Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! (Japanese, Hepburn: Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai!, lit. “Uzaki-chan Wants to Play!”) is a Japanese manga series written and produced by Taking. It has been serialized through Niconico Seiga’s Dra Dra Sharp website from December 2017 and collected in eight tankōbon volumes by Fujimi Shobo as of March 2022.
In North America, the manga is licensed by Seven Seas Entertainment. An anime tv series adaption by ENGI broadcast from July to September 2020. Season 2 will release in Oct 2022. Hana Uzaki is happy to discover that she is attending the same college as her fellow high school upperclassman, Shinichi Sakurai. However, after a year of watching him merely lay around, she arrives at the conclusion that he has changed into a loner.
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Uzaki Chan Season 2 Storyline
In the first few chapters of Taking’s Uzaki-chan Wants To Hang Out!, it appears to be a comedy that relies on making its protagonist as uncomfortable as possible. Since high school, Sakurai, a university junior, has been paired with Uzaki, a sophomore, and he wishes she would just disappear. Instead of being presented as a comedy of opposites, the tale initially concentrates on how much Sakurai dislikes Uzaki’s solitude.
An extrovert’s belief that an introvert’s lifestyle is somehow improper or invalid is more annoying than amusing in this situation. It’s not until approximately a quarter of the way through the novel that Uzaki starts to realize that she doesn’t understand but accepts his lack of social activities as something she can live with. This, of course, has a major impact on the story’s tone and allows for a more humorous approach.
The plot shifts to two quirky pals, depicting Sakurai as a tsundere-adjacent rather than simply bothered by Uzaki. He still prefers to be alone or not have visitors over to his flat, but he begins to see that Uzaki means well in the end, and we begin to see how the two of them have kept a friendship for so long. But as the story progresses, there are clues that Uzaki and Sakurai may harbor more than just platonic feelings for one another.
It’s important to emphasize the word “mild” because neither of them is ready to admit to more intense feelings, even if they exist. Most of the time, it’s clear that they genuinely care about each other: when Sakurai is ill, Uzaki rushes to her aid, and when she’s in a jam, he does the same. There are remarkably few unexpected turns in the plot because of Uzaki’s enormous breasts (so massive that they’re bigger than her head).
In other words, Uzaki is more than the sum of her boobs; they’re an aspect of her physicality, but they’re not a component of her personality. While her design is used in a few instances throughout the film, it is primarily a stylistic choice by the artist. In fact, the most suggestive scenario features Sakurai trying to pull Uzaki rearward by the hips while she is stuck with her front half in a hedge. Despite its overuse, this is a funny take on a tired gag, especially since Sakurai never stops trying to pull her out, even as onlookers stare in disbelief.
Although the book does not follow the four-panel manga structure, it nonetheless feels like a four-panel manga to the reader. The series’ origins as a web manga may have something to do with this, but whatever the cause, it does take some getting used to. No rhyme or reason can be found in the division of each chapter into portions, and the entire story is told in a single chapter.
It’s true that the lengthier portions build on one another, giving the book some cohesion, but the slightly disconnected sense that comes from this can be distracting at times. Even while it doesn’t last long, this may just be a hint that a fresh author is still figuring out how to tell stories the way they want to.
To their credit, Take seems to have a good grasp of their own strengths and shortcomings and, as time goes on, we can see that they are becoming more at ease with both style and subject matter. One thing that isn’t a problem is Uzaki’s shifting chest size. Fortunately, Take notice and laughs at it, so we can see it more as a joke in and of itself rather than a problem for the artist.
Uzaki Chan Season 2 Cast And Crew Members
As an American voice actor and ADR director, Jad Saxton works for Funimation and Sentai Filmworks, among others. To pronounce her name, you say “Jade,” which is a combination of her parents’ first names, Jimmi and David. In Sasami: Magical Girls Club she played Eimi Mori and in Ghost Hunt, she played Masako Hara, both of which she got their start as a result of her natural singing ability. In 2005, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Texas Wesleyan University, summa cum laude.
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Other Casts: Nazeeh Tarsha, Kent Williams
Uzaki Chan Season 2 Release Date
The official release date for Season 2 has been set for October 2022, which is the fall anime season. Shinichi Sakurai and Hana Uzaki ultimately begin to realize there’s something more than friendship in the second season.
Uzaki Chan Season 2 Trailer
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