My Hero Academia Season 6 Confirmed, Anime Will Release Fall 2022
My Hero Academia’s return for season 6 is closer than you think, with confirmation that the anime will hit the fall 2022 stream.
Seems like there is an endless amount of anime series that can be considered “popular” among the community and the industry.
However, there are only a few “mega-series” that can really grab the global audience and attention that my hero academia can.
The hit TV adaptation of Kohei Horikoshi’s manga series reached its fifth season finale at the end of September last year, after a broadcast dominated by the merging of two story arcs.
Fortunately, fans of the series will breathe a sigh of relief knowing that My Hero Academia season 6 has already been confirmed and its release has also been shared.
Season 6 confirmation didn’t take long
Just minutes after the finale aired for premium users on September 25, 2021, My Hero Academia Season 6 was officially confirmed to be in production.
The announcement was shared by the Japanese franchise websitehereaca.com, alongside a brief teaser video for the upcoming production, see below.
Interestingly, the next season is already being promoted as a major moment in the show’s history, with the official announcement end with the slogan “Hero against foe, full-scale war is coming!”
Prior to the official announcement, there had been various rumors regarding the early renewal of My Hero Academia with multiple “leaks” on social media.
The first reports on season 6 have been shared by the Japanese news site Ryokutya2089who said a “production decision” has been made for My Hero Academia Season 6.
However, the news of a sixth season was by no means surprising. The most obvious indicator of a sixth adventure was the availability of source material, with the season 5 finale adapt up to volume 26 chapter 257 of the original manga series.
The good news is that as of February 24, 33 volumes have been published in Japan alongside 344 individual chapters, which means there should be enough source material for My Hero Academia to continue for several seasons after the sixth airing.
Then we have the popularity of the series; My Hero Academia remains one of the most popular anime franchises in history and Studio Bones’ most lucrative asset.
Given the dominance of the spring/summer anime slates last year and the box office success of World Heroes’ Mission, which won over $40 million, a renewal for Season 6 was all but guaranteed from a business perspective.
Now, the next question fans may ask is, when will My Hero Academia Season 6 be released online?
My Hero Academia Season 6 Released the date will be in the fall of 2022
As confirmed in the official Season 6 production announcementMy Hero Academia will return to the Fall 2022 mailing list.
The Fall Slate is the period when all scheduled anime titles air in Japan and simulcast internationally, from October to December 2022.
A first window of October 2022 would then have been reaffirmed in a December issue of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine which featured My Hero Academia on the cover.
Overall, fans should expect My Hero Academia Season 6 to return on Saturday, October 9 or 15 – assuming the series will maintain its typical programming block in Japan.
This ninth-month production cycle also aligns with the schedule of previous My Hero Academia releases, which were announced and aired on the following dates:
- Season 1: October 2015 – April 2016 (six months)
- Season 2: June 2016 – April 2017 (ten months)
- Season 3: September 2017 – April 2018 (seven months)
- Season 4: September 2018 – October 2019 (12 months)
- Season 5: April 2020 – March 2021 (11 months)
While this indicates that individual seasons are taking longer to produce, fans should note that Season 5 has been hampered by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic – as well as the production of the World Heroes’ Mission movie.
Not only would this give Bones enough time to maintain his production quality, but it would also give the manga series enough time to go far enough that (potentially) another anime movie could be planned.
In January 2020, anime influencer Yonkou Productions shared a report which stated that a total of 10 films were targeted for the franchise, with “one new film every year”.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]
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