Yumeiro Pâtissière's second season starts Sunday. The story begins a couple of years after the end of the first series, with Ichigo returning from two years of study in France to become a high-school freshman back at St. Marie Academy in Japan.
Most of the characters remain the same, but as you can see from the pictures below, they look at least two years older. Here is a characters/seiyuus page, with pics of the characters and their seiyuus, as well as info about each seiyuu.
Check out Hanabusa, in particular, who has become pretty stylish. And see the new character, the American Johnny McBeale, who may become a rival for Ichigo's affection. Surprisingly, he is played by veteran seiyuu Suyama Akio, who was Hige in Wolf's Rain. His sweets spirit, Maize, is voiced by Chihara Minori.
Ichigo's erstwhile cooking rival, Lemon, has a larger role in this series. She is played by the underrated Ise Mariya. And Lemon's sweets spirit, Mint, is played by well-known 15-year-old idol Ogura Yui, who was Ringo in a couple of early episodes of the first series.
As YuiKaori, Ogura and fellow teen idol Ishihara Kaori did EDs for the recent Kiss X Sis TV series. And Ogura's dancing was digitized as the basis for Hatsune Miku's dancing in Project Diva. Both Ogura and Ishihara are with the Up Front agency, as is Misawa Sachika (Cafe).