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My Hero Academia Premieres on Toonami on 5/5/2018


Let’s hear it loud and proud, Toonami fans: Plus Ultra!

Earlier today, Funimation announced that My Hero Academia will join the Toonami lineup. The series will première on the block on May 5, at 11:30PM local time.

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

Funimation describes the first 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.

The series originally hit Japanese TV in the Spring 2016 broadcast season. The show’s third season launched on April 7. Funimation is streaming the show as a simulcast and SimulDub, and is offering dubs for the first episodes of the season day-and-date with the Japanese airing.

Funimation describes the latest 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.

Feature film My Hero Academia the Movie: The Two Heroes will open in Japanese theaters on August 3.

Source: Twitter (Funimation)

Update 4/19/2018, 2:46PM: Toonami’s Facebook page confirms that the block will air all three seasons of My Hero Academia.

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Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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