My Hero Academia Anime Casts Tasuku Hatanaka, Toshiki Masuda
posted on by Egan Loo
This year's 10th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that Tasuku Hatanaka will voice Denki Kaminari, and Toshiki Masuda will voice Eijirō Kirishima in the television anime of Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia (Boku no Hero Academia) manga. The magazine is also showing the character designs for both characters in both their school uniforms and hero costumes.
The anime's cast so far includes:
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.
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.
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