Well, nothing we hadn’t already assumed.
However, I did want to note that it has been confirmed that Crunchyroll will be streaming it. The simulcast will occur at the same time as the first season’s did: Saturdays, beginning October 2nd, at 6:30 p.m.
Anyway, here’s the summary Crunchyroll is using for the new season:
“After studying at St. Marie’s Academy for two years, Ichigo returns to Japan! Kashino, Ando, and Hanabusa who were part of Team Ichigo are each following their own path to fulfill their dreams which could mean the end of Team Ichigo.
However, there is a new challenge where Henri-sensei tries to round up some of the old members. Ichigo is really looking forward to this new challenge. Will this bring the team together again? And there may be a possible love interest for Ichigo!”
I did make a small grammatical change to it, along with a spelling change for Henri-sensei – although Crunchyroll’s subs had used that spelling the whole time, the translated description they had rendered it as ‘Anri-sensei’ for some reason.
The press release also states that the streaming will be available in “the United States, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and the Middle East.” I honestly didn’t know that they had such a large footprint, although I’m suspicious of the usage of “the Middle East” since that’s not an actual legal designation. But I suppose they’re just using short hand to make it less complicated, and that people who hail from the various nations which can be considered to make up that area can go digging around the details to determine whether or not their country is part of what Crunchyroll considers the ME.
Also included in the press release was a statement from Rob Pereyda, who is the Vice-President of Licensing for Crunchyroll, on the success of the first season: “The first Yumeiro Patisserie series performed extremely well for us over the past year, especially with girls in high school and college, outperforming several high budget action titles.”
Anyway, while this news isn’t really surprising to anyone with a brain, I at least am happy to have it confirmed as I now know for certain that I won’t be canceling my subscription any time soon. They just don’t really have anything else this coming season that I’m interested in enough to pay to watch the same day it airs. Or, uh, am interested in watching at all.