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    MY HERO ACADEMIA Season 2 Expands Streaming Platforms with Subtitled Episodes on Hulu and Crunchyroll

    SimulDub Episodes to Stream Exclusively on FunimationNow; Season 2 to Premiere on All Three Platforms Together on April 1 Source: Funimation Entertainment press release Official Site: heroaca.com (Japan), funimation.com/myheroclass (US) Special Thanks to Scott Barretto

    Image courtesy of Funimation Entertainment. © Kohei Horikoshi / Shueisha ? My Hero Accademia Production Committee

    On the heels of its acquisition of MY HERO ACADEMIA (???????????, Boku no Hiiroo Akademia) Season 2 earlier this month, Funimation Entertainment has announced that English-subtitled simulcast episodes of the new season will stream on both Crunchyroll and Hulu, which will launch on April 1 along with the English SimulDub on FunimationNow as part of the simultaneous premiere with Japan. As part of this announcement, Funimation will now exclusively stream English SimulDub episodes of MY HERO ACADEMIA Season 2 on FunimationNow while English-subtitled simulcast episodes of the new season will exclusively stream on Hulu and Crunchyroll. As previously revealed, the first six episodes of both the English-subtitled simulcast and English SimulDub will launch on the same day they are broadcast in Japan. "We`re pleased to partner with both Hulu and Crunchyroll to bring MY HERO ACADEMIA Season 2 to both their streaming services," said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of Funimation. "We look forward to launching the new season with them alongside FunimationNow during the simultaneous premiere with Japan on April 1." "We`re excited to make MY HERO ACADEMIA Season 2 accessible to more and more anime fans through this partnership with Crunchyroll and Hulu," said Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation. "Fans can look forward to another great season of MY HERO ACADEMIA beginning April 1." Synopsis In a world where eighty percent of the population has some kind of super-powered "quirk," Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that won`t stop him from enrolling in a prestigious hero academy. Now, the promising freshman class is making its debut at the world-renowned U.A. Sports Festival! It`s Quirk versus Quirk as our young heroes face off in the ultimate showdown. Funimation will release MY HERO ACADEMIA Season 1 on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on April 18, 2017. For more about MY HERO ACADEMIA Season 2, including character information and how to "join the Academy" for exclusive news and information, visit funimation.com/myheroclass. To watch "My Hero Academia" now on Funimation, go to funimation.com/myheroacademia. Viewers can catch up on all past episodes of MY HERO ACADEMIA on Hulu now at hulu.com/my-hero-academia. Like Funimation on Facebook at facebook.com/funimation, and follow them on Instagram at instagram.com/funimation and Twitter at twitter.com/funimation.


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