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Boku no Hero Academia
Boku no Hero Academia

Boku no Hero Academia (Japanese language: 僕のヒーローアカデミア Hepburn: Boku no Hīrō Akademia), published in Indonesia as My Hero Academia, is a Japanese shōnen manga series with the theme of super heroes written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. The manga began appearing in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine in July 2014, and has been bundled into 24 tankōbon volumes by August 2019. The manga has been adapted into an anime produced by Bones. The first season aired in Japan from 3 April to 26 June 2016, followed by the second season which aired from 1 April to 30 September 2017, followed by the third season from 7 April to 29 September 2018, and the fourth season from 12 October 2019 until 4 April 2020. The fifth season has been announced. An animated film titled My Hero Academia: Two Heroes was released on 3 August 2018.The second animated film titled My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising was released on 20 December 2019.


Anime Boku no Hero Academia
Director Kenji Nagasaki

Tomo Ōkubo (#39–51)

Masahiro Mukai (#64–)

Producer Wakana Okamura

Kazumasa Sanjōba

Hiroshi Kamei (#1–13)

Naoki Amano (#1–13)

Hirokazu Hara (#1–13)

Natsumi Mori (#1–38)

Hayato Saga (#39–)

Yoshihiro Ōyabu (#39–)

Kōji Nagai (#39–)

Scenario Yōsuke Kuroda
Music Yuki Hayashi
Studio Bones
Licensing Funimation
Original channel JNN (MBS) (#1–13)

NNS (ytv) (#14–)

English channel SEA Animax Asia

US Adult Swim (Toonami)

Live 3 April 2016 – Now
Episode 88 Episode
Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasi, Scholl, Shounen And Hero

The first season of the anime series My Hero Academia was produced by Bones and MBS and directed by Kenji Nagasaki. Adjusted Kohei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia manga from its first start to shortly after the third volume was over 13 episodes, following Izuku Midoriya’s first adventure.

The original season ran from April 3 to June 26, 2016, on MBS in Japan, and was released on DVD and Blu-ray in five compilations, each containing two to three episodes, by Toho between June 29 and October 12, 2016. Funimation licensed the series for English voiceover releases in North America and released episodes in a single DVD and Blu-Ray compilation on April 18, 2017. Finally, their adaptation took place from May 5 to August 4, 2018, on Adult Swim as part of their Toonami block .

Two theme music was used for this season: the opening theme song and the ending theme song. The opening theme is “The Day” by Porno Graffitti and the ending theme is “Heroes” by Brian the Sun.


Synopsis

In a world where people are born with superhuman powers (known as “Quirk” (個性 Kosei)), Izuku Midoriya dreams of becoming a Hero, despite being bullied by his classmates for not having Quirk. After becoming the only person who tries and saves his childhood friend Katsuki Bakugo from a villain, All Might, the greatest Hero in the world, gives his Quirk power known as “One For All”. The storyline tells of Izuku who enters U.A. High School ( 高校 Yūei Kōkō), a school that guides aspiring future heroes. As Izuku and his new friends try to balance their Hero training with their usual schoolwork, they must face new challenges including the League of Villains, an evil organization formed by All Might’s arch enemy, All For One, to destroy all the Heroes and take the over social life

 

 

Boku no Hero Academia
Boku no Hero Academia

Season 2

The second season of the anime series My Hero Academia is produced by Bones and directed by Kenji Nagasaki. Like the first season, it adapts Kohei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia manga from the remaining three volumes through the end of the eighth volume which is more than 25 episodes long, and follows the adventures of Izuku Midoriya.

The second season uses four theme music: two opening themes and two ending themes. The first opening theme, used for the first thirteen episodes, is “Peace Sign” ( ) by Kenshi Yonezu and the first ending theme is “Dakara, Hitori ja nai” ( , じゃ , lit. Therefore, I am not Alone), played by Little Glee Monster. For the remainder of the season, the second opening theme is “Sora ni Utaeba” ( , lit. If I Sing to the Sky) by amazarashi and the ending theme is “Datte Atashi no Hero” ( のヒ , lit. Still My Hero) by LiSA.


