My Hero Academia Season 5 Is Coming Out This Spring
My Hero Academia began as a Japanese superhero manga serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump. The manga, written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi, first debuted in July of 2014.
On April 3rd, 2016, the anime series based on the manga first debuted. Over the last four years, four seasons have been released reliably. But with the pandemic presenting challenges for many anime production studios, fans of MHA have been on edge about season five's release.
Would it release on time? What characters (besides Izuku Midoryia, of course) would feature in the upcoming season? What story arcs will be covered in My Hero Academia season 5?
While a lot still isn't known about the fifth season, details have begun trickling in. Continue reading to learn everything currently known about the fifth season of My Hero Academia.
My Hero Academia Season 5 Spring Release Confirmed
After a long wait, fans finally have a solid confirmation that My Hero Academia will be released in Spring of 2021. Although this was stated earlier in the year, a lot happened that made fans begin to wonder if they'd end up waiting longer.
In early April of 2020, the 18th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced the fifth season would release in Spring of 2021. But with the pandemic pushing back release dates for many popular anime, My Hero Academia fans began to worry.
A second confirmation of a Spring 2021 release date, however, had fans feeling more confident. On October 3rd, a trailer was released that confirmed this date. Although an exact date hasn't yet been set, the trailer did state the fifth season would air sometime in the spring.
Rumors Circulated the Anime Wouldn't Release on Time
It wasn't just the pandemic itself that had fans worrying about a postponed release. Rumors circulated that My Hero Academia was one of several Studio Bones projects that faced production delays. Thankfully, this seems to not of been the case.
Several other anime, from Studio Bones and other big names, have been pushed back. Japanese studios that outsource part of their animation to China were hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. But they weren't the only ones.
A few of the anime shows that were or are postponed due to COVID-19 include:
- Josee, the Tiger and the Fish
- Re:ZERO - Starting Life in Another World
- A3! Season Spring and Summer
- Infinite Dendrogram
- Asteroid in Love
- Boruto! Naruto Next Generations
This isn't an all-inclusive list. Thankfully, MHA wasn't as affected by the pandemic as other anime series.
Season 4 Debuted in October of 2019
The reason fans are so anxious to see the fifth season is apparent when you consider how long they've been waiting since the fourth season. My Hero Academia season four aired in Japan on October 12th, 2019. The English-dubbed version debuted on November 9th, 2019, streaming on FUNimation and Hulu.
The fourth season continued several existing story arcs, diving deeper into them as Izuku Midoryia continued his quest to be a pro hero. Story arcs covered in the fourth season include:
- Shie Hassaikai Arc
- Remedial Course Arc
- U.A. School Festival Arc
- Pro Hero Arc
MHA fans wonder if any (or all) of these arcs will be continued into the fifth season. Unfortunately, despite confirmation of a spring release, not a lot has been revealed about My Hero Academia Season 5.
Season 5 Poster Reveals Little
A teaser poster was recently released that, yet again, confirmed a spring 2021 release date for the fifth season. Unfortunately, the season 5 poster reveals little.
Two things of note include costume updates for some of Class 1-A and the presence of a surprising featured character. On the teaser poster is Shinto Hitoshi. Fans may remember him last being of importance to the storyline during Season 2's Sports Festival.
What importance will Hitoshi be in season five? Having him appear on the poster makes fans speculate the role must be of at least moderate importance.
The poster also confirms the reappearance of some recurring characters we've seen in the last four seasons. Obviously, Isuku Midoryia has a place on the poster. Other features include Akatsuki Bakugo, Tsuyu Asui, and Momo Yaoyorozu, among others.
Season 5 Could Be a Split-Cour
Reports state season five will be a split-cour. What this means is the season will be released in two separate parts. While fans may get the first half of the season in early spring, the second half of the season likely won't be out until late July of 2020.
What Information Hasn't Yet Been Released
Although information about the upcoming season of My Hero Academia is trickling in, many things haven't been answered. Fans wonder when they'll receive info to fill in the gaps coverage thus far has left.
We still don't know what the story arc will be, nor which parts of the Manga this season will cover. The only thing that's been announced is the first few episodes will be an adaptation of the Joint Training arc. As to where the season will go from there is anyone's guess.
Information on how many episodes will be in the fifth season also hasn't been revealed. Fans can only continue to guess what season five has in store for them.
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Although it seems a lifetime away, spring 2021 is just around the corner. Fans don't have too much longer to wait until the fifth season of My Hero Academia premiers.
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