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When is My Hero Academia season 5 coming out? Release date, plot, more

Published: 2/Apr/2020 23:09

by Brent Koepp

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With My Hero Academia’s fifth season finally being confirmed, all eyes are on the continuation of the story. Here is everything we know so far about Izuku Midoriya’s next adventure, and the show’s return.

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 phenomena.

It was confirmed on April 2 that new episodes are going to be worked on, right as season 4 is coming to an end. Here is everything we know about MHA’s epic return.

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

My Hero Academia season 5 announced

On April 1, scans from the popular Weekly Shonen Jump magazine made their way online. According to issue #19, season 5 is officially in the works.

While it should come as no surprise that My Hero Academia is getting a new season given that it’s more popular than ever, it’s still nice to get confirmation, given recent world events delayed Re:Zero’s second one.

Given the the series history with making announcements, the fourth season finale, which airs on April 4, is said to also confirm its return.

What is the 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.

It’s likely that the next season also dips its toes into the Meta Liberation Army Arc, which includes the wildly popular “My Villain Academia” chapter.

My Hero Academia season 5 release date

So far there has been no official announcement of when it will be airing on television. The only thing that has been confirmed at this time of writing is that it is being worked on.

However given current world events having a major impact on production, and given the time frames Studio Bones has taken for previous arcs, it’s safe to say we won’t see this until 2021. The summertime slot is a safe bet.

Cosplay

Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer masters waterbending as Katara 

Published: 27/Oct/2020 6:34 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 6:45

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Avatar: The Last Airbender has many characters that fans wish existed in real life, but one cosplayer took matters into her own hands and became Katara herself with a mind-blowing cosplay.

Katara is one of the most beloved characters in Avatar: The Last Airbender. Fans are drawn to her kind and compassionate personality and the fact she’s more mature than the others. 

It’s no surprise, then, that she often acts as the mother of the group. Katara is the cornerstone that others fall back on throughout their trials and tribulations, and she always knows the right thing to say.

However, Katara is more than a typical matriarchal archetype.

She undergoes an incredible transformation as the series progresses. She learns and grows as a person, but she also masters water-bending and becomes one of the strongest characters in the show.

Still, despite all that, and despite being tested and pushed to the edge herself, she never loses sight of who she is. Katara remains true to herself, and the characteristics that define her never fade.

Avatar: The Last Airbender Katara Cosplay
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Katara becomes the most powerful water-bender in the show.

Unfortunately, words aren’t always enough to convince people how awesome a character is. Sometimes you need to see it to believe it.

That’s exactly what a popular cosplayer named lux_lisa_ has done. She teamed up with s.photography_b and together, they brought Katara to life in the real world — let’s just say, the results were absolutely stunning.

 

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Lux_lisa_ looks perfect from head to toe. Everything from the hair, the eyes, the outfit, the wrist-guards, and the pose is spot on. The photography is top-notch too. However, what makes this cosplay all-the-more special is the wonderful water-bending effect.

It’s hard to believe since it looks so good, but s.photography_b claims it wasn’t photoshopped at all. Instead, it was made possible thanks to a little help from some friends.

Two of them synchronized throwing buckets of water, while lux_lisa_ posed to her heart’s desire and s.photography_b snapped shot after shot. It was an awesome team effort and one that would make Team Avatar proud.

The cosplay and effect combination looks even more impressive in a second shot. It even includes what looks like an ice-cave in the background. 

 

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Katara is one of the most popular characters in Avatar: The Last Airbender. Naturally, that means cosplays pop up left, right, and center and they’re all brilliant in their own right.

However, it’s hard to find one that captures the art of water-bending so elegantly. And it’s even harder to find one that does so without adding an after-effect on photoshop.

Still, as awesome as the effect is, let’s not take away from the fact that lux_lisa_ wore the outfit to perfection. At the end of the day, cosplays are more about the outfits themselves, and Lisa’s certainly was incredible!