My Hero Academia Season 2 Casts Azu Sakura, Saki Ogasawara, Kōji Okino

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
2nd season of anime premieres in April

This year's seventh issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed three new cast members for the second season of the My Hero Academia anime on Monday. The new cast includes:

  • Azu Sakura as Mei Hatsume, a genius from U.A.'s support department
  • Saki Ogasawara as Itsuka Kendō, from U.A.'s class 1-B
  • Kōji Okino as Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu, from U.A.'s class 1-B

The cast from the first season is also returning.

The following staff are returning from the first season:

  • Director: Kenji Nagasaki
  • Series Composition, Scripts: Yousuke Kuroda
  • Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Yoshihiko Umakoshi
  • Music: Yuuki Hayashi
  • Animation Production: BONES

The anime will air on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. on the NTV (Nippon TV) and YTV (Yomiuri TV) channels beginning in April.

The new season will cover the U.A. Sports Festival arc of Kohei Horikoshi's original manga.

The anime's first season of 13 episodes premiered on the MBS /TBS channel last April. 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.

Horikoshi's original manga also inspired an event anime that screened in Tokyo in November and then in four other Japanese cities in December. The anime will ship on DVD in Japan with a limited edition of the 13th volume the manga on April 4.

Horikoshi launched the superhero manga series in Weekly Shonen Jump in July 2014, and Shueisha published the 11th compiled volume in Japan in November. Viz Media is publishing the manga digitally in its Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and in print. The company released the manga's sixth compiled volume in English in November.

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