The release date for season 6 of the hit anime series ‘My Hero Academia’ has just been confirmed in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.
There are countless anime titles out there that are available to watch and enjoy that can be considered as ‘popular’ amongst the community.
However, there are only a few ‘mega-series’ that can bring in the worldwide audience and attention that My Hero Academia can.
The hit television adaptation of Kohei Horikoshi’s manga series reached its fifth finale in late-September after a broadcast dominated by the merging story arcs.
Thankfully, fans of the series will breathe a sigh of relief knowing that My Hero Academia season 6 has already been confirmed and that a release date has now been shared.
Confirmation of My Hero Academia season 6…
Only a matter of minutes after the finale aired for premium users on Saturday, September 25th, My Hero Academia season 6 was officially confirmed to be in production!
The announcement was shared by the franchise’s Japanese website, alongside a brief teaser video, see below.
However, not many fans would have been too surprised by this news, especially considering the ‘leaks’ that have been circulating online for the past 24 hours.
The first reports on season 6 were shared by Japanese news website Ryokutya2089, who stated that a “production decision” had been made for My Hero Academia season 6.
The second major report was then shared by popular Twitter page ‘Atsushi101X’, a typically credible source for franchise news, announcing that “My Hero Academia anime season 6 officially confirmed!”
The page also shared the cover from the according edition of the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, which featured a brief conversation between Shigaraki and Deku.
“I’ll destroy everything,” says Shigaraki, “The war between heroes and villains is approaching” – to which Deku replies “I’ll use everything I have to stop you.”
The most obvious indicator of a sixth adventure was the availability of source material, with the season 5 finale adapting up until volume 26 chapter 257 of the original manga series.
The good news is that, at the time of writing, 31 volumes have been published in Japan alongside 326 individual chapters, meaning there should be enough source material for My Hero Academia to continue for several more seasons to come.
Then we have the series popularity; My Hero Academia remains one of the most popular anime franchises in history and Studio Bones’ most lucrative asset.
Considering the domination of the Spring/Summer anime slates and the box office success of the most recent movie, World Heroes Mission, a renewal for season 6 was all-but-guaranteed.
Now, the next question that fans may have is, what date will My Hero Academia season 6 release online?
My Hero Academia season 6 release date…
My Hero Academia season 6 will release on the 2022 Fall anime broadcasting slate, but a specific date was not revealed at the recent Jump Festa event.
However, this week, the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine featured My Hero Academia on its cover, which included information that season 6 will release in October 2022.
This is in accordance with the production timeline of previous My Hero Academia broadcasts, which were announced and released on the following dates:
- Season 1: October 2015 – April 2016 (six months)
- Season 2: June 2016 – April 2017 (ten months)
- Season 3: September 2017 – April 2018 (seven months)
- Season 4: September 2018 – October 2019 (12 months)
- Season 5: April 2020 – March 2021 (11 months)
Whilst this does indicate that production on individual seasons is taking longer to complete, fans should note that season 5 was hampered by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic – as well as production on World Heroes Mission.
Overall, fans should expect My Hero Academia season 6 to return on Saturday, October 6th.
Not only would this give Bones enough time to uphold their production quality, but also give the manga series enough time to get far enough ahead so that another anime movie can be planned.
This would be in accordance with a report from January 2020 that stated a total of 10 films are being targeted for the franchise, with “a new movie every year.”
World Heroes’ Mission English release…
Following the conclusion of the anime series, the attention of fans outside Japan turned towards the premiere of World Heroes’ Mission.
The movie released in theatres in Australia and New Zealand on October 28th, before making its North American and European debut on October 29th. Funimation screened the film with both dubbed and subbed versions.
At the time of writing, a streaming release has not been confirmed but is expected to land in February 2022 on Funimation. You can read more information here.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]
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