My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia
Voice Director: Colleen Clinkenbeard

US Premiere: May 04, 2016
US Conclusion: Ongoing
Japan Premiere: Apr 03, 2016
Japan Conclusion: Ongoing

Seasons: 2
Episodes: 38

Animation Studio: Bones

Popularity: 44th All Time, 2nd This Week

Franchise: My Hero Academia
Characters on BTVA: 62
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MizukaS
said at 8:13 AM on Sat Nov 18 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
This is an excellent dub. Probably one of Funimation's best as of late. This couldn't be a better series for newcomer Justin Briner (at the time of S1's dub) to jumpstart his voice acting career to stardom. Whenever people see a new name in the casting list, they start to wonder whether or not the new guy could handle it. Looks like there's nothing to worry about, after all. Cuz Justin was absolutely rock solid for his first ever main role in MHA. Goes without saying that everyone else was brilliant as well. Clifford Chapin fit Katsuki like a glove, too! Never knew he had the hothead in him.

Even with the stand ins from S2, it's still in top shape since Luci, Dave and Chris Wehkamp sound pretty much the same as whomever they're impersonating. Funimation has some pretty solid impressionists.

Can't wait for the Season 3 dub!
Soul-dragon
said at 4:03 AM on Sat Sep 9 2017
 5 Shout Outs!
Well, I finally started this show. After months upon months of hearing everyone praise it, I decided to give the first episode a try. And it was really good. I could already relate to the protagonist and the art style is really well done.
itsmedeadpool
said at 9:54 AM on Sat Aug 12 2017
 3 Shout Outs!
This show rules!!! When it first got announced, FUNimation made a massive effort over it. I thought the hype was an exaggerating attempt to gain its interest because I never heard of the anime/manga. But I didn't look the horse in the mouth. I decided to give it a go when the subs got released. The first 2 episodes were kind of a snore fest, but after episode 3 I got absorbed into it. Then I thought to myself, "Okay FUNi is definitely going to give this show a dub. But who's going to voice who?" For All Might, my conscious told me that it was going to be Sabat because... well he can pull off a heroic tone very easily due to his experience, and I couldn't think of any other voice to match the big guy. And then it happened. As for Deku... I thought it was going to be Josh Grelle because he's known to voice wimpy characters. But I was wrong. 'Who the hell is Justin Briner?' I wondered. One thing led to another... Justin rules!!!
Diorgenson4321
said at 7:21 AM on Tue Aug 8 2017
As much as I like Christopher Wehkamp portrayal of SHOTA AIZAWA for the simul dub of MHA season 2, I really want Alex Organ to return. Not to say Christopher portrayal is bad, no, far from it- it's just something about Alex voice that really fits Aizawa that I can't really explain. Overall, I really like the casting of MHA.
Diorgenson4321
said at 8:31 PM on Fri Oct 27 2017
@Diorgenson4321 NVM. I change my mind.
Abdullab
said at 4:27 PM on Sat Jun 3 2017
 6 Shout Outs!
if the show ever introduces a nega allmight they should get sean schemmel to voice him
SteelEthlan
said at 10:36 PM on Sun Jun 11 2017
@Abdullab Sean is heavily underutilized in FUNimation outside of Dragon Ball franchise, this should be a good opportunity for him to be active in this franchise.
Abdullab
said at 3:33 AM on Mon Jun 12 2017
@SteelEthlan yeh other than dragon ball, sean hasnt been in another funi dub series since samurai 7 , due to the fact he lived in New York at the time which was still preety active in the anime industry back in the day so travelling to texas was more time consuming until he decided to focus more of his dub work in new york and only returned to db when needed and that was a similar case with Kara Edwards as she was more focused on her radio work in NC and only returned to DB when needed before she decided to become a full time va in texas.

