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My Hero Academia is an Japanese anime series animated by Studio Bones, based on the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. The series is directed by Kenji Nagasaki, written by Yōsuke Kuroda, and features character designs by Yoshikiko Umakoshi, with music composed by Yuki Hayashi.

The series premiered on MBS and other Japan News Network stations in Japan on April 3, 2016.[5][6] After the first season, the series began airing on NTV and YTV on March 25, 2017.

In March 2016, Funimation Entertainment announced they had licensed the series for streaming services, home and broadcast release. The English dub of the first 3 seasons premiered on Adult Swim's Toonami block from May 5, 2018[1] to August 17, 2019. Subsequently, reruns aired on Toonami until season 4 made its Toonami premiere from November 9, 2019 to June 27, 2020. Season 5 made its Toonami premiere from May 8, 2021 to November 6, 2021.[2][3] Reruns of season 5 returned to Toonami from November 5-26, 2022.[4] Season 6 made its Toonami premiere from December 3, 2022 to April 22, 2023.[7] The series is rated TV-14-DLSV on Adult Swim.

Plot[]

On an Earth-like world where people with superpowers known as "Quirks" are the norm, Izuku Midoriya is a regular middle school student who has dreams of one day becoming a Hero despite being bullied by his classmates for not having a Quirk. After being the only one to try and save his childhood bully Katsuki from a Villain, the world's greatest Hero All Might bestows upon him his own quirk "One For All". The story follows Izuku's entrance into U.A. High School, a school that cultivates the next generation of Super Heroes.

Characters[]

Izuku Midoriya — Nicknamed Deku, he is a timid but kind boy who is extremely knowledgeable about heroes and dreams to be one himself like his idol, All Might, despite lacking a Quirk due to the trait required to have one being too diluted to be passed on in his family. However, when he steps up to save his childhood acquaintance Katsuki from an evil villain, All Might is inspired by his strength of spirit, and bestows upon him his Quirk "One For All", a Quirk that becomes more powerful the more people it is given to, and results in the user being able to call upon great physical strength. Izuku must hide the nature of his Quirk and his connection to All Might to protect the secret of One For All, which many would want to steal. He also utilizes a keen sense of strategy and an instinctive desire to save people.

Voice Cast[]

Character English Voice Actor Japanese Voice Actor
Izuku Midoriya Justin Briner Daiki Yamashita
Katsuki Bakugo Clifford Chapin Nobuhiko Okamoto
All Might Christopher Sabat Kenta Miyake
Ochaco Uraraka Luci Christian Ayane Sakura
Tenya Iida J. Michael Tatum Kaito Ishikawa
Tsuyu Asui Monica Rial Aoi Yuki
Minoru Mineta Brina Palencia Ryo Hirohashi
Momo Yaoyorozu Colleen Clinkenbeard Marina Inoue
Fumikage Tokoyami Josh Grelle Yoshimasa Hosoya
Denki Kaminari Kyle Phillips Tasuku Hatanaka
Eijiro Kirishima Justin Cook Toshiki Masuda
Shoto Todoroki David Matranga Yuki Kaji
Mina Ashido Caitlin Glass Eri Kitamura
Yuga Aoyama Joel McDonald Kosuke Kuwano
Mezo Shoji Ian Sinclair Masakazu Nishida
Mashirao Ojiro Mike McFarland Kosuke Miyoshi
Hanta Sero Christopher Bevins Kiyotaka Furushima
Toru Hagakure Felicia Angelle Kaori Nazuka
Rikido Sato Cris George Tōru Nara
Shota Aizawa Alex Organ Junichi Suwabe
Present Mic Sonny Strait Hiroyuki Yoshino

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Episodes[]

Color Season Episodes Toonami Premiere Toonami Finale
1 13 May 5, 2018 August 4, 2018
2 25 August 11, 2018 February 23, 2019
3 25 March 2, 2019 August 17, 2019
4 25 November 9, 2019 June 27, 2020
5 25 May 8, 2021 November 6, 2021
6 25 December 3, 2022 April 22, 2023
7 21 May 4, 2024 September 21, 2024

Broadcast History[]

The series premiered on MBS and other Japan News Network stations in Japan on April 3, 2016.[5][6] The second season premiered on NTV and YTV from March 25, 2017 to September 30, 2017, with the staff and cast from the first season returning in their roles.[8][9] The third season premiered on NTV and YTV on April 7, 2018, and the English simuldub produced by Funimation premiered the same day.[10] A fourth season began airing on YTV and NTV on October 12, 2019.[11]

