The official Twitter account for the television anime adaptation of the light novel series “My Happy Marriage” by writer Akumi Agitogi and illustrator Tsukiho Tsukioka has thrilled fans with a delightful announcement – the confirmation of a second season. In a heartwarming video message, the beloved main cast members Reina Ueda, who voices Miyo, and Kaito Ishikawa, who portrays Kiyoka, shared this exciting news in a video thoughtfully subtitled in English.
To mark this joyous occasion, the dedicated staff behind the series has unveiled a visually captivating image as part of the announcement, setting the stage for the anticipation and happiness that this second season promises to bring to viewers.
As the first season of this enchanting anime concluded with its 12th and final episode that aired just the day before, fans can now look forward to a fresh continuation of the story. “My Happy Marriage” originally premiered on July 5, and it instantly captured the hearts of audiences worldwide as Netflix made the series available for streaming on the same date. The first season consisted of 12 captivating episodes, leaving viewers eagerly awaiting the next chapter in the tale.
Adding to the excitement, the forthcoming eighth novel volume is set to include an original anime titled “Shiawase no Katachi” (The Shape of Happiness) on Blu-ray Disc, slated for release on March 15, 2024. The world of “My Happy Marriage” continues to bloom with happiness, and fans can’t wait to immerse themselves in the story’s unfolding charms in the upcoming season and the accompanying Blu-ray release.
The anime stars:
- Kōtarō Nishiyama as Kōji Tatsuishi
- Reina Ueda as Miyo Saimori
- Ayane Sakura as Kaya Saimori
- Kaito Ishikawa as Kiyoka Kudo
- Yōko Hikasa as Hazuki Kudo
- Hiro Shimono as Yoshito Godō
- Houko Kuwashima as Yurie
- Ryohei Kimura as Arata Tsuruki
Takehiro Kubota, known for his work on “Gloomy the Naughty Grizzly,” assumed the directorial helm of this series, which was produced at Kinema Citrus, recognized for their previous masterpiece, “Made in Abyss.” The intricate storyboards and meticulous supervision were skillfully handled by Takao Abo, who boasts experience from projects like “22/7” and “Macross Frontier.” Steering the narrative ship were script supervisors Ami Satо̄, Takahito Ōnishi, and Momoka Toyoda, collectively crafting a captivating storyline.
Shōko Yasuda, renowned for her work on “Happy Sugar Life,” lent her artistic prowess to character design, while Yuushi Koshida, acclaimed for “Ghost in the Shell Arise,” spearheaded the 3DCG direction. Evan Call, known for his soul-stirring compositions in “Violet Evergarden,” orchestrated the enchanting musical score. Riria. lent her melodious voice to the opening theme, “Anata no Soba ni,” while Kashitarō Itō delivered a captivating closing theme, “Vita Philosophica.”
Furthermore, a live-action film adaptation of the novels premiered in Japan on March 17, making a remarkable impact by claiming the top spot in its opening weekend. It quickly garnered 479,700 viewers and earned a staggering 654 million yen (approximately US$4.97 million) within its first three days.
Notably, the novels also found their way onto the stage, with a captivating play gracing Tokyo’s Theater 1010 stage from August 11 to 20, further cementing the enduring allure of this remarkable tale.