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Background

Boku no Hero Academia is an action and comedy series following heroes-in-training who attend U.A. High School. Written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi, the series was first serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in July 2014, and as of Feb. 2018, 16 volumes have been released.

The series became an instant hit and has gone on to be adapted into spin-off manga, video games, and more, and was adapted into an anime in April 2016. The first series was directed by Kenji Nagasaki and written by Yousuke Kuroda with animation by Bones.

The first two cours included 38 episodes, and season 3 was first announced in the 44th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump in 2017.

Boku no Hero Academia 3rd Season Synopsis

The series follows Izuku Midoriya (Deku), a boy who desperately wants to become a pro hero like All Might. Despite hoping that he will one day find out that he has a Quirk, he comes to realize that he’s actually Quirkless, shattering his dreams. Despite this, he still intends to go to a high school dedicated to training pro heroes: U.A. High School.

He gets attacked by a villain while depressed about his situation and is saved by All Might whom he consults (despite All Might’s reluctance) about his Quirkless situation. Although All Might initially tells Deku to give up on his dream of being a hero, he later sees Deku’s true heroic nature and trains him to handle All Might’s own Quirk, One For All. This Quirk enables Deku to concentrate the power of its previous holders in his attacks, making it a Quirk that grows stronger with each new holder. With this, it’s revealed that All Might was born Quirkless.

Deku successfully gets into U.A. High School (although barely) and trains alongside other heroes in training to become pro heroes. Villains lurk in the shadows, however, including the Hero Killer Stain, as well as the League of Villains. The series ends with Deku being threatened by Tomura Shigaraki, the main antagonist of the series and the leader of the League of Villains. Shigaraki possesses All For One, a Quirk that enables him to steal the Quirks of others.

With the increasing movement of villains, the training heroes are upping their training. Season 3 is expected to include the School Trip arc which is set after the first semester. Class 1-A will go on a school trip to a training camp while under the supervision of the hero team Pussycats including Mandalay, Pixie-bob, Ragdoll, and Tora.

Anime Adaptation

While the voice actors of the main cast haven’t been officially revealed, the website still lists the original voice actors from the first two seasons for the main cast. The voice actors for the Pussycats have been revealed including Chisa Suganuma as Mandalay, Serina Machiyama as Pixie-bob, Meiko Kawasaki as Ragdoll, and Shinosuke Ogami as Tora. Mandalay’s nephew Kouta Izumi will be voiced by Michiru Yamazaki.

As for the staff, this season will be directed by Kenji Nagasaki (Blast of Tempest, Kimi ni Todoke 2nd Season) and written by Yousuke Kuroda (Drifters, Honey and Clover) with Yoshihiko Umakoshi (Boys Over Flowers, Mushi-Shi) as the character designer, and Yuki Hayashi (Haikyu!!, Ballroom e Youkoso) as the composer. Bones (Attack on Titan, Fullmetal Alchemist) will also be returning for the animation work.

Characters

Izuku Midoriya / Deku (Japanese: Daiki Yamashita / English: Justin Briner)
The kind and unconfident protagonist of the series, Deku was born Quirkless despite having always wanted to become a pro hero like All Might. He has the heart of a true hero, though, caring only about helping others, and after seeing this nature, All Might grants him the Quirk One For All which enables him to use the power of previous holders.

Katsuki Bakugo (Japanese: Nobuhiko Okamoto / English: Clifford Chapin)
Bakugo is an arrogant and aggressive member of class 1-A who’s extremely competitive towards Deku despite the two having grown up together. His Quirk is Explosion which allows him to secrete nitroglycerin which can be used to create explosions.

All Might (Japanese: Kenta Miyake / English: Christopher R. Sabat)
Considered the Symbol of Peace, All Might is the most famous Pro Hero in the Boku no Hero Academia universe. He was born Quirkless but became the eighth holder of the Quirk One For All after receiving it from the previous holder, and he granted this Quirk to Deku. He suffered a grave injury and can only sustain his powerful form for a few minutes before returning to his true, extremely weak form.

