My Hero Academia Season 5: How to watch, episode release schedule

Brent Koepp

With My Hero Academia’s fifth season beginning, all eyes are on the continuation of the story. Here is everything you need to know about Izuku Midoriya’s next adventure, and how you can watch episodes of Season 5 as they release.

Ever since its 2016 debut, My Hero Academia has turned the anime world on its head. Its story about a high school that trains students with superpowers called ‘quirks’ has become a cultural phenomenon.

It was confirmed on April 2 that new episodes were going to be worked on, right as Season 4 was coming to an end – and now fans are excited to finally get watching the brand new series. Here is everything you need to know about MHA’s epic return.

The class of 1-A will make their return in Season 5.

My Hero Academia Season 5 release date

MHA’s fifth season started on March 27, 2021, with the release of Episode 89: All Hands on Deck! Class 1-A. This is considered ‘Episode 0’ of the new season, and Episode 1 will release on April 3, 2021.

As with previous seasons, Season 5 is expected to have 25 episodes, though it’s currently unclear whether the series will be broken up, or run continuously until the end.

On top of this, the creators have also previously confirmed that the third movie will release in the summer of 2021, writing: “5th season of TV anime starts broadcasting on March 27 (Saturday) & 3rd movie releases in summer!”

Where to watch My Hero Academia Season 5

MHA’s fifth season is available to watch on both Crunchyroll and Funimation as it airs.

What is Season 5’s plot?

Without getting into spoilers, the next season will mainly cover the Joint Training Arc. In the manga, the story runs from chapters 194 to 217. Although given it’s an adaption, multiple chapters might be covered in single episodes.

In the arc, classes 1-A and 1-B have to compete against each other in a Joint Training Battle. We also see the return of Hitoshi Shinso’s quest to enter the hero course, as the exercise serves as his evaluation.

This season could also dip its toes into the Meta Liberation Army Arc, which includes the wildly popular “My Villain Academia” chapter.

My Hero Academia Season 5 trailer

The first official trailer for Season 5 of My Hero Academia was released on October 3, 2020. A second trailer debuted on December 19, 2020, which you can watch below.

The trailer doesn’t give too much away in terms of plot details or spoilers, but it’s filled to the brim with epic action sequences, suggesting that Season 5 will be a must-watch for fans of the anime.

Fans are already super excited for the season ahead, with the hype only just getting started.

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