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My Hero Academia Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Voice Cast, Hero Costumes

posted on 2015-12-20 00:10 EST
New visual revealed for anime premiering in April

TOHO Animation began streaming a second promotional video on Saturday for the television anime of Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia (Boku no Hero Academia) manga. The video previews the show's announced voice cast so far, and previews the main characters in their regular clothes and in their hero costumes.

The official website has also revealed a new visual featuring the characters in their hero costumes:

The anime's cast so far includes:

Daiki Yamashita (Yowamushi Pedal's Sakamichi Onoda, Log Horizon's Tōya) as Izuku Midoriya

Kenta Miyake (Assassination Classroom's Akira Takaoka, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders' Mohammed Abdul) as All Might

Nobuhiko Okamoto (A Certain Magical Index's Accelerator, Bakuman.'s Eiji Niizuma) as Katsuki Bakugō

Ayane Sakura (Love Live! School idol project's Arisa Ayase, Terraformars' Eva Frost) as Ochako Uraraka

Kaito Ishikawa (One-Punch Man's Genos, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet's Ledo) as Tenya Iida

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.

Horikoshi launched the manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in July 2014, and Shueisha shipped the manga's sixth volume on November 4. A bundled edition of the manga's seventh volume will ship on February 4 with a drama CD. Horikoshi is writing the new story for the CD, and the anime's series composition writer Yousuke Kuroda is turning the story into the drama CD's script.

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 in November.

The manga inspired Hirofumi Neda's Boku no Hero Academia Smash!! manga on Shueisha's digital Shonen Jump+ app. The manga launched in November. Viz Media published a preview of the manga in English in its Weekly Shonen Jump digital manga anthology. The manga is also inspiring a novel adaptation, a My Hero Academia: Battle for All Nintendo 3DS game, and an arcade card game.

Sources: MoCa News, Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web


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