After the end of the classic Naruto, there was a void in shounen manga. In mid-July, My Hero Academia, or Boku no Hero Academia in Japanese, appeared to fill that void. Kōhei Horikoshi’s superhero manga was an instant success, and an anime adaptation was announced in early November this year. Here’s what we know so far.
What’s the series about?
Set in the modern day and in a world where people with special powers are commonplace, My Hero Academia tells the story of Izuku Midoriya, a boy who was born without powers, but still dreams of becoming a super hero.
Studio BONES (Fullmetal Alchemist, Noragami, Kekkai Sensen) is going to be in charge of bringing this manga to television. Kenji Nagasaki (Classroom Crisis, No. 6) has been chosen as the director, Yousuke Kuroda (Trigun) will be overseeing the series’ scripts and Yoshihiko Umakoshi (Berserk) will be designing the characters.
Here are some of the previewed character designs:
Here are the voice actors revealed so far:
A short preview was also launched by TOHO Animation on November 15th:
A second promotional video featuring the voice actors began streaming on December 19th:
My Hero Academia will start airing in April 2016. We will keep updating this post as more details come out.