The latest episode of My Hero Academia introduced the new character Burnin to its roster of characters. We now know that Misato Kawauchi will be lending her voice to the hero during season 5.
The cast announcement comes from the official My Hero Academia Twitter account in which the post shows new art for the new character Burnin, as well as a headshot of Kawauchi. Additionally, a new character introduction page has been added to the My Hero Academia website for the character. It says Burnin was born on January 25, she is 169 cm tall (roughly 5’6″ ft.), and has the ability to manipulate her fiery hair and fly.
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Season 5 is heading into its second cours, which adapts the Endeavor’s Agency arc from the original manga. Its new opening theme, titled “Merry-Go-Round,” is performed by MAN WITH A MISSION. The ending theme, titled “Uso ja nai,” will be performed by Soushi Sakiyama.
The first part of My Hero Academia season 5 made its debut in Japan back in March. It adapts the Joint Training arc of the manga in which class 1A and class 1B go against each other. The anime is streaming on Crunchyroll and Funimation in Japanese with English subtitles; the latter also has the English dub available. The fifth season also began airing on Toonami in May.
My Hero Academia began as a manga series written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi. It was first serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2014. The anime television adaptation, which is produced by Bones, made its debut in 2016. Both are still ongoing.
The anime series has been adapted in several types of media, including video games and film. In fact, the third My Hero Academia film, titled World Heroes’ Mission, will debut in theaters in Japan on August 6, 2021. A North America release has yet to be announced.