The official website for the television anime of Kōhei Horikoshi‘s My Hero Academia (Boku no Hero Academia) manga began streaming the show’s third promotional video on Sunday. The video reveals that the anime will premiere on April 3.
The video previews some of the recently revealed voice cast for the first time, including:
The video also reveals that Yuuki Kaji (Attack on Titan‘s Eren, World Trigger‘s Osamu Mikumo) will voice the character Shōto Todoroki. This year’s 11th issue of Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is also revealing the same information on Monday. The anime’s official website also revealed Todoroki’s character designs on Sunday.
The show’s second promotional video previewed the other voice cast members for the first time in December.
Kenji Nagasaki (Gundam Build Fighters, Classroom Crisis, No. 6) is directing the anime at the studio BONES (Blood Blockade Battlefront, Concrete Revolutio, Fullmetal Alchemist). Yousuke Kuroda (Gundam Build Fighters, Honey and Clover, Trigun) is overseeing the series’ scripts. Yoshihiko Umakoshi (Air Master, Heartcatch Precure!, Berserk) is designing the characters for animation.
Horikoshi launched the manga in Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in July 2014, and Shueisha shipped the seventh volume on February 4, and a limited edition of the volume shipped with a drama CD. Horikoshi wrote the new story for the CD, and the anime’s series composition writer Yousuke Kuroda turned the story into the drama CD’s script.
The manga inspired Hirofumi Neda’s Boku no Hero Academia Smash!! manga on Shueisha‘s digital Shonen Jump+ app. The manga launched in November. Viz Media published a preview of the manga in English in its Weekly Shonen Jump digital manga anthology. The manga is also inspiring a novel adaptation, a My Hero Academia: Battle for All Nintendo 3DS game, and an arcade card game.
Todoroki character design image via Comic Natalie