Crunchyroll Begins Streaming ‘My Hero Academia’ Season One

My Hero Academia

With the second season of My Hero Academia just around the corner, Crunchyroll has today announced that the series’ first season is now available in full for streaming. Spanning a total of 13 episodes, the series follows the life of the not-so-heroic Deku’s transition from zero to hero in a bid to protect humanity. Produced by Studio Bones (Fullmetal Alchemist, Eureka Seven, Mob Psycho 100) and directed by Kenji Nagasaki (Classroom Crisis, Mobile Suit Gundam 00), season two of My Hero Academia is set to premiere April 1.

Originally serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump, My Hero Academia has been written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi since July 2014. Licensed for English-language release by Viz Media, the manga was serialized and released through their weekly digital manga anthology Weekly Shonen Jump in early 2015. On April 3, 2016 the series received an animated adaptation that was directed by Kenji Nagasaki and aired on MBS in Japan. The animated adaptation was subsequently licensed by Funimation in North America.

A full synopsis of the series can be found below:

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.

Available for streaming through Crunchyroll on all platforms, you can begin watching here.

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