The official website for the Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka? (Is the order a rabbit?) anime franchise posted on Thursday more cast members and a promotional video just before the October 10 premiere of Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka? BLOOM (Is the order a rabbit? BLOOM), the third television season.
The newly announced cast members are for the following classmates of Cocoa and Chiya, from left to right in the image below:Yōko Hikasa as Student Council President Masumi Tazawa as Rei Tomomi Mineuchi as Kano Yūki Kuwahara as Anzu Yuka Nukui as Nacchan Ayasa Itō as Miki Nao Shiraki as Karin
Hiroyuki Hashimoto is returning to direct the new season at Encourage Films, and Kazuyuki Fudeyasu is also back to handle the series scripts. Yousuke Okuda is again designing the characters, and the original cast is returning.
The first season of the anime premiered in Japan in April 2014, and the second season premiered in October 2015. Crunchyroll streamed both seasons as they aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks released both seasons on home video in North America Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka?? Dear My Sister, a new special episode for the anime, opened in 40 theaters in Japan in November 2017.
Koi launched the original manga in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Max magazine in 2011. In Koi's original four-panel manga, the main character Cocoa (a pun of “hot cocoa”) arrives at the café Rabbit House one day, excited for rabbits. She actually all but lives in that café. She meets lots of different girls there, including a tiny and cool girl named Chino (from “cappucino”), a tough and soldier-esque girl named Rize (“Thé des Alizés” tea), a spacey and quintessentially Japanese girl named Chiya (“Uji matcha” tea), and the ordinary but dignified Sharo (“Kilimanjaro” coffee).
The new season will premiere on October 10 at 9:30 p.m. Japan Time (8:30 a.m. EDT) on AT-X. The anime will also air later that night on Tokyo MX, BS11, AbemaTV, Sun TV, and KBS Kyoto. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime for digital release in fall 2020 and home video in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, South Africa, the Netherlands, Scandinavian countries, the Middle East, and North Africa.