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My Hero Academia 2nd Season's 2nd Promo Video Confirms Returning Staff

posted on 2016-12-16 23:06 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New series covering U.A. Sports Festival arc premieres in April

The official website for My Hero Academia anime series began streaming the second promotional video on Saturday for the anime's second season. The website had revealed earlier on Saturday that the second season will premiere on television in Japan in April 2017.

The video confirms the anime's returning staff:

  • Director: Kenji Nagasaki
  • Series Composition, Scripts: Yousuke Kuroda
  • Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Yoshihiko Umakoshi
  • Music: Yuuki Hayashi
  • Animation Production: BONES

The cast from the first season is also returning.

The new season will cover the U.A. Sports Festival arc of Kohei Horikoshi's original manga.

The anime's first season of 13 episodes premiered on the MBS /TBS channel on April 3. 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 on November 27 and then in four other Japanese cities on December 4. The anime will ship on DVD in Japan with a limited edition of the 13th volume the manga on April 4.

Horikoshi launched the superhero manga series in Weekly Shonen Jump in July 2014, and Shueisha published the 11th compiled volume in Japan on November 4. Viz Media is publishing the manga digitally in its Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and in print. The company released the manga's sixth compiled volume in English on November 1.


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