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Update: My Hero Academia anime posts video of Soul Eater’s Koki Uchiyama as villain Tomura Shigaraki

An early peek at this week’s issue of Weekly Shonen Jump uncovered that the My Hero Academia anime will be welcoming a big name to its cast soon. Koki Uchiyama, known for voicing Soul Eater in his eponymous anime, will be striding into battle as the deadly baddie Tomura Shigaraki.

FUNimation have confirmed that we in the UK and Ireland can watch their broadcast dub of the series, and back in April they announced the dub cast, including the voice of Vegeta himself, Chris Sabat, as All Might. The streaming service and distributors describe the anime’s story:

There’s a new hero in town! From Studio BONES, the creators of Fullmetal Alchemist, Cowboy Bebop and Space Dandy, comes My Hero Academia, a superhero origin story that soars to the top of the class.

Izuku has dreamt of being a hero all his life—a lofty goal for anyone, but especially challenging for a kid with no superpowers. That’s right, in a world where 80% of the population has some kind of superpowered “quirk,” Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that’s not going to stop him from enrolling in one of the world’s most prestigious hero academies. Now, the only thing standing between him and his first class is the academy’s formidable entrance exam—nothing a little private tutoring from the world’s mightiest hero can’t solve.

Update: The My Hero Academia anime’s official website posted a commercial trailer and character designs for the show’s approaching villain Tomura Shigaraki on Sunday.

Koki Uchiyama’s voice will first be featured in the series’ eighth episode on May 22nd, and in the video he says as his character: “I’ve waited for you hero. You’re society’s trash. I will erase the symbol of peace.”

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