The official website for the second season of the Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East anime revealed the theme song artists for the new series last week.
Faylan (Future Diary, The Qwaser of Stigmata), who performed the first season's opening theme, will again sing the second season's opening theme, titled "wonder fang." Ceui (The Legend of the Legendary Heroes, Love, Election & Chocolate) will perform the ending theme song. Both singles will be released in Japan on July 24 under the Lantis label.
The second season will premiere in Japan this summer.
Miyuki Abe's original manga re-imagines the setting from the classic Hakkenden samurai novel as a female-oriented story with supernatural elements. The first series starred the voice cast members Tetsuya Kakihara as Shino Inuzuka, Satoshi Hino as Sōsuke Inukawa, Ayahi Takagaki as Hamaji, and Nobuhiko Okamoto as Murasame. Other cast members include Daisuke Namikawa, Hiroshi Kamiya, Shinichiro Miki, Jun'ichi Miyake, Takuma Terashima, and Tomoaki Maeno.
The first 13-episode series premiered in Japan on January 5. Crunchyroll streamed the first season in various countries outside of Japan as it aired, and Sentai Filmworks licensed the first season for North America.