A second season for Yuki Yuna is a Hero was announced in October, two years since the first season premiered in 2014, and all set to get the girls back together in 2017. It turns out the new Yuki Yuna is a Hero – Hero Chapter will be sticking with tradition and premiering in October, but that only counts for the latter half of the season. First, the 6-episode Yuki Yuna is a Hero – Washio Sumi Chapter will be screening in Japanese cinemas as three movies.

A trailer for the first film was unveiled by studio Pony Canyon on Saturday, revealing that Suzuko Mimori will be returning from the TV show to perform the opening theme song ‘Sakiwafuhana’ for all three. The first Washio Sumi film will open on March 18th. Then the second will open on April 15th, with the third and final film opening on July 8th.

Yuuki Yuuna -Washio Sumi no Sho- Film 1 PV via pKjd

The films’ official website revealed the ending themes for each film, the three main voice actresses performing the ending theme song ‘Tomodachi’ for the first film. Yumiri Hanamori will perform the second film’s ending theme song ‘Tamashii’, and finally Suzuko Mimori and Kana Hanazawa will perform the third film’s ending them song ‘Yakusoku’. The title of each ending theme neatly matches the subtitle of each movie. It was also announced that Rina Sato, who voiced Sailor Moon Crystal‘s Sailor Mars, is joining the main cast as Aki-sensei for all three films.

This prequel trilogy adapts Takahiro and BUNBUN’s illustrated novel series Washio Sumi wa Yuusha de Aru (Washio Sumi is a Hero), and is set two years prior to the main storyline. The Hero Chapter follows as a direct sequel to the 2014 TV anime, continuing the main story from where it left off.

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