News 2nd My Hero Academia OVA Casts Ryohei Kimura, Maaya Uchida
posted on 2017-02-23 14:40 EST by Jennifer Sherman
This year's 13th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that Ryohei Kimura (Haikyu!! Second Season's Kōtarō, RIN-NE's Tsubasa; pictured right) and Maaya Uchida (Ai-Mai-Mi's Mii, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress' Ayame; pictured below left) are joining the cast of the original video anime (OVA) that will be bundled with the limited edition of the 14th volume of Kohei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga. Kimura will play the new character Romero Fujimi, and Uchida will play Tsuyu's friend Habuko Mongoose.
The issue is revealing new character designs for Romero and Habuko. The issue is also revealing a new visual for the upcoming second season of the television anime.
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.
(Note: not all of the character name romanizations below are confirmed.)
Romero Fujimi in his hero costume
Kashiko Sekigai in hero form as Sensor Girl
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 on March 25 with an episode recapping the first season. 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 published the 12th volume on February 3. Viz Media is publishing the manga digitally in its Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and in print.