Anime 101: My Hero Academia

The anime, My Hero Academia, is popular across the world because of its wide appeal. The story is based on the fifth best-selling manga in 2021, selling over seven million copies. Its diverse cast of characters are easy to relate to and it’s a perfect show for beginner anime fans.

Synopsis

In a world where people are born with special powers, a young boy named Izuku Midoriya dreams of becoming a superhero, despite his lack of special abilities. In My Hero Academia, after seeing Midoriya’s tenacity and good heart, the number one professional hero, All Might, decides to give him super strength.


Our secondary protagonist, Katsuki Bakugo, is the opposite of Midoriya. In childhood, the two were close friends, but they grew apart as they grew older. Bakugo is a natural talent when it comes to schoolwork and his quirk is even more impressive than his academic prowess. He can create explosions! Bakugo uses Midoriya’s lack of powers as ammunition for relentless bullying.

To Bakugo’s surprise, both boys find themselves enrolled at U.A. High School, an exclusive academy for future heroes. At U.A., they meet many students with remarkable quirks. There’s a boy who can control both ice and fire, a girl who can control gravity, and a boy with engines embedded in his legs. There are even classmates who harden like rocks, control electricity, and have the tongue of a frog.


All-Might decides to become a teacher at U.A. to guide this unique group of students. However, All Might’s decision to prioritize teaching over fighting villains may jeopardize the school. When the strongest hero has a disclosed location, students to protect, and a secret to keep, he becomes an obvious target for The League of Villains. Izuku Midoriya, who inherited All-Might’s super strength, must step up in the face of danger to defend All-Might and fight for his dream of becoming a pro-hero.


My Hero Academia tells a story that is easy to relate. Holding high expectations for yourself, putting your friends first, and dreaming big are qualities that we value worldwide. Not to mention, the character designs, super powers, and backstories are all incredibly compelling. Combining a large cast of fun characters with a superhero narrative reminiscent of classic comics is the perfect recipe for a captivating show.

Cosplay Options

If you’re interested in cosplaying from My Hero Academia, one of the great aspects is that the students all wear uniforms, so recreating or purchasing one uniform allows you to cosplay a multitude of characters!


Izuku Midoriya – Midoriya is bright-eyed, compassionate, and determined. He has dark green hair and freckles.


Ochaco Uraraka – Uraraka is kind and outgoing. Uraraka has medium- length brown hair and loves the color pink.


Katsuki Bakugo – Bakugo is angry and ambitious. This character has spiky blonde hair and a sour expression.


Shoto Todoroki – A natural genius, Todoroki has half white hair and half red hair, as well as a scar over his right eye.

Meet the Voice Actors

This fall, you’ll have a chance to meet four My Hero Academia voice actors at Anime St. Pete September 17-18.

Aaron Dismuke as Tamaki Amajiki

Tamaki

Read more about our favorite Aaron Dismuke characters here.

Jill Harris as Mandalay

Read more about our favorite Jill Harris characters here.

Dallas Reid as Juzo Honenuki

Read more about our favorite Dallas Reid characters here.

Chris Guerrero as Kenji Tsuragamae and Rikiya Katsukame

Read more about our favorite Chris Guerrero characters here.

Meet My Hero Academia Voice Actors at Anime St. Pete

You’ll have the chance to meet these voice actors of My Hero Academia at Anime St. Pete in St. Petersburg, Florida September 17-18. Anime St. Pete is a brand new con and St. Petersburg’s first anime convention! It’s being held at The Coliseum, the same venue St. Pete Comic Con was held at in January 2022. Anime St. Pete and tickets are on sale now.

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Anime St. Pete Goes Big with a Line-Up of Six Popular Anime Voice Actors

The new con is going big with six anime voice actors. Here are the voice actors scheduled for Anime St. Pete:

  • Dallas Reid, who voices Asta from Black Clover and Zack from Angels of Death (below, first row left)
  • Bryson Baugus, who voices Shoyo Hinata from Haikyu!! and Falco Grice from Attack on Titan (below, first row right)
  • Aaron Dismuke, who voices Tamaki Amajiki from My Hero Academia and Alphonse Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist (below, second row left)
  • Ryan Bartley, who voices Rei Ayanami from Neon Genesis Evangelion and Young Kyojuro Rengoku from Demon Slayer (below, second row right)
  • Chris Guerrero, who voices Ainz Ooal Gown from Overlord and Shadow from Sk8 the Infinity (below, third row left)
  • Jill Harris, who voices Noelle Silva from Black Clover and Chiyo Yumehara from The Disastrous Life of Saiki K (below, third row right)

   

  

 

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