During the stage presentation at the Jump Festa '21 event on Saturday, the fifth season of the My Hero Academia anime was announced and revealed that it will premiere on March 27, 2021. It will air in the same Saturday at 5:30 p.m. time slot on YTV and NTV as previous seasons. The stage presentation also revealed a new promotional video.
The new season will cover the "Joint Training" arc of the original manga that pits class 1A against class 1B.
The 1st season of the anime aired from April 3 to June 26, 2016, with 13-episodes. The 2nd season aired from April 1 to September 30, 2017, with 25-episodes. The 3rd season aired from April 7 to September 29, 2018, with 25-episodes. The 4th season aired from October 12, 2019, to April 4, 2020, with 25 episodes.
A two-episode original video anime for the franchise streamed in Japan on August 16, and Funimation and Crunchyroll began streaming the episodes on August 15.
It also spawned two films. The first film, My Hero Academia: Two Heroes film opened in Japan in July 2018. The second film, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Boku no Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising-), opened in Japan in December 2019.
A third anime film will premiere in summer 2021. Original manga creator Kōhei Horikoshi will again serve as a chief supervisor and original character designer.
Horikoshi launched the manga series in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on July 7, 2014. Viz Media publishes the manga in English digitally and in print in North America. Shueisha began to simulpublish the series in English on the website and app Manga Plus in January 2019.