In France, the series began airing on Toonami on February 12, 2018. In the United States, the series premiered on Adult Swim's Toonami block from May 5, 2018 to June 27, 2020.[1] From January 25, 2020 to March 7, 2020, the series also aired, outside of Toonami, on Adult Swim Saturdays at 8:00 PM and 8:30 PM. It also later aired weekdays at 5:30 AM on Adult Swim from April 27, 2020 to August 28, 2020. it returns the reruns outside of Toonami once again from October 18 to November 18, 2021 airing at 5:30 AM. The series returned to Toonami in the United States on May 8, 2021 at 12:30 AM with the premiere of season 5.[2] Season 5 concluded on November 6, 2021 and the series was removed from the Toonami lineup.[3] Reruns of season 5 returned to Toonami from November 5-26, 2022.[4] Season 6 made its Toonami premiere from December 3, 2022 to April 22, 2023.[7]

  • Japan (MBS, TBS) — April 3, 2016 - June 26, 2016
  • Japan (NTV, YTV) — March 25, 2017 - September 30, 2017; April 7, 2018 - Present
  • France (Toonami) — February 12, 2018[12] - Present
  • United States (Adult Swim) — May 5, 2018[1] - August 28, 2020; May 8, 2021[2] - November 6, 2021[3]; November 5, 2022[4] - October 28, 2023

Toonami Broadcast History[]

My Hero Academia premiered on Adult Swim's Toonami block on May 5, 2018 at 11:30 PM, replacing Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans season 2.[1] The series was moved to the 11:00 PM time slot on June 30, 2018, after Dragon Ball Z Kai completed its run on Toonami. On August 18, 2018, Toonami was expanded by half an hour and the series was moved to 10:00 PM.[13] On September 29, 2018, Toonami was expanded again and the series was moved to 9:30 PM. On January 5, 2019, the series was moved to the 12:00 AM time slot. On April 13, 2019, the series returned to the 11:30 PM time slot.[14] On May 25, 2019, the series was moved to the 10:30 PM timeslot. On July 6, 2019, the series move to the 3:30 AM timeslot.[15] On August 24, 2019, reruns of the series moved to the 4:00 AM timeslot.

Season 4 made its Toonami premiere on November 9, 2019, replacing Dragon Ball Super in the 11:00 PM time slot.[16] On February 22, 2020 My Hero Academia was pre-empted for one week only. The following week, February 29th, the series returned to the lineup in the 11:30 PM time slot.[17] On April 18, 2020, the series moved to the 12:00 AM time slot.[18] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a rerun of episode 85 was aired on May 9, 2020 instead of the premiere of episode 86, which was delayed by a week.[19] Reruns of episode 84-86 aired from May 23rd through June 6th due to further delays.[20] On June 8th it was announced that due to the ongoing delays Toonami would air a fan favorite episode of My Hero Academia (as voted on by fans via Facebook) instead of a new episode on June 13th.[21] Episode 49 "One For All" was chosen by fans and reaired. The final two new episodes of season 4 aired on June 20th and 27th, and the series was subsequently replaced in the lineup by reruns of Dragon Ball Super.

The series returned to Toonami on May 8, 2021 at 12:30 AM with the premiere of season 5.[2] The series moved to the 12:00 AM time slot on May 29, 2021.[22] The season 5 finale made its Toonami premiere on November 6, 2021 and the series was subsequently removed from the lineup.[3] Reruns of the fifth season returned to Toonami on November 5, 2022 at 12:00 AM, beginning with episode 111.[4] The final six episodes of season 5 (episodes 108-113) were featured in a 3-hour marathon that aired on November 26, 2022 from 12:00-3:00 AM.[23]

The week after this marathon aired, My Hero Academia season 6 made its Toonami premiere at midnight on December 3, 2022.[7]From March 4th to April 8th, two new episodes of the series made their Toonami premiere each week at 12:00 and 12:30 AM.[24] From April 15th to April 22nd, the series continued to air twice a week but the 12:00 AM airing was a rerun from the previous week and the 12:30 AM airing was a new episode. The season 6 finale made its Toonami premiere at 12:30 AM on April 22, 2023. Reruns of the series then moved to the 2:30 AM time slot the following week (April 29th). The series was removed from Toonami following the October 28, 2023 broadcast and was subsequently replaced in the lineup by IGPX.

