This April marks the fifth anniversary of the TV anime My Hero Academia, and it seems that BONES and Shueisha have some festivities planned. The fifth season of the anime series is just around the corner and there are some other goodies planned in the pipeline.
Today, they released with a special website dedicated to the celebration that will include all the events.
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BONES and Shueisha made the following announcement on the special website for the fifth anniversary:
The first season of the TV anime aired on April 3, 2016, and up until the fourth season, a total of 88 episodes, 4 original anime seasons, and 2 theatrical releases have been produced for the anime My Hero Academia. This year, 2021, will be the 5th anniversary year since the start of the TV anime, and in addition to the broadcast of the 5th season of the TV anime, the release of the 3rd theatrical version, and the holding of the My Hero Academia exhibition as well as other various other events will be held!
They also released the special key visual for the fifth anniversary (above), they outlined that they will be holding the following:
- From the many battles that have unfolded in the first four seasons of the TV anime (88 episodes in total), My Hero Academia fans and viewers will vote to select the ‘Best Battles’! The top five battles will be announced in a video based on the voting results. Which battle will be chosen? Furthermore, those who vote and tweet with the hashtag ‘#ヒロアカアニメベストバウト’ will be entered into a drawing to win one of the posters featuring the key visuals from the TV anime!
- My Hero Academia will be participating in the stream-only event ‘AnimeJapan2021’ to be held in March 2021, and a special program commemorating the 5-year anniversary of the TV anime will be shared!
- The first season of the TV anime was broadcasted on 3 April 2016. On 3 April 2021 (Saturday), exactly five years after that, a special stage with the main cast will be held! You can watch the second episode of the fifth season with the cast!
- The first original art exhibition of the manga My Hero Academia where fans can see Kohei Horikoshi’s original drawings as well as other various exhibitions such as an interactive 3D piece.
It seems that 2021 is definitely going to be the year for My Hero Academia fans. If you happen to be in Japan, there are going to be some events that you’re definitely not going to want to miss. Not to mention that there is the third My Hero Academia movie hitting Japanese theaters this summer.
The fifth anime season of My Hero Academia kicks off on 27 March 2021 in Japan.