Disney+ Japan’s official YouTube channel has commenced streaming a special video heralding the arrival of the second season of the live-action adaptation of Masaaki Ninomiya’s spine-chilling manga, “Gannibal.”
The new season is set to continue the suspenseful tale that has captivated audiences. A striking visual, featuring the tagline “Let’s put an end to all of these,” has been unveiled to pique viewers’ curiosity.
Returning to reprise their roles, the second season boasts a familiar cast and crew. Yuuya Yagira leads the show as the intrepid protagonist, Daigo Agawa, while Show Kasamatsu takes on the role of Keisuke Gotō, the heir apparent of the Gotō family, which holds sway over the enigmatic village. Riho Yoshioka shines as Yuki Agawa, Daigo’s steadfast wife.
In the director’s chair once more is Shinzo Katayama, overseeing the series, with Takamasa Ōe penning the script. Teruhisa Yamamoto assumes the role of producer for this highly-anticipated second season. Exclusive streaming rights for the series lie with Disney+ Japan.
The inaugural season of the Gannibal live-action series premiered on Disney+ in December 2022, spanning a gripping seven episodes. According to entertainment news outlet Variety, Disney+ reported that the show has claimed the title of the most-watched locally produced original series on Disney+ Japan, based on hours of viewership.
In exciting news for North American fans, Ablaze has secured the license for the manga and is slated to release the first compiled volume in November, followed by the second volume in February 2024. The manga’s premise is nothing short of enthralling: Daigo Agawa, a dedicated police officer, finds himself stationed in the secluded mountain village of Kuge.
Initially embraced by the villagers, his perception gradually shifts following the mysterious death of an elderly resident. He begins to unravel the village’s sinister secret, suspecting that “The people in this village are eating people.”
Ninomiya’s “Gannibal” manga made its debut in Nihonbungeisha’s Weekly Manga Goraku magazine in October 2018, concluding its riveting narrative in November 2021. The 13th and final compiled volume of the manga hit shelves in Japan in February 2022.