Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Season 2 has released its first numbered trailer, which reveals a Fall 2022 release window and previews the opening song “Ichi-go Ichi-e Celebration” by Kano and Uzaki-chan. A key visual was also released.
Additionally, a birthday celebration for the titular Uzaki-chan was also announced. A special illustration of Uzaki will be released on August 7, with her outfit to be determined through fan votes. The outfit choices are cat cosplay, American diner-style maid, male T-shirt-style, white one-piece and wheat straw hat, and Arabian-style dancer. The voting period will end on July 1.
Fans are also encouraged to post comments and illustrations on Twitter with the #宇崎ちゃんバースデー (#Uzaki-chan Birthday) hashtag, with the deadline being July 25. The anime’s website teases that these posts may be used for a collaboration with Uzaki.
Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!‘s first season aired in 2020. The anime is based on the Kadokawa-published romantic comedy manga by Take, which began in 2017 and has eight tankoubon volumes as of March 2022. It is serialized in the Dora Dora Sharp digital magazine on Nico Nico and is published under the Dragon Comics Age label.
Crunchyroll describes the anime as:
College junior Shinichi Sakurai just wants to be alone, but loudmouthed sophomore Hana Uzaki sees it as her mission to keep him from being lonely.
The returning staff from Season 1 includes Miura Kazuya as director, Takashi Ooshima as series composer, Manabu Kurihara as character designer and chief animation director, and Tokyo Logic’s Satoshi Igarashi as music composer. ENGI is still the animation production studio. The new names include Satoshi Okubo (The Dungeon of Black Company assistant art director) as art director, Haruko Nobori (The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody) as color designer, and Yuusuke Yamamoto (PuraOre! Pride of Orange compositor) as photography director.
Additionally, Yuri Morita and The Detective Is Already Dead‘s Tatsuya Yano and Naoki Tani (from HANO) are joining Igarashi as music composers, while Shinichiro Fukumoto (Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games Is Tough for Mobs co-director) is assisting Kazuya with directorial duties. Masahiko Suzuki (Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games Is Tough for Mobs character designer) and Shinpei Koikawa (Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle character designer) are chief animation director are taking on chief animation director duties.
Meanwhile, the returning cast for Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Season 2 includes Naomi Oozora as Hana Uzaki, Kenji Akabane as Shinichi Sakurai, Ayana Taketatsu as Ami Asai, Tomoya Takagi as Sakaki Itsuhito, Yousuke Akimoto as Akihiko Asai, and Saori Hayami as Tsuki Uzaki. New cast members include Seina Kato as Yanagi Uzaki, Hideo Ishikawa as Fujio Uzaki, and Yuuko Sanpei as Kiri Uzaki.