The official website of the anime adaptation of Kouhei Horikoshi’s Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia) manga began streaming a new commercial for the second season on Friday. The video previews the anime’s opening theme song “Peace Sign” by Kenshi Yonezu. The series will debut on April 1.
Here’s the third promotional video:
A new key visual for the anime was also revealed:
The new cast members who will make their first appearance in the season’s U.A.’s sports festival arc include:
The opening theme song of the second season will be “Peace Sign” performed by Kenshi Yonezu (Third ending theme for 3-gatsu no Lion). The Ending theme song will be sung by Little Glee Monster. The title of the ED will be revealed at a later date.
The second season of Boku no Hero Academia is scheduled to air from Saturday March 25th at 5:30pm JST on NTV and YTV. The episode on the 25th will be a recap episode of the first anime season. The following episode that airs on April 1st will be the first official episode of the new second season.
The anime’s returning staff includes:
- Director: Kenji Nagasaki (Gundam Build Fighters, Classroom☆Crisis)
- Series Composer: Yousuke Kuroda (Gundam Build Fighters, Hellsing Ultimate)
- Anime Character Designer: Yoshihiko Umakoshi (Berserk, Casshern Sins)
- Music Composer: Yuuki Hayashi (Death Parade, Haikyuu!!)
- Animation Studio: Studio Bones (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Noragami)
Here is the anime’s second season first promotional video:
The second promotional video:
In addition, the series is also receiving an original anime special. The upcoming OVA will be written by Horikoshi about a joint practice session between Izuku’s class and the other hero department students at U.A. Academy.
Here is that OVA’s preview video:
Boku no Hero Academia is a Japanese superhero manga series written and illustrated by Kouhei Horikoshi. It has been serialized in Weekly Shounen Jump since July 2014, and 11 volumes have been collected in tankoubon format. The series has been licensed for English-language release by Viz Media, and began serialization in their weekly digital manga anthology Weekly Shounen Jump on February 9, 2015. The story follows Izuku Midoriya, a boy born without superpowers in a world where they are the norm, but who still dreams of becoming a superhero himself, and is scouted by the world’s greatest hero who shares his powers with Izuku after recognizing his value and enrolls him in a high school for heroes in training. The manga was adapted into an anime television series; the first season aired from April 3 to June 26, 2016, and a second season is scheduled to premiere on April 1, 2017.
Here is the series synopsis:
People are not born equal, a realization that 4-year-old Midoriya Izuku faced when bullied by his classmates who had unique special powers. Izuku was one of the rare cases where he was born with absolutely no unique powers. This did not stop Izuku from pursuing his dream, a dream of becoming a great hero like the legendary All-Might. To become the great hero he hopelessly wants to become, he now will join the ranks of one of the highest rated “Hero Academies” in the country: Yueiko. With the help of his idol All-Might, will he be able to claim the ranks and become a true hero?