Ochaco Uraraka / Uravity (Japanese: Ayane Sakura / English: Luci Christian)
An adorable and extremely positive member of class 1-A, Ochaco is among Deku’s closest friends and has romantic feelings for him. She is also able to use the Quirk Zero Gravity. By touching an object, she is able to remote its gravitational pull, making it essentially weightless.

Tenya Iida / Ingenium (Japanese: Kaito Ishikawa / English: J. Michael Tatum)
Tenya is an extremely earnest student and the class president of class 1-A. He’s the younger brother of Turbo Hero Ingenium and took on the title of Ingenium after his brother was paralyzed after fighting the Hero Killer Stain.

Tsuyu Asui / Rainy Season Hero Froppy (Japanese: Aoi Yuki / English: Monica Rial)
Froppy is a close friend of Deku’s with the Quirk Frog-Form which makes her excellent at jumping, kicking, climbing walls, and swimming. She can also extend her tongue and store things in her stomach, later regurgitating them.

Minoru Mineta / Fresh-Picked Hero Grape Juice (Japanese: Ryo Hirohashi / English: Brina Palencia)
A funny and extremely perverted member of class 1-A with grape-like “hair”. Despite being easily scared, he has learned to be effective in combat with his Quirk Pop Off which he uses to immobilize enemies.

Momo Yaoyorozu / Everything Hero Creati (Japanese: Marina Inoue / English: Colleen Clinkenbeard)
A beautiful student in class 1-A with the Quirk Creation which enables her to produce anything she understands the atomic configuration of through exposed skin including weapons, masks, and even tracking devices.

Fumikage Tokoyami / Jet-Black Hero Tsukuyomi (Japanese: Yoshima Hosoya / English: Josh Grelle)
A cool and reserved hero with the face of a crow. His Quirk is Dark Shadow which can either be used to attack or defend, and it grows stronger, more aggressive, and more difficult to control at night.

Denki Kaminari / Stun Gun Hero Chargebolt (Japanese: Tatsuku Hatanaka / English: Kyle Phillips)
Denki is a charming 1-A student who is often flirty, and he possesses the Quirk Electrification. He’s able to emit electricity out of his body, but if he exceeds his wattage limit, he short-circuits his brain temporarily.

Eijiro Kirishima / Vigor Hero Red Riot (Japanese: Toshiki Masuda / English: Justin Cook)
The loud and kind student with the Quirk Hardening which enables him to harden any part of his body, making him extremely strong defensively while also strengthening his close range attacks.

Shoto Todoroki / Shoto (Japanese: Yuki Kaji / English: David Matranga)
Born of a Quirk marriage designed to produce an extremely strong Quirk, Shoto is gifted with Half-Cold Half-Hot which allows him to use his father’s Hell Flame Quirk and his mother’s ice Quirk enabling him to be very effective at both offense and defense.

Mina Ashido / Ridley Hero Alien Queen / Pinky (Japanese: Eri Kitamura / English: Caitlin Glass)
Pinky is a stylish and cheerful 1-A student with pink skin whose Quirk Acid allows her to produce corrosive liquid from her skin. She can also control its thickness, enabling her to use it to block projectiles.

Yuga Aoyama / Can't Stop Twinkling (Japanese: Kosuke Kuwano / English: Joel McDonald)
A somewhat vain and arrogant student with the Quirk Navel Laser which allows him to fire lasers from his navel. When overused, however, he gets a stomach ache.

Kyoka Jiro / Hearing Hero Earphone Jack (Japanese: Kei Shindo / English: Trina Nishimura)
A cool and pragmatic 1-A student whose Quirk is Earphone Jack. She’s able to use her “earphones” to attack, blast sound in a specific direction, or hear faint sounds.

Mezo Shoji / Tentacle Hero Tentacole (Japanese: Masakazu Nishida / English: Ian Sinclair)
Using his Quirk Dupli-Arms, Shoji is a selfless 1-A student whose tentacles can be used to replicate body parts including mouths, ears, and eyes.

Mashirao Ojiro / Martial Arts Hero Tailman (Japanese: Kosuke Miyoshi / English: Mike McFarland)
A class 1-A student with the mutant-type Quirk Tail. His mutation results in an extremely strong tail that can be used as a third arm.

