Boku no Hero Academia Slated for April 2016


The official website of the upcoming anime adaptation of Kouhei Horikoshi’s Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia) manga has revealed a new visual for the series. It was also revealed that the series will air in April next year.


The anime’s website has recently revealed that Nobuhiko Okamoto (Rin Okumura in Ao no Exorcist) will voice Katsuki Bakugou, who is seen as Izuku’s rival.


In addition, two anime character designs has been revealed for two of Izuku’s classmates and friends:

  • Ochaco UrarakaBoku-no-Hero-Academia-Coloured-Character-Designs-Ochaco-UrarakaBoku-no-Hero-Academia-Coloured-Character-Designs-Ochaco-Uraraka-2Boku-no-Hero-Academia-Coloured-Character-Designs-Ochaco-Uraraka-3
  • Tenya IidaBoku-no-Hero-Academia-Coloured-Character-Designs-Tenya-IidaBoku-no-Hero-Academia-Coloured-Character-Designs-Tenya-Iida-2Boku-no-Hero-Academia-Coloured-Character-Designs-Tenya-Iida-3

The previously revealed cast includes:

  • Daiki Yamashita (Sakamichi Onoda from Yowamushi Pedal) who will voice Izuku MidoriyaBoku-no-Hero-Academia-Coloured-Character-Designs-Izuku-Midoriya-v2Boku-no-Hero-Academia-Coloured-Character-Designs-Izuku-Midoriya-2-v2Boku-no-Hero-Academia-Coloured-Character-Designs-Izuku-Midoriya-3-v2

Additional members of the anime’s staff were also revealed in the issue:

Here is the anime’s first promotional video:

Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia) is an action adventure manga series written and illustrated by Kouhei Horikoshi. The series began in July 2014 under Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, where a total of 6 volumes have been compiled. The series has had good reception selling over 200,000 copies in 4 months, with the first volume selling out in short time. An anime adaptation of the series was announced in the November 2nd issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.

Here is the series synopsis from Haruhichan:

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?


A TV anime adaptation of Boku no Hero Academia has been green-lit and is currently in production. Further information about the series will be revealed in the upcoming weeks.

You can visit the anime’s website here:
And follow their Twitter: @heroaca_anime

Source: Boku no Hero Academia Anime Website