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Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro Second Attack - What We Know So Far

"Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro" is an ongoing anime based on an ongoing web manga of the same name. Don't get hung up on the phrase "web manga," that just means the media was distributed online rather than in a physical format. It's like Webtoons! In broad strokes, it follows an introverted high school student who spends his time creating manga and another, deeply extroverted high school student who basically makes it her life's mission to neg the poor guy into loving her.

The original story was written and illustrated by Nanashi (that's a pseudonym, the creator's real identity is private) and was digitally distributed by Magazine Pocket in 2017. The first season of the anime adaptation was handled by Telecom Animation Film, and the upcoming second season — which features a slightly new title — will be under the animation studio OLM's purview. Here's everything we know about "Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro, Second Attack" so far.

When will Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro Season 2 be released?

"Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro Second Attack" will begin airing at 1 AM on January 8, 2023. And as the series airs in Japan, the episodes will stream on Crunchyroll. For those who pay to use the premium version, episodes will be available concurrently with the Japanese release schedule. For those who use the free version, episodes will be available one week later, and the experience will include interspersed advertisements.

The first season features 12 episodes, so it's likely that "Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro Second Attack" will feature a similar amount of content. However, this is not known and the fact that anime has switched production companies could mean that they have a slightly different format in store for fans. It is also not yet known the exact date the show will be released, but fans will definitely be able to kick off the new year with the series sometime during that month.

What is the plot of Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro Season 2?

The broad narrative of "Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro" is that an introverted boy is dragged out of his shell, kicking and screaming, by an extroverted, sexually forward teenage girl. More specifically, the boy is Naoto Hachioji, a second-year high school student with a deep love for manga. The girl is the titular Hayase Nagatoro, a first-year high school student who finds joy in physical sports. 

The first season sees the two meet and essentially follows a consistent circle of Nagatoro bullying and flirting with Hachioji until he opens up a little bit, only for that shift to be rewarded with more bullying and flirting. Every now and then, though, it pauses to allow the briefest glimpse of genuine affection.

While there's no definitive statement that shares the further plots to be adapted in "Don't toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro Second Attack," it's safe to expect more of the same general premise, perhaps with more development in their relationship. As Crunchyroll describes it, "this is a story about an extremely sadistic and temperamental girl and you'll feel something awaken inside of you."

Who is starring in Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro Season 2?

As shared by IMDb, "Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro" features both a Japanese and an English voice cast. Hayase Nagatoro is portrayed by Sumire Uesaka and Kimberly Anne Campbell. Campbell can be heard in projects such as "Sword Art Online," "Genshin Impact," and "Hunter x Hunter." Naoto Hachioji is portrayed by Daiki Yamashita and Erik Scott Kimerer. Kimerer can be heard in projects such as "Demon Slayer," "The Seven Deadly Sins," and "One-Punch Man." There's also a full Spanish, Portuguese, and French voice cast, all of which are listed on the previously mentioned IMDb page. 

In a recent statement, Crunchyroll noted that Yoshino Nanjo, Sayumi Suzushiro, and Kaori Maeda would be joining the Japanese voice cast as characters previously unseen in the anime, though it's currently unknown who is providing the English dubs for these roles. It should also be noted that the January 2023 release date will be for "Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro Second Attack" with the aforementioned Japanese voice cast; dubs usually come later down the line. 

Who is directing Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro Season 2?

"Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro Second Attack" is to be directed by Shinji Ushiro, who is best known for his longstanding directorial relationship with the "Yokai Watch" franchise, as shared by IMDb. Some of his other directing credits include "Burst Angel" and "Otome wa boku ni koishiteru." According to Anilist, Ushiro graduated from Hiroshima Prefectural High School and Toyo University, and also works as a production manager and a storyboard artist. 

Ushiro replaces Hirokazu Hanai, who directed "Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro" for Telecom Animation Film. It's fairly common practice for a new creative team to take the helm whenever there's a studio shift, so OLM hiring Ushiro to step in for Hanai isn't inherently a drag on Hanai's skill set, nor does it implicitly suggest that Hanai was fired. Hanai was previously known best for his work on the "Pokémon" TV series.

Is there a trailer for Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro Season 2?

The trailers for Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro Second Attack" cover the same plot points that we've discussed so far. Nagatoro is a LOT, and Hachioji (or as Nagatoro insists upon referring to him ... "Senpai") is just doing his level best to keep up. The second trailer also features Gamo-chan (Mikako Komatsu and Brittany Cox), Yoshi (Aina Suzuki and LilyPichu), Sakura (Shiori Izawa and Kimberly Woods) — Nagatoro's friend group. 

The trailer describes "Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro Second Attack" as a "sadistic yet soft rom-com," as everything about this anime leans hard and heavy into the discomforting theme. Speaking of discomforting, this also feels like a good time to mention how bizarre it is that when Nagatoro's animation becomes slightly more simple for the far-away shots, her canines become a part of her upper lip, appearing like teeth skin. 

Where to watched previous seasons of Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro Season 2?

Crunchyroll has the streaming rights for "Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro Second Attack." With that in mind, for those who wish to go back and view the previous season, Crunchyroll is also the site to visit. As previously mentioned, Crunchyroll features both a premium and free version of the viewing experience. The premium version provides viewers with ad-free entertainment and simulcasting with the original Japanese release, and the free version includes commercial breaks and a one-week latency. Since the first season was released over a year ago, Crunchyroll's premium wouldn't provide any simulcasting benefit, only the adless perk. 

Each of the 12 currently available episodes is approximately 24 minutes in length, so the entire season could conceivably be binged in a single evening, which is far easier than most anime marathons if we're being honest. 

What will Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro Season 2 be rated?

In the United States, "Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro" is rated TV-14 for mild language and moderate sexual content. The language rating is mainly tied back to the sexual content, too, as Nagatoro frequently refers to Hachioji as a pervert. It's the sexual content that carries the bulk of the TV-14 rating. It's clear that this anime is primarily meant for teenagers, though older fans have also enjoyed the series.

In the series, Hachioji buys ecchi (the Japanese term for playfully erotic) mang. Nagatoro attempts to disrobe so that Hachioji can draw her in the nude. Both characters find ways to "accidentally" touch each other in suggestive ways — the list goes on. It's safe to assume that "Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro Second Attack" will also be rated TV-14 for similar content, though it's possible they could be pushing the boundary even further for Season 2.