My Hero Academia (TV series)

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My Hero Academia (known onscreen and promotional material as Mala Miles' My Hero Academia) is an animated series based on the comic book series of the same name. The series originally aired on Fox Kids, and later on Kids' WB and Nickelodeon, from 1995 to 2001, airing for five seasons.

Plot[edit | edit source]

In a world where people with superpowers are the norm, Izuku Midoriya has dreams of one day becoming a Hero, despite being bullied by his classmates for not having a Quirk. After being the only one to try and save his childhood friend Katsuki Bakugo from a villain, All Might, the world's greatest Hero, bestows upon him his own quirk "One For All". The story follows Izuku's entrance into U.A. High School, a school that cultivates the next generation of superheroes. As Izuku and his new friends try to balance their Hero training with ordinary school duties, they must face new challenges including the League of Villains, an evil organization established by All Might's archenemy All For One to destroy all Heroes and take control of society.

Characters[edit | edit source]

Main article: List of My Hero Academia characters
  • Cam Clarke as Izuku Midoriya
    • Adam Wylie as young Izuku
  • Tom Kenny as Katsuki Bakugo
    • Courtlead Mead as young Bakugo
  • Neil Ross as Shoto Todoroki
    • Ryan O'Donohue as young Shoto
  • Charlie Adler as Denki Kanimari / Yuga Aoyama
  • Dan Castellaneta as All Might
  • Hank Azaria as All For One / Shota Aizawa
  • Dom DeLuise as Gran Torino
  • Curtis Armstrong as Haruhisa
  • Steven Weber as Yo Shindo
  • Sheena Easton as Uwabami
  • Bebe Neuwirth as Bibimi Kenranzaki
  • Jim Cummings as Fumikage Tokoyami
  • William Sanderson as Twice
  • Billy West as Eijiro Kirishima
  • Jack Angel as Hanta Sero
  • Phil LaMarr as Rock Lock
  • Tino Insana as Tenya Iida
  • Jason Marsden as Tamaki Amajiki
  • E.G. Daily as Ochako Uraraka
  • Ashley Johnson as Nejire Hado
  • Tress MacNeille as Mina Ashido
  • April Winchell as Midnight
  • Pamela Adlon as Toru Hagakure
  • Cheryl Chase as Tsuyu Asui
  • Jennifer Hale as Tatami Nakagame
  • Aria Curzon as La Brava
  • Phil Hartman as Gunhead
  • Nancy Cartwright as Mt. Lady
  • S. Scott Bullock as Tsutsutaka Agoyamato
  • Pat Fraley as Death Arms
  • Steve Mackall as Power Loader
  • Doug Lawrence as Rikido Sato
  • Don Messick as Muscular (season 1)
  • Bill Fagerbakke as Muscular (season 2-5)
  • Kevin Michael Richardson as Selkie
  • Dabney Coleman as Ectoplasm
  • Charlie Schlatter as Yosetsu Awase
  • Anndi McAfee as Itsuka Kendo
  • Dorian Harewood as Iwao Oguro
  • Edward Asner as Shishido / Jurota Shishida
  • Edie McClurg as Beru Asui
  • Lorenzo Music as Kenji Tsuragamae
  • Dave Coulier as Commissioner General / Tanema
  • Ernest Borgnine as Fat Gum
  • Jill Talley as Pony Tsunotori
  • Mona Marshall as Fuyumi Todoroki
  • Kevin Schon as Starservant
  • Quinton Flynn as Hitoshi Shinso
  • Phil Proctor as Danjuro Tobita
  • Wendee Lee as Ryukyu
  • Brian Cummings as Dadan Tadan
  • Kurtwood Smith as Vlad King
  • Rino Romano as Kurogiri
  • Adrienne Barbeau as Chitose Kizuki
  • Brad Garrett as Tiger
  • Danny Tamberelli as Takuto
  • Lauren Tom as Setsuna Tokage
  • Melanie Chartoff as Ochako's Mother
