'My Hero Academia' Season 2 Updates: April 2017 Premiere Confirmed; Recurring Cast, Staff And Plot Speculations

"My Hero Academia" season 2 premiere is confirmed to be in April 2017. The release date was announced by the series' official website on Saturday, Dec. 17 along with a new visual of the key characters, a new teaser, and the returning cast and staff.

The second teaser for "My Hero Academia" season 2 features the U.A. Sports Festival -- heroes style. Izuku Midoriya and Katsuki Bakugo will have an intense face-off in a deadly calvary battle amid thousands of spectators. The two are not giving in an inch and Midoriya vows that it's him who is going to win.

Anime News Network reports the "My Hero Academia" season 1 staff will be coming back for the sequel. Kenji Nagasaki will be the director. Yousuke Kuroda is in charge of series composition and scripts. Yoshihiko Umakoshi will be the chief animation director and Yuuki Hayashi will compose the music. The cast members will also come back to reprise their roles.

Kōhei Horikoshi's original manga started serialization in Weekly Shōnen Jump in July 2014. Set in a world where humans with superpowers known as "Quirks" are a norm, Midoriya is a student who dreams of becoming a powerful and righteous hero like his idol, All Might. However, he doesn't have a Quirk and always gets bullied. Seeing his bravery during a confrontation with a villain, All Might decided to pass down his Quirk called "One For All" to Midoriya. He then enters U.A. high school which hones the heroes of the new generation.

It was reported previously that the students will get their first field experience outside the U.A. grounds in "My Hero Academia" season 2. Bakugo's conceited behavior will attract the villains and they will kidnap him to convince him to join their group. Meanwhile, Midoriya and his other classmates will go on a mission to rescue Bakugo but there are speculations that he will be turned into a villain. Watch "My Hero Academia" season 2 teaser below:

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