My Hero Academia Anime Casts Yuuki Kaji as Shōto Todoroki
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
This year's 11th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that Yuuki Kaji will voice the character Shōto Todoroki 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 Shōto in both his school uniform and hero costume.
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
Aoi Yūki (ERASED's Kayo Hinazuki, One-Punch Man's Tornado Tsumaki) as Tsuyu Asui
Ryou Hirohashi (Girl Friend BETA's Nozomi Miyauchi, Baccano!'s Chane Laforet) as Minoru Mineta
Marina Inoue (Haganai's Yozora, Owarimonogatari's Sodachi) as Momo Yaoyorozu
Yoshimasa Hosoya (Free! Eternal Summer's Sōsuke, Haikyu!!'s Asahi) as Fumikage Tokoyami
Tasuku Hatanaka (Ushio & Tora's Ushio, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal's Yūma Tsukumo) as Denki Kaminari
Toshiki Masuda (Samurai Flamenco's titular character, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal's Ryōga Kamishiro) as Eijirō Kirishima
TOHO Animation previously streamed the anime's second promotional video in December, which previews the main characters in their regular clothes and in their hero costumes.
The anime will premiere in April and it will air on the MBS/TBS channel network's "Nichigo" timeslot every Sunday at 5:00 p.m.
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 shipped on February 4 with a drama CD. Horikoshi wrote the new story for the CD, and the anime's series composition writer Yousuke Kuroda turned 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.