FUNimation announced via their Twitter account that Kouhei Horikoshi’s Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia) will be coming to Cartoon Network’s Toonami block starting May 5! It will be seated into the 11:30 EST time slot. This has been a long-awaited debut from anime fans and after teasing that they had a huge announcement, FUNimation finally confirmed the U.S. debut of the show.
Here is the official Tweet from FUNimation about the My Hero Academia announcement:
5/5, 11:30pm ET pic.twitter.com/esZnjXJHKP
— Funimation (@Funimation) April 19, 2018
MyAnimeList.net describes the story of My Hero Academia as follows:
One day, a four-year-old boy came to a sudden realization: the world is not fair. Eighty percent of the world’s population wield special abilities, known as “quirks,” which have given many the power to make their childhood dreams of becoming a superhero a reality. Unfortunately, Izuku Midoriya was one of the few born without a quirk, suffering from discrimination because of it. Yet, he refuses to give up on his dream of becoming a hero; determined to do the impossible, Izuku sets his sights on the elite hero training academy, UA High.
However, everything changes after a chance meeting with the number one hero and Izuku’s idol, All Might. Discovering that his dream is not a dead end, the powerless boy undergoes special training, working harder than ever before. Eventually, this leads to him inheriting All Might’s power, and with his newfound abilities, gets into his school of choice, beginning his grueling journey to become the successor of the best hero on the planet.