A key visual has been released for the second season of The Fruit of Evolution (Shin Shinka no Mi ~Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei~). It was also revealed that Tomokazu Sugita is joining the cast as Vitor.
The visual features main characters Seiichi Hiiragi and Saria with Destora, Vitor, Genpel, and Yutis.
Shin Shinka no Mi ~Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei~ will premiere in Japan in January 2023. It is an adaptation of the light novels written by Miku and illustrated by U35. The Fruit of Evolution‘s first season aired during the Fall 2021 anime season.
Hanashi Media describes the light novels as:
One day, Hiragi Seiichi’s entire school is transported to another world. As he wanders through a mysterious forest alone, however, he is ‘attacked’ by a gorilla.
“Me, never sleep with man before. Be gentle.”
All Saria wants is to be close to him. Just when he begins opening his heart to the feminine simian, however, tragedy strikes.
Can the strength of their bond—and the mysterious Fruits of Evolution they’ve both consumed—bring about a miracle?
A lighthearted fantasy-comedy romp through a fantasy world!
The returning staff includes Gigaemon Ichikawa (Kedama no Gonjiro) as series composer and scriptwriter and Hideki Imaizumi as photography director. Hotline is still the animation production company. Season 1’s director Yoshiaki Okumura is now chief director while Shigeru Fukase (The Demon Girl Next Door Season 2 and Blue Period episode director) is the new director.
Other new staff include Iroha Mitsuki (Pastel Memories episode 1 and 12 sub-character designer) and Nobuhide Hayashi (The Demon Girl Next Door Season 2 animation director) as character designers, Mikio Harabe (some episodes of Life with an Ordinary Guy Who Reincarnated into a Total Fantasy Knockout) as art director, and Hiroyasu Yano, Alisa Okehazama (The God of High School), and Yuki Satou as music composers.
Meanwhile, the returning cast includes Hiro Shimono as Seiichi Hiiragi, Kana Hanazawa as Saria, and Tetsu Inada as pre-transformation Saria. Miyuki Sawashiro is joining the cast as Destora.
The Fruit of Evolution light novel series began in September 2014 and has 14 volumes as of March 2022. It is published under Futabasha’s Monster Bunko label. A manga adaptation by Sorano began in 2018. The story originated as a web novel on Shousetsuka ni Narou in January 2014.