Two More Cast Members Announced for the Second Season of Baby Steps

NHK’s Anime World+Blog has announced two more cast members for the forthcoming second season of the Baby Steps television anime series:

  • Takuya Eguchi is Atsushi Taira (a 19-year-old Japanese roommate of the protagonist Eiichiro Maruo at IMG Academy in Florida)
  • Natsuki Hanae is Krishna (a 16-year-old exchange student from India)

The 25-episode second season of Baby Steps will premiere on NHK’s educational channel E Tele (NHK E) at 17:30 on April 5, 2015 (JST).

Source: Crunchyroll

Two Cast Members Announced for the Second Season of Baby Steps

NHK’s Anime World+Blog has announced two additional voice cast for the forthcoming second season of the Baby Steps anime series. The two new cast members are:

  • Hiroshi Kamiya is Alex O’Brien
  • Megumi Han is Marcia O’Brien

The 25-episode second season will debut on NHK’s educational channel E Tele (NHK E) at 17:30 on April 5, 2015 (JST). All of the voice cast and production staff members of the first season are working on the second season.

Source: Crunchyroll

Second Season of Baby Steps to Premiere on April 5, 2015

NHK has announced that the second season of the anime adaptation of Hikaru Kachiki’s Baby Steps manga will premiere on its educational channel E Tele (NHK E) at 17:30 (JST) on April 5, 2015. All of the production staff members, including director Masahiko Murata, are working on the second season. The 25-episode first season, which was also produced by Studio Pierrot, aired on the station from April to September 2014.

The manga has been serialized serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine since October 2007, and the latest 33rd tankobon volume was released in Japan in November 2014. As of April 2014, the total print run of the tankobons has reached 5 million.

Source: Crunchyroll

Winners of the 38th Kodansha Manga Awards

Kodansha has announced the results of its 38th Annual Manga Awards. Each winner will receive a bronze statuette and 1 million yen (about US$10,000).

Best Children’s Manga

  • Yo-kai Watch by Noriyuki Konishi

Best Shonen Manga

  • Baby Steps by Hikaru Katsuki

Best Shojo Manga

  • Taiyo no Ie by Ta’amo

Best General Manga

  • Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinchu by Haruko Kumota

Source: ANN

Information on Baby Steps Anime

This year’s eighth issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine has unveiled some information about the forthcoming Baby Steps television anime series, which is scheduled to air on NHK’s public television channel E-Tele in Spring 2014.

Studio Pierrot is animating the series in 25 episodes, and it is being produced by Kenji Saito for NHK.

Cast members for the series include:

  • Taishi Murata is Eiichiro “Ei-chan” Mauro
  • Minako Kotobuki is Natsu Takasaki
  • Takuma Terashima is Kojiro Kageyama
  • Daisuke Namikawa is Takuma Egawa