  • Mary Jo Catlett as Habuko Mongoose
  • Paul Eiding as Hisashi Midoriya
  • Hamilton Camp as Ganma Asui
  • David L. Lander as Yu Hojo
  • Scott Grimes as Mimic
  • Gregg Berger as Snatch
  • Townsend Coleman as Ingenium
  • Chris Edgarly as Sir Nighteye
  • Bronson Pinchot as Kai Chisaki
  • Corey Burton as Itejiro Toteki
  • Kathy Gori as Pixie-Bob
  • Ronnie Schell as Tank
  • Terence McGovern as Giran
  • Bill Farmer as Innsmouth
  • Wally Wingert as Shikkui Makabe
  • Moira Quirk as Mandalay
  • Jodi Benson as Mawata Fuwa
  • Cree Summer as Momo Yaoyorozu
  • Candi Milo as Kyoka Jiro
  • Carolyn Lawrence as Himiko Toga / Mei Hatsume
  • Yeardley Smith as Yui Kodai
  • Lacey Chabert as Nori Midoriya
  • Pamela Hayden as Ragdoll
  • Kenneth Mars as Chizuo
  • Jussie Smollett as Lucky
  • Keith David as Magne
  • Jonathan Frakes as Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu
  • Thom Adcox-Hernandez as Togaru Kamakiri
  • Thomas Dekker as Sho
  • Mayim Bialik as Rei Todoroki
  • Malcolm McDowell as Thirteen
  • John Kassir as Centipeder
  • Carlos Alazraqui as Ojiro Mashirao / Hiryu Rin
  • Harry Shearer as Present Mic
  • Ellen Gerstell as Zookeeper
  • Clyde Kusatsu as Bearhead
  • Jeannie Elias as Satsuki Asui
  • Clive Revill as Kyudai Garaki
  • Danny Goldman as Masaru Bakugo
  • Peter Cullen as Mezo Shoji
  • Gail Matthius as Rumi Usagiyama
  • Teresa Ganzel as Miko Jiro
  • Paula Tiso as Konako Haizono
  • Jeff Bennett as Snipe
  • Josh Keaton as as Mr. Brave
  • Dwight Schultz as Skeptic
  • Rene Auberjonois as Soramitsu Tabe
  • Brenda Vaccaro as Recovery Girl
  • Tim Matheson as Captain Celebrity
  • Don Stark as Kesagiriman
  • Danny Cooksey as Hawks
  • Howie Mandel as Nirengeki Shoda
  • Karl Wiedergott as Yokumiru Mera
  • Kat Cressida as Ibara Shiozaki
  • Olivia Hack as Reiko Yanagi
  • Eddie Deezen as Swordkil
  • Alan Young as Soji
  • Scott Menville as Curator
  • Max Casella as Toya Setsun
  • Bob Bergen as Yellow
  • Tom Kane as Red
  • Michael Donovan as Volcano
  • Mark Hamill as Rikiya Katsukame
  • Tim Curry as Yoroi Musha
  • Alan Oppenheimer as Backdraft
  • Desirée Goyette as Eri
  • Susan Silo as Shoko Haimawari
  • Matt Frewer as Kosei Tsuburaba
  • Justin Shenkarow as Yuyu Haya
  • Jeff Bergman as Best Jeanist
  • Clancy Brown as Slidin' Go
  • David Kaufman as Native
  • Paul Rugg as Crust
  • Melissa Joan Hart as Sirius
  • Emily Hart as Bubble Girl
  • Peter Renaday as Stain
  • Pat Musick as Monika Kaniyashiki
  • Lenore Zann as Mika Jiro
  • Tony Jay as Mick
  • Mark Hildreth as Dabi
  • Ulises Tobar as Kojiro Bondo
  • Cal Dodd as Spinner
  • Stephen Ouimette as Shihai Kuroiro
  • Paul Haddad as Inasa Yoarashi
  • Syo Tortellini as Nezu
  • Frank Welker as Hound Dog / Koji Koda
  • Maurice LaMarche as Tomura Shigaraki / Endeavor
  • Debi Derryberry as Chikuchi Togeike
  • Cathy Cavadini as Kinoko Komori
  • Julie Kavner as Inko Midoriya
  • Saffron Henderson as Komari Ikona
  • Maggie Roswell as Mitsuki Bakugo
  • Marcia Wallace as Camie Utsushimi
  • Rob Paulsen as Mirio Togata
  • Michael Bell as Sen Kaibara
  • Charles Napier as Dr. Daruma Ujiko
  • Katie Leigh as Clerk
  • Sherman Howard as Gang Orca / Nomu
  • Jess Harnell as Neito Monoma
  • George Buza as Seiji Shishikura
  • Keith Szarabajka as Teruo Hazukashi
  • Zig Miles as Kota Izumi

