Funimation Acquire Same-Day Streaming Rights for My Hero Academia’s Second Season

Following what they have deemed to be a “successful season of the most highly-anticipated, new series of 2016”, North American anime publisher have confirmed they have acquired the rights to the second season of My Hero Academia (Boku no Hero Academia 2nd Season – 僕のヒーローアカデミア 2ndシーズン). Episodes will begin online distribution in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland on Saturday April 1st 2017, and will be for the first time with the series, be available pretty much simultaneously with Japan.

Funimation plan to present the first six episodes both English-subtitled and SimulDub’ed (English dubbed) on the same day the episodes are available in Japan. 

Gen Fukunaga | CEO and Founder of Funimation Entertainment

My Hero Academia’ was one of the most eagerly anticipated new anime series to launch in 2016. It was a big hit with our fans and the #1 show on FunimationNow last year. We’re very excited to be presenting the first six episodes of ‘My Hero Academia’ – both simulcast and SimulDub – on the same day they air in Japan. I have no doubts that Season 2 will be another fantastic season and will build on the great characters and storylines from last year.

Mike DuBoise | EVP and COO of Funimation Entertainment

Toho and BONES exceeded expectations with Season 1 and Season 2 will definitely not disappoint. We’re thrilled to be distributing ‘My Hero Academia’ and for FunimationNow to be the home of the both the simulcast and SimulDub.

Find yourself needing a bit of a recap of My Hero Academia‘s first season? A special recap episode will premiere in Japan on Saturday 25 March 2017, and will presumably be available through Funimation either simultaneously or shortly after.

The Story of My Hero Academia

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.

In Season 2, it’s Quirk versus Quirk as our young heroes face off in the ultimate showdown! The world-renowned U.A. Sports Festival begins now.

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