‘Hitori no Shita’, on the surface, seems a little off because of how it introduces its plot, but with each episode, as it lays some solid groundwork, everything starts falling into place. Even when it comes to the characters of the series, they are very different from what you’re used to seeing in most regular Japanese anime shows. And that’s why ‘The Outcast’ is certainly not for everyone.
Since its initial release, over the years, ‘The Outcast’ has received a myriad of polarizing reviews from viewers, but at the end of the day, it simply comes down to what you’re focusing on while watching it. If you’re able to overlook its evident flaws and focus more on its incredible action scenes and unique characters, you’ll have a great time watching it. That being said, if you’ve been following ‘Hitori no Shita’ all this while and you’re wondering if it will be renewed for a new season or not, then we’ve got some news for you in the next section.
Hitori no Shita Season 3 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Hitori no Shita’ Season 2 ONA premiered on Oct 27, 2017 and went on till May 18, 2018. Now according to reliable sources, season 3 is on the way. Initially, there were rumors that it would premiere by the end of 2019 but at this point of time, the most optimistic estimate of ‘Hitori no Shita’ Season 3 release date to be sometime in 2020.
Hitori no Shita English Dub:
The English dub of ‘Hitori no Shita’ is available on Crunchyroll.
Hitori no Shita Plot:
Cho Shoran had a fairly normal upbringing and just like any other kid his age, he lived a carefree life with no burdens of the future. But little did he know that a secret is being kept from him and that his grandfather has left something behind for him. While his grandfather was alive, he would try his best to give him a life that he never had and he would also often warn him to stay away from adventures or from anything that’s unusual. But after his death, everything changes and all the secrets that his grandfather was trying to conceal start to resurface.
Any normal person would be terrified by the sight of a girl trying to dig up a grave, but not Cho Shoran. While taking a harmless stroll in a graveyard one day, he hears a deafening scream and heads right towards it. As soon as he reaches the spot, he receives a strong blow on his head and finds himself inside a pit. He then comes across a very strange girl and what follows is their adventure against the forces of evil zombies.
Hitori no Shita Characters:
Zhang Chulan / Chō Soran
In the present events of the anime, Zhang Chulan is a college student who has inherited Kitaigen, a very powerful martial arts technique that utilizes Qi. All his life, in order to protect him, his grandfather never really revealed his family’s secrets to him. It was only after his death that he truly realized who his grandfather was. With a hunger to know more about him, Zhang tries his best to unravel every possible secret that he can from his Grandad’s history. And much later, he realizes that he is more of an Outsider who has only acquired his current status because of all the training that his grandfather gave him. When it comes to his appearance, he has distinctive grey eyes and medium-length black hair. He is quite muscular for his age and is usually seen with a blank expression on his face.
Feng Baobao / Fū Hōhō
Just like Zhang, Feng is also an Outsider who presently works for an express delivery company. Her past is completely unknown and though she has no formal martial arts training like Zhang, she is a pretty good fighter. She also keeps her knife with her but only takes it out when she’s in a very serious battle. During the entire span of the series, it has been hinted several times that Feng could somehow be related to Soran’s grandfather. If all the dots are connected, there is a possibility that Feng has been alive for more than a century now and only appears to be youthful. She has ghoulish appearance with pale skin and long black straight hair. She has big black eyes and usually wears a dull smile on her face.
Xu San / Jo San
Xu San is an employee at the Express Delivery Company which employs all Outsiders to make sure that they don’t cause any disruption in normal human societies. Jo San is also an Outsider who has the ability to manifest his Qi and use his supernatural abilities to control inanimate objects. He is a fairly tall man who sports a pair of rectangular glasses. He has short jet black hair and is usually seen with a black coat over a white shirt.
Xu Si / Jo Yon
Xu Si is Xu San’s younger brother who, just like him, works at the Express Delivery Company which is run by a fictional Chinese Government. His status in the company is the same as his brother and he is also an Outsider. He has white long hair and sports a rough stubble on his chin. He is usually seen with a brown baggy jacket over a dull white t-shirt.
Tuhouzi / Saru
Tuhouzi Saru is also an Outsider who is able to use his Qi to borrow holes underground. He then uses these holes to travel from one place to another. Like all the other outsiders, he also works at the Express Delivery Company.
Zhang Xilin / Chō Shakurin
Zhang Xilin is Cho Shoran’s grandfather who has mysterious connections with many other characters of the series. He is known to be one of the most influential figures in the world of Outsiders and is also a master of Qi. It is also suggested that he is one of the progenitors of the martial art form.