France’s Kaze Lists My Hero Academia Season 2 With Runtime Equal to Half Year
French anime publisher Kaze is listing the second season My Hero Academia with a total runtime equivalent to two cour (half of a year). Kaze is listing two total home video releases for the second season, each with a runtime of 318 minutes, which roughly corresponds to the runtime of one anime cour (quarter of a year).
The anime will air on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. on the NTV (Nippon TV) and YTV (Yomiuri TV) channels beginning on March 25 with an episode recapping the first season. The new season will cover the U.A. Sports Festival arc of Kōhei Horikoshi‘s original manga.
Kenji Nagasaki is returning to direct the series at BONES, with Yousuke Kuroda returning to write and oversee the scripts. Yoshihiko Umakoshi is again serving as the character designer and chief animation director, and Yuuki Hayashi is also returning to compose the music. The main cast from the first season is also returning.
Kenshi Yonezu is performing the opening theme song “Peace Sign,” and Little Glee Monster is performing the ending theme song.
The anime’s first season of 13 episodes premiered on the MBS /TBS channel last April. Funimation streamed the series in Japanese with English subtitles in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland as it aired in Japan. The company also streamed a broadcast dub.
Horikoshi’s original manga also inspired an event anime that screened in Tokyo in November and then in four other Japanese cities in December. The anime will ship on DVD in Japan with a limited edition of the 13th volume the manga on April 4. A second OVA will ship on DVD in Japan with a limited edition of the 14th volume on June 2.
Source: AnimeLand (Bruno de la Cruz)