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My Hero Academia Season 5 announcement could come sooner than you think

Published: 28/Jan/2020 1:36 Updated: 28/Jan/2020 1:37

by Brent Koepp

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As My Hero Academia barrels towards the last half of the season four, a panel for the show at Anime Japan in March fuels speculation that fans might get an announcement for the fifth season sooner than imagined.

My Hero Academia originally made its debut as a manga in the iconic Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine in 2014, but exploded in popularity with its 2016 anime adaptation by Studio Bones.

The series is currently in its fourth season arc, and has recently passed the halfway point of its 25 episode order, however an announcement that the show will be at the Anime Japan convention in March has stirred up season five speculation.

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The annual anime convention is being held in March 2020.

My Hero Academia Season 5

AnimeJapan is having its annual convention in Tokyo this year, and runs from March 21-23. The event is a major showcase for Japanese animation studios to promote their works to attendees.

According to ComicBook, My Hero Academia will be holding a panel on the final day of the festivities, and it will include the actors that portray Deku, Bakugo, and Todoroki among others.

Traditionally, announcements are tied to the finale of the current season, and while a date for it hasn’t been officially revealed, based off the current release schedule it should be around the end of March or at the beginning of April which puts it around the time of this panel.

Though it’s easy to speculate that something will get revealed at the panel due to the importance of the event and given how close it is to the finale, it should be noted it would be breaking tradition with past announcements.

Seasons two through four have all been announced in Weekly Shōnen Jump right before the finale, and confirmed as the final episode airs, which makes it more likely it will get its reveal in the magazine.

Despite the current arc not even being currently finished, fans are always eager to hear what is next for their favorite heroes, and who knows, maybe the popular series will try something different this year.

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The popular anime is currently in the middle of its fourth season.

Only time will tell what Studio Bones’ plans are for the fifth season, but one thing that’s clear is that they have grown the anime series into one of the most popular brands in the world, so more episodes are a given.

My Hero Academia is currently entering its final half of season four, and can be watched on Funimation and Crunchyroll.

Cosplay

Eugene Lee Yang goes viral cosplaying Avatar: The Last Airbender

Published: 29/Oct/2020 12:39

by Georgina Smith

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Writer, Director, and Try Guys member Eugene Lee Yang has absolutely blown Avatar: The Last Airbender fans away with his flawless cosplays, recreating not just Azula but Zuko too.

Since rising to internet fame with his work on YouTube series ‘the Try Guys,’ Eugene Lee Yang has established himself as a creator in his own right, producing many hugely viral videos exploring LGBTQ+ and Asian-American identities.

Each year in what he describes as his ‘Asian Halloween Tradition,’ Eugene cosplays different Asian characters from popular movies, TV shows, books and more to celebrate different aspects of those cultures, and works alongside a team to flex their outstanding costume and makeup skills.

In the past, he’s recreated characters like Mulan, Magnus Bane from the Mortal Instruments Series, and many more dating back to Halloween of 2009 when he cosplayed Russell from the animated film UP.

But this year, Eugene and his talented team treated fans to not just one, but two Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplays, and they were both as fantastic as each other.

Eugene cosplays Zuko and Azula

First, in a post that at the time of writing has 99,000 likes, he recreated the banished prince from the Fire Nation, Zuko.

Eugene models the brilliant costume by Kinetic Cosplay perfectly, the bold oranges and reds of the fabric creating a vibrant fire-like glow, which combined with the mix of silk trims and various types of fabric give a perfectly dynamic edge to the look.

His makeup artist Arianna Blean has also reformed Zuko’s signature eye scar, the scar wax looking intricate enough to be realistic, but also with a slightly animated feel in keeping with the original art style.

To fans’ surprise, Eugene even pulled out a second Avatar look to celebrate Halloween this year, also having a go at one of the show’s most popular villains, Fire Nation princess Azula in beautiful photos taken by JD Renes.

The absolutely stunning images show the YouTube star surrounded by lightning, filling the images with a mesmerizing blue-white glow. The black and gold plates contribute to a powerful silhouette, with the wig by danekez sculpted perfectly to look like the original, even keeping with the gold hairpiece in the center of the head.

Eugene put both characters together in the same image in a post that gained 40,000 likes, and even participated in a TikTok trend where he wipes a mirror to switch between the two characters, injecting the video with electric personality.

His series of posts about the cosplays have garnered hundreds of thousands of likes all together, and has already got people excited about what Eugene will pull out of the bag next Halloween.