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Kohei Horikoshi Reveals Original Character Designs For 2nd My Hero Academia OVA

posted on 2017-01-28 00:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
"Training of the Dead" OVA ships with 14th manga volume on June 2

The official website for the My Hero Academia television anime series revealed more details on Saturday about the new original anime that will be bundled with the limited edition of the 14th volume of Kohei Horikoshi's original manga.

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.

(Note: not all of the character name romanizations below are confirmed.)

Romeryo Fujimi in his hero costume


Kashiko Sekigai

Kashiko Sekigai in hero form as Sensor Girl

Dadan Tadan

Dadan Tadan in costume as Lucky Strike

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

Horikoshi launched the superhero manga series in Weekly Shonen Jump in July 2014, and Shueisha will publish the 12th volume on February 3. Viz Media is publishing the manga digitally in its Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and in print.

Source: Comic Natalie


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