The upcoming second season of The Fruit of Evolution: Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made (Shin Shinka no Mi ~Shiranai Uchi ni Kachigumi Jinsei~) has received its second full-length trailer and a Japanese premiere date of January 13, 2023.
The trailer previews multiple newly announced characters, mostly affiliated with the Barbador Magical Academy, along with the opening theme song “Evolution” by Nano and the ending theme song “Adore me” by Erii Yamazaki. Those characters include Beatrice Lognar (Lynn), Agnos Pasion (Minoru Shiraishi), Brood Lef Kaiser (Toshinari Fukamachi), Baird Rutra, Helen Rosa (Rui Tanabe), and Theobalt Terra Kaiser (Shouya Ishige).
Also announced and previewed were the demon cult apostles Demiolos (Chiharu Sawashiro) and Angrea (Ami Koshimizu).
The Fruit of Evolution: Before I Knew It, My Life Had It Made is an adaptation of the light novels written by Miku and illustrated by U35. The first season aired during the Fall 2021 anime season with 12 episodes.
Hanashi Media describes the source material 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 one of the new cast additions 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.