My Hero Academia Season 2 Part 1 Blu-ray Review

Fear not citizens, because MY HERO ACADEMIA SEASON TWO, PART ONE is here! Enrol in a breathtaking new season of the action-packed anime hit when the new semester begins on April 2, with the series available on DVD and Blu-ray™ courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Featuring the first 12 episodes, dive deeper into FunimationNow’s most simulcast show of 2017 and the world of heroes as our trainees face a trial more exciting and challenging than any exam – the U.A. High Sports Festival!

Based on Kohei Horikoshi’s New York Times best-selling manga from Weekly Shonen Jump, the iconic home of Dragon Ball Z and Naruto, MY HERO ACADEMIA is a coming of age story against the backdrop of a world where superheroes are not only real but a viable profession. Izuku “Deku” Midoriya is one of the few born without a “quirk” power, but that won’t stop him from enrolling in the prestigious U.A. High School to chase his dream of becoming the next symbol of peace, like his idol and mentor, All Might.

Kenji Nagasaki (Gundam Build Fighters) serves as the director of the beloved BONES (Fullmetal Alchemist, Soul Eater), with Yoshihiko Umakoshi (Berserk) as Chief Animation Director and Character Designer. The series score is composed by Yuuki Hayashi (One Piece Film: Gold).

Daiki Yamashita (Dimension W) stars in the series alongside Kenta Miyake (Assassination Classroom), Nobuhiko Okamoto (Blue Exorcist) and Ayane Sakura (Love Live! School idol project). Justin Briner (Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign) leads the English language dub with Christopher R. Sabat (Fullmetal Alchemist), Clifford Chapin (Attack On Titan) and Luci Christian (One Piece).

Special Features:

My Hero Academia Season 2 Part 1DVD:

All 12 Episodes
Episode 13.5 “Hero Notebook”

Blu-ray™:

All 12 Episodes
Episode 13.5 “Hero Notebook”
11 Inside the Episodes
Anime Expo 2017: Interview with Yoshihiko Umakoshi
Promo videos
Textless opening and closing songs.

Available to pre-order now on Zavvi: on Blu-ray and DVD

Synopsis:

Class 1-A made a name for themselves after facing The League of Villains, but an even greater challenge is about to begin. These young heroes will now fight students from other classes in the world’s biggest Quirk competition-the U.A. sports festival! With dreams at stake and friends turning to adversaries, Deku will give everything he’s got in his grand debut as the world’s next symbol of peace.

MY HERO ACADEMIA SEASON TWO PART ONE contains 12 episodes with an approximate run time of 25 minutes each and is rated 15.

The first thing that you notice about this release on  Blu-ray is it looks stunning, the colours are so vibrant and the lines are really crisp, which give the episodes a really great looking comic book feel to the show.

The sound is also brilliant with the rear speakers being used very well during many of the combat sequences. The Blu-ray gives you the options of selecting the episodes you which to watch or the chance to watch all of them back to back, I opted for the “play all” option and was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed the episodes.

MY HERO ACADEMIA SEASON TWO PART ONE is certainly a great release for the fans and after watching the Blu-ray, I think I’m going to have to check out the first season now, but if you haven’t seen the first season, then this set is easy to pick up.

Fear not citizens, because MY HERO ACADEMIA SEASON TWO, PART ONE is here! Enrol in a breathtaking new season of the action-packed anime hit when the new semester begins on April 2, with the series available on DVD and Blu-ray™ courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds. She is also a Cinema reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn and also works with RealD 3D reviewing the latest 3D releases, she has also had several articles published in various publications. In 2015 she became an Award Winning Blogger and also has her website listed as one of the UK's Top 10 Film Blogs.
Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham