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Justin Briner and Clifford Chapin Talk About Their My Hero Academia Characters

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The My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising movie is now available in America through Funimation. In honor of this, Anime News Network did a video interview with two members of the dub cast that voice key My Hero Academia characters: Justin Briner (Deku) and Clifford Chapin (Bakugo).

The interview talks about the characters’ relationship to each other, what makes someone a hero, how Bakugo is divisive, exciting fight scenes, and more.

“I’d say I’d relate to Izuku a fair bit,” Briner said when asked about relating to characters. “We both share kind of a nervous energy. But otherwise I share his passion, his single-mindedness . . . . I’ve been rooting for him.”

“One of the things that’s so great about My Hero Academia is that the characters are so rich and developed they feel like real people, even when their abilities and the things they can do are so beyond reality,” said Chapin. “It’s easy to relate to any of the characters or anything they go through because they feel so natural and real.”

Check out the full interview below for more on these fan-favorite My Hero Academia characters.

Source: Anime News Network


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.