Jason Liebrecht on Voicing Dabi for Season Five of My Hero Academia [Exclusive Interview]

Dabi (voiced by Jason Liebrecht)and Other Villains in My Hero Academia

Dabi (voiced by Jason Liebrecht)and Other Villains in My Hero Academia Credit to © K. Horikoshi / Shueisha, My Hero Academia Project

With season five underway with Funimation’s My Hero Academia, the focus is on the villains for the new exciting storyline of our favorite heroes and villains. Voice actor Jason Liebrecht returns to handle the English voice of blue flame fireballer Dabi for the upcoming season.

After the UA students constantly thwarting the plans of the League of Villains once again, the League of Villains is dead broke and going nowhere fast. All For One’s enormous bodyguard Gigantomachia arrives to pulverize them into shape. But before they’re back on their feet, the sinister Meta Liberation Army, led by Re-Destro, comes out of the woodwork to destroy the League and anyone who tries to regulate the Quirks.

This multi-episode arc is dedicated to the bad guys, old and new, of My Hero Academia and will be an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride, including Himiko Toga in a bloody showdown and new insights into Tomura Shigaraki’s tortured past. What secrets will the League of Villains unlock within themselves as they clash against their greatest opponents yet?

The first 13 episodes of My Hero Academia season five adapted the Joint Training Arc, which saw the UA’s Class 1-A and Class 1-B face off in the team battles of strengths and wits. The Endeavor Agency Arc just wrapped up, where Deku, Bakugo, and Todoroki try their hand at Pro Hero work with the current number one hero, Endeavor.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with Jason Liebrecht on voicing the sub-villain Dabi for season five of My Hero Academia. Debi has the quirk of cremation that launches blue flames from his body.

Jason Liebrecht is a voice actor in a number of English versions of Japanese anime series, including Lavi in Millennium Earl in the D. Gray-man series, Tapion in Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon, Syaoran in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, and Cardcaptor Sukura: Clear Card, Rob Lucci in One Piece, Akira Takizawa in Eden of the East, Train Heartnet in Black Cat, Zeke Yeager in Attack on Titan, and many more.

My Hero Academia season five (or nicknamed My Villain Academia) is already streaming on Funimation, simulcast in English subtitles with the dub versions following weeks after.

Watch the exclusive interview with Jason Liebrecht below. Let us know what you think of it.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Funimation

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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