The countdown to My Hero Academia's next season is already on. This spring will usher in the anime's third season, and fans are already anticipating the new heroes who will debut with the release. So, Shueisha was kind enough to give fans a sneak-peek at some of those pro heroes.
If you got your hands on the latest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, you must have noticed its My Hero Academia shoutout. The issue included a promo for the anime which highlighted a brand-new pro hero team. The members of the Wild Wild Pussycats can be seen in all their costumed glory below!
Oh, and Kota Izumi also makes an appearance! You cannot overlook that bundle of childish angst.
My Hero Academia's Wild Wild Pussycats Cast and Character Designs revealed.
Mandalay: Chisa Suganuma— YonkouProductions (@YonkouProd) January 26, 2018
Ragdoll: Meiko Kawasaki
Tora: Shinosuke Ogami
Pixiebob: Serina Machiyama
Kouta Izumi: Michiru Yamazaki pic.twitter.com/eIcP5phBCp
The anime designs for the Pussycats look spot-on with their manga counterparts. Mandalay and Ragdoll look as adorable as ever with their mitten gloves. Tora looks extra manly with his high-collared costume, and Pixiebob seems plenty dangerous with her visor.
As for Kota, the tiny kid looks like he is ready to bite someone. The boy is dressed in his usual button-down and cap, but his surly expression looks anything but welcoming.
The promo also highlights the cast for each character. Chisa Suganuma will play Mandalay while Meiko Kawasaki takes on Ragdoll. Shinosuke Ogami and Serina Machiyama will play Tora and Pixiebob respectively. Michiru Yamazaki will play Kota Izumi.
For those unfamiliar with My Hero Academia, the series was created by Kohei Horikoshi and has been running in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump since July 2014. The story follows Izuku Midoriya, who lives in a world where everyone has super powers but he was born without them. Dreaming to become a superhero anyway, he's eventually scouted by the world's best hero All Might and enrolls in a school for professional heroes. The series has been collected into 15 volumes so far, and has been licensed by Viz Media for an English language release since 2015.
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