Yuki Yuna Is a Hero: The Great Full Blossom Arc (or Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru Dai-Mankai no Sho in the original Japanese) is coming to TV in Japan on October 1. This is the franchise’s third main TV series or season, and a trailer has been released for it.
The opening theme song is titled “Ashita no Hanatachi” (translated as “Tomorrow’s Flowers”), while the ending theme song is titled “Chiheisen no Mukō e” (translated as “Beyond the Horizon”). Both are being performed by the six main actors in the series.
The actors who previously worked on the series are back: Haruka Terui plays Yuki Yuna, Suzuko Mimori plays Mimori Tougou, Yumi Uchiyama plays Fuu Inubozaki, Tomoyo Kurosawa plays Itsuki Inubozaki, Juri Nagatsuma plays Karin Miyoshi, and Kana Hanazawa plays Sonoko Nogi.
Seiji Kishi, who directed the initial Yuki Yuna Is a Hero anime, is back to direct this as well. Makoto Uezu is once again tasked with the jobs of script writer and supervising scripts for the series. Likewise, BUNBUN is back to work on character designs and Takahiro Sakai is doing animation character designs as well as chief animation direction.
The Yuki Yuna Is a Hero anime first came out in 2014, also debuting in October. The second season started up three years later, in October of 2017. It was a two parter: Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru: Washio Sumi no Shō was part one and Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru: Yūsha no Shō was part two.
There is also the short anime Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru Churutto!, which debuted in spring of this year.
The story follows a middle school student named Yūna Yūki who joins the “Hero Club” and finds it more demanding and mysterious than you’d expect from your average club.
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.