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Second Season of 'Boku no Hero Academia' Announced

by Stark700
Jun 23, 2016 3:12 AM | 154 Comments
This year's 30th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shounen Jump magazine, which will ship on June 27, will be announcing that the anime adaptation of manga Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia) will get second season. The manga was featured in color as a centerfold. More details will be announced at a later date.

Synopsis
The appearance of "quirks," newly discovered super powers, has been steadily increasing over the years, with 80 percent of humanity possessing various abilities from manipulation of elements to shapeshifting. This leaves the remainder of the world completely powerless, and Izuku Midoriya is one such individual.

Since he was a child, the ambitious middle schooler has wanted nothing more than to be a hero. Izuku's unfair fate leaves him admiring heroes and taking notes on them whenever he can. But it seems that his persistence has borne some fruit: Izuku meets the number one hero and his personal idol, All Might. All Might's quirk is a unique ability that can be inherited, and he has chosen Izuku to be his successor!

Enduring many months of grueling training, Izuku enrolls in UA High, a prestigious high school famous for its excellent hero training program, and this year's freshmen look especially promising. With his bizarre but talented classmates and the looming threat of a villainous organization, Izuku will soon learn what it really means to be a hero.

Boku no Hero Academia is written and drawn by Kouhei Horikoshi. It has been serialized since July 2014 and currently has nine compiled manga volumes, with the 9th volume just released last June 3. Bones has previously adapted the manga into a 13-episode TV anime adaptation that has been airing since April 3 and is set to end on June 26.

Teaser


Source: Otakomu

Boku no Hero Academia 2 on MAL

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Fai said:
Eugh. Not surprising I guess, stuff like that appeals to the masses.


Seriously, Stop adapting generic shonen crap and give me Kekkai Sensen 2, BONES. Or do more high quality anime original works on level of Conrevo. There's enough shonen fighter shows in the market as is.


no stop shonen is the best type of anime

Aug 22, 2016 10:05 PM by anthenarutofan

Even if the second season paces the same way as the manga, the hype is barely justified.

Jun 30, 2016 10:34 AM by TsunaTheKing

I am so happy and impatient for the sports festival arc to be animated.

Jun 28, 2016 12:49 PM by edelrose

Good anime getting good sequels = good news. Hype!

Jun 26, 2016 11:03 PM by RiceLover

I'm sorry you took it that way. I was just making a sarcastic comment about the generally hyperviolent, perverted, and outright psychotic nature of most anime stories - at least on the surface.

Sure anime was there for all of those people. Even for myself during our hard times. But can we seriously say that our lives couldn't have been better without anime? I mean, we came upon these difficulties because of abuses and neglect in our real lives. Rather than viewing anime like a cure-all, why not ask the question - why has our society failed us, and made us resort to animation form Nihon to get our life lessons that should've been there in family, school, community, and work?

Just some food for thought there.

Jun 26, 2016 7:57 PM by VyseLegendaire

VyseLegendaire said:
Animated_Amatuer said:
Oh, I was having such a down day.

But, this stuck such a smile on my face :D

We need these kinds of shows because they can really uplift people and push them through the hard times they go through everyday.

I am always amazed that a community that has opened up and accepted such a creative animation form that is known as anime are so quick to build walls and create divisions.

The Dub is always bad! Shounen Series are all bad! Come on guys; seriously?

If you have a personal preference that's perfectly fine but no one should put down other people's preferences and if it really bothers you so much then don't comment on sections that deliver great news like Season 2. Go and make your own thread on how the show is disappointing or how it is generic and type to your heart's content.

And maybe have an open mind don't just write off a genre or series until you give it a fair chance.

But, that's my two cents :D anime and manga has helped me so much in my life and I do mean all kinds of anime from Dubs to Subs to Shounen, Shoujo, Seinen, Josei, all of them so never close a door in the anime world you never know what you might find :)


To say anime has helped so much in your life is akin to Jesus saying that the crucifixion helped so much in his life. Just saying.


............. Wow seriously?

If you feel that way that's perfectly fine but I happen to know several people who were in really bad shape until anime came into their lives.

One grew up in a broken household and lacked direction; always arguing with his Mom or teachers who tried to help him and he never had a role model to look up to. But, through anime he found guidance through positive messages and positive role models and began to change his outlook on life and how he treated others. He became more respectful around others and began reaching out to people and creating real friendships.

The other was in a deep state of depression after her breakup she thought that since her first boyfriend left her for someone else and that he was the only boy who ever showed interest in her; she thought she was worthless and would never be loved by anyone else. She tried several outlets and talked to several professionals on how to get out of this state but for what ever reason they didn't resonate with her. But, anime did. Anime brought a smile to her face like nothing else did. By finding strong female characters to look up to she soon came to realize that she was too good for her ex-boyfriend and gained a whole new level of confidence in herself. That led her to finding a place to belong in the anime community and she found herself a great guy in that community and after 5 years of dating they are now engaged. She wouldn't have met him if anime didn't come into her life.

