My Hero Academia spin-off Team-Up Missions manga author Yoko Akiyama posted an illustration of Eijiro Kirishima for episode 8 of My Hero Academia Season 6 right after the broadcast on Saturday. The artist drew R-Rated Hero: Midnight for the previous episode last week. The anime is airing weekly on Saturday evenings in Japan, and it is also streamed internationally.
“It’s HeroAca anime today!” the manga creator Yoko Akiyama captioned the visual post and simply mentioned the character’s name “Kirishima-kun“. Eijiro Kirishima is a student of Class 1-A at U.A. High School with a Quirk named Hardening, which makes him the Sturdy Hero: Red Riot. The newly-posted illustration shows him climbing up with a determined look, creating an aggressive aura around him, which recreates a scene from the episode.
Toshiki Masuda who played the roles of Toranosuke Miyamura in Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches and Kiyomitsu Kashu in Token Ranbu is voicing Eijiro Kirishima.
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Kohei Horikoshi is the creator of the original My Hero Academia manga, which has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since July 2014. The series released the first compiled volume in November 2014 and published the latest, 36th, volume on October 4, 2022. The manga inspired 5 seasons of anime adaptations by the studio Bones and multiple movies before the currently airing sixth season. Yoko Akiyama’s spin-off manga My Hero Academia: Team-Up Missions is ongoing in Shueisha’s Saikyo Jump magazine and released the newest, 4th, volume on October 4, 2022.
VIZ Media licensed the manga for English releases and released the second compiled volume on January 4, 2022. The official website describes the plot of the first volume as:
Midoriya is excited for his first team-up mission until he learns that his team includes the explosive Bakugo. The pro hero they’ve been matched with is also a real wild card. Can this makeshift team cooperate, or will Midoriya’s first mission be his last?
Source: Official Twitter
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