Written by: Allysa Malicdem
Published on: August 16, 2021 at 7:45 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter for the TV anime adaptation of Kouhei Horikoshi's ‘My Hero Academia’ (Boku no Hero Academia) has released on Monday a new key visual for the franchise’s ongoing fifth season, teasing the upcoming story line focusing on the villains. Drawn by the anime series’ character designer Yoshihiko Umakoshi, the visual features a redesigned “My Villain Academia” logo with villains Tomura Shigaraki, Dabi, Himiko Toga, Twice, Spinner and Mr. Compress.
The ongoing season has entered and covered the “Internship at Endeavor’s Agency” arc, the seventeenth story arc in the manga and the eighth arc in the “Rise of the Villains” saga. The most recent episode (EP107, S5 EP19) marks the conclusion of the Endeavor Agency Arc. Set to air on August 21, “My Villain Academia” arc opens with episode 108.
A commentary from Tomura Shigaraki’s voice actor Koki Uchiyama who also happens to celebrates his 31st birthday today, August 16, for the upcoming arc:
"When Hiroaka's [HeroAca’s] animation started, I used to say "I'll do my best to defeat all the heroes, so please support the enemies as well.” I never expected the story to unfold so flashy. Finally, the secret of Shigaraki is revealed. I was shocked that he had such a past, and it was a tough job to express it, but I managed to get it done."
"Since the unprecedented Hiroaka [HeroAca] will start, it is a must-see for those who have been watching it for a long time, and I think that it will be very interesting for the first time to be interested in this unique development period. I would like many people to see it."
The fifth season premiered on March 27, 2021. The anime's first season aired in Japan from April to June 2016 with 13 episodes, followed by a second season from April to September 2017 with 25 episodes, then a third season from April to September 2018 with 25 episodes and a fourth season from October 2019 to April 2020 with another 25 episodes.
The series is based on the Japanese superhero manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has been serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2014, with its chapters additionally collected into 27 tankōbon volumes as of July 2020.