Kana Yūki joins Bananya and the Curious Bunch's cast as narrator
The official website for Q-LiA's Bananya banana cat mascot character announced on Thursday that Bananya and the Curious Bunch (Bananya: Fushigi na Nakamatachi), the second season of the anime adapting Bananya, will premiere on TV Tokyo's Kinder TV variety program for children on October 1 at 7:30 a.m. The website also revealed that Kana Yūki will voice the narrator.
The anime's official Twitter account also unveiled on Thursday a visual of the new character Taremimi Bananya (Lop-Eared Bananya). Taremimi Banaya is like a little sister to the Bananyas. She is a little sly, but her sparkling eyes make everyone fall in love with her. The official Twitter account will continue to reveal new characters daily on weekdays.
The website also unveiled several more visuals.
Crunchyroll will begin streaming the anime in fall 2019, and it describes the story:
There are still many mysterious creatures in this universe that we don't know about. On a distant planet, one mysterious species has come into existence. They are known as “Bananyas.” What sort of planet do the Bananyas come from, and what sort of life do they lead? And what if they began to dream about coming to Earth someday?
Bananya is a mysterious catlike creature born from a banana tree. The character already received a five-minute anime series that ran on Teletama (TV Saitama) and Sun TV from July 2016 to September 2016. For the new series, Yuuki Kaji and Ayumu Murase are reprising their roles of Bananya and various other characters from that previous series. The second season will include over 20 new characters.
Kyō Yatate (Sockie's Frontier Quest) is also returning to direct the anime at the studio Gathering again in collaboration with TMS Entertainment. Masahiro Takata (Super Seisyun Brothers director, scriptwriter). is writing the scripts again. Nobuyuki Abe is back as the sound director, and Akiyuki Tateyama is now the musical composer.
Q-LiA launched the Bananya mascot character in 2015. Crunchyroll streamed the first television anime as it aired, and Discotek released it on Blu-ray Disc and DVD with an English dub in summer 2018.