‘The Demon Girl Next Door’ is a supernatural parody manga created by Izumo Itō for the Tokyo-based publishing company Houbunsha that launched in 2014. The series was picked up by the Japanese animation studio J.C. Staff in 2019 for an anime adaption with Hiroaki Sakurai serving as series director. Sentai Filmworks acquired the license for the English dub, releasing it along with season 2 which will be released in North America on the HiDive streaming service.
“Shamiko is a precious cinnamon roll who must be protected at all costs. But we need to bring in more viewers to do that, which is why we’re bringing you The Demon Girl Next Door Season 2 DUBCAST,” they said on their website. “… watch it for Shamiko; she’s depending on you!”
Monica Rial handles the voice acting for Yuko Yoshida aka Shamiko, the series protagonist. Join her in the English cast is Genevieve Simmons, Emily Neves, Christina Kelly, Luci Christian, Shanae’a Moore, and others.
You can watch the trailer for season 2 here:
MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as follows,
“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 written by Keiichirō Ōchi with music from Miki Sakurai.
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