My Hero Academia Anime’s New Character Video Highlights Mineta, Aoyama
The official website for the My Hero Academia television anime series began streaming a new character video for the show’s second season on Saturday that highlights Minoru Mineta (voiced by Ryou Hirohashi) and Yūga Aoyama (Kōsuke Kuwano).
TOHO previously streamed character videos for Izuku Midoriya, Katsuki Bakugo, Ochaco Uraraka, Tenya Iida, Shōto Todoroki, Fumikage Tokoyami, Tsuyu Asui, Momo Yaoyorozu, Eijirō Kirishima, and Denki Kaminari.
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
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.
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 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.
Funimation will stream the series with both an English dub and in Japanese with English subtitles starting on April 1.
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.