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My Hero Academia updates: manga hiatus, FUNimation streaming, possible two-cour season 2

We’ve got a triple-whammy of My Hero Academia updates for you today. But there’s good news and bad news, so let’s get the bad out of the way. This Monday’s issue of Weekly Shonen Jump won’t be running a new chapter of Kohei Horikoshi’s manga, announcing that the series is taking a one-week hiatus due to Horikoshi’s sudden illness. This will make it the mangaka’s first hiatus from the series, but it’s planned to return in the magazine’s subsequent issue on March 13th.

In much better news, FUNimation have confirmed that they will be streaming the anime’s second season subbed and dubbed from April 1st. The first six episodes of the dub will be up and streaming the same day as the first episode, with the subbed simulcast running weekly as normal.

FUNimation’s stream will be available in the United States, Canada, the UK and Ireland. To get you in the mood for more Quirky antics, here’s the trailer for their English dub:

And just to tip the scales more towards the positive, French anime distributors Kaze have dropped a tidbit into their home release details that suggests season 2 is in for a two-cour run. Their plans indicate two 12-episode collections, so get ready for a glorious half-year of MHA to come.

Of course, don’t think of this as a dead cert just yet, as Japanese listings haven’t stated how long this season will be airing. It has been confirmed that the anime will return on March 25th for a recap episode, leading into the Sports Festival arc which starts from April 1st.

The main cast from the first anime all return for season 2, along with all key staff. Kenji Nagasaki is back directing at studio BONES, with Yosuke Kuroda writing and overseeing scripts. Yoshihiko Umakoshi is also returning as character designer and chief animation director, with Yuki Hayashi composing music.

1 Comment on My Hero Academia updates: manga hiatus, FUNimation streaming, possible two-cour season 2

  1. I heard about the hiatus. I hope he gets better 100%.

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