The feeling of watching an anime you really like is definitely something Otakus like experiencing. However, the feeling of your favorite anime getting another season cannot be compared to anything. In / Specter fans probably are excited as their favorite anime will be getting a season 2 In / Specter’s season, 1 aired in the winter of 2020. Besides this, a new season was announced but not a lot of information was put out except for the release year and a visual teaser. However, recently, official sites of the anime have announced new information related to the new season. This information includes the release date as well as new cast members and a new visual teaser.
In/Spectre, also known as Kyokou Suiri, is based on a novel written by Kyo Shirodaira. It had been adapted into a manga by Chasiba Katase who was also responsible for illustrating art for the novel. In/Spectre has been adapted into an anime that was produced by Brian’s Base. The anime ran from January 12 to 29 March 2020.
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The story of In/Spectre falls in the fantasy and romance genres. In/Spectre introduces us to Kuro Sakuragawa and Kotoko Iwanaga, the main protagonists of the series. Kotoko Iwanaga has liked Kuro Sakuragawa for a long time. Luckily for her, he has just broken up with his girlfriend. Taking the opportunity, she asks him out and reveals that she is a Goddess of Wisdom that has to maintain the happiness of the yokai. Thus, she can also interact with the human and spirit world.
Although Kuro doesn’t believe her, he ends up getting into a situation that makes him encounter a yokai. Interestingly, Kuro has a secret that surprises Kotoko. She asks him to help her in her adventures of solving problems that are supernatural while working towards the goal of marrying him someday.
In/Spectre Season 1 Recap
Season 1 of In/Spectre consisted of 12 episodes. In this season we were introduced to the world in the story as well as many of the characters who play a significant role in the story. In/Spectre Season 1 was slow-paced and left many questions unanswered. It introduces us to the main conflicts of Kotoko as she, along with Kuro, tries to help spirits with what they need. Things get interesting when the mystery of Steel Lady Nanase is introduced. We are also introduced to Rikka, Kuro’s cousin who is a mystery character.
Season 1 ended with the end of Steel Lady Nanase, yet we do not know if she will make a comeback or not. Besides this, Rikka still continues to be mysterious as her motives remain unclear. We also uncover many truths like the secret behind Kuro’s family. Eventually, they come across a mystery that introduces them to most of the main conflicts in the anime.
In/Spectre Season 2 Release Date and Visual Teaser
Hopefully, In/Spectre Season 2 will pick up the pace by revealing the answers to the questions given by the end of Season 1. Season 2 was bound to happen someday yet we did not know the exact date. On March 4, 2022, In/Spectre’s official Twitter account put out a visual teaser as well as the release date of the new season. In/Spectre Season 2 will come out in October 2022 and will be one of the Winter anime that is highly anticipated.
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The visual teaser consists of two characters. One of them is Kotoko while the other character is Yuki Onna, a new character Season 2 will introduce.
Cast and Crew
Besides Yuki Onna, season 2 will have another character named Masayuki Muroi. The former character will be voiced by Aoi Yūki while the latter will be voiced by Makoto Furukawa. Besides these, most of the cast and crew will remain the same as the ones from Season 1. Voicing the main characters Kotoko Iwanaga and Kuro Sakuragawa, we have Akari Kito and Mamoru Miyano, respectively.
Misato Fukuken will be voicing Saki Yumihara and Mayumi Sako will be voicing Rikka Sakuragawa. Detective Terada will be voiced by Kenji Hamada. Season 2 will be directed by Keiji Gotoh and the scripts will be taken over by Takagi Noboru. However, the character design, as well as the animation direction, will be passed on from Takatoshi Honda to Kentarou Matsumoto.