A lot of things worth looking forward to this coming 2021, as a release window has just been announced for the 5th season of hit shounen series My Hero Academia! A new promo video released just this Saturday revealed that the upcoming 5th season is now set for a spring 2021 premiere (this period starts at around April).
The promo video—which is the first of predictably many more—shows that the new season will adapt the “Joint Training” arc of the manga. The said arc will be pitting members of class 1A against class 1B. Check out season 5’s first promo video here!
A new teaser visual was also unveiled for the coming season, also announcing the series’ spring 2021 release.
The fourth season of My Hero Academia aired last October 2019 and covered the events of the Shie Hassaikai arc of the manga, the longest arc in the series. In that arc, the students of Class 1-A learned about Hero Internships, where they will be mentored by a real Hero so that they can gain real-life experience.
Most of the original cast returned for the fourth season. New cast members previously announced were Yuto Uemura (as Tamaki Amajiki), Kiyono Yasuno (as Nejire Hado), Tarusuke Shingaki (as Mirio Togata), Shinichiro Miki (as Sir Nighteye), and Shino Shimoji (as Kaoruko Awata).
Season 4 was still directed by Kenji Nagasaki, with script written by Yosuke Kuroda and character design by Yoshihiko Umakoshi. Studio Bones will still be producing the series. No word yet on the staff for the 5th season.
My Hero Academia is a manga series written by Kohei Horikoshi, and is being serialized in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since 2014. It tells the story of Izuku Midoriya, who was born without a superpower or Quirk but still dreams of becoming a hero despite this. It was eventually adapted into an anime series by Bones, which premiered on April 2016. The success of the first season immediately prompted the release of a second and third season in 2017 and 2018, respectively.