Funimation Entertainment revealed today that it has acquired rights to Season 2 of My Hero Academia. The anime will premiere simultaneously in Japan, U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Including the premiere, Funimation will present the first six episodes of both the English-subtitled simulcast and English SimulDub on the same day they are broadcast in Japan. Ahead of the premiere, a special, Season 1 recap episode will premiere in Japan on Saturday, March 25.
Funimation will release My Hero Academia Season 1 on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on April 18, 2017.
There’s a new hero in town! My Hero Academia is a superhero origin story that soars to the top of the class!
Izuku has dreamt of being a hero all his life—a lofty goal for anyone, but especially challenging for a kid with no superpowers. That’s right, in a world where eighty percent of the population has some kind of super-powered “quirk,” Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that’s not going to stop him from enrolling in one of the world’s most prestigious hero academies. Now, the only thing standing between him and his first class is the academy’s formidable entrance exam—nothing a little private tutoring from the world’s mightiest hero can’t solve.
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