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My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia

Network

Adult Swim (Toonami)

Broadcast Run

May 5, 2018[1] - Present

Broadcast Time

4:00 AM

Episodes

63 (List of Episodes)

My Hero Academia is an Japanese anime series animated by Studio Bones, based on the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. The series is directed by Kenji Nagasaki, written by Yōsuke Kuroda, and features character designs by Yoshikiko Umakoshi, with music composed by Yuki Hayashi.

The series premiered on MBS and other Japan News Network stations in Japan on April 3, 2016.[2][3] In March 2016, Funimation Entertainment announced they had licensed the series for streaming services, home and broadcast release, as well as obtaining the merchandise rights.

The second season premiered on NTV and YTV from March 25, 2017 to September 30, 2017, with the staff and cast from the first season returning in their roles.[4][5] The third season premiered on NTV and YTV on April 7, 2018, and the English simuldub produced by Funimation premiered the same day.[6] A fourth season is in production and will begin airing on YTV and NTV in October of 2019.[7]

On April 19, 2018, it was announced that the series would premiere on Adult Swim's Toonami block on May 5, 2018 at 11:30 PM, replacing Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans season 2.[1] The series was moved to the 11:00 PM time slot on June 30, 2018, after Dragon Ball Z Kai completed its run on Toonami. On August 18, 2018, Toonami was expanded by half an hour and the series was moved to 10:00 PM.[8] On September 29, 2018, Toonami was expanded again and the series was moved to 9:30 PM. On January 5, 2019, the series was moved to the 12:00 AM time slot. On April 13, 2019, the series returned to the 11:30 PM time slot.[9] On May 25, 2019, the series was moved to the 10:30 PM timeslot. On July 6, 2019, the series move to the 3:30 AM timeslot.[10] On August 24, 2019, reruns of the series moved to the 4:00 AM timeslot. The series is rated TV-14-DLSV on Adult Swim.

PlotEdit

On an Earth-like world where people with superpowers known as "Quirks" are the norm, Izuku Midoriya is a regular middle school student who has dreams of one day becoming a Hero despite being bullied by his classmates for not having a Quirk. After being the only one to try and save his childhood bully Katsuki from a Villain, the world's greatest Hero All Might bestows upon him his own quirk "One For All". The story follows Izuku's entrance into U.A. High School, a school that cultivates the next generation of Super Heroes.

CharactersEdit

Izuku Midoriya — Nicknamed Deku, he is a timid but kind boy who is extremely knowledgeable about heroes and dreams to be one himself like his idol, All Might, despite lacking a Quirk due to the trait required to have one being too diluted to be passed on in his family. However, when he steps up to save his childhood acquaintance Katsuki from an evil villain, All Might is inspired by his strength of spirit, and bestows upon him his Quirk "One For All", a Quirk that becomes more powerful the more people it is given to, and results in the user being able to call upon great physical strength. Izuku must hide the nature of his Quirk and his connection to All Might to protect the secret of One For All, which many would want to steal. He also utilizes a keen sense of strategy and an instinctive desire to save people.

Voice CastEdit

CharacterEnglish Voice ActorJapanese Voice Actor
Izuku Midoriya Justin Briner Daiki Yamashita
Katsuki Bakugo Clifford Chaplin Nobuhiko Okamoto
All Might Christopher Sabat Kenta Miyake
Ochaco Uraraka Luci Christian Ayane Sakura
Tenya Iida J. Michael Tatum Kaito Ishikawa
Tsuyu Asui Monica Rial Aoi Yuki
Minoru Mineta Brina Palencia Ryo Hirohashi
Momo Yaoyorozu Colleen Clinkenbeard Marina Inoue
Fumikage Tokoyami Josh Grelle Yoshima Hosoya
Denki Kaminari Kyle Phillips Tatsuku Hatanaka
Eijiro Kirishima Justin Cook Toshiki Masuda
Shoto Todoroki David Matranga Yuki Kaji
Mina Ashido Caitlin Glass Eri Kitamura
Yuga Aoyama Joel McDonald Kosuke Kuwano
Mezo Shoji Ian Sinclair Masakazu Nishida
Mashirao Ojiro Mike McFarland Kosuke Miyoshi
Hanta Sero Christopher Bevins Kiyotaka Furushima
Toru Hagakure Felicia Angelle Kaori Nazuka
Rikido Sato Cris George Tōru Nara
Shota Aizawa Alex Organ Junichi Suwabe
Present Mic Sonny Strait Hiroyuki Yoshino

