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My Hero Academia Season 3 Kicks off in April 2018


It’s about time we get back to U.A. Academy soon, wouldn’t you agree?

The latest issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump reports that the My Hero Academia anime will return to Japanese TV in April 2018. As of press time, no further details have been announced.

My Hero Academia‘s third season will focus on the original manga’s “Forest School Trip” arc. The show’s staff will reveal further details at a later date. The show’s second season aired in the Spring 2017 broadcast season. Funimation offered a streaming simuldub for the show day-and-date with the season’s premiere on April 8. Funimation plans to stream the upcoming third season on their FunimationNow platform.

My Hero Academia is based on Kohei Horikoshi’s manga of the same name. Kenji Nagasaki directed the first two seasons at Bones, with Yousuke Kuroda (Gundam Build Fighters, Trigun) penning the show’s scripts. Yoshihiko Umakoshi (Berserk) was in charge of character designs.

Funimation currently holds the rights to the first two seasons of My Hero Academia. They describe the second season as:

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.

The first season of the show aired on TBS and MBS in the Spring 2016 broadcast season. Funimation currently holds the exclusive international home entertainment, video on demand, merchandise, and broadcast distribution rights to the property. The publisher streamed simulcasts for the series in the United States, Canada, The United Kingdom, and Ireland as episodes aired in Japan.

Source: Twitter (pKjd)

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