We have confirm that the highly popular shounen anime My Hero Academia will premiere on TV5 this October. Is this a sign of the comeback of anime programming on Kapatid Network?
Based on the MTRCB App, the official application of the government agency Movie and Television Review and Classification Board, which reviews the upcoming programs that will air on Free TV. We can see that My Hero Academia is slated to premiere this October 23, every Weekends at 8:00am with back-2-back episodes on TV5. This is also the first time that TV5 will air an anime programming after almost 4 years since 2017.
The question still remains on where did they got the airing rights of the hit and highly popular shounen anime considering the one who got it is Cignal TV and not TV5 Network Inc.. As we all know, most of the programs on TV5 are being handled by Cignal TV especially on the foreign content.
There are three possibilities that we can see here that might happen. First is that Cignal TV got My Hero Academia directly on Medialink who distributes several anime on different platforms. Second is Cignal TV might partnered with POP TV Philippines to air some of their anime exclusively on TV5. And third is ABS-CBN might partnered with Cignal TV to distribute and air the shelved anime(s) that they have which was previously aired on YeY!. We will find the answer in the few days when the said TV channel aired the first teaser of the said anime.
My Hero Academia is a Japanese superhero manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. The story follows Izuku Midoriya, a boy born without superpowers (called Quirks) in a world where they have become commonplace, but who still dreams of becoming a superhero himself. He is scouted by All Might, Japan’s greatest hero, who chooses Midoriya as his successor and shares his Quirk with him after recognizing his potential, and later helps to enroll him in a prestigious high school for heroes in training.
My Hero Academia aired for the first time on Free Digital TV via the defunct channel YeY from May 2018. The said TV channel aired both seasons 1 and 2 with repetitive reruns since then. The first season aired for the first time on ABS-CBN last 2019. It was also given a redubbed treatment and streamed exclusively on POPTV Philippines since 2020.
The Japanese dubbed with English subtitles of My Hero Academia is also streaming on various streaming sites like TrueID Philippines.