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My Hero Academia TV Anime's Main Staff Revealed

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kenji Nagasaki directs, Yousuke Kuroda oversees scripts, Yoshihiko Umakoshi designs characters

This year's 50th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump is announcing the staff for the upcoming television anime adaptation of Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia (Boku no Hero Academia) manga on Monday.

Kenji Nagasaki (Gundam Build Fighters, Classroom Crisis, No. 6) is directing the anime at the studio BONES (Blood Blockade Battlefront, Concrete Revolutio, Fullmetal Alchemist). Yousuke Kuroda (Gundam Build Fighters, Honey and Clover, Trigun) is overseeing the series' scripts. Yoshihiko Umakoshi (Air Master, Heartcatch Precure!, Berserk) is designing the characters for animation.

In addition, the magazine is revealing the line art for the character designs of Izuku Midoriya and All Might, and notes that the voice actor for Izuku will appear at this year's Jump Festa, which will take place at the Makuhari Messe event center in Chiba on December 19 and 20.

The official website unveiled the anime's first visual on Tuesday.

Horikoshi launched his My Hero Academia superhero manga series in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in July 2014. The manga's story is set in the modern day, except people with special powers have become commonplace throughout the world. A boy named Izuku Midoriya has no powers, but he still dreams of becoming a Hero.

The manga's first compiled book volume ranked on Oricon's chart of the top ten best selling graphic novels in Japan in its first week of release. Shueisha shipped the manga's sixth volume on November 4.

Viz Media is releasing the manga in English digitally as Shueisha publishes new chapters in Japan. The company also published the second volume in print on Tuesday.

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