ABS-CBN’s digital terrestrial channel YeY has announced on Friday that the second season of My Hero Academia will also be airing on the channel this month.
Both seasons will be aired consecutively, which means the first episode of Season two will air starting Wednesday, May 23, after the first season the day earlier.
Season one of the popular sci-fi action anime will premiere on May 7, airing Every Monday to Friday nights at 08:00pm. The anime series will air for the first time in Filipino dubbing.
The channel has also uploaded on Friday the promotional videos of My Hero Academia on their Official YouTube account.
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.
Southeast Asian anime channel ANIMAX Asia aired both first and second season of the anime on a simulcast basis. There is still no word when will the anime channel air the anime’s third season, which premiered on Japanese television this April.
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.