Anime’s favorite super heroes in training are back at U.A. High School for another thrilling season of My Hero Academia. Funimation, a leader in sub and dub anime content and subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television, announced today that Season 4 will premiere on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Subtitled simulcast episodes will stream day and date with the Japanese broadcast on both FunimationNow, in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland and Australia, and Hulu. FunimationNow will also stream SimulDub episodes of the top-rated anime series.
In preparation for My Hero Academia Season 4, fans can binge watch sub and dub episodes of the three previous seasons now on both FunimationNow and Hulu or on home video. My Hero Academia Season 3 Part 2 was released earlier this month in both DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo and is available now in the Funimation Shop.
My Hero Academia continues to be one of the most awarded anime series each year since its debut in 2016. During 2018, which included the first theatrical release for the franchise, its numerous honors included IGN’s “2018 People’s Choice – Anime of the Year” award, #1 on Anime News Network’s “Best of 2018 Mega Poll,” #1 on Gamespot’s “Best Anime Shows and Movies of 2018” and five awards at the 2018 Crunchyroll Awards including “Best Film of the Year.”
Season 4 Synopsis
The villain world teeters on the brink of war now that All For One is out of the picture. Shigaraki of the League of Villains squares off with Overhaul of the yakuza, vying for total control of the shadows. Meanwhile, Deku gets tangled in another dangerous internship as he struggles to keep pace with his upperclassman—Mirio.
For more information about “My Hero Academia” Season 4 as well as how to “join the Academy,”, visit funimation.com/myheroclass.
Anime’s favorite pirates are back on the big screen and set to plunder North American audiences later this year with today’s announcement that Funimation Films, the theatrical division of Sony Pictures Television’s Funimation, has acquired the new feature length film One Piece: Stampede from Toei Animation, Inc.
Stampede is the 14th film from global hit One Piece anime series which marks its 20th anniversary this year. One Piece: Stampede is already a smash hit since its opening in Japan in early August – grossing more than $28.7 million to date and setting the Japanese record for the biggest opening-day audience for 2019. Funimation Films will distribute the movie in both the U.S. and Canada this fall with theatrical dates to be announced later.
“We are so excited to bring ‘One Piece: Stampede’ to North America as part of our 20th anniversary celebration of this beloved anime series,” said Colin Decker, General Manager of Funimation. “It’s a blockbuster film that will delight new audiences and long-time fans alike,” said Colin Decker, executive vice president and general manager of Funimation.
“One Piece: Stampede is a bold celebration of One Piece and its unique blend of action, humor and heart,” said Masayuki Endo, President and CEO of Toei Animation Inc. “Even among those who are new to the anime, Monkey D. Luffy and his crew are instantly recognizable pop culture stars. ‘Stampede’ has plenty of surprises for every viewer, and we’re excited for North American audiences to participate in this important anniversary event.”
Under the creative supervision of original creator Eiichiro Oda, One Piece: Stampede is directed by Takashi Otsuka and features character designs by Masayuki Sato. The film is a celebration of the anime series’ 20th anniversary and takes place outside the current One Piece storyline – therefore the movie can be enjoyed equally by both current fans as well as those unfamiliar with the series.
-Press releases provided by Funimation