Sentai Filmworks Licenses Himouto! Umaru-chan R for Anime Strike Simulcast
Sentai Filmworks announced on Wednesday that it has licensed Himouto! Umaru-chan R, the second anime season based on Sankaku Head‘s Himouto! Umaruchan manga, for the fall 2017 simulcast season. The anime will stream in the United States on Anime Strike and in other territories on select digital platforms. Sentai Filmworks is also planning a home video release.
The anime will premiere in Japan on AT-X at 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 8. It will air later the same evening on Tokyo MX and BS11, and the night of October 11 on ABC Asahi Broadcasting. The show will also stream on some services in Japan beginning on October 12.
The main staff is returning from the first season, including the anime studio Doga Kobo, director Masahiko Ohta, series script supervisor Takashi Aoshima, and character designer Aya Takano. The following main cast members are also returning:
- Aimi Tanaka as Umaru Doma
- Kenji Nojima as Taihei Doma
- Akari Kageyama as Nana Ebina
- Haruka Shiraishi as Kirie Motoba
- Yurina Furukawa as Sylphynford Tachibana
The theme song performers will be the same as the first season’s. The group SisterS — comprised of Tanaka, Akari Kageyama (Ebina), Haruka Shiraishi (Kirie), and Yurina Furukawa (Sylphynford) — is performing the ending theme song “Umarun Taisō” (Umarun Calisthenics).
The first television anime series premiered in July 2015, and Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired. Sentai Filmworks released the anime in North America with an English dub on May 30.
The manga and anime’s story centers around Taihei Doma and his little sister Umaru, who boasts beautiful looks as well as prowess in both school and sports. However, she has a certain secret. Everyone may think she is the ideal girl, but she is anything but. “Himōto” is a pun on “imōto” (little sister) and “himono,” which means “dried fish,” but in slang can refer to a woman who is proper in public but lazy at home.