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.
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 to August 17, 2019. Subsequently, reruns aired on Toonami until season 4 made its Toonami premiere on November 9, 2019. Season 4 completed its run on June 27, 2020. The series will return to Toonami on May 8, 2021 at 12:30 AM with the premiere of season 5. The series is rated TV-14-DLSV on Adult Swim.
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.
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.
|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|
|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||TBA|
The series premiered on MBS and other Japan News Network stations in Japan on April 3, 2016. 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. The third season premiered on NTV and YTV on April 7, 2018, and the English simuldub produced by Funimation premiered the same day. A fourth season began airing on YTV and NTV on October 12, 2019.
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. From January 5, 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 July 3, 2020. The series will return to Toonami in the United States on May 8, 2021 at 12:30 AM with the premiere of season 5.
- 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 - Present
- United States (Adult Swim) — May 5, 2018 - July 3, 2020; May 8, 2021
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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. On April 18, 2020, the series moved to the 12:00 AM time slot. 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. Reruns of episode 84-86 aired from May 23rd through June 6th due to further delays. 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. 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.
- Toonami (France) — February 12, 2018 - Present
- Toonami (United States) — May 5, 2018 - June 27, 2020; May 8, 2021
My Hero Academia only had one marathon appearance during its run on Toonami, the My Hero Academia Marathon.
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- "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.
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- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "Heads up, My Hero fans! ". facebook.com/TOONAMI. May 7, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/posts/2425082761115890. Retrieved on May 9, 2020.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
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