In an event celebrating the sixth season of the hit anime series My Hero Academia, fans were treated to exciting news: a fourth feature film is on the way, and the series will continue with a seventh season.
Fourth Film Details
Original manga creator Kōhei Horikoshi will take on the role of general supervisor and original character designer for the fourth film. Promising to offer a unique storyline, the film will explore events that coincide with the current timeline of the TV series, delving into a world where the collapse of safe society is imminent.
The TV Series Continues
The sixth season of My Hero Academia premiered in October 2022 and consisted of two continuous cours (quarters of a year) totaling 25 episodes. Streaming platforms Crunchyroll and Funimation have been key players in delivering the series to international audiences, with Crunchyroll streaming both the Japanese version and an English dub, and Toonami airing the series as well.
A seventh season has also been confirmed, adding to the highly successful series that began in April 2016. Since then, fans have enjoyed multiple seasons, including the 13-episode first season, 25-episode second and third seasons, and the fourth season, which aired in Japan in October 2019.
In addition to the main series, original video animes (OVAs) have contributed to the franchise’s rich content, including a two-episode OVA streamed in Japan in August 2020 and another new two-episode OVA screened in June 2022.
Film Franchise Success
The My Hero Academia franchise has experienced considerable success with its previous three films. My Hero Academia: Two Heroes opened in Japan in July 2018, followed by My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising in December 2019, and My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: World Heroes’ Mission in August 2021. The latter film made its U.S. debut in October 2021, grossing over US$10 million.
With a dedicated fanbase and consistent success across both TV and film, My Hero Academia shows no signs of slowing down. Viewers can look forward to more heroic action, gripping stories, and thrilling adventures in the upcoming film and seventh season.