My Hero Academia Season 5 episode count has been ringing all the bells as it arrives in a few days. My Hero Academia has been a staple name in anime ever since the anime and manga series started, produced by Bones, it has been a household title for animes.
My Hero, Academia anime series has been taken out of the pages of the Japanese superhero shōnen manga series of Kōhei Horikoshi which originated from the one-shot My Hero and published in the Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2014 which to date has been collected into 29 tankōbon volumes. It has been published in English by Viz Media.
The manga series of My Hero Academia didn’t stop there. It had various spin-offs such as My Hero Academia Smash!! by Hirofumi Neda, My Hero Academia: Vigilantes, My Hero Academia: Team-Up Missions by Yōkō Akiyama. The manga series also got its own light novel titled My Hero Academia: School Briefs by Anri Yoshi.
From the manga series’ success, Bones took the helm of creating and producing the superhero anime series of My Hero Academia.
My Hero Academia follows the story of Izuku Midoriya, a quirk – someone born without any superpowers in a world where it is common for one to be their own super, who dreams of being his very own brand of superhero. All Might, the greatest hero of Japan, scouted Midoriya and shares to him his quirk after he sees potential in him. All Might helped Midoriya in the prestigious school where heroes attend to for training.
The anime series of My Hero Academia was announced by Bones in 2015 that it would be adapted into an anime series and will be gracing the screens the following year where it will be directed by Kenji Nagasaki, written by Yōsuke Kuroda, character designs by Yoshihiko Umakoshi, and music by Yuki Hayashi. The anime series premiered via MBS in Japan and various other networks in the country.
The anime has the voice cast as follows: Daiki Yamashita as Izuku Midoriya, Kenta Miyake as All Might, Marina Inoue as Momo Yaoyorozu, Yoshimasa Hosoya as Fumikage Tokoyami, Ryou Hirohashi as Minoru Mineta, Nobuhiko Okamoto as Katsuki Bakugō, Kaito Ishikawa as Tenya Iida, Ayane Sakura as Ochako Uraraka, and Aoi Yuki as Tsuyu Asui.
2016 was the year when My Hero Academia anime series arrived in various locations across the globe when Funimation acquired their license for international streaming rights. For those in the UK, it has various distributors such as Universal Pictures UK for the first season in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Sony Pictures UK for the second season, and Manga Entertainment for the rest.
Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment distributed the first two seasons for Australia and New Zealand, and Madman Entertainment took over for the rest of the seasons. All these are made possible by Funimation.
The series went on to become successful with the second season announced in the Weekly Shōnen Jump the same year of the first season’s release. The following year, a third season was secured by the anime series. 2018’s news for the series announced that the anime of My Hero Academia will be having its fourth.
It wasn’t an annual release, however, as the fifth season was just announced in 2020 and there were a few bumps on the road as the world faced a global pandemic with coronavirus. The release of the fifth season is slated for March 27, 2021.
To date, the fifth season of My Hero Academia released three trailers which showed the key visuals that will be coming with My Hero Academia Season 5.
My Hero Academia Season 5 will be a split-cour. It has been confirmed to have 25 episodes which will have a break somewhere between the 12th and 13th episode before going for a three-month TV broadcast block in preparation for the second part of the rest of the season.
My Hero Academia premieres on March 27, 2021, Saturday, at 5.30 PM JST/ 3:30 AM EST via Funimation.