Get ready, My Hero Academy fans! The next season of Kohei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academy is on its way. Here’s what we know so far about your favourite superheroes!
In the final episode of season 4 of My Hero Academia, Endeavor, the newly created number one hero, and an extremely powerful Nomu named Hood engaged in a colossal battle. Endeavor was pushed to his limits and exceeded them in his first battle as the number one hero.
Season 5 is scheduled for spring 2021, and will feature more high-intensity battles between the two Yuei hero factions, as well as Izuku Midoriya explaining the meaning of his enigmatic dream in the series’ post-credits scene. Here’s what we know so far about the upcoming season. Look out for our My Hero Academia Popsockets and My Hero Academia Shirts in our online shop along with our collections of clothing featuring your favourite heroes.
THE STORY SO FAR
Season 4 of My Hero Academia began with a new adversary named Overhaul, who is determined to restore the world to its pre-Alter state. Overhaul has been taken over by Shie Hassaikai’s former employer, and he also wants to restore the yakuza to a position of strength in order to pay off his debt.
Mr. X, a would-be world dictator who has amassed an army of children in the form of Alters and monsters to fight them, is creating weapons from the blood and cells of Eri, a young girl he kidnapped, to destroy the Alters permanently. When Midoriya and Mirio meet Eri on their first official day working for Sir Nighteye’s organisation, they are forced to let her go – a decision that still haunts them.
Midoriya helps rescue Eri, but Overhaul kidnaps her and takes her to an unknown location. With the help of her fellow survivors, including Kirishima, Uraraka and Asui, Midoriya manages to defeat Overhaul and rescue Eri, but at a high price.
Overhaul, on the other hand, has much more power over Eri than anyone could have imagined: all the experiences she has been through have left her with severe emotional trauma, unable to laugh or know what it means to be happy. She is invited to a school festival, which is almost disrupted by a pair of villains named Gentle Criminal and La Brava, but after seeing Class 1-A’s performance, she ends up laughing.
WHAT FANS CAN EXPECT
In the fourth season, Endeavor and Hawks destroyed a Nomu that could not only withstand Endeavour’s powerful attacks, but also think and speak. Although it seems that the Villain’s Liberation Army has been weakened for the time being, Overhaul ended up with the destructive alters’ bullets after subduing it. If Shigaraki decides to do this, it could be a fatal blow to the company.
The fifth season will focus more on the school and its students, with a particular emphasis on the 1-B class. The two groups will be unified into one training class, where they will be divided into small teams to compete against each other.
While 1-A seems to have the upper hand, 1-B has also improved, although he hasn’t seen as much fighting. In his dream at the end of season 4, Midoriya sees all the previous users of One for All and a glimpse of the first user with his brother All for One.
He wakes up and has no idea what his nightmare means. Once he understands it, he may be able to better understand and control his alter.
Meanwhile, in the new season, we’ll see Gran Torino chasing Kurogiri again, but facing a more serious threat in the form of a huge villain named Gigantomachia, one of All for One’s most loyal servants. Although they have captured Kurogiri, Gigantomachia is still at large. We may see Shigaraki and the rest of the League encounter him in the coming seasons if he has taken refuge in Gigantomachia to help Shigaraki.
The fifth season of My Hero Academia is set to air in March 2020. A second trailer was released in December, and the series will return in March 2020. Shinso, a general studies student who can use his “brainwashing” power to dominate someone for a period of time as long as they answer his questions, appears again in the trailers.
In season 2, Shinso was unhappy that some alter were considered more acceptable than his own, which was considered more suitable for evildoers. Despite this, he was complimented on the usefulness of his alter after losing to Midoriya at the sporting event and vowed to become a better hero. But now Shinso has a goal: to be accepted into the hero class.
DATE OF RELEASE
This is one of the animated series that will return in 2019. The fourth season ended in April 2020, so fans only have to wait a few more months before they can see their favourite characters again. Season 5 of My Hero Academia will launch on 27 March 2021, although the number of episodes has not yet been specified. You can find our My Hero Academia Hoodies and My Hero Academia Sweaters in our online shop along with our collections of clothing featuring your favourite heroes.