Additional voices[edit | edit source]

  • Michael Sorich
  • Laura Summer
  • Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
  • Sean Marquette
  • Kimberly Brooks
  • Bob Papenbrook
  • Danny Mann
  • Andrew Rannells
  • Debbie Rothstein
  • Sheen Vincent
  • America Young
  • Veronica Taylor
  • Tara Sands
  • Philece Sampler
  • Melissa Disney
  • Dorothy Fahn
  • Colleen Villard
  • Brianne Siddall
  • Michael Reisz
  • Gilbert Gottfried
  • Joshua Seth
  • Michael Lindsay
  • Lara Jill Miller
  • Melissa Fahn
  • Stephen Root
  • Steve Mackall
  • Susan Roman
  • Chuck McCann
  • David Kaye
  • Susan Blu
  • David Herman
  • Pauline Newstone
  • Michael Benyaer
  • Marshall Efron
  • Linda Larkin
  • Wally Wingert
  • Kathy Gori
  • Dee Bradley Baker
  • Rodger Bumpass
  • Hynden Walch
  • Alanna Ubach
  • B.J. Ward
  • Keone Young
  • Dan Gilvezan
  • Blake McIver Ewing
  • Rachel Lillis
  • Mari Devon
  • April Stewart
  • Marcelo Tubert
  • Richard Epcar
  • Jodi Carlisle

Production[edit | edit source]

Mala Miles originally created the comic book series My Hero Academia in 1987 for Bear Bones' comic division, following the success of Agent DX, with the last releases between 1991 and 1992.

In 1991, Miles began pitching both series as animated series for Fox Kids. The network initially passed on My Hero, and picked up DX, before picking up My Hero in 1992. Miles created two pitch reels in 1993 and 1994. The series was picked up in August 1994, and production began in November of that year.

According to Miles, he was in constant fights with Fox about some of the content featured in the series, which, according to Miles, was the reason why Fox originally cancelled the series.

Following Miles' move to Nickelodeon with The Adventures of BD, the series was revived for two more seasons.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

Main article: List of My Hero Academia episodes
Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 13 September 9, 1995 February 24, 1996
2 25 August 24, 1996 June 14, 1997
3 25 September 13, 1997 May 9, 1998
4 25 October 15, 1998 July 22, 1999

Merchandise[edit | edit source]

Between 1996 and 1997, toys were sold as part of McDonald's Happy Meals. Between 1999, promotions were sold as part of Dairy Queens.

Home media releases[edit | edit source]

The series had some "volume" sets on VHS from and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment though the Fox Kids Video label from 1996 to 1998.

On December 23, 2007, Shout! Factory released My Hero Academia: The Complete Series on DVD. The six-disc box set contains all episodes of the series as well as several bonus features.

To celebrate the franchise's 20th anniversary, Sony Pictures released a DVD containing 10 episodes as picked by series staff.

Season Release date
1 November 22, 2003
2 March 13, 2004
3 October 26, 2004
4 February 22, 2005
5 May 13, 2005