Remember when anime based on the most popular manga stayed in production constantly and just created endless, barely canon filler episodes while they waited for the manga writers to catch up? They don’t really do that anymore (except with already established, long-running things like One Piece). If My Hero Academia had become popular in the 2000s instead of now, we’d no doubt be waist deep in a months-long arc about Deku fighting some weird misshapen villain an anime worker drew on the back of a napkin.
BUT that’s not how it works anymore, so our only choice is to just wait while more officially canon adventures are dreamed up. The hiatus is almost over, though. Crunchyroll announced this weekend at their own expo that My Hero Academia Season 6 is due out this October.
Don’t expect a time jump or anything — the new season will pick back up where the previous one left off. If you recall, Deku is doing his work-study at the office of the number one hero, Endeavor, along with his friends Bakugo and Todoroki. He just discovered how to use Blackwhip, a new quirk that was hiding within One For All. At the same time, Tomura Shigaraki from the League of Villains has seized control of the Metahuman Liberation Army after it went after him — he now plans to use it to gain more power, which he’ll ultimately use to destroy the world (assuming the heroes won’t stop him, and they probably will).
Both the sub and dub versions of My Hero Academia Season 6 will begin streaming on Crunchyroll this October. Its appearance on Toonami is unconfirmed, and shouldn’t be taken for granted.