The staff of the television anime adaptation of Nanaki Nanao‘s Helck manga revealed a new promotional video and visual for the show’s second cours (quarter of a year) at the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair event on Saturday. The video previews Aimi‘s new opening theme song “HELP.” Aimi also plays Iris in the series.
Nanao drew the below visual.
The anime premiered on July 11 and will air for a continuous two cours, for a half-year run. HIDIVE is streaming the series as it airs.
Nanao is credited for the original work and Shō Kobayashi is credited with original work cooperation. Tatsuo Satō (Lagrange – The Flower of Rin-ne, Martian Successor Nadesico) is directing the anime at Satelight. Toshizo Nemoto and Mitsutaka Hirota are in charge of the scenario, and Yoshinori Deno is designing the characters for animation. Yoshihisa Hirano is composing the music.
Hiroki Nanami is performing the opening theme song “It’s My Soul” for the first cours, and saji is performing the ending theme “Statice” for the first cours.
Viz Media is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the first volume:
Three months have passed since the Demon Lord was struck down, and the Demon Realm is holding a tournament to select his replacement. The leading contestant is Helck, a human hero who claims to hate his own kind. Some aren’t happy with the idea of a human becoming the next Demon Lord—especially Vermilio the Red. She wants nothing more than to protect demonkind and prove Helck to be their enemy, even if she has to rig the competition to do it!
Nanao began serializing the manga on the Manga ONE and Ura Sunday services in 2014, and ended it in 2017. Shogakukan published the manga in 12 volumes.