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Kensho Ono joins My Hero Academia Season 5's voice cast as Shirakumo Oboro

Written by: Jei Beltrano

Published on: August 14, 2021 at 7:23 PM PHT (GMT+8)

The 19th episode of the fifth season of Kouhei Horikoshi's "My Hero Academia ("Boku no Hero Academia") has introduced on Saturday a new character for the TV anime series which is voiced by Japanese voice actor Kensho Ono.

Ono is voicing Shirakumo Oboro, also known as Loud Cloud, a student in Class 2-A at U.A. High School training to become a Pro Hero. He was in the same class as Shota Aizawa and Hizashi Yamada.

Shirakumo Oboro | ©Kouhei Horikoshi/SHUEISHA, HeroAca 5 Project

The series is based on the Japanese superhero manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has been serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2014, with its chapters additionally collected into 27 tankōbon volumes as of July 2020.

The manga inspired five TV anime seasons. The anime's first season aired in Japan from April to June 2016 with 13 episodes, followed by a second season from April to September 2017 with 25 episodes, then a third season from April to September 2018 with 25 episodes and a fourth season from October 2019 to April 2020 with another 25 episodes. The fifth season premiered on March 27, 2021 with its second cour currently airing in Japan.

The casts and staff from the fourth season returns for the fifth season. Studio BONES is animating the series and Kenji Nagasaki serves as the chief director, with Masahiro Mukai as the director. The scripts are written by Yousuke Kuroda, character designs by Yoshihiko Umakoshi and music is composed by Yuki Hayashi.

The anime stars Marina Inoue as Momo Yaoyorozu, Yoshimasa Hosoya as Fumikage Tokoyami, Daiki Yamashita as Izuku Midoriya, Kenta Miyake as All Might, Nobuhiko Okamoto as Katsuki Bakugō, Ayane Sakura as Ochako Uraraka, Kaito Ishikawa as Tenya Iida, Aoi Yuki as Tsuyu Asui, Ryou Hirohashi as Minoru Mineta, among others.

The story follows Izuku Midoriya, a boy born without superpowers (called Quirks) in a world where they have become commonplace, but who still dreams of becoming a hero himself. He is scouted by All Might, Japan's greatest hero, who shares his Quirk with Midoriya after recognizing his potential, and later helps to enroll him in a prestigious high school for heroes in training.



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