Fear no more: the Yuusha is back to save us! Takayuki Yamada will reprise his role of yuusha (=hero) Yoshihiko. The exact airing date of the new season ‘Yuusha Yoshihiko to Michibikareshi Shichinin‘ is not yet fixed. The screenwriter Yuichi Fukuda and other regular cast members: Haruka Kinami, Tsuyoshi Muro, Shin Takuma and Jiro Sato will return as well.
On 22nd April the staff on the official Twitter account of the series started tweeting cryptic messages out of the blue. A day later official homepage at TV Tokyo was launched, convincing ardent fans that the sudden splash of tweets was not a whim of the producers.
First season ‘Yuusha Yoshihiko to Maou no Shiro‘ aired in 2011, the second ‘Yuusha Yoshihiko to Akuryo no Kagi‘ in 2012. The third part is planned for the second part of 2016, so after a four years break. The plot of the two first seasons was set 100 years apart (!). It is extremely hard to guess what to expect from the coming season.
“We will keep the “minimum budget adventure show” quality and flavor it with the experience [the staff and cast] gained during last four years and deliver you the best humor we possibly can.” commented the producer of the show, Yukitoshi Komatsu.