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All For One Gains his Voice with Akio Ohtsuka in "My Hero Academia"

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The voice for the biggest villain of the “My Hero Academia” has been confirmed. Taking on the role of All for One is Akio Ohtsuka.

Ohtsuka’s role as the villain will begin on June 2. He has cited how he appreciates the depth the character offers and says he has been having fun recording for his character. It is also noted that the actor has been looking forward to the role and hopes to match the fervor with which Kenta Miyake portrays All Might.

The voice actor is known as a legendary seiyuu in the anime community. It was in 1988 that the man began his career and over time, he has gained multiple prominent roles. This includes Shunsui Kyouraku in “Bleach”, Blackbeard in “One Piece”, Gwendal von Voltaire in the
Kyo Kara Maoh!” series and the title character of “Black Jack.” More than anime, the actor is also known to have voiced for different games. His most prominent role being as Ansem in the “Kingdom Hearts” series.

For the rest of the “My Hero Academia” cast, the other prominent villains include:

Kouki Uchiyama as Tomura Shigaraki
Hiro Shimono as Dabi
Misato Fukuen as Himiko Toga
Takahiro Fujiwara as Kurogiri

As for the heroes, the most prominent cast include:

Daiki Yamashita as Izuku Midoriya
Ayane Sakura as Ochako Uraraka
Kaito Ishikawa as Tenya Iida
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Katsuki Bakugo
Yuuki Kaji as Shōto Todoroki
Kenta Miyake as All Might

Now with the staff, they are mainly as follows:

Director: Kenji Nagasaki
Series Composition: Yousuke Kuroda
Music: Yuki Hayashi
Character Design: Yoshihiko Umakoshi

“My Hero Academia” is set in a world where the majority of the population possess special abilities known as “quirks”. A number of these people set out to become heroes, defending the people against villains and becoming figures of admiration. The star of this story is Izuku Midoriya, who wants nothing more than to be a hero himself.

However, being part of the minority with no quirk, this dream may be impossible. That is until he has a chance encounter with the number one hero, All Might. Upon seeing Izuku’s determination, All Might has chosen him to become his successor. Thus begins Izuku’s journey into becoming a hero and wielding the power of One for All.

Currently, the series is in the Hideout Raid Arc wherein Katsuki has been kidnapped by villains and is now being rescued by pro heroes and his classmates alike.

The series is based on the adventure manga written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. Serialized since July 2014 in Weekly Shōnen Jump there are around 18 volumes so far.

Source: Crunchyroll News

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