Synopsis


First season recap.

Still recovering from the previous incident, the school will hold a Sports Festival, which will be an opportunity for students to show off their Quirks to professional heroes who are looking for best friends. On this occasion, All Might confessed to Izuku that his strength was decreasing, and that the festival was an opportunity for Izuku to show his true value to the world.

Todoroki reveals to Izuku that he will defeat him and show his true strength. As the Sports Festival begins, students from the school’s four branches – Heroes, General Studies, Business and Support Courses – participate in an obstacle course race.

How about the rest of the story?

 

 

Boku no Hero Academia
Boku no Hero Academia

Season 3

The third season of the My Hero Academia anime series is produced by Bones and directed by Kenji Nagasaki. Like the rest of the series, it adapts Kohei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia manga from the remaining eight volumes through its initial 14 volumes over 25 episodes and follows the adventures of Izuku Midoriya and his classmates from UA High, a prestigious school for heroes in training.

Season three runs from April 7th to September 29th 2018, on ytv in Japan. Toho released the seasons on DVD and Blu-Ray in eight compilations, each containing two to four episodes, between 18 July 2018 and 13 February 2019. Funimation licensed the seasons for English release in North America and released the compilation’s first episode on 7. May, 2019. Funimation’s ran an adaptation from March 3, 2019 to August 18, 2019 on Adult Swim’s Toonami block.

Four theme songs were used for this season: two opening themes and two ending themes. For the first thirteen episodes, the opening theme is “Odd Future” by Uverworld and the first ending theme is “Renewal” ( ) by miwa. For the remainder of the season, the second opening theme is “Make My Story” by Lenny Code Fiction and the ending theme is “Long Hope Philia” ( ) by Masaki Suda.


Synopsis


Class 1-A students have a gym class in the pool, while reminiscing about the main events of the previous season.

On the day of the overnight stay in the forest, Class 1-A and 1-B prepared to board the bus. An hour later, the Class 1-A buses stopped to rest in the restroom. Suddenly, two women wearing cat-like costumes and a boy appeared. The women introduce themselves as the professional Team of Heroes, The Pussycats, while the boys are revealed to be Kota, an orphan in their care who hates heroes. Mandalay told class 1-A that they had to reach the training camp at the foot of the mountain at midday or they would skip lunch. Despite their best efforts, class 1-A’s progress is stifled by wild beasts all over the forest, being controlled by Pixie-Bob with her Quirk, and the students miss their deadline in a matter of hours. However, the Pussycats team was satisfied with his performance, and they were offered dinner in exchange. After that, Class 1-A headed for the hot springs to take a shower. Mineta tries to peek at the side of the girls’ bath but is prevented by Kota; Kota accidentally sees the girls and passes out but is saved by Midoriya. Midoriya takes the unconscious City to the cabin and learns the story of his parents; pro heroes who die while running errands.

Classes 1-A and 1-B continue training as the criminals prepare to attack. Despite the City’s hatred of heroes, and superhuman society in general, Midoriya tries to convince Kota by telling his own story as the story of his friend. Criminals attack when students participate in the exercise and catch them unnoticed.

Criminals continue their attacks, working in teams or alone to target different groups of students and teachers. Muscular, one of the criminals who found Kota in its secret hideout and tried to kill him, but was stopped by Midoriya. Midoriya is pushed to his limit in the fight but manages to defeat Muscular with Delaware Detroit Smash 1,000,000% and save City. Kota finally overcomes prejudice because of Midoriya’s selflessness and calls him “My Hero”.

