[Editor’s Note 5/30/2023: In a fascinating turn of events, the majority of the My Hero Academia cast that was listed on IMDb has now been removed. This has left just David Mazouz, and Isaac Hempstead Wright from the list we saw, and adding Taylour Paige as Rumi Usagiyama/Mirko at the time of writing this.
What this means exactly is unclear. If the whole cast was faked by some IMDb ne’er-do-well, then why weren’t all cleared out? If it was a matter of someone adding the list for Netflix earlier than they should have, this begs the same question.
The third possibility is that Netflix saw the significant backlash against this cast on Twitter, and decided to rethink at least some of their decisions. That could be why Mazouz and Hempstead Wright remained, if those were not changing but others might.
Whatever the case, hopefully official answers will come soon from Netflix about the cast and this project. If you’re curious about what might be/could have been, continue to check out the original article and list below!]
Netflix made waves in the anime community last year with the announcement of a live-action adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series, My Hero Academia.
The franchise, created by Kōhei Horikoshi, is set in a world where individuals possess unique superpowers known as “Quirks.” The story revolves around Izuku Midoriya, a young boy who dreams of becoming a hero despite being born Quirkless. His encounter with the legendary hero, All Might, leads to an extraordinary chain of events, with Izuku inheriting All Might’s power and enrolling in U.A. High School, a prestigious institution for aspiring heroes. Along the way, Midoriya and his classmates in Class 1A tackle numerous challenges as they become the greatest heroes that ever lived.
As fans of the franchise eagerly await the release of this highly anticipated project, we may have stumbled upon the first cast members who will bring these incredible anime characters to life. Let’s dive in and discover the actors selected for this thrilling venture!
The live-action My Hero Academia cast
It should be noted that this information comes from a recent update on IMDb regarding the casting of these actors in the Netflix adaptation of the popular anime franchise, along with some additions to the crew.
With that in mind, one should still take this information with a grain of salt. IMDb is not always dependable for casting, and nothing has been officially announced yet. However, following our own investigations, we found this information carried enough credence to warrant this report.
Without further ado, here is the potential cast for Netflix’s live-action adaptation of My Hero Academia!
David Mazouz as Izuku Midoriya
Jace Norman as Katsuki Bakugo
Graham Verchere as Shoto Todoroki
Isaac Hempstead Wright as Tenya Iida
Isabel Gameros as Ochaco Uraraka
Also reportedly joining the cast of Netflix’s My Hero Academia are:
- Logan Riley Bruner as Eijiro Kirishima
- Nico Greetham as Denki Kaminari
- Lily Sanfelippo as Tsuyu Asui
- Tisha Custodio as Momo Yaoyorozu
- Mimi Webb as Kyoka Jiro
- Dante Pereira-Olson as Minoru Mineta
- Aamer Husain as Hanta Sero
- Ava DeMary as Mina Ashido (Update)
- Joshua Colley as Hitoshi Shinso
- Bobby Hogan as Dabi
- Leon Masuda as Unknown Role
[Source: My Hero Academia listing on IMDb]
What we know about the live-action My Hero Academia adaptation
Netflix and Legendary Entertainment recently provided fans with an update last year that a live-action My Hero Academia Movie was in development. The film will be written by Joby Harolds, with Shinsuke Sato to direct.
The story is expected to adapt the origins of Izuku Midoriya and his rise as a student at U.A. Academy. It is very likely the film will cover the events of the first season, and given the news of the casting, potentially the events of the second season as well.
Created by the talented Kōhei Horikoshi, the My Hero Academia manga has achieved remarkable success, with over 50 million copies currently in circulation worldwide. Its enduring popularity is evident through its continuous publication in Shueisha’s renowned weekly Shōnen Jump anthology.
Furthermore, the franchise has successfully transitioned into a highly acclaimed anime series, captivating audiences across the globe.
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