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Five New My Hero Academia Character Designs Released


Class picture day seems to come pretty often at U.A. High School.

Earlier today, the official My Hero Academia (Boku no Hero Academia) anime website updated with five new character design sheets. You can check out the pieces below, which contain artwork for Mashirao Ojiro, Hanta Sero, Tooru Hagakure, Rikidō Satō, and Kōji Kōda.

In addition, the site posted a correction regarding a recent staff reveal. The latest issue of Shonen Jump announced that Masakazu Nishida would play Hanta Sero, though the correct actor is Kiyotaka Furushima. Sero is already confirmed to be playing Mezō Shōji.

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.

The confirmed voice cast on the project includes:

  • Hanta Sero: Kiyotaka Furushima
  • Mashirao Ojiro: Kosuke Miyoshi
  • Rikidō Satō: Tooru Nara
  • Tooru Hagakure: Kaori Nazuka
  • 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

Last 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.

The series will debut on Japanese TV networks MBS and TBS on April 3. The show is slated to occupy the “Nichigo” time slot at 5:00PM local time.

Over two dozen character designs for the cast and several promotional videos are currently available. You can check these out below.

Promotional Videos

Character Visuals

Funimation’s Promotional Visuals

Source: Comic Natalie

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