ABS-CBN’s digital terrestrial channel YeY is set to air the sci-fi action anime My Hero Academia for the first time in Filipino, according to a social media post by its dubbing director.
Daisy May Cariño served as the dubbing director for the project, and announced on her Instagram post on Tuesday that they have concluded dubbing the popular anime’s first season.
Cariño is a veteran voice actor and dubbing director who worked on several anime shows, including Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star,
She is joined in the pictures by Maynard Llames (“Daiki Aomine”, Kuroko’s Basketball), Elle Genovata (“Kurumi Tokisaki”, Date A Live), Cheska Aguiluz, Anthony Steven San Juan (“Shido Itsuka”, Date A Live), Raki Diga (“Chichiri”, Fushigi Yuugi OVA), Mark Ivan Uy (“Rin Matsuoka”, Free! Iwatobi Swim Club), and Christian Velarde (“Kenji Gion”, All Out!).
The Instagram post also includes a video clip, which shows Mark Ivan Uy voicing the lead character “Izuku Midoriya” and Elle Genovata as “Tsuyu Asui”.
The terrestrial network has yet to announce when will My Hero Academia premiere, but the dubbing director already hinted that the dubbing process for Season 2 would start next year.
Mankind has developed superpowers known as “Quirks” with 80% of the population having some kind of superpower. These new abilities see the rise of both superheroes and villains. A prestigious school known as the The Hero Academy trains superpowered hopefuls into the heroes the world needs. Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he’s part the 20% without a Quirk. Unwilling to give up his dream, he plans to take the exam and be accepted into a high school for budding heroes. Through a series of serendipitous events, he catches the eye of the greatest hero, All Might, who agrees to train him. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
My Hero Academia is an anime adaptation of a Japanese manga series by Kohei Horikoshi, which is being serialized on Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since July 2014. The manga series currently has 16 volumes.
Gundam Build Fighters director Kenji Nagasaki and scriptwriter Yosuke Kuroda reunited to work on the anime series, while Yoshihiko Umakoshi, who worked on titles like Berserk and Magical Doremi, handled the anime’s character designs, which was produced by the anime studio BONES.
YeY! is one of the digital terrestrial sub-channel of ABS-CBN, and the second animation channel of the network after HEROtv.
Previous anime titles also aired on the digital channel include Kirarin Revolution, Rental Magica, Tears to Tiara, and Himouto! Umaru-chan.