1 April 2016

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Funimation Entertainment to Host Live Stream Premiere of the Next Big Thing in #Anime "My Hero Academia" on Sunday, April 3

Adaptation of Smash Hit Manga Series Debuts on FunimationNow with All-Night Launch Party

Funimation Entertainment will host an exclusive live stream launch party on Sunday, April 3, 2016 leading into the premiere of the most highly anticipated, new anime series of the year – My Hero Academia, available on FunimationNow

Join Dubbletalk's Justin Rojas,Lauren Moore and surprise celebrity guests for an all-night premiere launch party featuring interviews, contests and giveaways, show clips and much more, followed by the premiere of "My Hero Academia" and an episode recap discussion!  

Celebrity guests include: 
  • Colleen Clinkenbeard ("One Piece") 
  • Clifford Chapain ("Attack on Titan") 
  • Apphia Yu ("Assassination Classroom") 
  • Felecia Angelle ("Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign") 
  • Michelle Rojas ("Date A Live")

"This five-hour event is a first for Funimation, and we are so excited to share this experience with fans -- not only the premiere of 'My Hero Academia', but also all of the interviews and extras surrounding the show," said Gen Fukunaga, Founder and CEO of Funimation. "I'd like to personally invite our fans to join us for this huge event as we celebrate the launch together!"
  • Produced by Bones, Inc. ("Fullmetal Alchemist", "Cowboy Bebop", "Space Dandy") "My Hero Academia" will quickly join the top ranks of anime classics such as "Dragon Ball Z," "One Piece," and "Naruto." 
  • Adapted from the Manga Taisho-nominated Japanese super hero series written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi ("Barrage on the Battle Star", "Oumazoo"), "My Hero Academia" is pegged to be one of the most fan-embraced anime titles of 2016.

Fans can participate in an exclusive launch party contest beginning on April 3 and running through April 16, 2016 by signing up for a free 14-day trial of FunimationNow. The more episodes fans watch on FunimationNow, the more chances they have to win. 
More details will be shared during the event.

"My Hero Academia" is 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.



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