The second season of My Hero Academia has been receiving high praise for its beautiful animation and epic story. To pump fans up for what is coming in the second phase of the season, a new preview has been released. The series returned with its first episode of the Stain arc on July 8th.
In the new video, we get to see why anime fans are so hyped by the series, with epic battle animation and music. The action is promised to be picking up in the new story arc, and this video is just thing thing needed to start the hype. Check it out for yourself above.
If you are not familiar with My Hero Academia, the series officially began back in 2014 when Weekly Shonen Jump published Kōhei Horikoshi’s manga. The original series was then adapted into an anime in April 2016 and exploded in popularity.
The show follows a middle school student named Izuku Midoriya. The boy is just an average teenager who was born in an alternate universe where everyone is born with superpowers. That is of course, except for him. The powerless but passionate Izuku dreams of still becoming a famous and beloved superhero, but he finds himself mocked for his seemingly unreachable goal.
However, his classmates are soon silenced when Izuku proves himself by doing something truly heroic; he saves a fellow classmate of his from a villain when no one else would step up to the challenge, and the world’s greatest superhero, All Might, decides to gift the Izuku a special power. The new gift, which is known as One For All, allows Izuku to channel great physical strength - and it finally allows him to enter the training academy U.A. High School, and strive for being the most famous superhero in the world.
My Hero Academia is currently available to watch on Funimation, Hulu, and Crunchyroll. Funimation is currently simulcasting the new season, same day as release, with English subtitles in the U.S. on both Hulu and Crunchyroll. However the Simuldub (English dubbed simulcast) is exclusive to Funimation's on streaming service FunimationNow.