now that he is moved to la, it is more easier for funi to get him than he was in NY, while still time consuming but easier.
totally agree with u funi should use the guy more often and if youve seen his resume with nyav post he has done some great work
Shaun Ince
said at 7:19 AM on Fri Jul 14 2017
@Abdullab Sean moving to LA wasn't to focus on doing more anime dubs believe it or not. He actually stated this on Twitter in a conversation with @huzaifa_ahmed

Very possible that he wants more pre-lay/western cartoon opportunities. Seeing him become a regular in anime is very slim at best.
Abdullab
said at 12:05 PM on Fri Jul 14 2017
@Shaun Ince Well atleast i respect him for still reprising goku for all those years, knowing the travel and pay he totally had the right to quit years ago but he still keeps doing it for us.

His recent pre lay work is preety good although i do wish the casting directors would cast him in an action role instead of a comedic one not that i dislike it sean is a preety funny if u give him the right material but seriously pre lay casting directors give him an action role.
Diorgenson4321
said at 7:16 AM on Tue Aug 8 2017
@Abdullab Considering My Hero Academia is so popular and all, Funimation, especially with the budge increase from the Sony ownership, will higher even more big names in the dub. Literally, every voice actors wants to be part of the new age shounen MHA.
Abdullab
said at 7:54 AM on Tue Aug 8 2017
@Diorgenson4321 thanks for the good news
Shaun Ince
said at 2:13 PM on Wed Aug 9 2017
@Diorgenson4321 Well for starters, it hasn't quite happened just yet. They're still finalising the decision. We also don't know whether it's actually going to increase the budget of dubs. From the press statement that FUNimation released there's no mention about the dubs budget increasing. Not saying it isn't possible but I'm highly doubtful. FUNimation's budget for dubs has always been pretty cheap, even cheaper than non-union LA anime dubs.
Abdullab
said at 5:09 AM on Sun Aug 13 2017
@Shaun Ince and yet they somehow get to license every anime they can
Diorgenson4321
said at 7:34 PM on Tue Aug 15 2017
@Shaun Ince I always dislike the fact that funimation dubs are the cheapest (with few exceptions) despite the voice actors putting their soul into the characters. I feel like it's inevitable that the budget of dubs are going to increase because shows like MHA are where the money is coming from. Sony seems like the type of company that will change policies.
Shaun Ince
said at 8:18 PM on Tue Aug 15 2017
@Diorgenson4321 With the amount of money FUNIMATION has made on Dragonball, they probably have enough to make the dub union. Though it's much cheaper to do it "in house" with actors local to Texas. The actors deserve much, much better pay than what they get. But because FUNIMATION has a large monopoly over most of the anime, the actors make up the difference by getting cast in all those other shows. It's a flawed system, but it works for them.
Abdullab
said at 1:10 AM on Wed Aug 16 2017
@Shaun Ince honestly agree with u its a sad fact and one of the reasons I dislike funi
Abdullab
said at 1:16 AM on Wed Aug 16 2017
@Shaun Ince to be fair the one dub that deserves to be union is db,
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:19 PM on Wed Aug 16 2017
@Abdullab

Texas is a right-to-work state. There's no benefit to unionizing there if you're mostly using local talent.
Abdullab
said at 11:05 PM on Wed Aug 16 2017
@NCZ well it was worth a try
Diorgenson4321
said at 3:59 PM on Sat Aug 19 2017
@NCZ Sony have some relatively well known in-house voice actors, so maybe they will have them do anime. I expect some policy changes, so the future can be anything I guess.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:06 PM on Sat Aug 19 2017
@Diorgenson4321

In-house voice actors?
Diorgenson4321
said at 6:31 AM on Sun Aug 20 2017
@NCZ By that I meant voice actors that they have contracts with.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:50 AM on Sun Aug 20 2017
@Diorgenson4321

