After an amazing Season 1 and an equally heart-fluttering movie, Tsurune is ready to awe us with its second season. While Minato and Shu’s friendship and rivalry engaged in the initial two portions. It’s time for them to confront some more competition. Tsurune anime season 2 titled ‘Tsurune: A Linking Shot‘ will premiere on January 4 at 24:00 JST in Japan.

In Season 2, a special appearance will come, and it is a known face of the Kirisiaki High trio. If you want to know who he is, read on.

Tsurune Anime Season 2

Tsurune is one of the finest coming-of-age sports anime out there. Indeed, with an overload of emotions, the show portrays the complex sport of archery in such a delicate manner that you’re bound to fall in love with it.

  • With Minato’s beautiful last shot, Kazemai High arose victorious against Kirisaki High. And Since 2019, fans have been patiently waiting to see the outcomes of their success and what it meant for everybody.
  • And after the info of a new character coming in Tsurune Season 2 disclosed, the fans were even more eager for the updates on the release. Which we have now.

Tsurune: The Linking Shot will release on January 4, 2023. HIDIVE will simulcast it worldwide, as revealed during a panel at Anime NYC.

Tsurune Season 2 release date and key visual;
Tsurune: The Linking Shot Key Visual | Image Courtesy of Crunchyroll

New cast and Staff members

The new trailer shows off several new cast members that take part in Tsujimine High School students. They are:

Character Character Voice Previous Work
Eisuke Nikaidou Jun Fukuyama Matsumoto in Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song
Koushirou Fuwa Takayuki Kondou Tetsudo in Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
Touma Higuchi Yuuya Hirose Yuuta in SSSS.GRIDMAN
Reiji Aragaki Yuuichirou Umehara Courier in Akudama Drive
Kenyuu Ootaguro Youhei Azakami Guel in Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury


Kyoto Animation will return with Takuya Yamamura as the director of the 2nd season. The rest of the staff are:

Position Staff
Original Creator Kotoko Ayano
Series Composition Michiko Yokote
Character Design Miku Kadowaki
Color Design Azumi Hata
Sound Director Yota Tsuruoka
Accessory Setting Hiroshi Karata
Director of Photography Kohei Funamoto 3D


A new arrival in Tsurune Season 2 and a Possible storyline

eisuke in tsurune anime season 2
Eisuke Nikaidou in Tsurune: A Linking Shot | Image Courtesy of KyoaniChannel on Youtube

In season 1 and the film, we enjoyed the sweet fellowship and rivalry between Minato and Shu. However, now it’s time for a new opponent. Unlike what we expected this new rival Eisuke Nikaidou, is more like an old friend from Minato, Shu, and Seiya’s past.

  • The above image features Eisuke Nikaidou and his teammates at Tsujimine High. Eisuke is the boy’s upperclassman from Kirisaki High School. But now, he is now a student at Tsujimine High and a member of its kyudo club.
  • Eisuke was a senior in middle school, so he definitely has better skills than others. This guy seems like the real deal Minato and the others will have to face next.

Will Eisuke play a greater role in the next season?

Tsurune Anime season 2 news
Image Courtesy of @tsurune_anime on Twitter

Based on the trailer, Eisuke appears to be a haughty and arrogant guy. But he’s aware of his exceptional archery skills.

Moreover, the next season will be based entirely on making Eisuke step down from his high ego and work harder on himself. Seeing how Minato and Shu are constantly improving, Eisuke should do the same to beat those capable of outperforming him.

Where to watch Season 2?

tsurune a linking shot reveal
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Season 2 of Tsurune, titled Tsurune: The Linking Shot, will be streamed by Crunchyroll once it airs. As HIDIVE already announced, it will also be available on their site.

It seems to be season 2 of Tsurune will be looking wild so far. Not only are the issues between Seiya and Shu unsettled, yet there will likewise be another factor that could disturb the already scarce peace.

Let’s just hope that Minato’s target panic doesn’t return again after frictions arise between his friends.


Tsurune is a light novel by Kotoko Ayano. In 2018, Kyoto Animation adapted it into an anime series.

Are you excited about the second season? Comment down below with your thoughts!

Sources: Tsurune’s Official Website, HIDIVE’s Official Twitter, Crunchyroll, KyoaniChannel, Comic Natalie

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