By now you have no doubt watched My Hero Academia or at least picked up the manga. If you haven’t, you really should. Many have compared it as the new generations Naruto or One Piece but I don’t think its either of those, and for an anime and manga like this, thats a good thing. If you don’t know what this show is about, check out the preview video below, if you do, just after the video we have the english voice cast announcement from Funimation!
Starting this Wednesday My Hero Academia will be part of the #DubbleTalk line up at Funimation with weekly recaps from the crew at Funimation and Screwattack. Without wasting your time any further here is the first group of english cast (with more to come after wednesdays episode):
Currently tallying well over 500 roles in his career, Christopher R. Sabat (@VoiceOfVegeta) has been an active part of the voiceover industry since 1998. Most noted as one of the early employees of FUNimation Productions and the Voice Director for Dragonball Z, he voiced many DBZ characters including Vegeta, Piccolo, Yamcha, Mr. Popo, Korin, Burter, Shenron, Zarbon, Guru, and more.Since Dragonball, Christopher also brought some other popular characters to life including Alex Luis Armstrong (Fullmetal Alchemist), Elfman (Fairy Tail), Roronoa Zoro (One Piece), Ayame Sohma (Fruits Basket), Saiga Tatsumi (Speed Grapher), Kurogane (Tsubasa Chronicles), Daisuke Jigen (Lupin III), Father Tres (Trinity Blood), Braun (Stiens Gate), Giroro (Sgt Frog), Rundas (Metroid Prime 3: Corruption), Garterbelt (Panty and Stocking), Sakaki (Kenichi), Masa (My Bride is a Mermaid), Saito (Darker Than Black), Woerman (Attack on Titan), and Alex D (Deus Ex: Invisible War).
Izuku “Deku” Midoriya
Justin Briner is thrilled to join the cast of My Hero Academia! Born and raised in Maryland, he is currently a Dallas-based actor and singer. Most recently, he can be heard as Qwenthur in Heavy Object, Mikaela in Seraph of the End, and Alfonso in GARO The Animation. After having just watched GARO myself and enjoying Seraph Of The End, I can tell you that Justin Briner has the ability to sound like the whiney Mikaela while also being the strong confident type with Alfonso, so I feel he has the ability to fit the role of Deku.
Luci Christian is a professional actor living in Houston, Texas. Internationally known for her voice work, her career also spans stage, television, radio, industrial, and anything else she can book. For Funimation Entertainment, she’s voiced Kyuta in The Boy and the Beast, Psiren and Wrath in Fullmetal Alchemist, Nami in One Piece, Deunan in Appleseed Alpha, Alois Trancy in Black Butler, Medusa in Soul Eater, the Narrator in Okami-san, Riko in Aria The Scarlet Ammo, Rico in Gunslinger Girl, Komachi in Samurai 7, Louis Ft. Drake in Galaxy Railways, Kosuna in Desert Punk, Micchi in Shin Chan, Asuna in Negima, Kasha in Solty Rei, Washu in Sasami, Tenma in School Rumble, Cassandra in Black Blood Brothers, Honey in Ouran Host Club, Lenalee in D.Grayman, Koyuki in Sgt. Frog, Havoc in Darker Than Black, Ophelia in Claymore, Kirino in Bamboo Blade, Makina in Shikabane Hime, Hungary in Hetalia, and Birdy in Birdy the Mighty: Decode. When she’s not working, she’s picking up kids from school and watching Netflix with her husband.
Clifford Chapin has been working as a voice actor, script writer, and director with Funimation for several years. He is best known for playing Conny Springer in Attack on Titan, Hide Nagachika in Tokyo Ghoul, and Kirito Kamui in Psycho-Pass. You can also hear Clifford in video games as the voices of Battleborn’s Toby, Michael from YIIK: A Postmodern RPG, and the Player Character’s voice in Dragon Ball: XenoVerse.In addition to his ADR credits, he has also worked behind the scenes for Marvel Entertainment’s publishing branch, as well as for several reality television series. In his downtime, Clifford enjoys playing video games and reading comic books from every genre.To keep up with all of Clifford’s many antics, be sure to follow him on Twitter (@CliffordChapin) and “Like” his Facebook page: Clifford Chapin (Voice Actor).