The second cour of the second season of My Hero Academia is underway and Funimation’s getting some extra promotion out there for their involvement in the series. The distributor is working through the simuldub of the show and that’s getting us a lot of the action very close to the Japanese side, just in English. Check out some of the themes of the new arc below!
Animated by studio Bones, the series is directed by Kenji Nagasaki based on the series composition from Yousuke Kuroda. Yoshihiko Umakoshi serves as the chief animation director and character designer.
The Japanese 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.
The English cast includes Christopher R. Sabat as All Might, Justin Briner as Izuku Midoriya, Luci Christian as Ochaco and Clifford Chapin as Bakugo.
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.