To Be HERO - Anime Fall 2016

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Comedy, Superhero

Airing Date:
October 5th 2016

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The main character Ossan (old man) looks graceful on the outside, but is actually slovenly in his everyday life and a useless father. He works as a toilet designer. After divorcing his wife, he lives together with his daughter Min-chan who excels at both her studies and sports.

One day, whilst in the middle of adding up some tasks, he is sucked into a toilet and given the great task of having to save the Earth as a hero! The price of it though is that his good body and looks are changed into a pudgy, unattractive man when he transforms into a hero! The battle to both save the Earth and protect his daughter begins now…

Three Episode Impression

The anime gods have answered our prayers. To Be HERO is the underrated anime of the season, flying under many people’s radars. Do not miss it. The hilarious and stupid humor akin to One Punch Man is fantastic. The OP father who looks like a pudgy, middle-aged man, cannot say the right thing is hilarious. The poor guy just wants to be with his daughter but every time he tries to say the right thing, he cannot and she beats him senseless. While he may not be likeable right out of the starting gate, the father does grow on you. In a twist of what feels like poetic justice, he has become this way and has no clue of how to get back. The booger spirit bomb episode was hilarious, but the strangest character, and best so far, is the weird man that the father is living with. Wanting to constantly expose himself and running around in, basically, only a trench coat, he’s fantastic. Do not miss this show because you will regret it.

Characters & Voice Actors List


Voice Actor: Kenjirou Tsuda

Min-chan’s father. Good looking and a remarkable toilet designer. His desire for success led him to spending his days immersed in his work, but he ends up getting sucked into a toilet and becoming a hero. However, as compensation for this, his looks transform completely into a chubby guy.


Voice Actor: Moa Tsukino

A perfect high-school girl who excels in her studies and at sports, especially karate. She’s always been stubborn, but since her parents’ divorce that side of her personality has only got worse. She’s unhappy that her father is such a layabout, but she also thinks that it would be lonely if he disappeared.


Voice Actor: Yutaka Aoyama

A strange old guy that lives next to Ossan’s apartment. His head is almost double the size of regular people’s. He’s been living alone ever since he lost his wife.


Voice Actor: Tomokazu Sugita

The prince of a certain planet and the leader of an alien invasion advance army. His aim was to invade earth, but now...

Theme Songs
  • Opening Song: Ainikoiyo by BRATS
  • Ending Song: Watashi no Papa ga Chikyuu wo Mamoru by KazuyoLin

Main Staff
  • Original Creator: Li Haoling
  • Director: Li Haoling
  • Script: Li Haoling
  • Character Design: LAN
  • Animation Director: LAN

For more information: Official Website

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