The battle lines are drawn with heroes and villains bracing for the inevitable clash.

With the My Hero Academia season 7 episode 2 release date drawing closer, let’s recap the explosive season premiere.

The first episode, titled “In the Nick of Time! A Big-Time Maverick from the West,” introduced Star and Stripe, the mysterious hero teased in season 6’s finale. 

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This American powerhouse wasted no time confronting the series’ main antagonist, Tomura Shigaraki, who is infused with the mastermind villain, All for One.

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The episode also delved into Star and Stripe’s motivations for crossing the Pacific and joining the fight in Japan.

We even got a glimpse of her incredibly powerful quirk, which could play a significant role in the grand scheme of things.

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MHA is a superhero manga created by Kohei Horikoshi. The series follows the story of Izuku “Deku” Midoriya and his quest to become a hero despite being born quirkless in a world of superpowers. 

The series debuted in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in July 2014 and is ongoing, with over 40 volumes published as of April 2024.

Who is Star and Stripe in My Hero Academia?

My Hero Academia new character Star and Stripe introduced in the anime's season 6 finale
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Cathleen “Star and Stripe” Bate is the number one hero in America. Her quirk, New Order, allows her to impose rules on a target by touching them and saying their names.

We saw this firsthand in the season 7 premiere. Star and Stripe touched the air and declared it could not exist within a specific area, removing the air and suffocating Shigaraki.

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However, there’s a catch. New Order can only establish rules for two different targets at once.

Star and Stripe also revealed that All Might saved her life while he was studying abroad, sparking her dream of becoming a hero and making him her idol. This mentorship explains why Star and Stripe’s costume resembles All Might’s iconic look.

My Hero Academia season 7 episode 2 release date

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The episode airs on local Japanese networks and streaming platforms at 6:30 PM JST on Saturday, May 11, 2024.

The release times and schedule for international viewers vary based on their time zone, as detailed below.

GMT+85:30 p.m.
ET (Eastern Time)5:30 a.m.
PT (Pacific Time)2:30 a.m.
CT (Central Time)4:30 a.m.
GMT (Western European Time)9:30 a.m.
CET (Central European Time)10:30 a.m.
IST (Indian Standard Time)3 p.m.

Where to watch My Hero Academia season 7

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You can watch My Hero Academia season 7 on the streaming platforms below.


Availability may differ depending on your region.

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