What date and time will My Hero Academia season 5 episode 21 release around the world on the Crunchyroll and Funimation streaming platforms?
For the past several weeks, both the Saturday anime schedule and Twitter have been dominated by My Hero Academia.
Understandably, the hype surrounding the series reached a boiling point last weekend with the official launch of the My Villain Academia arc.
However, with only five episodes left before the conclusion of season 5, it becomes ever-more important that fans know exactly when the next instalment premieres online in their time zone.
My Hero Academia season 5 episode 21: Release date and time
- Season 5 episode 21 of My Hero Academia, episode number 109, is scheduled to release at 10: 30 AM BST on Saturday, August 28th.
- Pacific Time – 2: 30 AM PDT
- Central Time – 4: 30 AM CDT
- Eastern Time – 5: 30 AM EDT
- British Time – 10: 30 AM BST
- European Time – 11: 30 CEST
- Philippine Time – 5:30 PM PHT
- Korea Time – 6: 30 PM KST
- Australia Time – 7 PM ACST
Don’t have a premium account for either platform? New episodes are made available for free users in selected territories at the same times the following week.
My Hero Academia Season 5 episode 19 preview…
Season 5 episode 21 will be titled ‘Revival Party’ and will be the second chapter in the new My Villain Academia arc.
“An alliance of dead trees and enemies who receive a declaration of war of the “People’s Liberation Army” led by Li Destro who took the righteousness as a hostage. A fierce battle has begun, and Toga has been attacked and “covered” by the PLA executive Curios?!” – My Hero Academia episode 109 synopsis.
The preview trailer has also been shared on social media by fans, check it out below.
LGBTQ+ characters in MHA…
Over the past few weeks, there has been some considerable debate online about the sexual preference of one Minoru Mineta, who some fans believe was hinted at being bisexual in chapter 321.
However, fans may not know that there are already two characters from the MHA universe that are confirmed LGBTQ+ members.
The first is Tiger, a.k.a Yawara Choaro, who was one of the training team from the first summer at UA and is openly transgender. Whilst this has not been directly addressed in the anime adaptation, Tiger’s official character profile in the manga says that he was assigned female at birth, before transitioning after a visit to Thailand.
The second is Magne, real name Kenji Hishiki, who is also transgender. Similar to Tiger, this is not directly confirmed in the anime, but her teammates call her ‘Big Sis Mag’ with Toga once correcting Overhaul when he misgenders Magne.
World Heroes’ Mission breaking bank…
The latest My Hero Academia movie, World Heroes’ Mission, opened in Japanese theaters on August 6th and has experienced an incredible box office performance.
According to Anime News Network, the film has grossed more than 2.06 billion yen ($16.2 million), with more than 1.5 million tickets sold.
This makes World Heroes’ Mission the highest-grossing anime film in the franchise after Heroes Rising made 1.79 billion yen ($16 million) and Two Heroes at 1.72 billion yen ($15.6 million).
A new novel is in the works…
Whilst the anime series is now adapting the My Villain Academia arc, a new novel for the franchise is set to add some much-needed context.
According to industry insider ‘aitaikimochi‘ on social media, a sixth light novel story is being produced by Anri, the author of previous novels in the series.
According to the post, the light novel will feature individual stories about “Valentine’s Day, Setsubun, Spring Break and more.”
A release date has not yet been revealed for the Cherry Blossom light novel, so keep checking back in for the latest news.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]