First I've heard of it. Most actors are freelance. Got any examples?
Shaun Ince
said at 8:28 PM on Wed Aug 23 2017
@Diorgenson4321 Sony has voice actors? I'm finding that a bit hard to believe.
itsmedeadpool
said at 9:37 PM on Wed May 3 2017
 1 Shout Out!
For those wondering why Dave Trosko is taking over Present Mic from Sonny Strait, it's only temporarily because Sonny recently got stuck with laryngitis (I blame Usopp mostly). He's still around, but he's recovering from it as we speak. According to Wikipedia, it only lasts of minimum 2-3 weeks, but since Sonny is very valuable to FUNimation directors, they aren't risking it, which is why Dave is replacing him for the entire Broadcast Dub. When Season 2 gets its home video release, he'll definitely be back
Abdullab
said at 12:13 AM on Thu May 4 2017
@itsmedeadpool oh good thing, i guess they arent risking it because with Dragon Ball Super on air(Funi`s cash cow) as Strait came back for one of his iconic characters thats another reason i think.
darknessflamegeass
said at 12:40 PM on Wed May 3 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
Sad to hear that Juli Erickson & her husband, Grant James moved and she is no longer playing Recovery Girl. She is being replaced by Luci Christian(Who I think might also get replaced, because she already plays Ochaco who is a major character in the series). As for Juli and Grant, I know how old they are but I will still miss hearing them in dubs.
itsmedeadpool
said at 9:19 PM on Wed May 3 2017
@darknessflamegeass Wait. What do you mean by
"She is being replaced by Luci Christian(Who I think might also get replaced, because she already plays Ochaco who is a major character in the series)"

Are you saying that you believe Ochako is going to get a new English Voice Actress because Luci is taking over recovery girl? Not to sound harsh, but you're sounding ludicrous.
darknessflamegeass
said at 9:43 PM on Wed May 3 2017
@itsmedeadpool Nah what I'm saying is Christian might not stay on recovery girl for long, because she is Ochaco, who is a major character.
itsmedeadpool
said at 10:25 PM on Wed May 3 2017
@darknessflamegeass Oh... Nah these stuff happen a lot in the industry. Maybe, but it's uncertain exactly whether Colleen will make the decision. If Luci can provide the consistency Juli provided, then she's an excellent replacement.
itsmedeadpool
said at 11:11 AM on Wed Apr 26 2017
 3 Shout Outs!
Me: I know who voices Neito! It is...
(BTVA deletes comment)

Me: But I have irrefutable evidence that his voice actor is...
(BTVA deletes comment and burns evidence)

Me: Suppressing it? But I'm just trying to help...
(BTVA throws me to the ground and twerks on my injured body)

You know what! Fine! Delete the comment for all I care!
Here is the proof. Just don't say you never knew.
https://twitter.com/ccarrollbeard/status/856587514701852673
Abdullab
said at 11:14 AM on Wed Apr 26 2017
@itsmedeadpool sorry you had to go theough that
itsmedeadpool
said at 11:21 AM on Wed Apr 26 2017
@Abdullab I actually hated writing that, but if I have proof of a fact, i won't keep it from the BTVA. Sometimes they aren't appreciated. If it isn't a public announcement, then they don't care.

I feel like a lapdog trying to please to no avail.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:56 PM on Wed Apr 26 2017
@itsmedeadpool

There's a blurb right next to the comment box that says:

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The comments are meant to discuss the title in question. They aren't the place to request credit additions, page updates, or go "X VA just confirmed Y role on Twitter". This has always been the guideline.

There's multiple of us, we all specialize in different areas and we do our best to keep things up to date, but this is a volunteer thing we all do in our free time. So it's also important for people to remember it's not the most important to always rush to be first, and try to be patient and understanding. Things are almost always on our radar but it's simply a matter of time and priority with regard to what gets updated and when. That's all there is to it.
itsmedeadpool
said at 9:21 PM on Wed Apr 26 2017
@NCZ So do I need to add it in the 'Who's Voice Is This?' thread?

