'My Hero Academia' Introduces New League of Villain Threat

As the "Internship" arc of My Hero Academia winds down, the heroes are all still feeling the effects of their attack on Overhaul and the Eight Precepts of Death. But the League of Villains has taken this opportunity to grow in strength.

After the defeat of All for One in the arc before, Tomura Shiragaki has used this opportunity to head towards an even larger scheme. This certainly includes the exceptionally large threat, Gigantomachia.

In chapter 162 of the manga, as Midoriya visits Mirio in the hopsital (and Mirio proves he's just the best character ever), Gran Torino is in a forest chasing down Kirigiri, the villain who often provides the means of escape for the League of Villains. Upon catching up to him, Gran Torino realizes that All for One still has cronies throughout the world.

As the League of Villains have entered a new era of seriousness and power, Kurogiri is far more confident in their ability. But with good reason. All for One apparently had predicted he'd be defeated by All Might and kept under lock down, so he had prepared another villain along the fearsome Shiragaki. Gran Torino suddenly comes face to face with the new threat: the insanely giant and fearsome Gigantomachia.

As we see in chapter 163, Gran Torino has relayed to All Might that between capturing Kurogiri and capturing the giant villain, he had no idea what to do. Namely because Giantomachia is a "walking disaster" with a panel revealing a giant path carved into a mountain.

But when Gran Torino returned to capture him, the huge new threat had disappeared with Torino and his reinforcements still on the search.


If you're eagerly awaiting the next season of the series, it recently recently a new poster teasing the season as well as another image teasing the season during its official announcement. If that's not enough, why not lookup Horikoshi's original one-shot Barrage? Then, of course, is the currently running manga series that has just wrapped the arc beyond this, the "Internship" arc.

For those unfamiliar with My Hero Academia, the series was created by Kohei Horikoshi and has been running in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump since July 2014. The story follows Izuku Midoriya, who lives in a world where everyone has super powers but he was born without them. Dreaming to become a superhero anyway, he's eventually scouted by the world's best hero All Might and enrolls in a school for professional heroes. The series has been collected into 15 volumes so far, and has been licensed by Viz Media for an English language release since 2015.