Voice acting stars from the English dub of the popular Japanese anime series “My Hero Academia” — Christopher Wehkamp, Lindsay Seidel and Aaron Dismuke (AKA: Shota Aizawa, Nejire Hado and Kosei Tsuburaba/Tamaki Amajiki) — discuss the show and their varied careers, share behind-the-scenes stories and answer fan questions at their funny, enjoyable and insightful 2019 Montreal Comiccon Q&A panel.
“My Hero Academia” (僕ぼくのヒーローアカデミア / Boku no Hīrō Akademia?) is a Japanese anime series based on the manga by Kōhei Horikoshi, produced by Studio Bones and licensed by FUNimation Entertainment for English broadcast and distribution. It premiered April 3rd, 2016 and has aired three seasons to date with a fourth slated for release on October 12th, 2019. Wikipedia describes the plot thusly: “In a world where people with superpowers known as “Quirks” (個性 / Kosei) are the norm, ‘Izuku Midoriya’ has dreams of one day becoming a “Hero” despite being bullied by his classmates for not having a Quirk. After being the only one to try and save his childhood bully ‘Katsuki Bakugo’ from a villain, ‘All Might’ — Japan’s greatest Hero — saves Izuku and bestows upon him his own Quirk, “One For All.” The story follows Izuku’s entrance into U.A. High School (雄英高校 / Yūei Kōkō), a school that cultivates the next generation of superheroes. As Izuku and his new friends try to balance their Hero training with ordinary school duties, they must face new challenges. One of these challenges includes the “League of Villains” — an evil organization established by All Might’s archenemy “All For One” which has plans to destroy all Heroes and take control of society.”
Christopher Wehkamp (born February 25th, 1979) is an American actor affiliated with FUNimation Entertainment and known for his work in many anime television series, movies and video games. In “My Hero Academia” (僕のヒーローアカデミア), he voices the character ‘Shota Aizawa’ (相あい澤ざわ消しょう太た / Aizawa Shōta?), also known as the ‘Erasure Hero: Eraser Head’ (イレイザー・ヘッド / Ireizā Heddo?), who is a Pro Hero and the homeroom teacher of U.A. High School’s (雄英高校 / Yūei Kōkō) Class 1-A. He has had roles on other notable anime series including “Tokyo Ghoul” (2014) and “Attack on Titan” (2013).
Lindsay Elizabeth Seidel (born June 15th, 1991) is an American film and voice actress affiliated with FUNimation Entertainment. In “My Hero Academia” she voices the character ‘Nejire Hado’ (波動ねじれ / Hadō Nejire?), also known by her Hero name ‘Nejire-chan’ (ねじれちゃん?), who is a third-year student at U.A. High School (雄英高校 / Yūei Kōkō) and is part of “The Big 3.” She also voices ‘Nagisa Shiota’ in “Assassination Classroom” (2015), ‘Meme Tatane’ in “Soul Eater NOT!” (2014) and ‘Aisa Himegami’ in “A Certain Magical Index” (2008-2011 & 2018). As well, Lindsay starred in the independent film “The Final” (2010) and the anime series “Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom” (2009).
Aaron Mitchell Dismuke (born October 13th, 1992) is an American voice actor and writer affiliated with FUNimation Entertainment. In “My Hero Academia” he voices two characters: (1) ‘Kosei Tsuburaba’ (円つぶら場ば硬こう成せい / Tsuburaba Kōsei?), also known as ‘Tsuburaba,’ who is a student in Class 1-B at U.A. High School training to become a Pro Hero, and (2) ‘Tamaki Amajiki’ (天あま喰じき 環たまき / Amajiki Tamaki?), also known by his Hero name ‘Suneater’ (サンイーター / Sanītā?), who is a third-year student at U.A. High School (雄英高校 / Yūei Kōkō) and is part of The Big 3. Aaron is also well known for voicing ‘Alphonse Elric’ in “Fullmetal Alchemist” (2003 & 2017) and “Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa” (2005). His other lead roles include ‘Leonardo Watch’ in “Blood Blockade Battlefront/& Beyond” (2015 & 2017), ‘Arslan’ in “The Heroic Legend of Arslan” (2015-2016), ‘Twelve’ in “Terror in Resonance” (2014), ‘Lucifer’ in “The Devil Is a Part-Timer!” (2013), ‘Chihiro Furuya’ in “Sankarea: Undying Love” (2012) and ‘Van Fanel’ in “The Vision of Escaflowne” (1996).