After defeating Muscular, Midoriya brought City back to the camp and ran to Aizawa. Midoriya left the City to him, because he had a message to convey to everyone via Mandalay’s telepathy. The teacher asks Midoriya to convey a message from him too. Mandalay delivered both messages: That Bakugo was one of the criminals’ targets and the students had permission to use their Quirks in self-defense. Meanwhile, Tetsutetsu and Kendo find a source of poison gas that fills a part of the forest: a criminal named Mustard. The two work together to defeat Mustard and this results in the gas being lost. Midoriya meets Shoji while looking for Bakugo and finds out that Tokoyami’s Unique, Dark Shadow, is out of control.

Mezo asks Midoriya for help in saving Tokoyami from his own Quirk and chooses between saving Tokoyami or Bakugo. Midoriya devises a plan to save the two, which involves leading Dark Shadow into Bakugo and Todoroki who fight the villain Moonfish. Dark Shadow defeats Moonfish and is then weakened and controlled by Bakugo and Todoroki. The students joined forces and met Uraraka and Tsuyu against a criminal named Himiko Toga. Since there were now more students present than he was prepared to face himself, Himiko withdrew. Midoriya asks the girls to help them protect Bakugo but Bakugo and Tokoyami have been kidnapped by the criminal Mr. Compress. A Nomu chases Yosetsu from Class 1-B who carries a badly injured Yaoyorozu but the Nomu is called back by Dabi when their mission is complete. Yaoyorozu made a tracking device that Yosetsu attached to Nomu. Midoriya and the others continued to chase Mr. Compress but were unable to keep up with his speed. Midoriya devises a plan to launch it, Todoroki and Shoji into the air using Uraraka and Tsuyu Quirks. They managed to knock Mr Compress to the ground.

Midoriya, Todoroki and Shoji have caught up with Mr. Compress, and with Aoyama’s help, they manage to save Tokoyami. However, the criminals retreated with Bakugo, leaving the training heroes in grief. UA faced serious backlash over the next several days, even as police pursued clues to find League of Villains. Midoriya woke up in a hospital bed, two days after the attack. Almost all class A come to visit him. Kirishima and Todoroki reveal that they plan to save Bakugo.

How about the rest of the story?


Boku no Hero Academia 4
Boku no Hero Academia 4

 

Season 4

 


 

The fourth season of the My Hero Academia anime series is produced by Bones and directed by Kenji Nagasaki. This season is adapting the story from the original manga, starting from the last half of volume 14 to the first few chapters of volume 21. This season airs from 12 October 2019 to 4 April 2020 on ytv channel. Funimation has licensed the series for release in English in North America. Funimation’s English voiceover version began airing on Adult Swim’s Toonami programming block on November 9, 2019.

Four theme songs were used for this season: two opening theme songs and two ending theme songs. For the first twelve episodes, the opening theme song is “Polaris” ( ) by Blue Encount, while the ending theme is “Kōkai no Uta” (航海 ) by Sayuri. The second opening theme song is “Star Marker” by Kana-Boon, while the ending theme song is “Shout Baby” by Ryokuōshoku Shakai. Chrissy Costanza sang an insert song entitled “Hero too” on episode 23.


Synopsis

A freelance journalist named Taneo gets the opportunity to do exclusive coverage of Class 1-A students to find out the new Peace Symbol after All Might retires. An Overhaul appeared at the Villain Alliance headquarters and proposed an alliance, but the proposal ended in bloodshed. On the other hand, Izuku participates in the Hero Apprenticeship Study, and through Mirio’s help, intends to enter the agency owned by Sir Nighteye, All Might’s former colleague.

Izuku confronts Sir Nighteye in order to get his seal or approval so that Izuku can join his agency. However, in the middle of their fight, Nighteye reveals a secret about All Might.

While on patrol, Izuku and Mirio surprisingly run into Overhaul and his terrified daughter, Eri. Later, Izuku, still emotionally hit by All Might’s secret regarding his successor, confronts him to find out the truth. Izuku must accept the truth of All Might’s worsening story about his past and future.

Eijiro and a pro hero named Fat Gum fight criminals while on patrol. However, these criminals use drugs that can stop and increase the Quirk’s power, as well as take advantage. Eijiro must be able to go beyond his limits to stop them.

