asami Imai (Kurisu Makise from Steins;Gate) as Mayu
  • Rie Kugiyama (Kagura from Gintama) as Nora

It was also revealed earlier that Noragami will receive two new OVAs which will be bundled with the 15th and 16th manga volumes on November 17, 2015 and March 17, 2016. The first will feature the chapter, Nijikan no Teikei ni So Koto (Following A Stereotypical Two Hours), from the spin-off series Noragami: Shuuishuu. The second will be based on the 41st chapter of the manga, where the main characters pay a visit to Capyper Land. Previously, a 2-episode OVA was released in 2014. The first episode adapted the 25th chapter of the manga, and the second episode adapted the cherry blossom-viewing arc.

Anime visual:

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Noragami is a fantasy manga series by Adachitoka that began serialization in Kodansha’s Monthly Shounen Magazine in January 2011’s issue. It has been collected in twelve tankōbon volumes as of November 2014. An anime television series adaptation by Bones aired in Japan between January 5 and March 23, 2014.

Noragami synopsis from Haruhichan:

Yato is a minor deity who lacks even a single shrine. In order to build his own shrine and gain recognition as a god, he scrawls his cell number on the wall of a downtown bathroom telling people he will help them in exchange for a 5-yen offering, becoming a self-styled “delivery god.” Hiyori, the daughter of a respectable family, is almost killed in a traffic accident, but is rescued by Yato. This causes her to become a “hanyou,” a person who can exit her body in soul form. She chases Yato down, and they begin to work together to help Yato be recognized. Yato also finds a boy named Yukine who becomes a Regalia, a “sacred treasure” that can be used by a god as a weapon to fight. The three of them battle phantoms who bring harm to humans as Yato’s dark hidden history is gradually revealed.

Sources: Noragami official website