Back in April 2020, at the close of the fourth season, we were able to confirm that the widely beloved shonen series My Hero Academia would be returning for a fifth television season and now, thanks to a random tweet from the official account dropped this past weekend, we know when!
According to the tweet, which included a promotional video you can find below, the new season will come out in the spring 2021 season and will cover the “Joint Training” arc. In the story arc, the students of class 1-A and 1-B are pitted against each other.
My Hero Academia is a manga series created by Kohei Horikoshi that began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump starting June 2014. It 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.
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 he also helps Izuku 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.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have stuff to do, like getting fully caught up on the fourth season.