Anime publisher Funimation Entertainment, today announced that it has acquired the second season of the hit anime series, My Hero Academia, which is set to makes its debut at the start of April 2017.
Produced by the animation studio Bones, the My Hero Academia anime is adapted from the Kohei Horikoshi written and illustrated manga series. The story revolves around Izuka, a boy who has dreamed of one day becoming a hero, and in a world where superpowers, called Quirks, exists in most people, there is at least a shot. Poor Izuka is one of the few people who doesn’t possess a Quirk however, and without a special ability, there is little chance he will ever achieve his dream, until the mightiest of heroes, All Might, appears before him and reveals a secret; he inherited his Quirk.
Choosing Izuka as the next to inherit his powers, All Might begins teaching Izuka what it takes to use his new abilities, while helping him to attend one of the most prestigious hero academies. The second season of the anime sees the young heroes of the series, facing off against one another, as the U.A. Sports Festival begins.
The second season of My Hero Academia is slated to premiere on Saturday, Apr. 1, 2017. It will debut simultaneously in Japan, the United States, Canada, Ireland, and the U.K. Funimation will present the first six episodes of the series, with English subtitles, as well as with its English SimulDub, on the same day as they are broadcast in Japan, on FunimationNow. A special, season one recap episode will also premiere in Japan on Saturday, Mar. 25th.
Funimation will be releasing the first season of the anime on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD, on Apr. 18, 2017. You can learn more about the anime by visiting the official page. The manga is currently published in North America by Viz Media.