Animax Asia to Air Simulcast of My Hero Academia Season 2
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Southeast Asian channel Animax Asia revealed on Saturday that it will air a simulcast of My Hero Academia's second season. The simulcast will premiere on April 1 at 10:00 p.m. GMT +8. Animax Asia is streaming an English-subtitled video for the anime.
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. New cast members for the show's second season include:
- Tetsu Inada as Enji Todoroki/Endeavor
- Wataru Hatano as Hitoshi Shinsō
- Azu Sakura as Mei Hatsume
- Saki Ogasawara as Itsuka Kendō
- Kōji Okino as Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu
- Miho Masaka as Ibara Shiozaki
- Kōhei Amasaki as Neito Monoma
Kenshi Yonezu is performing the opening theme song "Peace Sign," and Little Glee Monster is performing the ending theme song.
The anime will air on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. on the NTV (Nippon TV) and YTV (Yomiuri TV) channels in Japan. The anime aired an episode on March 25 recapping the first season. 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. Animax Asia aired a simulcast of the series as it aired in Japan.
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.