Despite the good news for new anime seasons, COVID-19 is going to make us have to wait. On the plus side, it gives fans time to catch up on the source material like manga and light novels.
My Hero Academia season 5 confirmed!
If you been following My Hero Academia season 4, you probably already saw the season finale. Just because the season is over, the anime still has more to offer for fans. It’s been revealed in the Japanese issue of Weekly Shonen Jump that the superhero anime My Hero Academia will return for a season 5.
It’s unknown when will season 5 will be released but anime fans can expect more from this action packed series. Unfortunately for English Dub fans, we might get a little left behind in the season 4 last episodes. Due to COVID-19, the team behind Funimation has to work at home and office to produce the dubbed episodes. The episodes that have yet to be released is episodes 84-88. It’s unknown when exactly these episodes will be out and this is also affected Toonami’s anime schedule.
Sword Art Online
Even though it was announced that the final season of Sword Art Online Alicization – War of Underworld was going to be released on April, we might have to wait until summer.
Due to COVID-19 and how Japan is in lockdown, the final season of Alicization will be postponed and will be released in July 2020 instead. The final battle will be in suummer.
If you are a movie lover and you want to take a break from the Oscar movies, Sonic the Hedgehog and Birds of Prey, I have a movie that please you as a superhero fan or a My Hero Academia fan.
Funimation has just released a trailer for the second anime movie of My Hero Academia titled My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising. According to the trailer, Heroes Rising will be released in theaters for English Dub and Sub on February 26th.
Here is the plot of the movie:
Class 1-A visits Nabu Island where they finally get to do some real hero work. The place is so peaceful that it’s more like a vacation … until they’re attacked by a villain with an unfathomable Quirk! His power is eerily familiar, and it looks like Shigaraki had a hand in the plan. But with All Might retired and citizens’ lives on the line, there’s no time for questions. Deku and his friends are the next generation of heroes, and they’re the island’s only hope.
If you plan to see it, buy your tickets now!
Even though My Hero Academia is considered one of the most popular series in the anime and manga community, the fandom can make the community a dangerous place. In case you missed what has happened last week, Bounding Into Comics has been writing some disturbing news in regards to the manga author and the fandom. (Minor spoilers ahead!)
Reported last week, My Hero Academia released chapter 259 and revealed a scientist named Maruta Shiga. This character is a scientist that created the Nomu monsters, the All for One quirk and experimenting on Tomura Shigaraki. This character’s name has sparked an outrage from the My Hero Academia fandom due. According to Bounding Into Comics, fans believe that Maruta is a reference to a World War II war crime in which a Japanese military unit would test biological experiments on political prisoners, prisoners of war and other human victims. This experiment group was called Unit 731 facility and they would treat humans as less. In results, they were sometimes called Maruta since they were treated as falling down trees with no human value.
Fans from China and Korea believed Kohei Horikoshi made a reference to a horrific WWII war crime and the fans has expressed great anger to the point of asking the creator apologize. Horikoshi responded to the hate and anger and wrote an apology and he and the team told fans that they will change the villain’s name.
However, despite Horikoshi trying to amend his actions, the fans are still showing anger towards him. The fans believe his apology wasn’t enough and they are willing to throw away their entire collection of My Hero Academia manga. To add more hate to the flames, fans have also started to hate the My Hero Academia characters because of the birthdays. Some of these characters share the same birthday as Germany Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler and Imperial Japanese officer Kenji Doihara. The fans are beyond furious.
What do you guys think about this news?
My Hero Academia issues apology for villain name
My Hero Academia fans destroy manga collection
Fandom continues to show backlash and make references to WWII birth dates
Get ready for not one but two anime movies in 2020. It’s not Dragon Ball Super Broly again like last year but this time it’s about My Hero Academia and Violet Evergarden. Announced today in Twitter, Funimation announced that they will be premiering the second movie of My Hero Academia in theaters. The movie My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising will be in English Dubbed and Subbed on February 26th.
