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Funimation to Stream My Hero Academia Season 2 With English Dub, Subtitles (Updated)

posted on by Karen Ressler
1st 6 dubbed episodes to premiere same day as Japan; dub trailer streamed

FUNimation Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it will stream the second season of My Hero Academia with both an English dub and in Japanese with English subtitles. The first six episodes of the dub will stream on the same day as the subtitled version, beginning with the first episode on April 1. The stream will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.

The company also streamed an English-dubbed trailer:

Funimation streamed the first 13-episode series in Japanese with English subtitles as it aired on Japan's MBS /TBS channel beginning last April. The company also streamed a broadcast dub, though the dub premiered a month later.

The anime will air on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. on the NTV (Nippon TV) and YTV (Yomiuri TV) channels beginning on March 25 with an episode recapping the first season. The new season will cover the U.A. Sports Festival arc of Kōhei Horikoshi's original manga. French anime publisher Kaze is listing the series with a runtime equivalent to a two-cour, or half-year, series.

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. Kenshi Yonezu is performing the opening theme song "Peace Sign," and Little Glee Monster is performing the ending theme song.

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.

Update: Funimation confirmed with ANN that it is also "currently working to provide fans with the special recap episode [that will air in Japan on March 25] as soon as possible" and will update with new information.

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