TOHO Animation has revealed that a sixth season of the popular and critically acclaimed anime series My Hero Academia on the way.
The announcement came after the finale of the 25-episode long fifth season recently aired in Japan. In the final moments of the final episodes, a voice over from series leader Izuku Midoriya warns of a fight against the Paranormal Liberation Front, which will be a “major event that will shake the superhuman community.”
Readers of the manga will know that this tease means that the new season will follow the “Paranormal Liberation War” arc from the original manga. This arc is a turning point in the series with the consequences of what is still felt in the manga as a large-scale war that breaks out between the world’s heroes and villains. In the manga, this arch also serves as the last for the larger “Rise of Villains” saga. Along with the teaser at the end of the last episode, a teaser trailer was uploaded on both TOHO’s official YouTube channel and My Hero Academia Twitter page, teases the match to come next season.
My Hero Academia is based on the manga of Kohei Horikoshi taking place in a world where superheroes and villains have become commonplace. The story follows the character Izuku Midoriya as he attends UA High School, an academy that trains and teaches hopeful heroes. While attending school, he makes friends with his classmates in Class 1-A as they all try to become heroes. Anime premiered in 2016 and is now on 113 episodes in total across its five seasons. The director of My Hero Academia is Kenji Nagasaki in the animation studio Bones, the team behind the anime Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood.
Currently, Funimation and Crunchyroll are streaming the anime series with English subtitles, with the former of the two also having an English dub. The series also began airing on Adult Swim’s Toonami back in May. Along with this new season in production called a new feature film My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission premiered in Japan on August 6 and arrives in the US on October 29, 2021.
Season six of My Hero Academia does not have a release date or release window from now. Watch the trailer for the season six announcement for the upcoming season below.
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