UA High is open for another semester! Funimation announced today the hit anime My Hero Academia will be returning for a fifth season in just four days. Funi is the official distributor for the show in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Brazil, and Mexico.
My Hero Academia takes place in a world where superpowers are common, though around those parts they’re referred to as “quirks.” You usually have to be born with a Quirk, which leaves out poor Izuku Midoriya. The kid idolizes his hero, All-Might, but figures he’ll never live the man’s life…until the fateful day he and the hero meet up and All-Might transfers his power to him. Seems All-Might’s quirk doesn’t work the way they traditionally do, and Izuku is the latest in a line of inheritors. Izuku chooses “Deku” as his hero name and enrolls at UA High, though getting control of his powers has been a painful multi-season process. He even developed permanent scarring from one incident, which for an anime character is REALLY rare.
UA High has had to fight off a lot of invaders, but could their toughest challenge be a civil war? Class 1-A and Class 1-B are fierce rivals, and Season Five will focus on a series of team battles that pit them against each other.
“We are excited to have My Hero Academia coming back to its home on Funimation,” said Asa Suehira, Chief Creative Officer at Funimation Global Group. “It’s been an honor to bring the My Hero Academia story to the Funimation audience over the years and watch the community of fans team up with Deku and his friends.”
You’ll be able to watch Season Five of My Hero Academia starting this Saturday on Funimation’s channels, through streaming on Hulu, and eventually on cable through Toonami on Adult Swim.