Daiki Yamashita, Kenta Miyake Star in My Hero Academia TV Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
This year's 51st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday that Daiki Yamashita (Yowamushi Pedal's Sakamichi Onoda, Log Horizon's Tōya) will play Izuku Midoriya and Kenta Miyake (Assassination Classroom's Akira Takaoka, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders' Mohammed Abdul) will play All Might in the TV anime adaptation of Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia (Boku no Hero Academia) manga. The issue also reveals that the anime's first promotional video will be available on the show's official website by the time the issue goes on sale on Monday.
Yamashita is reprising his role from an earlier Vomic (voice comic) for the series. Tesshô Genda had played All Might in that earlier Vomic.
The 50th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump had revealed on Monday that 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.
Yaamshita 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.
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. 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 earlier this month.
The manga also inspired Hirofumi Neda's Boku no Hero Academia Smash!! manga on Shueisha's digital Shonen Jump+ app. The manga launched earlier this month. Viz Media published a preview of the manga in English in its Weekly Shonen Jump digital manga anthology.