A new batch of images from the upcoming final episode of My Hero Academia Season 5 show the series setting up its biggest conflict yet.
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The last episode of the season seems like it will be the calm before the storm, as the new images from Twitter user @Atsushi101x show various pro-heroes, as well as some of the villains of the Meta-Liberation Army, relaxing before the start of their upcoming clash. An all-out war has between the pro-heroes and the united front of villains, who are now led by the twisted Tomura Shigaraki, has been foreshadowed throughout the entirety of Season 5. While it appears that fans won't see any of that war during the current season, it appears that the inevitable next season of the popular shonen series will have plenty of action to show-off when it returns.
My Hero Academia Season 5 Final Episode #25 Preview Images (2/2). pic.twitter.com/gkfeePoP6z— Atsu (@Atsushi101X) September 24, 2021
Though Season 5 is ending, My Hero Academia fans can still look forward to the impending international release of the third and latest movie in the franchise, World Heroes Mission, which will be given a limited theatrical release by distributor Funimation in the United States and Canada on Oct. 29. The movie is set during the events of Season 5 and begins with Deku being framed with murder. In order to clear the name of the series' wholesome best boy, Deku, Bakugo and Todoroki don new stealthier costumes and set out on a globe-spanning adventure that will see them teaming up with old friends, as well as new pro-heroes from around the world. The gang will need to figure out how to work together to stop Humanity, a dangerous cult that thinks the use of super-power granting Quirks will eventually lead to the end of the world.
The series will also get its own panel at the upcoming New York City Comic-Con, which will feature appearances from the English dub cast of the show and movie. Funimation is also planning a special screening of the record breaking Demon Slayer movie, Mugen Train, as well as other anime-themed events throughout the convention weekend, including giveaways, a special subscriber party and professional cosplay photoshoots.
A simulcast of Season 5 is currently streaming on both Crunchyroll and Funimation. Earlier seasons of My Hero Academia are also available on those services, as well as on Hulu and Netflix. The original My Hero Academia manga, which was created by Kohei Horikoshi in 2014 and is now one of the best-selling manga series of all time, is available in English in both digital and print formats from VIZ Media.