As previously reported, ABS-CBN’s digital terrestrial channel YeY has announced in a teaser on Saturday that My Hero Academia will premiere for the first time in Filipino this month.
The channel has revealed in a television advertisement on Monday that the popular sci-fi action anime will on May 7, airing Every Monday to Friday nights at 08:00pm, replacing Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal, which currently occupies the timeslot.
It is not known if there would be encore airings of the program during the day.
Anime Pilipinas reported last November that the dubbing sessions for the anime’s first season had concluded the same month, according to an Instagram post by Daisy May Cariño, who served as its dubbing director.
The social media post also included a video clip, which shows Mark Ivan Uy voicing the lead character “Izuku Midoriya” and Elle Genovata as “Tsuyu Asui”.
No word yet if they have already started dubbing the show’s second season.
Mankind has developed superpowers known as “Quirks” with 80% of the population having some kind of superpower. These new abilities see the rise of both superheroes and villains. A prestigious school known as the The Hero Academy trains superpowered hopefuls into the heroes the world needs. Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he’s part the 20% without a Quirk. Unwilling to give up his dream, he plans to take the exam and be accepted into a high school for budding heroes. Through a series of serendipitous events, he catches the eye of the greatest hero, All Might, who agrees to train him. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
My Hero Academia is an anime adaptation of a Japanese manga series by Kohei Horikoshi, which is being serialized on Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since July 2014. The manga series currently has 18 volumes.
Gundam Build Fighters director Kenji Nagasaki and scriptwriter Yosuke Kuroda reunited to work on the anime series, while Yoshihiko Umakoshi, who worked on titles like Berserk and Magical Doremi, handled the anime’s character designs, which was produced by the anime studio BONES.
YeY is one of the digital terrestrial sub-channels of ABS-CBN, and the second animation channel of the network after the now-defunct anime channel HEROtv.
Previous anime titles also aired on the digital TV channel include Kirarin Revolution, Rental Magica, Tears to Tiara, and Ace of Diamond.
YeY can be seen on digital terrestrial TV exclusively on ABS-CBN TVplus set-top boxes, as well as SKYcable Channel 01 (Metro Manila, CAMANAVA / Rizal, Cavite, and Laguna) and SKYdirect Channel 03.