It’s been a confusing few years for anyone wishing to own the superhero sensation My Hero Academia on DVD or Blu-ray, with each of the current three seasons being handled by a different distributor, and each having their own unique mix of different options. A more uniform collection of the hit anime may be closer to reality however, with a recently awarded BBFC classification suggesting that Manga UK may be re-releasing Season 1 of the hit show!
The published rating is for “MY HERO ACADEMIA [Additional material,Season One]“, with Manga Entertainment listed as publisher. The components material is identical to that of the rating awarded to Universal Pictures’ Season 1 bonus features, with slight timecodes adjustment (63m 57s for Manga UK’s, compared to 64m for Universal’s). The difference in certification, with Manga UK’s awarded a 12 compared to Universal’s PG, is likely simply due to a change in guidelines over the past 2 years. The components list for both is as follows:
ANIME EXPO 2016: MY HERO ACADEMIA PANEL
ANIME EXPO 2016: INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTOPHER R. SABAT & JUSTIN BRINER
ANIME EXPO 2016: INTERVIEW WITH MASAHIKO MINAMI
A release date of 1st July 2019 is listed on the BBFC classification for Manga Entertainment’s submission, but although likely, this has yet to be 100% confirmed as related to a Season 1 re-release, and if so, we likely won’t learn of release formats until an official announcement.
My Hero Academia Season 1 was previously released exclusively as a Collector’s Edition DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, while Season 2 was released as DVD and Blu-ray split-format Standard Editions by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Season 3 Part 1 is currently slated to be released by Manga Entertainment on 13th May as a standalone DVD, Blu-ray, and a Collector’s Edition combo-pack.