GalleryEdit

EpisodesEdit

Color Season Episodes Toonami Premiere Toonami Finale
1 13 May 5, 2018 August 4, 2018
2 25 August 11, 2018 February 23, 2019
3 25 March 2, 2019 August 17, 2019
4 TBA

Broadcast HistoryEdit

The first season aired in Japan from April 3, 2016 to June 26, 2016, followed by a second season from March 25, 2017 to September 30, 2017. A third season began airing on April 7, 2018. In France, the series began airing on Toonami on February 12, 2018. In the United States, the series premiered on Adult Swim's Toonami block on May 5, 2018.[1]

  • Japan (MBS, TBS) — April 3, 2016 - June 26, 2016
  • Japan (NTV, YTV) — March 25, 2017 - September 30, 2017; April 7, 2018 - Present
  • France (Toonami) — February 12, 2018[11] - Present
  • United States (Adult Swim) — May 5, 2018[1] - Present

Toonami Broadcast HistoryEdit

  • Toonami (France) — February 12, 2018[11] - Present
  • Toonami (United States) — May 5, 2018[1] - Present

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Toonami’s got a new quirk! ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. April 19, 2018. https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1896709853953186&id=1440408039583372. Retrieved on April 19, 2018. 
  2. "My Hero Academia's 2nd Season Premieres in April ". animenewsnetwork.com. December 16, 2016. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-12-16/my-hero-academia-2nd-season-premieres-in-april/.110022. Retrieved on April 20, 2018. 
  3. "My Hero Academia TV Anime Adaptation Confirmed ". animenewsnetwork.com. October 29, 2015. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-10-29/my-hero-academia-tv-anime-adaptation-confirmed/.94768. Retrieved on April 20, 2018. 
  4. "My Hero Academia Anime's 2nd Season Premieres on March 25 ". animenewsnetwork.com. February 1, 2017. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2017-02-01/my-hero-academia-anime-2nd-season-premieres-on-march-25/.111722. Retrieved on April 20, 2018. 
  5. "My Hero Academia Season 2 Anime to Air on NTV, YTV ". animenewsnetwork.com. December 22, 2016. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2016-12-22/my-hero-academia-season-2-anime-to-air-on-ntv-ytv/.110237. Retrieved on April 20, 2018. 
  6. "My Hero Academia Anime Gets 3rd Season ". animenewsnetwork.com. September 30, 2017. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-09-30/my-hero-academia-anime-gets-3rd-season/.122039. Retrieved on April 20, 2018. 
  7. "My Hero Academia Anime Season 4 Reveals October Premiere, 1st Visual ". animenewsnetwork.com. December 19, 2018. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2018-12-19/my-hero-academia-anime-season-4-reveals-october-premiere-1st-visual/.141015. Retrieved on May 28, 2019. 
  8. "Time to bust out your calendars! ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. August 3, 2018. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850.1073741828.1440408039583372/1970717969885707/?type=3&theater. Retrieved on August 3, 2018. 
  9. "So we heard from some people that we WEREN’T actually building you a better cartoon show like we had said ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. April 4, 2019. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/2118669455090557/?type=3&theater. Retrieved on April 5, 2019. 
  10. "Better bring your appetite, because Toonami and Sentai Filmworks are serving up a brand new show on the Saturday night menu! ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. June 27, 2019. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/2175293802761455/?type=3&theater. Retrieved on June 28, 2019. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 "L’anime My Hero Academia diffusé sur Toonami à partir du 12 février ". animeland.fr. February 6, 2018. https://animeland.fr/2018/02/06/lanime-my-hero-academia-diffuse-sur-toonami-a-partir-du-12-fevrier/. Retrieved on June 30, 2018. 
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