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With an incredible amount of consumable content at fans’ disposal, here’s how to legally watch and read My Hero Academia today.
Shonen Jump is inarguably one of the biggest powerhouses in both the anime and manga industries. From the well-loved Dragon Ball franchise to the recently critically acclaimed Chainsaw Man, Shonen Jump has an outstanding reputation in giving us some of the most popular titles to date.
One of these is My Hero Academia, a superhero narrative heavily inspired by various other mang like Naruto and Fullmetal Alchemist, as well as western comics like Spider-Man. Created by Kohei Horikoshi, MHA has become internationally popular generating a massive anime series, three movies, several spin-offs and a light novel — all while the manga is still ongoing. Here’s what the series is about, where to watch and read it, every related media online, and everything we know (so far) about the anime’s upcoming sixth season.
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A series that quickly won over audiences worldwide for its compelling characters, complex world and unique twist on the superhero genre, My Hero Academia is one of the most recognizable franchises of the recent era. In a world where 80% of humanity harbors a special power called a Quirk, the story’s protagonist, Izuku “Deku” Midoriya, is born without one. Ambitious yet timid, Izuku is determined to become a hero.
Fortunately, Izuku carries a lot of heart and his luck turns around when he meets the world #1 Pro Hero and his idol, All Might. As it turns out, All Might has a distinctive Quirk that can be inherited — and when Izuku proves to be a hero even without any special powers, All Might chooses him to be his successor. Achieving his dream doesn’t come easy, but Izuku is willing to put in the work and then some as he embarks on an inspiring journey toward becoming the greatest hero.
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My Hero Academia currently has five seasons spanning 113 episodes. Due to its popularity, it’s widely available on various platforms, but finding the entire series for free proves difficult. Funimation offers all five seasons both subbed and dubbed, but only Season 1 can be viewed entirely for free (and with ads). Most episodes of the remaining four seasons require a subscription to be viewed in either subbed, dubbed or sometimes both. However, all five seasons are available to stream on Crunchyroll and Hulu for those already subscribed to these services.
The entire series can also be streamed for a fee on YouTube ($1.99/episode), iTunes ($.99/episode) and Amazon Prime ($2.99/episode). It can also be bought on iTunes and Google Play. Additionally, VRV offers the first three seasons while DIRECTV only has season 1.
DVDs and Blu-rays for the first four seasons are available for purchase on Amazon and Funimation’s websites, while a DVD release for Season 5 has yet to be announced.
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The MHA franchise has released three movies showcasing original stories written by Horikoshi himself. While all three are considered canonical to the series, they aren’t necessary to understand the main storyline and can be viewed as epic side tales. That being said, My Hero Academia: Two Heroes follows Izuku and All Might to I-Island where they meet All Might’s former sidekick, David Shield, and his daughter, Melissa. But when a team of villains infiltrate the island, Izuku and Melissa uncover a treacherous plot. Two Heroes takes place between Seasons 2 and 3 of the main series and is available to rent or buy from iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, YouTube, Google Play and the Microsoft Store. Canadian fans can stream the movie on Netflix.
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising features Class 1-A on the remote Nabu Island as part of a safety program meant to give the students more experience in the field of heroics. Though it’s a residence with a low crime rate, a villain named Nine — who has the ability to steal Quirks — invades the island in search of 6-year-old Katsuma Shimano’s regeneration Quirk. Where exactly this film takes place in the MHA story is unknown, but it’s predicted to occur before or during the events of Season 5. The film can be streamed on StarzPlay and DIRECTV. It is also available to rent or buy from iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, Google Play and the Microsoft Store.
The latest film in the franchise, My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission follows Izuku, Katsuki Bakugo and Shoto Todoroki on a mission to defeat an evil organization hellbent on global chaos, while also trying to clear Izuku’s name of mass murder. Taking place during Season 5’s Endeavor Agency arc, World Heroes’ Mission premieres in theaters in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland on October 29th and in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa on October 28th. The film will be available in both subbed and dubbed formats.
The DVD and Blu-ray for both Two Heroes and Heroes Rising are available for purchase on Amazon and Funimation’s website.
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For those looking to get ahead of the anime, you can read the manga on Viz Media’s website where they release new chapters shortly after they release in Japan. If you’re looking for physical copies, the My Hero Academia manga has 29 volumes of 285 chapters currently available in English and published through Viz Media. These books can be found through Scholastic, on Amazon, Books-a-Million as well as in local bookstores like Barnes & Noble.
In addition to the main manga, MHA also has several spin-offs and a visual novel. My Hero Academia: Vigilantes, My Hero Academia: Smash!!, My Hero Academia: Team-Up Missions and My Hero Academia: School Briefs are not written by Horikoshi (however School Briefs is illustrated by him), but can be found on Viz Media’s website and physical copies are available to purchase at the retailers listed above.
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As My Hero Academia season 5 recently wrapped up in September 2021, BONES Studios has been quick to announce that Season 6 is already in development. This new season will adapt the highly anticipated Paranormal Liberation War arc, which serves as a real game changer for the rest of the series moving forward. Teasers strongly suggest a showdown between Izuku and the story’s main antagonist, Tomura Shigaraki, by heavily featuring these two characters in the promos. All in all, there is much to look forward to.
A release date has not been announced, but fans can expect this new season in late 2022 or sometime in 2023.
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Nerissa Rupnarine is a writer, reader and anime fan obsessed with all types of storytelling and is always looking to share her passion with others. She is a Marketing graduate and is currently studying Screenwriting for Film and Television at the Toronto Film School. Feel free to e-mail her at nerissa.narine@gmail.com


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