Tetsu Inada Joins My Hero Academia Anime's Cast as Endeavor

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Anime's 2nd season premieres on March 25

This year's 11th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday that Tetsu Inada (One Piece's Mr. 1 & Jesus Burgess, Kill la Kill's Ira Gamagōri) is joining the cast of the My Hero Academia anime as Enji Todoroki/Endeavor. Endeavor is the #2 hero behind All Might, and he is Shōto Todoroki's father.

Previously revealed new cast members for the show's second season include:

Wataru Hatano as Hitoshi Shinsō, a student of class 1-C at U.A. who has a Quirk of Brainwashing and strives to be admitted into the academy's Hero Department.
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 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.

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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