After-School Hanako-kun revealed the episode 2 preview images and synopsis a day after its premiere on October 12, 2023. The second episode will be divided into two segments. The first half, “Kokkuri-san“, will show Akane’s effort and careful preparation to summon the best Kokkuri-san for Aoi. The other half, “Mitsuba’s Friends Operation” will focus on Mitsuba’s attempts to make friends.
After-School Hanako-kun is a spin-off manga series of Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun. Both are written and illustrated by Aidalro. Studio Lerche oversees the spin-off’s adaptation with Masaki Kitamura as the series director; Aya Hinoue is the chief animation director and character designer; Kazuma Nagamoto is in charge of the series composition; and Hiroshi Takaki is the music composer. Every episode will be 10 minutes long and will be available for streaming on Crunchyroll two days before its official release in Japan.
The original cast returns in the spin-off series: Megumi Ogata (also known for voicing Yuta Okkutsu of Jujutsu Kaisen 0) is Hanako-kun and Tsukasa, Akari Kito (the voice behind Kamado Nezuko of Demon Slayer) is Nene Yashiro, Shoya Chiba (who also voiced Ayanokoji Kiyotaka of Classroom of the Elite) is Kou Minamoto, Minako Sato (known as the voice of Haru Kozakura in Blue Orchestra) is Aoi Akane, Shunichi Toki (who also voiced Freminet of Genshin Impact) is Akane Aoi, and Daiki Kobayashi (known as the voice for Nico if Nanbaka) is Mitsuba.
After-School Hanako-kun is streaming on Crunchyroll. The platform describes the plot as:
The spirit Hanako-kun and his human assistant, first-year student Nene Yashiro, keep the peace between supernatural forces and the students of Kamome Academy. When they’re not fighting to maintain balance between the living and spirit worlds, how do they spend their time? Join Hanako-kun and Nene on their adventures after school!
Source: Official Website
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