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Bones to Animate 'Boku no Hero Academia,' Reveals Key Visual [Update 11/15]

by Naruleach
Nov 2, 2015 7:47 PM | 150 Comments
The official anime website of Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia) has announced that the series will be animated by Bones (known for Fullmetal Alchemist and Noragami). A key visual was also revealed.

Kouhei Horikoshi's superhero manga, Boku no Hero Academia, has been serialized in Weekly Shounen Jump since July 2014. The manga currently has five compiled volumes in Japan, with the sixth being released tomorrow.

Synopsis
People are not born equal, a realization that 4-year-old Midoriya Izuku faced when bullied by his classmates who had unique special powers. Izuku was one of the rare cases where he was born with absolutely no unique powers. This did not stop Izuku from pursuing his dream, a dream of becoming a great hero like the legendary All-Might. To become the great hero he hopelessly wants to become, he now will join the ranks of one of the highest rated "Hero Academies" in the country: Yueiko. With the help of his idol All-Might, will he be able to claim the ranks and become a true hero?

Source: Official website

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Update November 5
Shueisha's Weekly Shounen Jump will reveal staff members who will work on the adaptation.

Director: Kenji Nagasaki (Gundam Build Fighters)
Script: Yousuke Kuroda (Ano Natsu de Matteru)
Character Design: Yoshihiko Umakoshi (Mushishi)

Source: Yaraon


Update November 15
Cast members were announced.

Izuku Midoriya: Daiki Yamashita (Yowamushi Pedal)
All Might: Kenta Miyake (JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Stardust Crusaders)



Source: Yaraon

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omfgplzstop said:
alpha_shadow said:


You haven't even seen many of their shows so you don't know what you're talking about, their animation style is perfect for this series. About the anime original part, we'll have to wait and see what happens when it ends.


ajajagdkakldka
i should really update my list sometime, saying im missing entries just doesnt work

anyway im saying that fights in bnha are packed with monologues and commentary, which are things bones tend to sacrifice to make fight scenes flow better, and thats something im worried about since its such an integral part of the series
thats all


I don't think they will, it depends on the episode count though. At 24 episodes they won't even have enough material to finish it without adding some filler (hope for character development of the side characters), at least if they end it where I think they will. The monologues can help draw out the run time and essential so I don't see a scenario where they don't put them in.

Additionally I highly doubt they'd go anime original, it makes no sense when Hero has so many good points to end satisfyingly at and then pick up from.

Dec 2, 2015 6:31 AM by GD1551

alpha_shadow said:
omfgplzstop said:


Really? Bones' animation style not really matching up well with the way fights are handled in BnHA is my main issue with them being the studio to adapt it, other than the fact that they're likely to go anime original and VERY likely to either leave shit out or fuck up the second season.


You haven't even seen many of their shows so you don't know what you're talking about, their animation style is perfect for this series. About the anime original part, we'll have to wait and see what happens when it ends.


ajajagdkakldka
i should really update my list sometime, saying im missing entries just doesnt work

anyway im saying that fights in bnha are packed with monologues and commentary, which are things bones tend to sacrifice to make fight scenes flow better, and thats something im worried about since its such an integral part of the series
thats all

Dec 2, 2015 4:09 AM by omfgplzstop

omfgplzstop said:
JonasTheJay said:
I can imagine BnHA fights work really well with Bones' animation style :)


Really? Bones' animation style not really matching up well with the way fights are handled in BnHA is my main issue with them being the studio to adapt it, other than the fact that they're likely to go anime original and VERY likely to either leave shit out or fuck up the second season.


You haven't even seen many of their shows so you don't know what you're talking about, their animation style is perfect for this series. About the anime original part, we'll have to wait and see what happens when it ends.

Dec 2, 2015 1:30 AM by alpha_shadow

JonasTheJay said:
I can imagine BnHA fights work really well with Bones' animation style :)


Really? Bones' animation style not really matching up well with the way fights are handled in BnHA is my main issue with them being the studio to adapt it, other than the fact that they're likely to go anime original and VERY likely to either leave shit out or fuck up the second season.

Nov 21, 2015 6:32 AM by omfgplzstop

Just bought the manga and wow it's so much better in the physical version lol.
Bones should deliver and the staff is experienced

Nov 21, 2015 1:33 AM by gustave154

I can imagine BnHA fights work really well with Bones' animation style :)

Nov 20, 2015 2:06 AM by JonasTheJay

Loving the staff behind it. I'm also digging that the animation is staying pretty darn true to the manga art style in the PV.

Nov 20, 2015 1:50 AM by jennico

Looks interesting, I'll probably watch it.

Nov 16, 2015 9:49 PM by Thebigofan

Aww..
I was hoping for Inoue Marina for Midoriya. It really felt like a role she would be perfect for.
*sigh*
Oh well.
I guess the one they picked is okay too.
I hope Ai Kayano gets Ochako, although it's not that likely.
Still looking forward to the anime.

Nov 16, 2015 8:14 PM by Konoetan

Seky said:

NGNL never have sequel, it is poorly adapted and has an original finish. Madhouse poorly adapted all light novel touches.

The anime was great and the ending was made by the author himself so it's canon.

Nov 15, 2015 11:45 AM by ichii_1

If nothing else at least the PV music was great

Nov 15, 2015 11:37 AM by HaXXspetten

Sakana-san said:
News Update
Cast members were announced.

Izuku Midoriya: Daiki Yamashita (Yowamushi Pedal)
All Might: Kenta Miyake (JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Stardust Crusaders)

PV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0L1YC9YgxM

Source: Yaraon


All Might smile got me a bit hyped, Midoriya shouting was weird tho
o well

Nov 15, 2015 11:19 AM by omfgplzstop

News Update
Cast members were announced.

Izuku Midoriya: Daiki Yamashita (Yowamushi Pedal)
All Might: Kenta Miyake (JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Stardust Crusaders)

PV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0L1YC9YgxM

Source: Yaraon

Nov 15, 2015 8:59 AM by Sakana-san

I don't really know that studio but I've watched one of their anime I think, and that one was pretty good.
So either way I don't really mind.

Nov 7, 2015 3:32 AM by KamSung

Stark700 said:
Definitely going to end with an anime original ending. I still wonder if it may be a 2 cour but that is likely as well.
ichii_1 said:
Bones is good, hope it's 4 cour like soul eater :'(

No madhouse :'( but that's for the best gotta work on those sequels ;)

what are those cour things?

Nov 7, 2015 1:17 AM by projectfear22

i have very mixed feelings for bones especially with their tendency to basically not care about an anime mid way but im still probably going to end up watching this

Nov 6, 2015 11:51 PM by moe_monk

Time to get on the hype train.

Nov 6, 2015 5:07 PM by soulless4now

News Update
Shueisha's Weekly Shounen Jump will reveal staff members who will work on the adaptation.

Director: Kenji Nagasaki (Gundam Build Fighters)
Script: Yousuke Kuroda (Ano Natsu de Matteru)
Character Design: Yoshihiko Umakoshi (Mushishi)

Source: Yaraon

Nov 5, 2015 3:37 PM by Sakana-san

Eyy that's pretty good staff.

I have high expectations.

Nov 5, 2015 10:16 AM by Yehart

survivor_hero said:

Director: Kenji Nagasaki
Script: Yosuke Kuroda
Character Design: Yoshihiko Umakoshi
Production: BONES


Awesome! Not surprised by Umakoshi's prescense considering the visual look, but Nagasaki helming it is great! He seems like a good fit for this sort of series, and working with Umakoshi makes it even better.

Nov 5, 2015 9:52 AM by Apples2

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