A new special character figure featuring My Hero Academia’s Katsuki Bakugou dropped recently, and his voice actor, Nobuhiko Okamoto, had a few things to say about it!
The visual, which features a full-body image of Bakugou in his hero costume, is the third installment in a series of new character images. The first two characters to be featured in the series were Todoroki and Shigaraki, with each of their respective voice actors commenting as well.
The release of Bakugou’s new visual, as well as Nobuhiko’s comments, coincided perfectly with MHA Season 6 Episode 9 of the series titled “Katsuki Bakugou: Rising”. In it, viewers got to see just how much his character had grown since Season 1.
What did Nobuhiko Okamoto say about the Bakugou special character visual?
To go with the new Katsuki Bakugou special character visual, Nobuhiko Okamoto gave a few of his thoughts on the image and what it meant for his character.
He speaks first on Bakugou’s expression in the visual, saying, “From the expression and gaze, you can see the growth from a child to an adult, and the change in emotions… With a single delicate expression like this, it makes me think of various stories, so I think it’s a deep character.”
As you read on, it’s easy to see that Nobuhiko feels very strongly about Bakugou and how much he’s grown from a character who’s viewed violently to one who’s matured and become more layered.
When asked about season 6, episode 9, Nobuhiko says, “For me, it will be the most difficult episode in playing Katsuki Bakugo.” He continues on to express the difficulties that come with showing a new side of Bakugou that viewers may not be used to.
“I would be happy if the viewers and listeners felt a sense of ‘discomfort’,” finishes Nobuhiko, “and I hope that everyone will enjoy that ‘discomfort’. “
Who is Katsuki Bakugou’s voice actor?
As mentioned before, My Hero Academia’s Katsuki Bakugou is voiced by actor Nobuhiko Okamoto.
Nobuhiko is a Tokyo native who has been acting since 2006. His first role was in an anime called Ghost Hunt. Since the start of his career, he’s voiced characters in over 120 different series.
Fans may recognize him as Rin in Blue Exorcist, Yuu Nishinoya in Haikyuu!! or even Khun in Tower of God.