Sentai To Stream ‘The Demon Girl Next Door’ Season 2 To HiDive

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‘The Demon Girl Next Door’ is a supernatural slice-of-life comedic manga written and illustrated by Japanese author Izumo Itō for the Houbunsha publishing company. Its popularity led to an anime adaption from the  J.C.Staff animation studio, which released the first season in 2019 and has since been renewed for a second season to premiere in 2022. Sentai Filmworks, which streamed the first season to the HiDive streaming service, announced that they had acquired the rights to also stream the upcoming second season.

“Sentai announced today that it acquired exclusive rights to The Demon Girl Next Door Season 2, the follow-up to 2019’s comedy series of the same name that devilishly turned the magical girl genre on its head (and stuck on horns for good measure),” they said on their website.

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The second season, titled ‘The Demon Girl Next Door 2-Chōme’ will make its way to viewers on April 8, 2022, as a simulcast to viewers in Japan and subscribers to HiDive.

Sentai celebrated the news on social media:

MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as follows,

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“After a strange dream of a mysterious ancestor, high school student Yuuko Yoshida wakes to see that she has grown demonic horns and a tail. Dazed and confused, her mother reveals to her a dark family secret: her family is descended from a Dark Clan that was banished to live powerless and destitute by their mortal enemies, the magical girls of the Light Clan. The only way to lift their ancestry’s curse is for Yuuko to find a magical girl, murder her, and splatter her blood all over her ancestor’s Demon God statue.

Fortunately for “Shadow Mistress Yuuko,” a magical girl saves her from being run over by an oncoming truck. Unfortunately, Momo Chiyoda happens to be Yuuko’s classmate at Sakuragaoka High and is much stronger than her in both strength and endurance. Taking pity on her wimpy assailant, the magical girl agrees to train Yuuko and help her unlock her dormant powers. Now, Yuuko must rise up and defeat her generous frenemy to save her family from the terrible grip of poverty.”

The anime is directed by Hiroaki Sakurai and written by Keiichirō Ōchi with Mai Otsuka handled the character designs.


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