  • Toonami (France) — February 12, 2018[12] - Present
  • Toonami (United States) — May 5, 2018[1] - June 27, 2020; May 8, 2021[2] - November 6, 2021[3]; November 5, 2022[4] - October 28, 2023

Toonami Marathons[]

The following is a list of Toonami marathons in which at least one episode of My Hero Academia appeared:

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References[]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Surpass your limits, surpass rivals! ". Facebook.com/TOONAMI. April 10, 2021. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/2689563684667795/. Retrieved on April 10, 2021. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 "Toonami Line Up Update 11.06.2021 ". Facebook.com/TOONAMI. October 27, 2021. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/2828077357483093/. Retrieved on October 27, 2021. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 "Toonami Line Up Update 11.5.2022 ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. October 26, 2022. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/3088987844725375/. Retrieved on October 26, 2022. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "My Hero Academia's 2nd Season Premieres in April ". animenewsnetwork.com. December 16, 2016. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-12-16/my-hero-academia-2nd-season-premieres-in-april/.110022. Retrieved on April 20, 2018. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "My Hero Academia TV Anime Adaptation Confirmed ". animenewsnetwork.com. October 29, 2015. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-10-29/my-hero-academia-tv-anime-adaptation-confirmed/.94768. Retrieved on April 20, 2018. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Line Up Update 12.3.2022 ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. November 28, 2022. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/3113909668899859. Retrieved on November 29, 2022. 
  8. "My Hero Academia Anime's 2nd Season Premieres on March 25 ". animenewsnetwork.com. February 1, 2017. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2017-02-01/my-hero-academia-anime-2nd-season-premieres-on-march-25/.111722. Retrieved on April 20, 2018. 
  9. "My Hero Academia Season 2 Anime to Air on NTV, YTV ". animenewsnetwork.com. December 22, 2016. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2016-12-22/my-hero-academia-season-2-anime-to-air-on-ntv-ytv/.110237. Retrieved on April 20, 2018. 
  10. "My Hero Academia Anime Gets 3rd Season ". animenewsnetwork.com. September 30, 2017. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-09-30/my-hero-academia-anime-gets-3rd-season/.122039. Retrieved on April 20, 2018. 
  11. "My Hero Academia Anime Season 4 Reveals October Premiere, 1st Visual ". animenewsnetwork.com. December 19, 2018. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2018-12-19/my-hero-academia-anime-season-4-reveals-october-premiere-1st-visual/.141015. Retrieved on May 28, 2019. 
  12. 12.0 12.1 "L’anime My Hero Academia diffusé sur Toonami à partir du 12 février ". animeland.fr. February 6, 2018. https://animeland.fr/2018/02/06/lanime-my-hero-academia-diffuse-sur-toonami-a-partir-du-12-fevrier/. Retrieved on June 30, 2018. 
  13. "Time to bust out your calendars! ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. August 3, 2018. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850.1073741828.1440408039583372/1970717969885707/?type=3&theater. Retrieved on August 3, 2018. 
  14. "So we heard from some people that we WEREN’T actually building you a better cartoon show like we had said ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. April 4, 2019. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/2118669455090557/?type=3&theater. Retrieved on April 5, 2019. 
  15. "Better bring your appetite, because Toonami and Sentai Filmworks are serving up a brand new show on the Saturday night menu! ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. June 27, 2019. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/2175293802761455/?type=3&theater. Retrieved on June 28, 2019. 
  16. "School’s back in session! ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. October 25, 2019. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/2262540944036740/. Retrieved on October 25, 2019. 
  17. "Bust out your planners, Toonami’s got some schedule updates! ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. February 6, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/posts/2353608678263299. Retrieved on February 6, 2020. 
  18. "We're moving to a midnight start, because the schedule is going to have some disruptions ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. April 7, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/2402129483411218/?type=3&theater. Retrieved on April 7, 2020. 
  19. "Heads up, My Hero fans! ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. May 7, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/posts/2425082761115890. Retrieved on May 9, 2020. 
  20. "Heads up, My Hero Academia fans! ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. May 20, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/2434752606815572/. Retrieved on May 20, 2020. 
  21. "We’re sorry to have to tell you this, but there’s been another Coronavirus delay with My Hero Academia ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. June 8, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/2449386485352184/. Retrieved on June 8, 2020. 
  22. "Line Up Update 05.29.2021 ". Facebook.com/TOONAMI. May 29, 2021. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/2718402911783872/?type=3&theater. Retrieved on May 29, 2021. 
  23. "Line Up Update 11.26.2022 ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. November 21, 2022. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/3108804862743673. Retrieved on November 21, 2022. 
  24. "Line Up Update 3.4.2023 ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. February 17, 2023. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/3175645226059636. Retrieved on February 20, 2023. 
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