My Hero Academia (Boku no Hero Academia) is a super popular manga series by Kouhei Horikoshi and is currently being serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump. The manga has so far reached a total circulation of over 7 million copies and the long awaited second season will begin airing on April 2017 during the Spring 2017 season.
The production firm has released the character design sheets as well as the voice cast for the 3 new characters appearing in the second season. Two of the characters are students from the hero class 1-B who are taking part in the U.A (Yuuei) High School Sports Festival where all the wannabe heroes go all-out and compete with each other.
Here are all the character designs, seiyuu comments, and character descriptions:
Itsuka Kendo (VA: Saki Ogasawara)
She acts like the big sister of the class and can enlarge her fists with her Quirk called Taiken.
Comment from Saki Ogasawara
‘I’m really honored to have the chance to be a part of my favorite work! Itsuka is like a big sister and such a nice girl who supports everyone in class-B. Because she was my top favorite, when I first got the unbelievable offer to play her I was dazed for a while from excitement and joy. I’ll do my best to convey to everyone how lovely and wonderful she is! Let’s go class-B!!!’
Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu (VA: Kouji Okino)
He is a single-minded believer and has a Quirk called Steel where he can harden his entire body like steel.
Comment from Kouji Okino
‘Hi, I’m Kouji Okino who will be voice-acting as Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu. I’ve read the manga already and since I like a passionate type of character, I’m really happy to play him. I will play him with lots of passion as well. Thank you!’
Mei Hatsume (VA: Azu Sakura)
She is also one of the participants in U.A High School Sports Festival.
She is always immersed in her hero supplementary item development and has a Quirk called Zoom where she can clearly view things within a 5-kilometer radius.
Comment from Azu Sakura
‘Hi, I’m Azu Sakura and I’ll be playing Mei Hatsume. This is my first time working as a voice actress and I’m so pleased to play her for my first job. Ever since saw Hatsume-chan in the manga, I’ve been constantly and excitedly thinking about how I can express this character. I’ll try my best to convey her burning passion and aspiration through the anime series!’
TV Anime My Hero Academia Season 2
The broadcast of the second season of the TV anime starts on April, 2017!