NHK has recently announced the exciting news that the popular television anime adaptation of Makoto Akui’s manga, “Ao no Orchestra” (The Blue Orchestra), is set to return for a highly-anticipated second season.
The anime originally made its debut on NHK Educational on April 9 and delighted audiences with a 24-episode run filled with musical and emotional resonance.
Steering this creative endeavor was Jun Sakata, known for his work on “To Your Eternity,” who served as the anime’s production supervisor and chief producer. The director’s chair was skillfully occupied by Seiji Kishi, celebrated for his work on projects like “Assassination Classroom,” “Persona 4 The Animation,” and “Classroom of the Elite.”
Yuuko Kakihara, known for her work on series like “Chihayafuru” and “Persona 4 The Animation,” was not only responsible for crafting the series scripts but also meticulously overseeing their execution. The characters’ captivating designs were brought to life by Kazuaki Morita, whose previous work includes “Assassination Classroom,” “Classroom of the Elite,” and “Persona 4 The Animation.”
For those unfamiliar with the manga, it’s published in Indonesia by Elex Media, and its premise weaves a tale of music and personal transformation: “In the fall of his third and final year of middle school, Hajime Aono, a violin prodigy, stopped playing the violin for deeply personal reasons.
Makoto Akui’s manga first took flight on Shogakukan’s Manga ONE app in 2017 and has since garnered acclaim, earning the prestigious Best Shōnen Manga award at the 68th Shogakukan Manga Awards in January.
Source | Blue Orchestra anime’s website