Yuusha Yoshihiko to take on a new quest in October
On May 16th, it was announced by TV Tokyo that the iconic low-budget adventure drama ‘Yuusha Yoshihiko to Maou no Shiro‘ is going to return with a second season in October.
The original series of ‘Yuusha Yoshihiko to Maou no Shiro’, starring actor Yamada Takayuki, aired last summer and was able to charm many viewers with its homage to the popular ‘Dragon Quest’ franchise and the love for detail despite the extremely low budget. However, it also was the low-budget that gave it the a unique and “handmade” feel that made it such a lovely series. It even became the best-selling Japanese TV drama of 2011 on Amazon Japan, which shows how much people loved this series.
The producers made clear that the second season won’t change this formula at all, which means there won’t be a higher budget nor are they planning to increase its scale.
Of course Yamada will reprise his role as Yoshihiko. He commented, “Just like last time, I’d like to give it my 70% and hope that it will be just as fun and stupid.”
The director of the first season, Fukuda Yuichi, will work on the second season as well. All of Yoshihiko’s comrades played by Kinami Haruka, Muro Tsuyoshi, Sato Jiro, and Takuma Shin, who helped him defeat the devil king at the end of the first season, will also appear in the new season.
The official title for the second season has yet to be announced.