Boku no Hero Academia, or My Hero Academia is one of the most famous and influential shonen anime going on right now. It was able to fill the void left by Naruto and has a huge fan following and now fans are eagerly waiting for My Hero Academia Season 5 to be released.
The 25 episode Season 4, which aired in Fall Season, 2019, was a huge success. In 2020’s 19th Issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, it was announced that My Hero Academia Season 5 has been confirmed. When Season 4 ended, there was an announcement about the 5th Season.
Finally we have information about the upcoming Season 5 release date, plot, characters and number of episodes getting released. To the fans who were eagerly waiting for the release date, it’s a good day for all of you.
My Hero Academia Outline:
Considered to be one of the new Big 3 titles, My Hero Academia manga is written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi. It is serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, published by Shueisha. It is also licensed by Viz Media, who handles it’s English release.
From Season 1, the series has been published by Studio Bones. So it is more or less confirmed that it will be Studio Bones, who adapts Season 5. My Hero Academia is a very successful franchise and Bones has had a lot of profit from it.
In fact, Studio Bones has also made OVAs and 2 successful movies – MHA: Two Heroes and MHA: Heroes Rising – belonging to the My Hero Academia franchise.
My Hero Academia is the story of Izuku Midoriya. He was born Quirkless in a world where Quirks are a part of daily life. Being a diehard fan of the Heroes who maintained peace, his quirklessness affected his mind and social life a lot. Yet he held on hope. One fateful day, his idol, the number 1 Hero, All Might saw his brave nature and potential. He passed his own quirk on to Izuku, named One for All.
With his new quirk, Izuku finds the incredibly challenging task of mastering it. He enrolls into the U.A Academy, that’s trains students to be Pro Heroes. With this, Izuku’s journey begin – the journey to be the Number 1 Hero.
My Hero Academia Season 5 Plot:
Season 4 covered upto the U.A Festival Arc and ended with Endeavor’s flaming battle with an advanced Noumu!
My Hero Academia Season 5 will continue with the manga material. We expect the Pro Hero arc to be ended properly, as Season 4 left out a few parts. The Joint training arc will be animated, where U.A Class 1-A will battle with Class 1-B. It will be a great arc, developing most of the UA Students and showing a lot of important quirks, details and improvements. This arc has 1 extremely important detail that will become extremely important in the future.
Next up, there is the My Villain Academia Saga.
There are two main possibilities when it comes to the number of episodes airing for the upcoming Boku no Hero Academia Season 5.
The first one is the 12 episode episode season, like Season 1. In this case, the Pro Hero Arc and Joint Training arc will be covered.
The second option, which is much more likely as Season 2 through 4 have followed it, is that Season 5 will contain 25 episodes. In this case, the My Villain Academia Arc will be included as well. That means we will see the Meta Liberation Army arc and maybe Endeavor Agency arc as well.
The regulars for this series are expected to return for the fifth season.
- Yamashita Daiki will reprise his role as Izuku Midoriya.
- Okamoto Nobuhiko will come back as Katsuki Bakugo.
- Kaji Yuki will be back to play Todoroki Shoto.
- Miyake Kenta will voice All Might.
- Sakura Ayane will return to voice Ochako Uraraka.
- Yuki Ayoi will be back to play Asui Tsuyu.
- Suwabe Junichi will reprise the role of Aiwaza Shota.
- Ishikawa Kaito, Masuda Toshiki, Kuwano Kousuke, Kitamura Eri, Nazuka Kaori, Hatanaka Tasuku and more will come back to play the roles of Iida, Kirishima, Aoyama, Ashido, Hagakure, Kaminari and so on respectively.
Boku no Hero Academia Season 5 Release Date
Right now, the release date for My Hero Academia Season 5 has not been released yet. We have confirmation of its making but it will be a while till we know when it airs. We are assuming that it will air in the Summer Season of 2021.
We are pretty sure that TOHO Animation and Shueisha will definitely sponsor it. They have stuck to this series ever since the first season. Dentsu and Mainichi, who had a hand in the first 2 seasons, pulled out but there is a chance that they will join again.
Funimation will be the licensors and distribute this series outside Japan. They also release their English Dubbed version, where actors like Justin Briner, Cristopher Sabat, Chapin Clifford, David Matranga and so are cast.