My Hero Academia's 2nd Season Premieres in April

posted on by Karen Ressler
New key visual unveiled

The official website for My Hero Academia anime series announced on Saturday that the second season will premiere on television in Japan in April 2017. The website also unveiled a new key visual illustrated by character designer and chief animation director Yoshihiko Umakoshi.

The anime had announced a second season in June. The new season will cover the U.A. Sports Festival arc of Kōhei Horikoshi's original manga.

The website streamed the first promotional video for the second season earlier this month:

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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