Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: February 27, 2020 at 7:57 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter for the TV anime adaptation of Kouhei Horikoshi's "My Hero Academia ("Boku no Hero Academia") has revealed on Saturday a new preview video featuring the opening theme song "No.1" by DISH for the anime series' upcoming fifth season. The new season is scheduled to begin broadcasting in Japan on March 27, 2021.
The new season's opening theme song titled "No.1" is performed by Japanese pop/rock band and dance group DISH. On the other hand, The Peggies will perform the ending theme song titled "Ashiato" (Footprints).
Watch Season 5's anime trailer here:
The casts and staff from the fourth season are returning for the new season. Studio BONES will be animating the series and Kenji Nagasaki will serve as the chief director, with Masahiro Mukai as the director. The script will be written by Yousuke Kuroda, character designs by Yoshihiko Umakoshi and music composed by Yuki Hayashi. The anime stars Marina Inoue as Momo Yaoyorozu, Yoshimasa Hosoya as Fumikage Tokoyami, Daiki Yamashita as Izuku Midoriya, Kenta Miyake as All Might, Nobuhiko Okamoto as Katsuki Bakugō, Ayane Sakura as Ochako Uraraka, Kaito Ishikawa as Tenya Iida, Aoi Yuki as Tsuyu Asui, Ryou Hirohashi as Minoru Mineta, among others.
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 fifth season was announced in April 2020 at the 18th issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine and at the end of the final episode of its previous season.
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.
The story follows Izuku Midoriya, a boy born without superpowers (called Quirks) in a world where they have become commonplace, but who still dreams of becoming a hero himself. He is scouted by All Might, Japan's greatest hero, who shares his Quirk with Midoriya after recognizing his potential, and later helps to enroll him in a prestigious high school for heroes in training.