Fans are excited and anxiously waiting for My Hero Academia to get started on its second cour this summer. The newest season was confirmed by the official website to run for 25 episodes. Looking toward the new episodes, Shonen Jump recently gave fans a preview of a new villain coming to the show.
In the most recent issue of Shonen Jump, fans got a sneak peak at thew new villain, who is called Stain. Stain is voiced by Go Inoue, and a picture of the new baddie can be seen below. Stain has bandaged ams, a katana slung across his back, and it appears to be a strange tongue.
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.
The show 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.
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