My Hero Academia Visual 002 - 20160228The class roster at U.A. High School is filling out!

The latest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine (Issue 15) revealed four new characters for the My Hero Academia (Boku no Hero Academia) anime series. The following actors will join this growing class of heroes:

  • Hanta Sero: Masakazu Nishida
  • Mashirao Ojiro: Kosuke Miyoshi
  • Rikidō Satō: Tooru Nara
  • Tooru Hagakure: Kaori Nazuka

The magazine also released new character designs for the characters, as well as Kōji Kōda, though these haven’t been released online as of press time. The four new players will join the following confirmed characters:

  • Izuku Midoriya: Daiki Yamashita
  • All Might: Kenta Miyake
  • Katsuki Bakugō: Nobuhiko Okamoto
  • Ochako Uraraka: Ayane Sakura
  • Tenya Iida: Kaito Ishikawa
  • Tsuyu Asui: Aoi Yūki
  • Minoru Mineta: Ryou Hirohashi
  • Momo Yaoyorozu: Marina Inoue
  • Fumikage Tokoyami: Yoshimasa Hosoya
  • Denki Kaminari: Tasuku Hatanaka
  • Eijirō Kirishima: Toshiki Masuda
  • Mina Ashido: Eri Kitamura
  • Yūga Aoyama: Kōsuke Kuwano
  • Kyōka Jirō: Kei Shindou
  • Mezō Shōji: Masakazu Nishida

My Hero Academia is based on Kōhei Horikoshi’s manga of the same name. Kenji Nagasaki is directing the project at Bones, with Yousuke Kuroda (Gundam Build Fighters, Trigun) penning the show’s scripts. Yoshihiko Umakoshi (Berserk) will provide character designs.

Earlier this week, Funimation announced that they acquired exclusive international home entertainment, video on demand, merchandise, and broadcast distribution rights to the property. The company plans to simulcast the show in the United States, Canada, The United Kingdom, and Ireland as episodes air in Japan.

Funimation describes My Hero Academia as follows:

There’s a new hero in town! “My Hero Academia” is a superhero origin story that soars to the top of the class!

Izuku has dreamt of being a hero all his life—a lofty goal for anyone, but especially challenging for a kid with no superpowers. That’s right, in a world where eighty percent of the population has some kind of super-powered “quirk,” Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that’s not going to stop him from enrolling in one of the world’s most prestigious hero academies. Now, the only thing standing between him and his first class is the academy’s formidable entrance exam—nothing a little private tutoring from the world’s mightiest hero can’t solve.

In Japan, the series will begin airing on April 3, on MBS/TBS. The title will occupy the “Nichigo” time slot at 5:00PM local time.

Character designs for several of the cast members, including Izuki and All Might, as well as several promotional videos are currently available. You can check these out below.

Promotional Videos

Character Visuals

Source: Anime News Network