If yes, then sorry for not noticing before.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:46 PM on Wed Apr 26 2017
@itsmedeadpool

It's fine. Don't worry about it.

Anyway, to be honest, with regards to anime credits I would say it's something not to worry about. The main admin who specializes in anime pretty much takes care of/is on top of everything, so given time all will be accounted for.
Ichigo341578926
said at 12:11 AM on Sun Apr 9 2017
 1 Shout Out!
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-04-09/funimation-reveals-english-dub-cast-for-my-hero-academia-season-2-anime/.114563 So, apparently they had to recast Aizawa with Christopher Wekamp for season 2. I'm not too surprised about the recast since I do remember Alex Organ mentioning in the Commentary for Psycho-Pass that he has another career (I don't remember what it was though) and it made it difficult to do voice acting in anime. That considered I was honestly surprised when they got him for Season 1. Even though I haven't seen the dub yet this still kinda sucks, but I am interested in seeing how Christopher will handle the role when Season 2 is released.
itsmedeadpool
said at 2:47 AM on Sun Apr 9 2017
@Ichigo341578926 that does suck, but Christopher has the experience behind him to succeed. I don't know what Alex's other career is, but my guess is it might be theater (can't find anything else). So my guess is he is unavailable because he's on a theater tour to somewhere. And speaking of theater, if Major Attaway had a part in this as well, Colleen most likely would need to have replaced him as well. Why? Because he's freakin rockin it in NY in his Broadway debut as the Genie in Aladdin!
Ichigo341578926
said at 2:51 AM on Sun Apr 9 2017
@itsmedeadpool Oh, I remember seeing an interview with the cast for that, but I didn't see the name of the actor who was playing Genie. I didn't realize that was him! Wow!
BioZero216
said at 9:28 AM on Sun Apr 9 2017
@Ichigo341578926 I hope they have him re-dub Aizawa's lines in the Blu-Ray release. I heard that Robbie Daymond will be doing that for the few episodes when Bryce Papenbrook replaced him as Sorey when he was sick.
itsmedeadpool
said at 10:48 AM on Sun Apr 9 2017
@BioZero216 I also hope they will, but that'll depend on the producers and Colleen Clinkenbeard. For example: During the recording for Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, Jason Liebrecht voiced the Hermit in the first season of the show. But after his motorcycle incident, he was unable to record the second season and was replaced by Eric Vale. The producers couldn't wait on him to recover because he was out of commission for a whole year and Kenichi sold too well for FUNimation to delay the release of the second season. If Alex is making a return during the broadcast dubs in a sudden miraculous style and is available for the rest of the series, then Colleen can make the call.

Even if she's given the green light to allow Alex to record all Aizawa's lines for the Home Video release, my hunch is she will stay put with Chris because he is in the area and is also easier to call on, and his voice sounds pretty similar to Alex's to keep the consistency (to be honest, I didn't know it was Chris until I saw the cast announcement and I thought it was Alex recording with bandages covering his mouth). But I can be wrong.
BioZero216
said at 5:53 AM on Thu Apr 13 2017
@itsmedeadpool Turns out, he was unable to reprise due to schedule conflicts, according to Colleen Clinkenbeard. When the Blu-Ray dub is recorded, which will have a more lenient schedule, he may return.

Seeing as he's a Yale drama major, I can't say I'm surprised he didn't have the time.
batcool
said at 8:17 PM on Sat Mar 11 2017
 3 Shout Outs!
Cool show with a great premise and superheroes also gotta love the dub cast by ADR Director Colleen Clickenbeard
Unknownsage13
said at 6:20 AM on Thu Dec 1 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
Probably my favorite anime this year. And at the moment my favorite dub. I was really surprised with the casting of Justin Briner and Clifford Chapin but they really made those roles their own.

Also the most pleasant surprise casting was David Matranga as Shoto. He has the perfect voice for that role and it has me more excited for season 2.

