The official website for the television anime of the city of Tajimi’s promotional manga Yakunara Mug Cup Mo (Let’s Make a Mug Too) began streaming a promotional video on Monday for Yakunara Mug Cup Mo Niban Gama (Let’s Make a Mug Too: Second Kiln), the show’s second season.
The website also revealed a visual and three new cast members.
The new cast members include:
Aya Uchida as Rio Matsuse, the self-proclaimed rival of Toko.
Sally Amaki as Jimena Valdez, who loves the art of ceramics and is from Mexico.
Ari Ozawa as Himena Tokikawa, Himeno’s mother and a legendary potter.
The Mug-Mo unit – composed of the main characters’ voice actresses Minami Tanaka, Yū Serizawa, Yūki Wakai, and Rina Honnizumi – return to perform the show’s opening theme song “Muchū no Saki e” (Onward Toward Devotion). The above video previews the song.
The first season premiered on April 2 and aired for 12 episodes.
The cast includes Minami Tanaka as pottery novice Himeno Toyokawa, Yū Serizawa as Himeno’s classmate and the pottery club’s mood-maker Mika Kukuri, Yūki Wakai as the anime and game fan Naoko Naruse who spends all her time at the club for some reason, and Rina Honnizumi as the club president Toko Aoki who has enjoyed pottery since she was little. Other cast members include Kaito Ishikawa as Himeno’s father Tokishirō Toyokawa, Rin Mizuhara as Himeno’s grandmother Sachie Tokikawa, and Mana Ogawa as ceramics club adviser Mami Koizumi.
Jun Kamiya (Blue Seed, The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye, Kingdom) is directing the anime at Nippon Animation. Naruhisa Arakawa (Active Raid, Twin Star Exorcists, This Art Club Has a Problem!) is writing and supervising the series scripts. Ayano Yoshioka is designing the characters and also serving as the chief animation director. Tajimi and its tourism association are both collaborating on the anime.
The manga’s English website describes the manga:
The city of Tajimi, located in the southern part of Gifu Prefecture, Japan, is famous for Mino earthenware. The city is dotted with historical pottery producers and ceramic art museums. It has facilities where you can try your hand at making pottery, and many restaurants that serve food on Minoware dishes.
The story begins when a high school girl moves to a shopping street in Tajimi. Many encounters await her, friends, town folk, ceramic art, etc. What will she discover in a town famous for ceramic?
The manga launched in 2012, and updates four times a year. The manga also has a four-panel spinoff manga titled Naoko no Kobachi. A separate manga adaptation for the anime launched on Akita Shoten‘s free manga website “Manga Cross” on January 28. Original creator Osamu Kashiwara is writing the story for the new manga.