Last year was tough for people all over the world. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic we suffered for over a year in lockdown. But I consider myself lucky that I started watching My Hero Academia.
I think this anime was most talked about during the lockdown. Some of my friends, who never watched any anime before, started their journey with MHA. And guess what? They loved watching it and were waiting for My Hero Academia Season 5.
So, if you are already a loyal member of the fan base, then I have good news for you. This article will provide everything you need to know about the release date, plot twists, and characters of this amazing hero franchise.
Let’s dive in.
First Release of My Hero Academia:
Shueisha published the first manga of this series by the same name in July, 2014. Kohei Horikoshi wrote and illustrated the manga. The manga is still ongoing and around 30 volumes have been published now.
After two years, Studio Bones premiered the first season of the anime adaptation on 3rd April 2016. The anime adaptation was written by Yosuke Kuroda and directed by Kenji Nagasaki, Tomo Okubo, and Masahiro Mukai.
At the same time, Viz Media and Shueisha published the light novel series. Although the manga contains 30 volumes, only 5 light novel series have been published so far.
Boku no Hiro Akademia gained so much popularity that other than manga, light novels, and anime series, Studio Bones had to publish Original video animation (All Might: Rising) and Original net animation( Make it! Do-or-Die Survival Training).
Moreover, 3 animated films, Video games, and Musicals were released to satisfy the massive fun base of the anime.
My Hero Academia Season 5 Release Date: [Update: month20]
Earlier I mentioned that I have good news for the MHA fans and that is Season 5 of this anime has already started airing. The first episode of this anime premiered on March 27, 2021. Four episodes have aired so far.
5th episode of My Hero Academia Season 5 has been aired on 24th April 2021. The original networks are ytv and NTV. And by the time you will finish watching season 5, I hope Arifureta Season 2 will be released. So, try watching that as well.
How Many Seasons of My Hero Academia?
Four seasons of MHA have finished airing since 2016. The 5th season is still airing. The release date and episode numbers are given below:
- Season 1 has 13 episodes and aired from April 3, 2016 to June 26, 2016
- Season 2 has 25 episodes and aired from April 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017
- Season 3 has 13 episodes and aired from April 7, 2018 to September 29, 2018
- Season 4 has 25 episodes and aired from October 12, 2019 to April 4, 2020
Other than these, 5 Original Video Animations (OVAs) were released as well. They are:
Save! Rescue Training! :
Released on November 27, 2016
Training of the Dead: – June 2, 2017
All Might: Rising: – February 13, 2019
Make It! Do-or-Die Survival Training, Part 1 & 2: – August 16, 2020
As you can see, Studio Bones tried their best to air a season of MHA every year since it has started. Even in the pandemic situation, the crew didn’t stop their work and did the dubbing from their home. Hat’s off to them.
My Hero Academia is a Hero franchise that tells the story of becoming the greatest hero from a commoner in society. This fictional story is plotted in the world where people were born with great power or ‘Quirk’ or ‘Kosei’ and become a superhero by the time they grow up.
This power could be inherited from their parents. But in the case of our protagonist Izuku Midoriya, he was not born with any quirk at all. But in a world full of powerful heroes, Izuku still dreams of being a superhero like his favorite one, the greatest ‘All Might’.
Season 1 started with the true identity reveal of All Might when Izuku was almost consumed by a dangerous villain. After a while when Izuku helped his bully classmate Katsuki Bakugo from the attack of the same monster, All Might realized the hero within Izuku.
All Might was looking for a reliable successor to give his quirk ‘One For All’ and he found Izuku to pass it over. Thus, Izuku’s dream of becoming a hero was finally happening. But to become a true hero, he had to undergo proper training in the U.A. High School.
In Season 2, the focus was on the school sports festival which was the most prestigious event. The ambitious heroes displayed their ability in front of the common people and the agencies to recruit them.
However, among all other talented kids with boosting power within them, Izuku struggled for a long time. He tried heart and soul to strengthen his raw power and wit.
The aspiring heroes of UA Academy faced a challenge from the League of Villains in Season 3. At the forest training camp in the summer, the students were testing their abilities under the supervision of pro heroes. Therefore, an opportunity came for all of them to prove their worth.
Now, in season 4, Izuku Deku Midoriya finally started his internship after passing the “Provisional Hero License Exam” with good grades. By taking the recommendation of his favorite hero All Might, Izuku joined a professional hero agency.
The former sidekick and now famous hero on his own, Sir Nighteye took responsibility to teach Izuku everything about real-life heroes. But soon a new overwhelming power in the underground criminal world started growing. A new conspiracy began to destroy society and its heroes.
Therefore, Izuku had the chance to work alongside Mirio Toogata to finish off the villains- Kai Chisaki and the leader Tomura Shigaraki. Rescuing the young mysterious girl Eri was part of the plan as well.
However, after the retirement of All Might, two new heroes Hawks and Endeavor took the responsibility of saving the world from evil. At the battle of Kamino, Endeavor to an end to the new destructive villain Nomu with the fierce Prominence Burn.
What Happened In Season 5?
After the end of the All Might era, the responsibility of holding the title “Symbol of Peace” fell upon all the in-training young heroes of classes 1-A and 1-B. Season 5 will take off the manga series from manga volume 21.
Different quarks were explained by Shinso, such as ‘brainwashing’. New characters will debut this season. The young heroes will find out their strengths and weaknesses as they face difficulties.
According to IMDB, the show received 8.5 ratings out of 10. The loyal audience of MHA gave 4.8 stars out of 5 and 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Around 1,411,181 users of MyAnimeList rated 8.06 and the show ranked 460 among thousands of anime released in the past few years.
My Hero Academia official Facebook page has 1,172,913 likes and still counting. Most of the viewers are recommending this great piece of Art as the best anime of history.
562k MHA followers are also active on Instagram. The fandom has spread in youtube as well with millions of fans. The manga of these series also ranked on top of various international magazines.
Sales and profit:
From the beginning of the release of My Hero Academia manga in 2014 to 2021 January, around 30 million copies have been sold. With the absolutely amazing artwork, the manga never left its position in the top 10 charts.
And with the games and movies published in the market, My Hero Academia never had to face any loss and studio Bones is happy to continue the anime series because of the huge profit it makes every year.
With praise from the audience and critics for both the illustrations and storytelling, the manga was nominated and won many prestigious awards. Sugoi Japan Award and Japan Expo Awards in 2017 as well as Harvey Award for Best Manga in 2019 were some of the famous awards the creators have received.
Moreover, Crunchyroll has added anime in the top 25 animes of the year 2010.
Does Netflix have My Hero Academia?
Answer: The prequels are available but Season 5 is still not streaming through Netflix. However, you can catch My Hero Academia Season 5 on Funimation, Crunchyroll and Hulu.
Can Eri heal All Might?
Answer: Eri may be able to save the body of All Might but as he was born powerless, it will not be possible to bring that back.
Is Deku stronger than All Might?
Answer: Since Izuku also known as Deko is still undergoing the training period. So he might not show his full potential. When he will do that, he might be even stronger than All Might.
My Hero Academia is a full package of Action, Comedy, and Superpower. The morale of a real superhero was embedded in the core of this anime. And by developing the character from a normal powerless school kid to the world’s greatest Hero, Horikoshi tried to tell the youngsters of the present world that anyone can be a SuperHero.
Now, once again the action sequences and showcase of various superpower skills of My Hero Academia Season 5 will take you to the fantasy world of heroes. And if you love watching action-based anime, keep Baki Season 3 on your watch list.