My Hero Academia OVA Reveals Color Character Designs
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for the My Hero Academia anime revealed the color designs for the new characters that will appear in the original video anime (OVA) that will bundle with the limited edition 14th volume of Kōhei Horikoshi's original manga.
Romero Fujimi, voiced by Ryohei Kimura
Kashiko Sekigai in hero form as Sensor Girl
Dadan Tadan in costume as Lucky Strike
Horikoshi is himself in charge of the original story for the anime, and My Hero Academia TV anime scriptwriter Yousuke Kuroda is writing the script. The episode is titled "Training of the Dead," and Horikoshi is also drawing new character designs for new characters who will appear in the anime. The television anime's official website revealed the OVA's character designs in January.
The 25-minute anime centers on a joint practice session between Izuku's class and the other hero department students at U.A. Academy. The limited edition of the 14th volume will go on sale on June 2, and the pre-order period is between January 30 and April 3.
The manga's 13th compiled book volume will also bundle an anime when it ships on April 4. The original event anime debuted at the Jump Special Anime Festa event in November, and it links the first season of the anime with the upcoming second season.
The anime's first season of 13 episodes premiered on the MBS/TBS channel on April 3. Funimation streamed the series in Japanese with English subtitles in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland as it aired in Japan. The company also streamed a broadcast dub.
The second season will air on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. on the NTV (Nippon TV) and YTV (Yomiuri TV) channels beginning on March 25 with an episode recapping the first season. The new season will cover the U.A. Sports Festival arc of Kōhei Horikoshi's original manga.
Horikoshi launched the superhero manga series in Weekly Shonen Jump in July 2014, and Shueisha published the 12th volume on February 3. Viz Media is publishing the manga digitally in its Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and in print.
[Via Comic Natalie]