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When Will My Hero Academia Season 5 Release?

October 24, 2020
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Based on the superhero manga series of the same name from Kōhei Horikoshi, the anime series ‘My Hero Academia’ or ‘Boku no Hīrō Akademia’ tells the story of Izuku Midoriya or Deku, a completely powerless young man living in a world in which virtually everyone else has superpowers or quirks. After Midoriya shows his courage during an incident, All Might/Toshinori Yagi – the greatest hero in the world – selects him as his successor to inherit the One For All quirk.

Midoriya subsequently begins attending the top-ranked heroes academy U.A. High School to prepare for such a colossal responsibility. In private, he also begins training with All Might. The series originally premiered in April 2016, and since then, it has become a cultural phenomenon. It is undoubtedly one of the most popular anime right now. If you are wondering when ‘My Hero Academia’ season 5 is going to come out, we might have the answer for you.

My Hero Academia Season 5 Release Date

‘My Hero Academia’ season 4 premiered in Japan on October 12, 2019. It ran for 25 episodes before concluding on April 4, 2020. The English version of season 4 dropped on November 9, 2019, and ended on June 27, 2020.

Due to the COVID situation, the annual live event ‘HERO FES 2020’ was organized online on October 3, 2020. Shortly after the event, the showrunners shared the premiere details via the official Twitter account of the series. So, ‘My Hero Academia’ season 5 will release sometime in Spring 2021 in Japan. After that happens, expect it to drop in the U.S., about a month later.

My Hero Academia Season 5 Plot: What can it be About?

‘My Hero Academia’ chronicles Midoriya or Deku’s journey as he embraces his role as the newest user of the One For All quirk. The season 4 finale, ‘His Start,’ focuses on a battle between a bioengineered Nomu and Endeavor, the current number 1 hero in the world since All Might’s retirement. Endeavor has always been the most controversial hero in the series. The violence and abuse that he has put his family through make him almost irredeemable. It offers a glimpse into his inherent heroism. The Nomu he fights is entirely different from the older versions of the monsters that the other heroes have previously battled.

It is sinister and has access to multiple quirks. With the help of his number 2, Hawks, Endeavor defeats the monster. He proves that he is ready to sacrifice himself to protect other people. Thus, he establishes himself as the new Symbol of Peace. Elsewhere, in the post-credit scene, Deku has a dream in which he finds himself amongst the previous users of One For All. They witness All For One giving his quirk-less brother his own ability. The first hero who used One For All reaches out to Deku, and a surge of power is transferred between them.

In season 5, we can expect the rivalry between 1st year Class A and Class B to be a part of a major storyline. It appears that the next season is going to adapt at least some parts of the Joint Training Arc. The complicated relationship between Endeavor and his family might get further explored. Season 5 might also show how the new ‘Symbol of Peace’ is handling his responsibilities. Deku’s newest quirk might also receive some focus.

My Hero Academia Season 5 Trailer: Where can I watch It?

You can watch the trailer for ‘My Hero Academia’ season 5 here. The English dubbed version of the anime is available at Funimation and Crunchyroll. You can watch the series with original Japanese audio and English subtitles on AnimeLab and Hulu.

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