POPTV adds Tagalog-dubbed “My Hero Academia” to streaming lineup

Subscription video on-demand service also reveals the anime will receive a new Tagalog-dubbed version.

Subscription video on-demand service POPTV has announced on Friday that the popular anime series My Hero Academia will be added to their streaming lineup on Wednesday, December 16.

The streaming service also posted a video on their Facebook page on Sunday revealing that the popular anime series will get a brand new Tagalog-dubbed version.


©2016 K. Horikoshi / Shueisha, My Hero Academia Project

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 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 published on Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since July 2014, and currently has 28 volumes.

The popular manga is also being published simultaneously in English language through digital manga services like Viz Media’s Shonen Jump and Shueisha’s Manga Plus.


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, which is produced by anime studio BONES.

The popular franchise currently has four seasons on the television anime series, two theatrical anime films, three video game adaptations and three manga spinoffs, among others.


Southeast Asian anime channel ANIMAX Asia aired the first season of My Hero Academia on a simulcast basis in April 2016, while the second season was also aired the following year.

Streaming giant Netflix has added the popular series in the Philippines in 2018, and started streaming the third season in December of the same year. The fourth season was added to the service in Late 2019.

The first two seasons of popular anime series made its television premiere in Tagalog dubbing for the first time through ABS-CBN’s now-defunct digital terrestrial channel YeY in May 2018, while ABS-CBN aired the first season in April 2019.


POPTV is a subscription video on-demand streaming service of Singapore-based media company August Media Holdings, which is known as one of the companies that produced the Filipino-made anime series Barangay 143.

For more details on POPTV, please visit their website at poptv.ph or follow their social media platforms.