Sir Nighteye holds a massive meeting with pro heroes and apprentices to discuss the situation with a growing and dangerous organization called Shie Hassaikai, which is led by Overhaul.

Izuku and Mirio overcome their anxiety after attending the meeting. Sir Nighteye then begins a mission to save Eri and the raid of Shie Hassaikai’s headquarters.

Suneater, a member of the Hero Fat Gum agency as well as a member of the Big 3 Academy U.A, decided to face three members of the Eight Bullets — Shie Hassaikai’s elite squad — alone.

Fat Gum and Eijiro are separated from the others and must defeat two criminals; one of them had insane fighting strength and the other used strong barriers. Just when Eijiro was badly injured, he reminisced about his past.

Fat Gum and Eijiro beat their two opponents. Later, Izuku and the others had a hard time fighting Joi Irinaka’s quirk which prevented them from advancing. Things got worse when Himiko Toga and Twice from the Villain Alliance joined the fight.

Himiko and Twice betrayed Irinaka and allowed the heroes to capture him. On the other hand, Mirio catches up with Overhaul and Eri and is forced away before she can save him.

Lemillion is shot by Overhaul’s enhanced weapon and loses his quirk permanently. Izuku and Nighteye get there just in time to finish the fight and save Eri, but Overhaul’s subsequent actions have her the upper hand.

Overhaul merged with several of his subordinates and began to attack with great force. It is revealed that Eri has the ability to “rewind time” for someone, and by using her quirk, Eri helps Izuku use One For All at 100% power and defeat Overhaul.

The operation was successfully carried out after Izuku defeated Overhaul. Eri was placed under surveillance, and everyone evacuated. Sir Nighteye sustains fatal injuries, so Izuku, All Might, and Mirio visit him one last time.

How about the continuation of the story?


Movies

Boku no Hero Academia moive
Boku no Hero Academia moive

 

My Hero Academia: Two Heroes ( Jepang :僕 の ヒ ー ロ ー ア カ デ ミ ア THE MOVIE ~ 2 人 の英雄ヒ ー ロ ー~ , Hepburn : Boku no Hīrō Academia THE MOVIE: Futari no Hīrō ) is a Japanese anime superhero film in 2018 based on the manga My Hero Academia by Kōhei Horikoshi. Set between the second and third seasons of the anime series, the film is directed by Kenji Nagasaki and produced by Bones. Anime Expo hosted the film’s world premiere on July 5, 2018, and then released to theaters in Japan on August 3, 2018, and in a limited release in the United States and Canada from September 25 to October 2, 2018, to positive reviews from critics. The events of the film take place after the Final Exams arc and before the Forest Training Camp arc in the manga My Hero Academia. The second film, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, was released in Japan in December 2019 and February 2020 in North America.

 

Production

On December 11, 2017, Weekly Shonen Jump announced that Kohei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia manga will be inspiring an anime film in the third quarter of 2018. Horikoshi oversaw the film, and is credited for the original work and character designs. Kenji Nagasaki returns to direct the film at Bones studios based on a script written by Yōsuke Kuroda. Yoshihiko Umakoshi provided the character designs for the film, and Yuki Hayashi composed the music. The film was distributed in Japan by Toho. The film’s title and release date was revealed during a stage presentation at AnimeJapan on March 25, 2018. On April 10, 2018, it was announced that Mirai Shida would join the cast as Melissa Shield and Katsuhisa Namase would play David Shield, both original characters. On June 11, 2018, Weekly Shonen Jump announced that Rikiya Koyama had been chosen as the villain of the film, Wolfram. Masaki Suda performed the film’s theme song “Long Hope Philia” ( ), which was written and composed by amazarashi’s Hiromu Akita.

