One Room Anime’s 3rd Season Reveals October 5 Premiere, New Visual
The official website for the One Room anime series revealed on Saturday that the anime’s third season will premiere on October 5, and will air on Tokyo MX and BS-NTV. The website also revealed a new key visual. Kantoku drew the visual.
New cast members include Miyu Tomita as Akira Kotokawa (seen left in image below), a younger student who is in the gardening club with the protagonist. Additionally, Yumiri Hanamori will play Saya Orisaki (right), a 24-year-old woman who lives in the apartment above the protagonist and is home tutoring him.
The returning cast members include:
Eiji Mano is again credited with the original story, and Kantoku (The “Hentai” Prince and the Stony Cat., Garakowa -Restore the World- original character designer) is again credited with the original character designs. Takuya Tani returns to adapt Kantoku‘s character designs for animation. Aose Shimoi is also returning to write the scripts. Zero-G is again animating the series. Shinichiro Ueda is the executive producer.
The first anime in the franchise premiered in January 2017 and aired for 12 episodes. One Room Second Season premiered in July 2018 and aired for 12 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed both anime as they aired. The franchise inspired the Room Mate: One Room side M spinoff focusing on male characters that premiered in April 2017.
Crunchyroll describes the story of the One Room franchise with “first-person narrative”:
You are the protagonist. A new project in virtual anime from SMIRAL Animation that also brought you the “Anitore” series and “Makuranodanshi.” This time, the project is about 3 stories that develop in your (one) room.
The franchise also includes a VR app for iOS and Android devices that debuted in summer 2018.