FLOWER MOUND, Texas, April 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Funimation Entertainment announced today that its new series "My Hero Academia," which premiered on April 3, will now be available to stream on Hulu. New subtitled episodes of "My Hero Academia" will air each Sunday at 5:00 AM Eastern Time on both the Hulu and Funimation streaming services.
"We're extremely pleased to partner with Hulu to bring the new hit series 'My Hero Academia' to their subscribers," said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of Funimation. "The series has been very well received by anime fans and we're excited to bring 'My Hero Academia' to an even larger audience with Hulu."
The "My Hero Academia" anime series is based on the New York Times bestselling, super hero manga series of the same name, which currently sits at more than 3.7 million copies in print worldwide since debuting in Shonen Jump less than 2 years ago. The new TV series is being produced by the acclaimed studio Bones, which has been the force behind numerous international anime hit series like 'Fullmetal Alchemist,' 'Cowboy Bebop,' 'Soul Eater' and 'Space Dandy.' A trailer for the series is available here.
"Our partnership with Hulu helps extend the reach of 'My Hero Academia' making it even more accessible for current and new fans alike," said Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of Funimation. "Based on fan response to both the anime and manga series, I have no doubts that 'My Hero Academia' will be a major franchise for years to come."
There's a new hero in town – "My Hero Academia," a superhero origin story that soars to the top of the class!
Izuku has dreamt of being a hero all his life—a lofty goal for anyone, but especially challenging for a kid with no superpowers. That's right, 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's not going to stop him from enrolling in one of the world's most prestigious hero academies. Now, the only thing standing between him and his first class is the academy's formidable entrance exam—nothing a little private tutoring from the world's mightiest hero can't solve.
For more about "My Hero Academia," visit http://www.funimation.com/myheroacademia.
"My Hero Academia" on Hulu: http://www.hulu.com/my-hero-academia.
About Funimation Entertainment
Funimation is the go-to destination for extraordinary anime. By combining its integrated in-house studios along with its technology and distribution partnerships, Funimation leads the industry with its omnichannel approach to offering anime to fans – from streaming and home entertainment to theatrical distribution and broadcast television. The company's next generation streaming service, FunimationNow, provides subscribers with instant access to their favorite sub and dub shows in ad-free HD on the widest array of devices and platforms – from smartphones and tablets to TV's and gaming consoles. For more information about Funimation, visit funimation.com.
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