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New ‘My Hero Academia’ Anime DVD/BD Release Promo Arrives

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My Hero Academia Hulu HeaderThe spring 2016 anime series My Hero Academia is having its home video release handled by TOHO and they set things up well for it. While we’ve still got just over a month until it arrives, TOHO is all in on promoting it and they’ve got their fourth TV spot out to remind folks to get their preorders in. The thirteen episode series is getting a five volume release that begins on June 29th, 2016. The DVDs are priced at 5,800 yen each while the Blu-ray’s are at 6,800 yen each. The first three volumes have three episodes each while the final two have two episodes each. All sets are listed as limited editions and are currently listed on Amazon Japan as having two discs per set.

The announced cast includes Daiki Yamashita as Izuku, Kenta Miyake as All Might, Ayane Sakura as Ochako Uraraka, Kaito Ishikawa as Tenya Iida, Aoi Yuki as Tsuyu Asui, Ryou Hirohashi as Minoru Mineta, Marina Inoue as Momo Yaoyorozu, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Yuuki Kaji as Shoto Todoroki, Eri Kitamura as Mina Ashido, Kōsuke Kuwano as Yūga Aoyama, Kei Shindou as Kyōka Jirō and Masakazu Nishida as Mezō Shōji.

Originally starting back in the summer of 2014, after creator Kouhei Horikoshi Barrage series ended, My Hero Academia is one of the more well-received books in the English edition of Weekly Shonen Jump.

Horikoshi received a Tezuka Award Honorable Mention in 2006 after publishing several short stories in Akamaru Jump. His first serialized work was Oumagadoki Doubutsuen back in 2010.

Plot concept: What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called “Quirks”? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless? Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he hasn’t got an ounce of power in him. With no chance of ever getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, his life is looking more and more like a dead end. Then an encounter with All Might, the greatest hero of them all, gives him a chance to change his destiny.

Volume Date Extras
1 06/29/16 Clean opening, Clean closing
2 07/13/16
3 08/17/16
4 09/14/16
5 10/12/16
My Hero Academia Japanese Volume 1 Cover
My Hero Academia Japanese Volume 1 Cover
My Hero Academia Japanese Volume 1 Jacket
My Hero Academia Japanese Volume 1 Jacket

[Source:  My Hero Academia]