Back in April 2020, the J-List blog was able to report that the smash hit shonen series My Hero Academia would continue with a fifth television season. In October 2020, this blog reported a general time frame for the premiere. On Saturday, December 19th, it was revealed during the JumpFesta Livestream that the new season would premiere on March 27th, 2021, and even posted a brand new promotional video to get fans excited.
The fifth season (which will run for a currently unknown episode count) will focus on the “Joint Training” arc of the manga which has classes 1A and 1B doing battle against each other.
My Hero Academia is a manga series created by Kohei Horikoshi that began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump starting June 2014 and has 28 compiled volumes as of this year. The anime adaptation began airing its first season in April 2016 with new seasons appearing yearly ever since. A theatrical movie, My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, was released in August 2018 and another theatrical movie, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, was released in December 2019. Meanwhile, a third theatrical movie will premiere in the summer of 2021.
The story takes place in a world where superheroes exist thanks to special powers called “quirks”. One young man named Izuku was born without a quirk but still desperately wanted to grow up to become a hero like his idol All Might. After a couple of chance encounters between the two, Izuku is scouted by All Might to inherit his power and also helps him enroll in a very special school for heroes in training. All three seasons of the anime have focused squarely on Izuku’s training but the first half of the fourth season focused on the intern arc which saw the introduction of a new character while the second half focused on the school festival arc.