Hanta Sero / Taping Hero Cellophane (Japanese: Kiyotaka Furushima / English: Christopher Bevins)
Sero is in class 1-A and has the Quirk Tape which allows him to release tape from his elbows.

Toru Hagakure / Stealth Hero Invisible Girl (Japanese: Kaori Nazuka / English: Felicia Angelle)
Gifted with the Quirk Transparency which makes her invisible, Toru is a sweet high school girl and member of class 1-A.

Rikido Sato / Sweets Hero Sugarman (Japanese: Tooru Nara / English: Cris George)
A student in class 1-A, Sato’s Quirk is Sugar Rush. He’s able to multiply his strength by ingesting sugar, although it also decreases his cognitive function and suffers a sugar crash afterwards.

Shota Aizawa / Eraserhead (Japanese: Junichi Suwabe / English: Alex Organ (season 1), Christopher Wehkamp (season 2))
A pro hero and teacher at U.A. High School who also serves as the homeroom teacher of class 1-A. His Quirk is Erasure which allows him to cancel other Quirk powers and abilities by looking at his target.

Hizashi Yamada / Present Mic (Japanese: Hiroyuki Yoshino / Sonny Strait, Dave Trosko (season 2))
An ultra charismatic pro hero and teacher at U.A. High School. He often takes on the role of host at school events, and his Quirk is Voice which allows him to increase the volume of his voice.

Shino Sousaki / Mandalay (Japanese: Chisa Sagunama)
The leader of the hero team Pussycats, Mandalay is a gentle and kind pro hero with the Quirk Telepath.

Ragdoll (Japanese: Meiko Kawasaki)
An adorable and extremely energetic member of the Pussycats, Ragdoll has the Quirk Search.

Yawara Chatora / Tora (Japanese: Ogami Shinosuke)
The only male member of the Pussycats, Tora is an extremely intimidating and muscular man with the Quirk Pliabody.

Ryuko Tsuchikawa / Pixie-bob (Japanese: Serina Machiyama)
Pixie-bob is an extremely hyper member of the Pussycats with an aggressive side, and she has the Quirk Earth Flow.

Kota Izumi (Japanese: Michiru Yamazaki)
A young and extremely cynical boy, Izumi is the nephew of Shino and has the Quirk Water Creation.

Cast

Izuku Midoriya: Daiki Yamashita
Katsuki Bakugo: Nobuhiko Okamoto
All Might: Kenta Miyake
Ochaco Uraraka: Ayane Sakura
Tenya Iida: Kaito Ishikawa
Tsuyu Asui: Aoi Yuki
Minoru Mineta: Ryo Hirohashi
Momo Yoyorozu: Marina Inoue
Fumikage Tokoyami: Hosoya Yoshima
Denki Kaminari: Hatanaka Tatsuku
Eijiro Kirishima: Toshiki Masuda
Shoto Todoroki: Yuki Kaji
Ashido Mina: Eri Kitamura
Yuga Aoyama: Kosuke Kuwano
Kyoka Jiro: Kei Shindo
Mezo Shoji: Masakazu Nishida
Mashirao Ojiro: Kosuke Miyoshi
Hanta Sero: Kiyotaka Furushima
Toru Hagakure: Kaori Nazuka
Rikido Sato: Tooru Nara
Shota Aizawa: Junichi Suwabe
Present Mic: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Mandalay: Chisa Sagunama
Ragdoll: Meiko Kawasaki
Tora: Shinosuke Ogami
Pixie-bob: Serina Machiyama
Izumi Kouta: Michiru Yamazaki

Staff

Original Work: Kohei Horikoshi, Boku no Hero Academia (Shueisha, Weekly Shonen Jump )
Director: Kenji Nagasaki
Writer: Yousuke Kuroda
Character Designer: Yoshihiko Umakoshi
Composer: Yuki Hayashi
Studio: Bones

Broadcast Information

NTV / YTV - Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. (JST) beginning on April 7, 2018

International Streaming

FUNimation

Official Links

Website (Japanese)
Twitter (Japanese)
Instagram (Japanese)

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