Japanese 僕のヒーローアカデミア THE MOVIE ~2人の英雄ヒーロー~
Hepburn Boku no Hīrō Akademia THE MOVIE: Futari no Hīrō
Directed by Tomo Ōkubo (Chief)

Kenji Nagasaki

Chief supervision:

Kōhei Horikoshi

Produced by Yoshihiro Ōyabu

Kōji Nagai

Wakana Okamura

Kazumasa Sanjōba

Written by Yōsuke Kuroda
Based on My Hero AcademiaHorikosh by Kōhei Horikoshi
Music by Yuki Hayashi
Cinematography Masataka Ikegami
Edited by Kumiko Sakamoto
Production company Bones
Distributed by Toho
Release Date July 5, 2018 (Anime Expo)

August 3, 2018 (Japan)

Running time 96 Minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Box office $27.5 million

Synopsis

All Might is invited to a summer trip on “I-Island”, an artificial island where scientists research Quirks, a superpower that belongs to 80% of the world’s population. He brings Izuku Midoriya as his guest and reminds him not to tell his former colleague, top scientist David Shield, about the Quirk with them: One for All. After they arrive, they meet Melissa Shield, David’s daughter, who hopes to become a scientist like her father.

After a reunion with David, All Might runs a test with him, during which David realizes that All Might’s Quirk is running out. He is horrified, believing that All Might will not be able to maintain his role as a Symbol of Peace. Meanwhile, Melissa shows Midoriya around the island, and they meet Midoriya’s classmate from class 1-A, who was invited to the island for various reasons. After enjoying the island show, Melissa invites class 1-A to a formal party held with all the heroes present. Before the party, Melissa gave Midoriya a challenge that would allow her to use her Quirk 100% without getting hurt.

Meanwhile, Wolfram, a criminal who secretly arrives on the island, takes control of the island’s security system during a party and threatens to kill its inhabitants. He detains all the pro-heroes present, including All Might, and takes David and his assistant Sam hostage into the island’s vault. Midoriya, Melissa, and the rest of class 1-A can evade restraint, and decide to fight the criminals, and free the heroes, by reaching the top of the building and deactivating the security system. Wolfram mustered up strength to stop them, but Midoriya and Melissa managed to climb to the top.

At the top of the tower, they find that David and Sam are arranging the evening’s show with the actors. Their goal is to steal back their greatest invention – a headset that maximizes the power of a person’s Quirk, which has been locked so that it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. David wanted to give it to All Might, so he could maintain his role as a hero. However, Wolfram arrives revealing that he is not an actor, but a real villain who works with Sam to retrieve a headset for himself. Wolfram steals the headset and tries to kill Sam and Melissa, but David and Midoriya save them.

Wolfram restrains Midoriya, kidnaps David, and flees to the roof. Midoriya fails to prevent Wolfram from taking off in a helicopter with David, but Melissa takes control of the security system and frees the pro heroes. All Might reaches the roof and stops the helicopter from taking off.

Wolfram then uses a headset to amplify his powers, creating a giant metal body with David trapped inside. He defeats All Might, revealing that he is secretly allied with All Might’s enemies All For One, who gives Wolfram Quirks additional quirks and arranges the evening’s event to demoralize All Might. Lacking the strength to defeat Wolfram alone, All Might asks Midoriya for help. The rest of the students soon arrive at the rooftop and help All Might and Midoriya, who combined their strengths to defeat Wolfram, free David.

As the sun rises, David and All Might ponder how Melissa and Midoriya are the next generation of heroes and how the world will be in good hands even after All Might’s Quirk is gone.

 

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising

 

My Hero Academia: Heroes rising ( Jepang :僕のヒーローアカデミアMOVIEヒーローズ:ライジング, Hepburn : Boku no Hiro Akademia Za Mubi: Hīrōzu: Raijingu ) is a 2019 Japanese anime superhero film, and the second film based on the manga My Hero Academia by Kōhei Horikoshi. The film, directed by Kenji Nagasaki, produced by Bones, and released in Japan on December 20, 2019 and released in North America on February 26, 2020, received positive reviews from critics. The events of the film take place after the Meta Liberation Army arc in My Hero Academia, during the two week timeskip. It is also intended to be the final film adaptation for the franchise.

