The spoilers for the upcoming My Hero Academia chapter 323 have finally been leaked online; will the civilians let Deku help or send him away?

Last week, fans around the world were disappointed to hear that the My Hero Academia manga series would be taking a break.

Thankfully, the iconic series is back on a regular release schedule with the launch of chapter 323 set to accompany the anime’s new My Villain Academia arc.

However, the manga series is already trending on social media thanks to the leaked spoilers and preview for chapter 323, titled ‘Step One’.

Spoiler warning: This article will contain spoilers for the upcoming MHA chapter.

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When will My Hero Academia chapter 323 release?

My Hero Academia chapter 323 will release worldwide on Sunday, August 22nd.

The new chapter will be available through Viz Media for free, as are the previous three chapters. Accessing the full library of digital My Hero Academia chapters will require a member’s subscription which is currently priced at $1.99 a month.

A more detailed breakdown of the release time will be uploaded closer to the scheduled release date.

My Hero Academia chapter 323: Spoiler and leaks

The title of the chapter is reportedly ‘One Step’ and opens with a flashback to the students in the principal’s office before they went after Deku.

Here, it is explained about how effective the UA Barrier is and that the campus sections can split off and escape entirely underground if there is an invasion.

Kaminari says that this is something from a robot anime as Nezu explains the system some more. The underground to UA is covered in thousands of metal plates that will activate along with transportation systems if the premises are attacked by Villains.

Tokoyami comments on how the plates appear specifically to counter Shigaraki’s Decay, but the principal says that these seemingly illogical preparations could be important in the future.

Cut back to the present, where the civilians are refusing to let Deku in. Jeanist tries to talk to the crowd, stating that whilst they did initially use Deku as bait, he is still their greatest weapon.

Uraraka then tries to talk to the civilians, who are still sceptical about his mysterious power. She tells them to look at Deku and everything he has done for them, and the wider population.

However, the civilians still appear to be ignoring Uraraka as Deku thinks that this is exactly why he needs to leave – although the giant woman from chapter 310 appears hesitant.

The chapter ends with an internal monologue from Nezu, thinking about how this could lead to a birth of a hero more powerful than even All Might, before the last panel shows Uraraka screaming in the rain.

Is there a new anime episode this week?

Yes, episode number 108 of My Hero Academia is scheduled to release on Saturday, August 21st.

Season 5 episode 20 will be available to stream worldwide through the Crunchyroll and Funimation platforms.

The upcoming episode will mark the start of the My Villain Academia arc, with a new promotional visual being released online.

Fans can find a preview clip below and a more detailed breakdown of the episode launch here.

By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]

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