My Hero Academia Season 5 Villain Academia Arc Key Visual Revealed - Update From Funimation

There's one cool thing about this new key visual you might have missed

By Iyane Agossah

August 17, 2021

The My Hero Academia anime revealed a new key visual for its next arc, My Villain Academia, which is starting with episode 108 (Season 5 Episode 20) – The illustration has a pretty neat detail you might have not noticed too.

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What’s My Villain Academia?

In the manga, chapters 218 to 240 covered the Meta Liberation Army Arc, where the Villain characters were the main focus and protagonists of the story. During that time, the manga was renamed My Villain Academia, and the same name is used in the anime.

The story in the arc starts two months before the latest events in the anime. With All for One’s former bodyguard Gigantomachia meeting with the league of Villains and testing Shigaraki to see if he’s a worthy successor to All for One.

Over on Twitter, the official tweet revealing the key visual reads: “TV Anime My Hero Academia will start a new chapter “My Villain Academia” with Season 5 Episode 20 (episode 108 in total) airing on August 21 (Saturday). Tomura Shigaraki and all the enemy “Villains” are featured in this newly revealed key visual!”.

My Hero Academia anime new key visual – The one detail fans might have missed

Moreover, Japanese fans noted something particularly cool with the new My Villain Academia key visual: It’s a mirror of the first key visual for season 5, with the heroes and villains group each facing each other. Shigaraki and Deku are both occupying the center spot of each group too.

It’s likely all the remaining episodes of Season 5 will adapt the My Villain Academia arc. In related news, My Hero Academia The Movie World Heroes Mission is out in Japan since August 6 but has no release date in the west yet. For now, we can only wait for an announcement on the series’ Twitter.

On August 7, a special stream for the movie was held too, with the seiyuu Daiki Yamashita (Deku), Nobuhiko Okamoto (Bakugo), and Yuki Kaji (Todoroki). They even voiced some scenes live.

Last but not least, if you haven’t been doing it yet, you should be following Kohei Horikoshi, My Hero Academia’s mangaka, on Twitter. He’s been regularly sharing exclusive illustrations for Season 5.

New details from Funimation (August 17 Update)

Through a press release, Funimation officially confirmed the Meta Liberation Army will be adapted in multiple upcoming episodes of My Hero Academia Season 5. The anime company owned by Sony, who recently bought over Crunchyroll, teased that Himiko Toga has an exciting and bloody fight awaiting her. Moreover, details of Shigaraki’s past will be revealed.

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Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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