Even though this movie won’t be in English Dubbed, you can still enjoy this beautiful anime in subtitles. At Ohayocon 2020, Funimation announced that they will be premiering the anime spin-off Violet Evergarden I: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll. This is a side story version not the upcoming movie Kyoto Animation announced. This movie will be in subtitles only and it will be premiering in early 2020.
Which one are you looking forward too?
My Hero Academia
In my old post, I mentioned that My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising will be i Japanese theaters in December 20, 2019. I got good news from the company who does the English Dub. It’s been announced by Funimation that they are planning to release the movie in theaters in early 2020 for people in the United States and Canada.
Heroes Rising follows Class 1-A as they work to build their own legacy after All Might’s retirement. A new group of villains have a different plan for them, however, kicking off another intense showdown.
If you enjoyed the first game, you might like this sequel. Bandai Namco will be releasing My Hero One’s Justice 2 on March 13, 2020. Revealed in a trailer, players will be able to go beyond the story from the first game and experience the anime in the fourth season. If you are ready, Bandai Namco has announced the details for pre-order bonuses. To those who are pre-ordering, fans will have early access to three characters from the start of the game. The first character announced to be played early is Nomu while the other two is unknown.
The collector’s box edition comes with a LED Midoriya figurine, badges and steelbook.
Pre-order here for PS4, XB1, Switch or PC:
If you are a My Hero Academia fan, you probably enjoying season 4 of the anime as we speak. You may have also know that there is a second movie that is about to be released. Unfortunately, Funimation hasn’t confirmed any English Dub news. However, in Japan this movie will be coming out on December 20th this year. To hype the fans, the animation studio behind the anime TOHO Animation shared on its YouTube channel two previews of the movie My Hero Academia The Movie Heroes: Rising. There are only two videos but it shows the movie’s antagonist, a new setting for the main cast and scenes focusing on Midoriya and Bakugo.
Hello anime fans! If you were watching Toonami last night, you might have seen this commercial pop up on your TV.
Recently started early on other streaming services, My Hero Academia has started on its fourth season. You can watch this anime on Crunchyroll, Hulu and Funimation, but Funimation has the simuldub feature where you can watch the anime in subbed and dubbed. Now, if you don’t have either of them, you can watch season 4 of MHA on TV. My Hero Academia season 4 will be on public TV on Toonami on November 9th. According to Crunchyroll, here is the new schedule (Dragon Ball Super is gone and Boruto is replaced with Attack on Titan):
11:00p: My Hero Academia (Season 4 premiere)
11:30p – One Punch Man
12:00a – Dr. Stone
12:30a – Fire Force
1:00a – Food Wars!
1:30a – Demon Slayer
2:00a – Black Clover
2:30a – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
3:00a – Naruto: Shippuden
3:30a – Lupin the 3rd part 5
4:00a – Attack on Titan
Howdy friends! I got some exciting video game news for you. I mentioned this before but if you like My Hero one’s Justice, you might want to save up for the sequel. Bandai Namco released a trailer at the New York Comic Con of the second installment of My Hero One’s Justice 2. The trailer reveals old and new characters fighting each other and the story even goes far into season 4. The trailer reveals that the game will be released no 2020. The game will be out on PS4, X1, Switch and Steam.
Also released in trailer format is Madara Uchiha gameplay for Jump Force. It’s been announced already that Madara Uchihia from the Naruto series will be joining the game Jump Force as a DLC character. Madara is expected to appear in digital markets in late 2019.
Great news MHA fans! If you are already excited for My Hero Academia season 4 and the upcoming movie, this news will add fuel to the hype. It’s been announced by Bandai Namco that the game My Hero One’s Justice will be getting a sequel. So far there isn’t full on details yet but it looks like the game will go beyond (no pun intended) the anime and manga. New characters are likely to appear in this game. There is no release date yet, but this game is expected to be released on 2020 for Switch, PS4, X1 and PC.