While the first season of Hamatora didn’t get a lot of buzz or critical praise during its broadcast, it did well enough that the second season is set to land on July 7th, 2014, which will be called Re:_Hamatora, or “Reply Hamatora.“ We’ve had a few promos for it and now Avex has dropped in a new one that focuses on the character of Nice while showing off some of the music, which is to be expected from Avex.
The main cast of the series is returning and the staff is fleshing out with mostly the same group but with studio Lerche taking on the main role while NAZ will be collaborating. The series is based on the original work by Cafe Nowhere with Seiji Kishi directing based on scripts by Yukinori Kitajima and Jun Kumagi with character designs by Yu Wazu and Keiko Kuraosawa. Kurosawa will also be handling the animation direction. The cast breakdown is as follows:
The series stars Hiroshi Kamiya as Art, Ryota Ohsaka as Nice, Wataru Hatano as Murasaki, Emiri Katō as Hajime, Eri Kitamura as Honey, Jun Fukuyama as Birthday, Katsuki Murase as Three, Kiyono Yasuno as Koneko, Takuya Eguchi as Mao, Yūichi Nakamura as Ratio, Yousuke Akimoto as Gasuke and Atsushi Ono as Master.
Original Concept: An original multi-media project with a manga and anime, the Hamatora anime revolves around a group of humans who possess a special hereditary power known as “Minimum,” and are known as “Minimum Holders.” Minimum Holders Nice and Murasaki run a detective agency called “Hamatora,” and when they are hired to investigate a certain case, they cross paths with an old acquaintance, Art, who is chasing the same case as a police officer. As they investigate deeper into each of the cases, they discover that both cases are related, and that all the victims are Minimum Holders, like themselves.