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TV Anime 'Boku no Hero Academia' Reveals New Designs and Cast

by arsonal
Mar 13, 2016 8:36 PM | 39 Comments
The official website of the Spring 2016 anime Boku no Hero Academia has revealed five new character and hero outfit designs by animator Yoshihiko Umakoshi. At the same time, the 15th issue of Weekly Shounen Jump magazine of the year has announced voice cast members for four of the new characters.

Mashirao Ojiro: Kousuke Miyoshi


Hanta Sero: Kiyotaka Furushima (Inazuma Eleven)


Tooru Hagakure: Kaori Nazuka (Eureka Seven)


Rikidou Satou: Tooru Nara (Beck)


Kouji Kouda: ???

Boku no Hero Academia is based on the manga by Kouhei Horikoshi, which has been serialized in Weekly Shounen Jump since July 2014. The adaptation by animation studio Bones will begin airing on April 3.

Source: Moca News

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Who's voicing Kouji though?

Mar 27, 2016 7:45 AM by Kryptiq

Mayuka said:
@waterfallsxo

it's this one i was tweeting about!


LOL! These character designs are weird! I'm watching this!

Mar 23, 2016 6:21 PM by waterfallsxo

@waterfallsxo

it's this one i was tweeting about!

Mar 23, 2016 4:22 AM by Mayuka

The tail design looks kind of stupid and off putting
*Kouji Kouda* looks pretty interesting though

Mar 23, 2016 4:16 AM by TsunaTheKing

Rikidou Satou looks a whole lot like Hattori from Bakuman.

Mar 17, 2016 7:53 PM by M00ner

Hmm, well I actually have not watched the fight in question since for the most part I am NOT a shounen guy, I just assumed it was a case of misunderstood artistic choices a la Ping Pong, where there were a lot of people shouting about how bad the art was when they couldn't understand that it was done that way on purpose. I have seen it referenced in sakuga appreciation and was aware that it was a collaboration between many big-name animators, so just assumed that it was the same ignorance in effect.

Mar 16, 2016 7:13 AM by JacobVR

Skiadrum93 said:
Matoro_Mahri said:


If they play it right, this could be Bones' breakout onto the long-running shounen scene. That would have so many implications--first, their animation quality is leagues above Pierrot or Toei, so we'd be able to see stuff like Naruto Shippuuden 167 on a regular basis. It would also mean they would have a steady cash flow, so more stability and leg room for more experimental or unusual projects.


I can agree with that, except one thing. The Naruto Shippuuden episode was just terrible and it destroyed the whole fight for me and many other people so you could had given a better example here.
However, I have doubts that they make a longrun out of it. We will have around 85 chapters when the anime begins to air, imo it's to soon.


Hmm, well I actually have not watched the fight in question since for the most part I am NOT a shounen guy, I just assumed it was a case of misunderstood artistic choices a la Ping Pong, where there were a lot of people shouting about how bad the art was when they couldn't understand that it was done that way on purpose. I have seen it referenced in sakuga appreciation and was aware that it was a collaboration between many big-name animators, so just assumed that it was the same ignorance in effect.

Mar 15, 2016 3:12 PM by Matoro_Mahri

Matoro_Mahri said:
SenpaiJay98 said:
...Still waiting for how many episodes it's gonna have


If they play it right, this could be Bones' breakout onto the long-running shounen scene. That would have so many implications--first, their animation quality is leagues above Pierrot or Toei, so we'd be able to see stuff like Naruto Shippuuden 167 on a regular basis. It would also mean they would have a steady cash flow, so more stability and leg room for more experimental or unusual projects.


I can agree with that, except one thing. The Naruto Shippuuden episode was just terrible and it destroyed the whole fight for me and many other people so you could had given a better example here.
However, I have doubts that they make a longrun out of it. We will have around 85 chapters when the anime begins to air, imo it's to soon.

Mar 15, 2016 1:57 PM by Skiadrum93

alchemist111 said:
MyKaze said:
Why do you think it is a ripoff?


i have not read the manga but the MC kind of gives me the mummen rider feel.
saying rip off does not feel right , more like idea off.

btw is this any good?


That is a lot better way to put it lol I thought you were just some troll but at least you give a reason for why you think so. I wouldn't really say it's a ripoff as it has a completely different story telling. While One Punch Man is about someone trying to find a strong opponent, Boku no Hero Academia is about a guy wanting to become a hero, but has a hard time due to his troublesome power. I would say the manga is good so far, it has some clear rules and it definitely has different values than One Punch Man focus on.

Mar 15, 2016 12:47 PM by MyKaze

MyKaze said:
alchemist111 said:
Seens like some ONE PUNCHMAN ripoff
Why do you think it is a ripoff?


i have not read the manga but the MC kind of gives me the mummen rider feel.
saying rip off does not feel right , more like idea off.

btw is this any good?

Mar 15, 2016 6:31 AM by alchemist111

alchemist111 said:
Seens like some ONE PUNCHMAN ripoff
Why do you think it is a ripoff?

Mar 15, 2016 5:44 AM by MyKaze

Seens like some ONE PUNCHMAN ripoff

Mar 15, 2016 1:49 AM by alchemist111

Xenocrisi said:
Will the news for this anime ever end?


Yes, when it finally airs, it will most likely stop.
Though I don't see the problem, a lot of people are excited, so why does it matter if there's some news about it? It's not like they're talking it up, just revealing new information.

Mar 14, 2016 11:05 PM by TheLonelyCynic

he had a tail?
what.

Mar 14, 2016 4:59 PM by Gunism

alchemist111 said:
shockzz1234 said:


Well that's because there's a SHIT load of characters lol

It's literally a whole class worth of characters, so around 20-25 or so, not even including the teachers, pro heroes, villains, and other classes students.


hope this turns out great... but the characters sure do look weird. especially the dude with tails


Haha you should see Class B some people there loook even more weird

Mar 14, 2016 1:24 PM by chiflefinal123

shockzz1234 said:
G_Spark233 said:
It feels like we get a ridiculous amount of character design reveals lol


Well that's because there's a SHIT load of characters lol

It's literally a whole class worth of characters, so around 20-25 or so, not even including the teachers, pro heroes, villains, and other classes students.


hope this turns out great... but the characters sure do look weird. especially the dude with tails

Mar 14, 2016 10:10 AM by alchemist111

K_Omsa said:
arsonal said:

Tooru Hagakure: Kaori Nazuka (Eureka Seven)


Best character design I've ever seen, did she goes full naked when she only use the glove?


She would have to be, right? If clothes are the only thing that makes her visible, than she'd have to be naked.

Mar 14, 2016 9:24 AM by Equitum

Raina- said:
GoldenDevilGamer said:
Hopefully it is two cours since it's one of the bigger anime of spring.
It will be because the time-slot airs two cour shows.
That would be great, since it has enough content to do 2-cour.

Mar 14, 2016 8:51 AM by GoldenDevilGamer

GoldenDevilGamer said:
Hopefully it is two cours since it's one of the bigger anime of spring.
It will be because the time-slot airs two cour shows.

Mar 14, 2016 8:41 AM by Raina-

Nice! these look good.
Looks like the kind of thign that'd be right up my alley.
I'll probably end up watching this. :)

Mar 14, 2016 7:18 AM by vigorousjammer

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