Toho Animation began streaming a commercial for the My Hero Academia television anime’s second season on Friday. The video previews the anime’s opening theme song “Peace Sign” by Kenshi Yonezu.
The series will premiere in Japanese with English subtitles on Crunchyroll and Hulu on Saturday, and FunimationNow will stream the English dub. The first six dubbed episodes will launch on the same days they air in Japan.
Kenji Nagasaki is returning to direct the series at BONES, with Yousuke Kuroda returning to write and oversee the scripts. Yoshihiko Umakoshi is again serving as the character designer and chief animation director, and Yuuki Hayashi is also returning to compose the music. The main cast from the first season is also returning.
New cast members for the show’s second season include:
- Tetsu Inada as Enji Todoroki/Endeavor
- Wataru Hatano as Hitoshi Shinsō
- Azu Sakura as Mei Hatsume
- Saki Ogasawara as Itsuka Kendō
- Kōji Okino as Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu
- Miho Masaka as Ibara Shiozaki
- Kōhei Amasaki as Neito Monoma
Little Glee Monster is performing the ending theme song.
The anime is airing on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. on the NTV (Nippon TV) and YTV (Yomiuri TV) channels. The anime already aired an episode on March 25 recapping the first season. The new season is covering the U.A. Sports Festival arc of Kōhei Horikoshi‘s original manga.
The anime’s first season of 13 episodes premiered on the MBS /TBS channel last April. Funimation streamed the series in Japanese with English subtitles in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland as it aired in Japan. The company also streamed a broadcast dub.
Horikoshi’s original manga also inspired an event anime that screened in Tokyo in November and then in four other Japanese cities in December. The anime will ship on DVD in Japan with a limited edition of the 13th volume the manga on April 4. A second OVA will ship on DVD in Japan with a limited edition of the 14th volume on June 2.
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