Funimation is ready for the third season simulcast and simuldub of My Hero Academia and at the same time that comes out they get the first part of the second season out as a DVD/BD combo release. The first set out today, they now have a new promotional spot for it showing off a bit of the dub clip as the sports festival gets underway!
The show is being done as a regular edition priced at $64.98 and a limited edition priced at $84.98. On disc extras for both include the Episode 13.5 – Hero Notebook, Anime Expo 2017: Interview with Yoshihiko Umakoshi, Inside the Episode, Promo Videos, and the Textless Opening & Closing Songs. The limited edition comes with the first half of season 2, DVD and Blu-ray, in a rigid chipboard box, UA tournament headband, 2 sports pennants, one featuring the UA logo and the other featuring the MHA logo, Acrylic All Might keychain, 40-page art book with a tournament guide, and 10 collectible holographic trading cards featuring some of the most popular heroes in training.
Check out the trailer below!
The series was directed by Kenji Nagasaki based on the series composition by Yousuke Kuroda. Yoshihiko Umakoshi is on board as the character designer and chief animation director with it being produced at BONES.
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, Masakazu Nishida as Mezō Shōji, Saki Ogasawara as Itsuka Kendou, Kouji Okino as Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu, Azu Sakura as Mei Hatsume, Chisa Suganuma as Shino Sousaki (Mandalay), Meiko Kawasaki as Ragdoll, Shinnosuke Ogami as Tora, Serina Machiyama as Pixie-Bob, and Michiru Yamazaki as Kouta Izumi.
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