HOUSTON, TX, September 27, 2017 – Grab a refill of cola and strap in for another season of our favorite hamster-hooded, snack-loving menace! Sentai Filmworks is proud to license Himouto! Umaru-chan R, the second season of the wildly popular comedy series, Himouto! Umaru-chan. The series will soon be available to stream in the U.S. on Anime Strike, the curated on-demand anime subscription from Amazon Channels.
Umaru Doma has a secret: in public, she’s a reserved and perfect beauty. At home, she devolves into a junk food connoisseur whose talents include video games, reading manga, watching anime, and annoying her big brother, Taihei. This season reunites Umaru with her friends: busty country girl Nana, quiet Kirie, and closet nerd Sylphynford. What adventures await Umaru-chan now?
Masahiko Ohta, director of the first season of Himouto! Umaru-chan, returns to direct the second season, along with original series composition writer Takashi Aoshima. Doga Kobo (New Game!, Majestic Prince, Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun) is once again in charge of animation production.
Himouto! Umaru-chan R is scheduled for an October 2017 release in Japan. It will soon be available to stream on Anime Strike for $4.99 per month after a 7-day free trial, and in non-US territories through select digital outlets for the Fall 2017 simulcast season with a home video release to follow.
About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing, and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.