Now the final person was probably in the worst shape of all. He grew up in a bad neighborhood and his parents were just too passive so they let him do whatever he wanted. So as a result he fell into a gang and began using heroin. The few times he went to school and participate everyone either avoided him or told him he wouldn't amount to anything; this tore him up inside so he dove into heroin to mask the pain but eventually he did too much one night and OD in his local park. Thankfully a youth leader was making his way back at the time and found him and had him rushed to the hospital and saved his life. That youth leader took a personal interest in that young man and saw a bit of himself in him as well because he was the one who helped convince him to get checked into rehab and the same person who introduced him to anime. Anime became his new high after working really hard to go clean. Dragon Ball Z was the anime that inspired him to develop a regular workout training routine and take better care of his body. Once he began taking care of his body he began to think more seriously about his future and that led him to get his GED which led him to applying and getting accepted into UCLA. He still watches anime in his free time.

So in summation anime can be a very powerful inspiration and influence in people's lives. So please if anime doesn't resonate with you like that it is perfectly fine but don't make broad statements like anime can't be good in someone's life. Come on man you have good taste I mean you love Cowboy Bebop so you can't be that bad :)

But, honestly everyone has a story of how anime affected them and believe me people want to hear it! I'm sorry if I came across a bit sharp in this post and hopefully this isn't too much to read XD

Jun 26, 2016 7:00 PM by Animated_Amateur

Animated_Amatuer said:
Oh, I was having such a down day.

But, this stuck such a smile on my face :D

We need these kinds of shows because they can really uplift people and push them through the hard times they go through everyday.

I am always amazed that a community that has opened up and accepted such a creative animation form that is known as anime are so quick to build walls and create divisions.

The Dub is always bad! Shounen Series are all bad! Come on guys; seriously?

If you have a personal preference that's perfectly fine but no one should put down other people's preferences and if it really bothers you so much then don't comment on sections that deliver great news like Season 2. Go and make your own thread on how the show is disappointing or how it is generic and type to your heart's content.

And maybe have an open mind don't just write off a genre or series until you give it a fair chance.

But, that's my two cents :D anime and manga has helped me so much in my life and I do mean all kinds of anime from Dubs to Subs to Shounen, Shoujo, Seinen, Josei, all of them so never close a door in the anime world you never know what you might find :)


To say anime has helped so much in your life is akin to Jesus saying that the crucifixion helped so much in his life. Just saying.

Jun 26, 2016 3:42 PM by VyseLegendaire

I love this series.

Jun 26, 2016 3:39 PM by VyseLegendaire

I was like "DUCK YE"
And i didnt even wached my here academia

Jun 26, 2016 8:32 AM by VanillaBear360

thepath said:
Best news of the season

I hope it air in Fall 2016

Lord_Nutella said:
Bones need to get busy with that Kekkai Sensen Season 2, instead of Generic Shounen Bullshit The Anime.


Kekkai Sensen was episodic and so boring


I heard the manga is much more interesting than the anime adaption mostly because the material in the anime was anime original. I guess directors decided to make it episodic only because of how little they could work with with anime original material.

Jun 26, 2016 7:28 AM by EtoileValse

Yay I can't wait for the 2nd season much hype

Jun 26, 2016 5:13 AM by Prince_Lyon

superpatch24 said:
I just hope that the second season will have 26 episodes instead of 13, because this time they will have to adapt about 37 chapters.

Nope, they don't need to. The manga got many pages because of the battles.
In anime, they can do it in a few minutes or even seconds.

Jun 26, 2016 5:02 AM by Rayzer

I just hope that the second season will have 26 episodes instead of 13, because this time they will have to adapt about 37 chapters.

Jun 26, 2016 3:24 AM by superpatch24

Looking forward to it.

Jun 26, 2016 3:11 AM by Nonem

Time to get on the season 2 hype train : ).

Jun 25, 2016 10:11 PM by SummerMambo

The hype is real. I'm still awaiting the last episode... 6 more hours!!

Jun 25, 2016 8:33 PM by hannyah

Much excite
Very hype

Jun 25, 2016 7:25 PM by Hinichii

Boku no Hero is one of my favorite shows this season, so this is awesome news to hear. I'm hoping for at least 2 cour.

Jun 25, 2016 5:07 PM by Glitchytronics

Pretty good news to hear, it's quite enjoyable.

Jun 25, 2016 1:05 PM by Maz

StefanHere said:
Can't wait for another 15 chapters being adapted into 11 painfully slow mediocre episodes and 2 good ones

its gonna be years until we see Stain's greatness


Actually Stain's Arc will be in the second season if this picture is any indication, so it won't be years.

Jun 25, 2016 6:23 AM by Vinje