Production

On March 23, 2019, a stage event at AnimeJapan 2019 announced that a second My Hero Academia film was planned for a “winter 2019” release, with Kōhei Horikoshi in charge of supervision and original character design. On July 7, 2019, the title and release date were revealed on “Hero Fes”. event, with Horikoshi stating that it will be the last film adaptation for the series. The show also revealed that Bones will be producing the film, with Kenji Nagaski returning as director, Yōsuke Kuroda returning as writer, Yoshihiko Umakoshi returning as character designer, and Yuki Hayashi returning as composer. On 11 October 2019, it was announced that Tomoyo Kurosawa will join the cast as Mahoro, Yuka Terasaki will voice Katsuma, and sumika will perform the theme song “Higher Ground”. On September 26, 2019, it was announced that Mio Imada is playing Slice, and Yoshio Inoue is playing Nine. On November 11, 2019, Weekly Shonen Jump revealed that Kohsuke Toriumi and Shunsuke Takeuchi had been cast as the villain Mummy and Chimera respectively, and on December 6, 2019, it was revealed that Yuichi Nakamura voiced the Hawks.

Japanese 僕のヒーローアカデミア THE MOVIE ヒーローズ:ライジング
Hepburn Boku no Hīrō Akademia Za Mūbī: Hīrōzu: Raijingu
Directed by Kenji Nagasaki

Supervision:

Kōhei Horikoshi

Produced by Wakana Okamura

Yoshihiro Ōyabu

Kōji Nagai

Kazumasa Sanjōba

Written by Yōsuke Kuroda
Based on My Hero Academia by Kōhei Horikoshi
Music by Yuki Hayashi
Cinematography Mayuko Furumoto
Edited by Kumiko Sakamoto
Production company Bones
Distributed by Toho
Release date December 20, 2019
Running time 104 Minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Box office $29.9 million

Synopsis

League of Villains is being chased by Endeavor and the Hawks, while driving in a truck carrying mysterious cargo. After destroying the truck, despite failing to capture the League members, the heroes find an empty life support capsule. The man inside, Nine, a criminal, has escaped and regrouped with his team of criminals, planning to create a society where those with strong Quirks rule those who have the weak.

UA High’s Class 1-A has been dispatched to remote Nabu Island as part of a safety program. Izuku Midoriya, the holder of One for All, meets Mahoro Shimano, and his brother Katsuma, a resident of the island. Bonding with them along with his rival Katsuki Bakugo, they discover that Katsuma wants to be a hero, but Mahoro tries to prevent him, believing his Quirk is not suitable for the job.

Meanwhile, Mahoro and Katsuma’s father, who has a healing Quirk, is attacked by Nine and his party. Nine, who have been empowered by All For One, can steal and possess up to nine Quirks, and steal Cell Activation. Since his body can’t handle all of his Quirks without taking damage, he attempts to use the stolen Quirk to heal himself, becoming nearly invincible. However, the stolen Quirk didn’t match his blood type. Nine guessed that the boys might have a better variant, and went after them.

Nine and his gang arrive on the island and destroy all means of escape and communication. Class 1-A learns of the invasion and splits up to stop criminals and escort the islanders to safety. Nine finds the kids and makes sure Katsuma has the Quirk he’s looking for, but Midoriya intervenes before he can steal it; However, neither he nor Bakugo are comparable to Nine. Even so, they forced him to retreat from overusing his Quirks.

Class 1-A regroups and decides to attack the villain head on, while waiting for the arrival of other heroes. After evacuating the islanders, the class defeats the rest of Nine’s crew, but is incapacitated by Nine, except for Midoriya and Bakugo. Seeing no other way to defeat Nine, Midoriya transfers One For All to Bakugo, while he uses up the rest of his strength. Together, the two beat and beat Nine, but One For All Midoriya seems to fade away afterward.

When the professional heroes arrive, All Might finds Bakugo and Midoriya unconscious. He realizes that One For All remains in Midoriya, because the transfer to Bakugo was interrupted, theorizing that the previous One For All holders hoped that Midoriya would keep it. Elsewhere, Tomura Shigaraki finds and kills Nine who are weak out of spite.

