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My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission Was Grueling For Bakugo's Clifford Chapin To Record

"My Hero Academia" is about as big of a powerhouse franchise as you're likely to find. With manga sales in excess of 65 million (via Twitter) and five well-received seasons of its anime adaptation, the superhero-themed series is going stronger than ever as it approaches its latest batch of episodes.

The hit anime has also produced three canonical movies that have done reasonably well at the box office (via Box Office Mojo), especially with anime still considered somewhat niche among much of mainstream society. The latest film, "My Hero Academia: World Heroes," sees members of Class 1-A like Izuku Midoriya (Daiki Yamashita/Justin Briner) and Shoto Todoroki (Yuki Kaji/David Matranga) battling it out with an extremist organization known as Humarise.

Hot-headed Katsuki Bakugo (Nobuhiko Okamoto/Clifford Chapin) is also featured heavily in the central plot of "My Hero Academia: World Heroes," and Chapin, who provides the voice of the character in the English dub, faced a tough challenge when it came to recording for the film.

All Bakugo's yelling takes a toll on his voice actor

Clifford Chapin and Justin Briner sat down with ScreenRant to talk about their experiences recording for "My Hero Academia: World Heroes." In the interview, Chapin spoke at length about how tough it is to voice Katsuki Bakugo, a character who regularly flies into a red-hot rage and yells at other characters in the series.

"Yes, there's always a certain point where it's like, 'Alright, I think that's as much as we're going to get today,'" Chapin admitted. Anyone who's gone too many rounds at the karaoke bar or cheered too hard at a concert will no doubt understand what Chapin is getting at, as a person's vocal cords can only take so much strain.

"We recorded this film in two sessions, and I recorded all of the movie up until the fight in the first session," Chapin went on. "Which was cool because there are a lot more introspective parts, a lot more calm, a lot more intellectual and analytical dialogue in there. There are some fights and yelling and whatnot because, of course, it's Katsuki Bakugo," Chapin concluded.

Naturally, when a character who raises his voice so frequently is going to take a toll on the "My Hero Academia" actor, but it's nice to hear that Chapin got to explore some of the nuance behind the character in "My Hero Academia: World Heroes" as well.