Wataru Hatano Joins My Hero Academia 2nd Anime Season's Cast

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Hatano plays 1-C student whose Quirk is Brainwashing

This year's 10th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday that Wataru Hatano is joining the cast of the second season of the My Hero Academia anime as Hitoshi Shinsō. Hitoshi is a student of class 1-C at U.A., and his Quirk is Brainwashing.

Previously revealed new cast members include:

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

Miho Masaka as Ibara Shiozaki, a cool beauty from U.A.'s class 1-B whose "Vines" Quirk allows her to grow and use vines.

Kōhei Amasaki as Neito Monoma, a student from U.A.'s class 1-B whose "Copy" Quirk allows him to use another's Quirk for five minutes after coming in contact with the original user.

Kenji Nagasaki is returning to direct the series at BONES, with Yousuke Kuroda returning to write and oversee the scripts. Yoshihiko Umakoshi is again serving as the character designer and chief animation director, and Yuuki Hayashi is also returning to compose the music. The main cast from the first season is also returning.

The anime will air on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. on the NTV (Nippon TV) and YTV (Yomiuri TV) channels starting on March 25. 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. A second OVA will ship on DVD in Japan with a limited edition of the 14th volume on June 2.

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