With the Nine’s gang arrested, the class repairs the island’s damage before returning home. Midoriya and Bakugo, who lost their memories while holding One For All, said goodbye to Katsuma and Mahoro. The film ends when Midoriya convinces Katsuma that he can become a hero, as All Might had done for him before.


Media


Manga My Hero Academia is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. The manga originated from a one-shot story entitled My Hero ( Boku no Hīrō), which Horikoshi wanted to make into a series after completing another manga by his work entitled Barrage. The manga began serializing in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine on July 7, 2014. As of August 2, 2019, the manga has been bundled into twenty-four tankōbon volumes. In North America, My Hero Academia has been published in English by Viz Media, which published its first volume on August 4, 2015. The manga was also released digitally, coinciding with the Japanese release by Viz Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump. As of 7 August 2018, 14 volumes have been published. Shueisha started releasing this manga in English simultaneously with its release in Japan via the Manga Plus platform since January 2019.

A spin-off series entitled My Hero Academia Smash !! Hirofumi Neda’s work began on the digital platform Jump + on November 9, 2015 and ended on November 6, 2017. As of November 2017, five volumes of his tankōbon have been published. The spin-off series has been licensed by Viz Media. Another spin-off series, entitled My Hero Academia: Vigilantes, began appearing in the magazine Shōnen Jump GIGA in 2017. The series has also been published in English in North America by Viz Media. The first volume was published on July 3, 2018. The third spin-off series, Yōkō Akiyama’s My Hero Academia: Team Up Mission, began serializing in Saikyō Jump magazine on August 2, 2019. The manga is preceded by a prologue chapter published in Shōnen. Jump GIGA on July 25, 2019.

Anime On October 29, 2015, the manga’s official Twitter account announced that My Hero Academia would be adapted into an anime series produced by Studio Bones. Together with the anime announcement, Toho registered the domain name “heroaca.com” as its anime website. The anime is directed by Kenji Nagasaki, then the screenplay is written by Yōsuke Kuroda, the character designs by Yoshihiko Umakoshi and the music 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. The anime premiered on MBS and on other Japan News Network channels in Nichigo’s time slot at 5pm every Sunday in Japan. The opening theme song is “The Day” by Porno Graffitti, and the ending theme song is “Heroes” by Brian the Sun.

In March 2016, Funimation announced that they had licensed and owned international rights to stream, home and broadcast video releases, and the rights to merchandise. Universal Pictures UK distributes the first season in the UK and Ireland on behalf of Funimation, Sony Pictures UK distributes the second season for Funimation, and Manga Entertainment distributes the following seasons for Funimation. In Australia and New Zealand, Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment distributed the first two seasons, on behalf of Funimation, while Madman Entertainment distributed the third season onwards, in partnership with Funimation.

The second season was announced in the 30th issue of the 2016 issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump. The third season premiered April 1, 2017 on NTV and YTV channels, and ended on September 30, 2017. The staff and voice actors from the first season returned for fill their role. The first opening theme song is “Peace Sign” ( ) sung by Kenshi Yonezu and the first ending theme song is “Dakara, Hitori ja nai” ( trans. Har. Therefore, I am not Alone), which hosted by Little Glee Monster. The second opening theme song is titled “Sora ni Utaeba” ( trans. Har. If I Sing to the Sky) by amazarashi and the ending theme song is “Datte Atashi no Hīrō” ( trans. Har. Still My Hero) by LiSA.

The third season was announced in the 44th issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine, 2017. The English dubbed version premiered on April 7, 2018. Its first opening theme song is “Odd Future” by Uverworld, while its first ending theme song is Uverworld. “Update” ( ) by Miwa. The second opening theme song is “Make my Story” by Lenny Code Fiction, while the second ending theme song is “Long Hope Philia” ( ) by Masaki Suda.

