Don’t promise materials and fail to deliver them to your dub team. Only villains do that.

Earlier today, Funimation announced that their SimulDub for the first episode of My Hero Academia‘s third season will be delayed. In a statement posted to Twitter, the publisher stated:

Good Citizens! The first episode of MY HERO ACADEMIA Season 3 is almost here, and we are still working on the dub. :( Our partners in Japan are working VERY hard to make broadcast dealines, but due to production delays, they weren’t able to send the episode early for dubbing.

BUT HAVE NO FEAR! We’ll be premiering the sub in meantime AND we’re still on schedule for dubbing episode 2 – which is when the action hits!

So enjoy the sub premiere this week & tune in for the dub of episode 2 next week as we stream the same day it airs in Japan!

PLUS ULTRA!!!

My Hero Academia‘s third season premieres on April 7. The new will focus on the original manga’s “Forest School Trip” arc. Funimation previously announced that they will stream the dubs for the first six episodes day and date with the Japanese episode premieres. The new season will run for 25 episodes.

My Hero Academia is based on Kohei Horikoshi’s manga of the same name. Kenji Nagasaki will return to direct the new season at Bones, with Yousuke Kuroda (Gundam Build Fighters, Trigun) penning the show’s scripts. Yoshihiko Umakoshi (Berserk) is in charge of character designs.

UVERWORLD will provide opening theme song Odd Future, while Miwa performs the show’s closing theme song.

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
  • Mustard (Quirk: Sleep Gas): Kiyotaka Furushima
  • Moonfish (Quirk: Tooth Blade): Shuhei Matsuda
  • Muscular (Quirk: Muscle Augment): Kousuke Takaguchi

Ragdoll, Pixie-bob, Tora, and Ragdoll are members of the “Pussycats” Hero team. Mustard, Moonfish, and Muscular are members of the League of Villains. Kōta Izumi is a child who lost his parents, and grew to hate Heroes.

Funimation describes the new season as:

Summer is here, and the heroes of Class 1-A and 1-B are in for the toughest training camp of their lives! A group of seasoned pros pushes everyone’s Quirks to new heights as the students face one overwhelming challenge after another. Braving the elements in this secret location becomes the least of their worries when routine training turns into a critical struggle for survival.

Source: Twitter (Funimation)