After a short year, a more mature To Your Eternity (or at least Fushi!) returned to our screens in the second season of the TV anime adaptation of Yoshitoki Oima’s manga series. Alongside the premiere last night, the official YouTube channel for the series released both the new creditless opening and ending theme song animations, with the opening once again set to Hikaru Utada’s “PINK BLOOD” and the ending theme seeing Masashi Hamauzu return to perform the new single “Roots.”
Hikaru Utada’s “PINK BLOOD”:
Masashi Hamauzu’s “Roots”:
Kiyoko Sayama, best known for directing Skip Beat! and Brave 10, has taken over the director’s duties of To Your Eternity from season one director Masahiko Murata. The rest of the staff have returned from the first season. Studio Drive has taken over the production from Brain’s Base, who animated season one. Crunchyroll streamed the first season as it aired, with an additional English dub, and is streaming the second season as well. To Your Eternity season two premiered on NHK-E in Japan on October 23 at 7 PM. The series is described as such:
In the beginning, an “orb” is cast unto Earth. “It” can do two things: change into the form of the thing that stimulates “it”; and come back to life after death. “It” morphs from orb to rock, then to wolf, and finally to boy, but roams about like a newborn who knows nothing. As a boy, “it” becomes Fushi. Through encounters with human kindness, Fushi not only gains survival skills, but grows as a “person”. But his journey is darkened by the inexplicable and destructive enemy Nokker, as well as cruel partings with the people he loves.
Source: To Your Eternity on Twitter
Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.