On April 19, 2018, Funimation announced that the series would be broadcast on Adult Swim’s Toonami programming block from May 5.

The fourth season was announced in the 44th issue of the 2018 issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump.This was confirmed by the broadcast of the final episode of the third season on September 29, 2018. On December 19, 2018, the My Hero Academia website confirmed that the fourth season will air. premiered on October 12, 2019, along with key visual images. Funimation aired the first episode of the fourth season at the Anime Expo which was held on July 6, 2019 with an English voiceover. Kenji Nagasaki is serving as head director for the fourth season, with Masahiro Mukai as director. Funimation and Madman Entertainment will air the first episode in English dubbing in Australia at the Madman Anime Festival Melbourne on 14 September and Perth on 4 October 2019. The opening theme song is “Polaris” by Blue Encount, while the ending theme song is is “Kōkai no Uta” by Sayuri. The second opening theme song is “Star Marker” by Kana-Boon, while the ending theme song is “Shout Baby” by Ryokuōshoku Shakai. An original net animation was released on August 16, 2020, accompanied by the return of the staff and voice actors from the previous season to fill their roles.

The fifth season was announced in the 18th issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine published in April 2020, and in the final episode of the fourth season.

Film A big screen anime film was announced in December 2017 and features an original story that takes place after the “Final Exam” arc. Titled My Hero Academia: Two Heroes ( THE MOVIE 2 英雄 Boku no Hīrō Akademia THE MOVIE: Futari no Hīrō), the film premiered worldwide at the Anime Expo on the 5th. July 2018, and began airing in Japanese theaters on August 3, 2018. The staff and voice actors of the anime series returned to fill their roles. Funimation announced that they will release the film in US and Canadian theaters from September 25 to October 2, 2018.

In October 2018, Legendary Entertainment obtained the rights to produce an adaptation of the live action film from My Hero Academia.

On March 23, 2019, it was announced that the second animated film for My Hero Academia is in production. On July 7, 2019, My Hero Academia’s official Twitter account revealed that the title of the new film is My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising ( THE MOVIE : Bjingoku no Hīrō Akademia THE MOVIE scheduled for release), and on December 20, 2019.

Video Game A video game based on the anime, My Hero Academia: Battle for All, was announced in November 2015. The game was developed by Dimps and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for the Nintendo 3DS handheld game console, and released in Japan on May 19, 2016 The second video game, My Hero One’s Justice, was released for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows platforms on October 16, 2018. The game has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide as of January 2019. Izuku Midoriya also appears as a playable character in the crossover game Jump Force. The third installment of the video game series, entitled My Hero: One’s Justice 2, was announced for release on the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC platforms. My Hero: One’s Justice 2 was released in Japan on March 12, 2020 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
Stage Staging The musical adaptation, My Hero Academia: The “Ultra” Stage, was first announced in 2018 and was held in Tokyo and Osaka from April 12 to 29, 2019. The musical was directed by Tsuneyasu Motoyoshi, Hideyuki Nishimori as screenwriter, and choreographed by Umebō. Shunsuke Wada composed the music. The second stage musical, My Hero Academia: The “Ultra” Stage: A True Hero, was held from March 6 to April 25 2020, with the same cast and staff. The concert program entitled My Hero Academia: The “Ultra” Live was held in July 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the My Hero Academia: The “Ultra” Stage: A True Hero event was canceled and postponed until July 2020, and changed to a full version titled My Hero Academia: The “Ultra” Stage: A True Hero Plus Stage Ver., while My Hero Academia: The “Ultra” Live has been postponed until an unknown date. After a staff member contracted COVID-19, the production committee decided that My Hero Academia: The “Ultra” Stage: A True Hero would be held live-streaming. However, the performance was postponed again after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 again.

 

Review:

Personally, I think this anime is good in terms of story and graphics and as you have read it is very interesting.

So I recommend this anime to those of you who like the action, school, shounen genres


Credits:

This post is written by Assep & translated by Farada 002