Season 2 of In/Spectre will premiere on January 8, 2023, during the Winter 2023 anime season.

The second season of Kyokou Suiri had originally been expected to premiere in October 2022, during the Fall 2022 anime season.

A new PV for Season 2 of Kyokou Suiri was unveiled on November 15, 2022, officially confirming the release date.

As of late November 2020, Crunchyroll had tweeted that Season 2 of In/Spectre was in production.

A year later, a teaser image revealed that 2022 would indeed be the premiere year for In/Spectre Season 2.

The launch date of October 2022 was then revealed in a second teaser image, released in early March 2022.


But, due to “various difficulties,” the release of In/Spectre Season 2 was announced to be postponed on the official website on May 2, 2022.

The PV3 trailer for Season 2 of In/Spectre premiered on Crunchyroll with English subtitles on July 4, 2022.

The third trailer for In/Spectre Season 2 has revealed that the anime sequel will premiere in Japan on January 8 (effectively January 9 at 1:05 AM JST).

Previewed in the trailer are new scenes and the opening theme “Yotogibanashi” by KanoeRana

About the Second Season of in/Spectre:

Kodansha USA describes the novels as:

Both touched by spirits called yokai, Kotoko and Kuro have gained unique superhuman powers. But to gain her powers Kotoko has given up an eye and a leg, and Kuro’s personal life is in shambles.

So when Kotoko suggests they team up to deal with renegades from the spirit world, Kuro doesn’t have many other choices, but Kotoko might just have a few ulterior motives …

Cast and Staff Details:

The In/Spectre anime project is being overseen by director Keiji Gotou, who is best known for the Kiddy Grade series.

The series is written by Noboru Takagi (Durarara!!, Golden Kamuy, Kingdom Season 3). Former first-season animation director Kentarou Matsumoto will now take on the dual roles of character designer and chief animator, succeeding Takatoshi Honda.

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Meanwhile, the returning cast includes Akari Kitou as Kotoko, Mamoru Miyano as Kuro, and Mayumi Sako as Rikka Sakuragawa. Yuki Aoi (Madoka Kaname in Puella Magi Madoka Magica) and Makoto Furukawa (Masayuki Muroi) will provide their voices to the new characters Yuki Onna and Masayuki Muroi, respectively (Saitama in One-Punch Man).

Character Summary:

Yuki Onna:

A yokai native to those particular mountains. She typically dresses in a kimono to pass as “Yuki Onna,” but she has also been seen wearing regular clothes and strolling around human communities.

She saves the life of Masayuki, a man who had been pushed off a snowy mountain and had fallen because of it.

Eleven years later, Masayuki moves to a new residence, then Yuki Onna sees him again by coincidence. From that point on, she will travel to Masayuki’s rented home on the outskirts of town.

Masayuki Muroi:

Male, 32 years old, physically intimidating, and socially cynical.

Eleven years ago, Yuki Onna unexpectedly spared him from certain death at the hands of his best buddy in the cold mountains.

He got married at age 29 after finishing college, and his life was going swimmingly until his wife had an affair and nearly killed him, at which point he filed for divorce.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, a coworker ratted him out which ultimately led to his removal as president.

After that, he set his things in order as best he could and relocated to the foot of the mountain where he met Yuki Onna.

In addition, the second season of the anime In/Spectre was previewed in a trailer.

Kyo Shirodaira, the show’s original creator, was taken aback by the announcement.

“I wasn’t anticipating a second season of the anime so I was honestly pretty shocked. I was actually thinking it was about time to drop Miss Iwanaga down Reichenbach Falls or the like, but apparently, I won’t be doing anything that rash any time soon,” the author said, making a reference to the Sherlock Holmes case The Final Problem.

“However, even if she was dropped down those falls, she’d probably use a kappa or something and somehow survive, so she’d continue on her merry way. I’ll continue watching over the walking, talking Miss Iwanaga in the animation.”

Japanese voice actor Akari Kito, who plays Kotoko Iwanaga in the anime, has this to say about her character.

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“The TV anime In/Spectre is getting a second season!! I was so excited when I heard the announcement that I was happy all day.

I’m so excited to see Kotoko, Kuro-senpai, and the yokai in the anime once again! I’m going to start training and strengthening all the muscles around my mouth right now to prepare for the role again so I hope everyone looks forward to the new season!”

For the first season, the anime adaptation was produced by the animation studio Brain’s Base. The company is best known for anime like the 2013 anime Blood Lad, the first season of My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, and Spice and Wolf Season 2.

To Your Eternity, an anime series produced by Brain’s Base aired from Spring 2021 to Summer 2021 to widespread acclaim. The To Your Eternity Season 2 release date was in the Fall of 2022.

Crunchyroll participated in the In/Spectre anime’s production committee.

In 2020, Crunchyroll co-produced The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 and Laid Back Camp Season 2 anime, in addition to projects like Somali and the Forest Spirit.

If you’re looking for an early 2020 release, look no further than In/Spectre, one of the first Crunchyroll Originals anime.

A few others are Tower of God, Onyx Equinox, The God of High School, Noblesse, Meiji Gekken: Sword & Gun, FreakAngels, and High Guardian Spice.

In the first season the opening theme “Mononoke in the Fiction” was performed by Uso to Chameleon, while the ending theme “Last Dance” was performed by Mamoru Miyano.

Whereas, KanoeRana will sing “Yotogibanashi” as the opening theme for Season 2 of In/Spectre, and Mamoru Miyano will sing “Invincible Love” as the ending theme.

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Some Additional Information:

In 2011, the Kodansha Novels imprint began publishing a novel by Kyo Shirodaira with illustrations by Hiro Kyohara. After being published under Kodansha, the series is now published under Kodansha Taiga with artwork by Chasiba Katase.


The first chapters of Chasiba Katase’s manga adaption debuted in the April 2015 issue of Kodansha’s Shnen Magazine R.

Kodansha announced in October 2019 that Shnen Magazine R would cease print publication and be a digital-only publication, and with that announcement came word that, beginning with the December 6, 2019 issue of Monthly Shnen Magazine, the manga would also be released in print alongside the digital release on Shnen Magazine R.


On January 14, 2019, it was reported that the manga would be adapted into an anime television series.

Keiji Gotoh is in charge of production at Brain’s Base, and Noboru Takagi and Takatoshi Honda are responsible for scripting and character design, respectively.

It was broadcast on TV Asahi, MBS, and BS-NTV from January 11 to March 28, 2020.

The opening theme, “Mononoke in the Fiction,” was performed by Lie and a Chameleon, and the closing theme, “Last Dance,” was performed by Mamoru Miyano.

The anime is currently airing on Crunchyroll and was co-produced by the site. In total, there were 12 episodes. The home video adaptation will be distributed by Viz Media.


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