'Boku no Hero Academia' Gets Original Net Anime Episode
Aug 2, 2020 9:45 PM
The official website of the Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia) anime series announced a new original anime episode on Monday, subtitled Ikinokore! Kesshi no Survival Kunren (Make It! Do-or-Die Survival Training). The website also revealed a key visual (pictured).
The episode will stream in two parts on Hulu on August 16, followed by d Anime Store, U-NEXT, dTV, Anime Houdai, Hikari TV, J:COM on Demand, TELASA, milplus, RakutenTV, Tsutaya TV, Videx, Geo TV, Niconico Channel, Bandai Channel, Video Market, and MovieFull Plus on August 30. The Sukue! Kyuujo Kunren! and Training of the Dead original video episodes, which were bundled with the 13th and 14th manga volumes, will also be available for streaming at the same time.
North American anime distributors Funimation and Crunchyroll announced on Sunday that the platforms will also stream the new episode on August 15. The latter will debut the two-part episode at 11:00 a.m. EDT.
The episode is based on the recital drama of the same title that was performed by the cast members at the U.A. High School Survival Camp event at the Bunkyou Civic Hall in 2018.
In this brand-new adventure, some Class 1-A students are sent to hone their survival skills at a training course. Having yet to receive their provisional licenses, they're eager to cut loose and have a little fun.
They quickly discover that the danger they face is no simulation! It's going to take their combined training, teamwork, and quick thinking if they're going to pass this assignment! (Source: Funimation)
Production staff returning for the episode at animation studio Bones include chief director Kenji Nagasaki (Boku no Hero Academia), director Masahiro Mukai (Trickster: Edogawa Ranpo "Shounen Tanteidan" yori), series composer and scriptwriter Yousuke Kuroda (Ookiku Furikabutte), character designer Yoshihiko Umakoshi (Casshern Sins), and music composer Yuuki Hayashi (Haikyuu!!).
The anime series adapts Kouhei Horikoshi's action superhero manga, which drew inspiration from his Boku no Hero (My Hero) one-shot that was published in the 2008 Winter issue of Akamaru Jump. Weekly Shounen Jump began serializing the manga in July 2014. Shueisha published the 27th volume on July 3, with the 28th volume scheduled for release on September 4. Boku no Hero Academia has a cumulative 27 million copies of its compiled volumes in circulation.
The first television anime aired in 13 episodes in Spring 2016, followed by the second, third, and fourth seasons in Spring 2017, Spring 2018, and Fall 2019, respectively—each running for 25 episodes. The Futari no Hero and Heroes:Rising side-story films premiered in Japan in August 2018 and on December 20 last year. A fifth anime season is currently in production.
VIZ Media licensed the manga in English through its Shounen Jump imprint in February 2015 and serialized it in their digital Weekly Shonen Jump magazine till it discontinued. The company's new Shounen Jump platform now simulpublishes the manga with the Japanese release. The 24th volume was released on June 2.
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