It looks like class will be back in session in time for spring break!
The wraparound band for the third compiled volume of the My Hero Academia: Vigilantes (Vigilante: Boku no Hero Academia Illegals) manga confirms that the My Hero Academia anime will return to Japanese TV on April 7. The series will hold on to the 5:30PM time slot on Saturdays on YTV, NTV, and 27 network affiliates across Japan.
My Hero Academia’s third season will focus on the original manga’s “Forest School Trip” arc. Funimation previously confirmed that they will stream the new season as a simulcast.
The show’s staff will reveal further details at a later date.
New cast members for the run include:
- Mandalay (“Telepath” Quirk): Chisa Suganuma
- Ragdoll (“Search” Quirk): Meiko Kawasaki
- Tora (“Pliabody” Quirk): Shinnosuke Ogami
- Pixie-bob (“Earth Flow” Quirk): Serina Machiyama
- Kōta Izumi: Michiru Yamazaki
Ragdoll, Pixie-bob, Tora, and Ragdoll are members of the “Pussycats” Hero team. Kōta Izumi is a child who lost his parents, and grew to hate Heroes.
Visuals for the new characters were released earlier this week. You can check them out below:
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.
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