Voice Actor Kouki Uchiyama Discusses My Hero Academia's 3rd Season

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The official website of the My Hero Academia anime posted a special interview with Tomura Shigaraki's voice actor Kouki Uchiyama on Friday. Uchiyama discussed his work on both previous seasons of the anime as well as the upcoming third season.

In response to a question asking if he knows what will happen to Shigaraki in the next season, Uchiyama said:

Shigaraki is not a character who appears every time, so with the timing of his coming turn, I've read ahead in the manga just a little bit. Every time is trial and error, but depending on the original work, I think there are situations when it's better to know everything far in the future and situations when that's not the case. Sometimes you can overdo it if you go and prepare yourself and act with a certain emotion because that type of development is ahead. Of course, the staff will tell you the important points for the character, so I think my stance now is just right. And so without knowing that much about the developments of My Hero Academia's third season, I'm looking forward to it.

Uchiyama also said he is looking forward to seeing what will happen with Dabi and Toga and their affiliation with the League of Villains, as well as how things will develop with them and Shigaraki. Discovering upcoming confrontations with Deku and the other Heroes will be a highlight for Uchiyama.

In response to a comment that Shigaraki has no friends, Uchiyama laughed and said:

What are friends even? I don't know what'll happen, but because there's interesting characters, it looks like there will be a lot of intertwined relationships, and I'm looking forward to it.

Uchiyama ended the interview by sharing a message to viewers. He said that while he knows a lot of people are rooting for Deku and the Heroes, the Villains will also change as the story progresses, so he hopes fans will pay attention to them, too.

The anime's new season will cover the forest school trip arc from Kōhei Horikoshi's original manga. The staff will announce more information, including the premiere date, at a later time. Funimation confirmed earlier this month that it will continue its My Hero Academia stream with the third season.

The second season premiered in Japanese with English subtitles on Crunchyroll and Hulu on April 1, and FunimationNow is streaming the English dub. The anime's first 13-episode season premiered in April 2016.

[Via Nijimen]

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