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Hitorijime My Hero

SUMMARY

Masahiro Setagawa, a self-proclaimed underling, is a high schooler with way too many responsibilities and not enough confidence. Who is he an underling to? His teacher Kousuke Ooshiba, who used to run around beating up sketchy individuals! A spin-off of “Hitorijime Boyfriend”, this tale focuses on their ever-changing relationship and the complex feelings that stem from both a boss/underling and teacher/student bond they have.

BACKGROUND

This romantic drama is written by Memeco Arii in 2012 and serves as a spin-off to her other boys love series called “Hitorijime Boyfriend”. “Hitorijime My Hero” was originally serialized in Ichijinsha’s boys love manga magazine, which is called gateau. While it has not been picked up by any English publishers, the series has 5 volumes out in Japan and is currently ongoing.

BROADCAST INFORMATION

The anime adaptation will begin broadcasting in Japan on July 11, 2017. Broadcasting stations are reported to be Tokyo MX, AT-X, and BS-NTV. Additionally, “Hitorijime My Hero” will also be available to stream on dTV.
The opening theme is called “Heart Signal” and will be performed by cast member Wataru Hatano. The ending theme, currently unnamed, will be performed by cast members Tomoaki Maeno, Toshiki Masuda, Shinnosuke Tachibana, and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka.

STAFF

Director: Yukina Hiiro

Director of Chu-Bra!! and Gakuen Heaven.

Chief Animation Director/Character Designer: Ayana Nishino

Sub/Guest Character Designer of Aquarion Loops and Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold.
Animation Director of Aquarion Loops, Magi: Adventure of Sinbad, and My Hero Academia.

CAST

Tomoaki Maeno as Kousuke Ooshiba

  • Log Horizon (as Naotsugu)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (as Isurugi Camich)
  • Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - The World’s Greatest First Love (as Kou Yukina)

Toshiki Masuda as Masahiro Setagawa

  • My Hero Academia (as Eijirou Kirishima)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal (as Ryouga Kamishiro)
  • Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! (as Ryuu Zaou)

Shinnosuke Tachibana as Asaya Hasekura

  • Kamisama Kiss (as Tomoe)
  • Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - The World’s Greatest First Love (as Chiaki Yoshino)
  • The Royal Tutor (as Maximilian)

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Kensuke Ooshiba

  • Ace of Diamond (as Shinji Kanemaru)
  • Bodacious Space Pirates (as San-Daime)
  • Chaos;Child (as Takuru Miyashiro)

Wataru Hatano as Natsuki

  • Bungo Stray Dogs (as Motojirou Kajii)
  • Dance with Devils (as Lindo Tachibana)
  • No-Rin (as Kei Kamatori)

CHARACTERS

Kousuke Ooshiba

Kousuke is a ridiculously handsome teacher who is super popular with both his students and fellow teachers. However, he also has a secret “bad boy” side to his personality, as he’s prone to destroying others in fights. He’s also infamous on the streets with a nickname like “The Bear Killer”.

Masahiro Setagawa

Masahiro is a high schooler who doesn’t have the best life at home or the best sense of self confidence. He’s prone to becoming the “underling” to people and groups, which entails cooking, running errands, and other maid-like activities for them.

Asaya Hasekura

Asaya is Masahiro’s classmate. A rather quiet individual, he also seems to get easily irked and is far more observant than his peers.

Kensuke Ooshiba

Kensuke is Kousuke’s younger brother and Masahiro’s classmate. With his kind and adorable personality, Kensuke manages to be well-liked by virtually everyone around him.

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