My Hero Academia Season 5 Announces Toonami Debut

This spring marked the arrival of My Hero Academia's new season, and it seems like its engines are firing full stop. The season is several episodes in now, and with the dub getting underway with Funimation, fans are wondering when the show will hit up Toonami. Thanks to a new announcement, My Hero Academia has confirmed when its fifth season will make its way to the late-night anime block, and it will arrive early next month!

The battle between 1-A and 1-B just began in the latest installment of the fifth season of the anime, but the first two episodes dove into some unexpected territory, not only with a training exercise involving the Big Three, but also with the behind the scenes events featuring Endeavor, Hawks, and Dabi. The current number one hero has sworn to his family that he will atone to the sins of the past with his clan, while also carving out a bright future for them in the process. On the Hawks front, the number two hero has been placed into a terrifying predicament, acting as a double agent within the ranks of the League of Villains.

My Hero Academia Deku
(Photo: Studio Bones)

Funimation made it official by sharing that the fifth season of My Hero Academia will be hitting Cartoon Network's Toonami on May 8th, meaning that the return of Kohei Horikoshi's Shonen anime is only a few weeks away for fans in North America.

My Hero Academia's fifth season will contain twenty-five episodes, not only taking the opportunity to highlight the battle taking place between Deku and his friends and their rivals in 1-B, but also a story that will see Shigaraki and the League of Villains explored far more closely. With the fourth season placing them on the sidelines to make way for the likes of Overhaul and Gentle Criminal, expect big things for the young villains who are attempting to follow in the footsteps of their master, All For One. Needless to say, there's plenty of surprises in store for the heroes of UA Academy.

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Via Funimation