Really excited to find out who will be playing Stain, Gran Torino, Endeavor, Mei, etc come season 2.
Mistyfur5
said at 8:56 PM on Sat Apr 29 2017
@Unknownsage13 From what I could hear from the new episode, Endeavor sounds like Patrick Seitz.
itsmedeadpool
said at 9:10 PM on Tue May 2 2017
@Mistyfur5 Good ear. And you're right!
Mistyfur5
said at 9:10 PM on Fri May 5 2017
@itsmedeadpool Thanks. It's kinda a hobby of mine to recognize their voices in new shows.
itsmedeadpool
said at 9:30 PM on Wed Nov 30 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
Started slow, but man it grew on me after episode 3. Recommended!!!!
Unknownsage13
said at 10:32 AM on Thu Dec 1 2016
@itsmedeadpool episode 1 and 2 may not have been the most engaging, but man they had some feels.
CelestialOuroboros
said at 7:40 PM on Wed Nov 30 2016
 5 Shout Outs!
Very enjoyable anime right here. Even if My Hero Macadamia isn't without its more cliche tropes, the show also proves to be an example showcasing that familiar themes are not always bad. It's an entertaining watch and a half equipped with recognizable as well as striking character designs, a good score composed by Yuki Hayashi, and it can essentially tell a viewer that - yes, regardless of whether or not you have a Quirk - you can still be a hero. PLUS ULTRA!

FUNimation's English dub track is outstanding, too; almost as listenable as the original, I'd say. Justin Briner really displayed a lot in the way of promise as Izuku "Deku" Midoriya, and had great chemistry with Chris Sabat's All Might. The other VAs whom comprised the cast pretty much performed nicely, with Josh Grelle as Tokoyami, Sonny Strait's Present Mic, and Monica Rial's rendition of Tsuyu having caught my ear in particular. Colleen Clinkenbeard is as good an actress as she is a voice director.
freezeframe100
said at 8:46 PM on Wed Nov 30 2016
@CelestialOuroboros

I agree with most of what you said. Music really stood out for me. This anime didn't shatter any new ground that Tiger & Bunny and One Punch Man hadn't already done but it still has its own identity instead of being a lame copycat.

I liked the dub for the most part; my only complains minor as they are would be the continual use of musical chairs for broadcast dubs especially the casting of fellow ADR Directors (guess it's too hard to resist when they're literally walking distance/a booth away). Some of them started out as VAs and that's fine if they're actually good but others aren't giving anything remarkable and an actual VA would be much better.

Also certain VAs I'm no fan of (either they're just not good period or past their prime) but overall the good outweighs that bad.

Was this anime overhyped AF? Yep. Was the dub a masterpiece? Nope. But was it enjoyable and better than the average broadcast dub? Most definitely.
FUNiman
said at 7:17 PM on Wed Nov 30 2016
 1 Shout Out!
I think with only a month left this year I can probably say this is my dub of the year. The cast in general was fantastic and I have no big complaints for the voiceover. As many have said before and I agree completely, Briner as Izuku was perfect. Can't wait for a second season to see who they cast for Hero Killer Stain!
FUNiman
said at 7:24 PM on Wed Nov 30 2016
@FUNiman Also for curiosity's sake was Nomu not dubbed over or was the actor not credited?
JRPictures
said at 5:56 PM on Wed Nov 30 2016
 7 Shout Outs!
This was a pretty great show in general, from its handling of classic superhero tropes to just a ridiculously great protagonist. And the action scenes were hype as hell.

Really loved the dub too, definitely one of Funi's best broadcast dubs so far. The casting choices can be a bit too safe or obvious (especially with so many complaining to silly levels about Sabat playing All Might) but everything just worked so well.

Plus, Justin Briner completely owned the role of Izuku to a T. He's really rising up as one of my favourite voices from Funimation now after this and his roles in Grimgar and Garo.
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