Monster Strike Anime's 2nd Season Reveals Cast, Visual

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Hisako Kanemoto voices new character Mana in April net series

The May issue of Shueisha's V Jump magazine is revealing a new heroine, four returning cast members, and character designs for the second season of the Monster Strike the Animation net series on Tuesday. Hisako Kanemoto (Sailor Moon Crystal's Ami, Assassination Classroom's Hinano) will play the new character Mana.

The returning cast members are:

  • Lynn as Aoi Mizusawa
  • Yūsuke Kobayashi as Ren Homura
  • Juri Kimura as Minami Wakaba
  • Kengo Kawanishi as Akira Kagetsuki

The official website for the net series revealed a new key visual for the second season on Friday. The visual features the transfer student Mana and a mysterious woman. Although the anime's logo still uses the English title Monster Strike, the second season's Japanese title will change from Monster Strike to MonSuto Anime.

The website also announced that the 15-minute "eve special" "Katsubō no Hate no Risōkyō" (Utopia of the End of Longing) will stream on the series' official YouTube channel at 7:00 p.m. on March 25. The first 10-minute episode of the second season of the anime, titled "Tenkōsei wa Chōsetsu-kyū?" (Transfer Student in the Superior Class?), will premiere on YouTube at 7:00 p.m. on April 1. New episodes will stream on Saturdays at 7:00 p.m.

The anime is based on mixi's mobile game. The game's staff reports over 35 million players worldwide.

The net anime centers on protagonist Ren Homura, who returns to his hometown of Kaminohara, but something in his memories tells him he didn't really live in Kaminohara before. After the Monster Strike app is forcefully installed on his phone, the game and its battles start to help him piece together his scattered memories. Ren also uncovers the truth about the smartphone game.

The Monster Strike net anime series premiered in October 2015, and the 50th and final episode of the first season ran on December 1. The entire series is streaming on YouTube with English subtitles. Crunchyroll is also streaming the series.

The Monster Strike The Movie prequel opened in December and topped the Japanese box office in its first weekend.

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