Philippine terrestrial broadcaster ABS-CBN has announced on Sunday that the popular anime series My Hero Academia will air on the channel next month.
The anime series will start on April 7, which airs every Sunday morning at 09:15am, replacing One Punch Man on its timeslot.
The anime will air nationwide through free TV on ABS-CBN, and in high-definition on ABS-CBN HD.
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, and currently has 21 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 character designs.
The anime was produced by the anime studio BONES.
Streaming giant Netflix has started streaming in the Philippines the third season of the popular anime series last December.
My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, which is the first anime film adaptation of the popular series, was screened in Philippine cinemas in October last year.
The first two seasons of popular anime series made its premiere for the first time in Filipino dubbing through ABS-CBN’s digital terrestrial channel YeY in May last year, which was re-aired last November.
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