My Hero Academia’s Heroes and Villains Gather in New Season 6 Trailer

A new trailer for My Hero Academia's sixth season has been released.

The trailer, which was shared on Toho Animation's official YouTube channel, once again teases the upcoming showdown between the series' wholesome best boy Izuku "Deku" Midoriya, the inheritor of One for All, and the twisted Tomura Shigaraki, the successor to the villainous All for One. The video shows brief clips of the heroes and villains on both sides of the upcoming conflict, including the Flame Hero Endeavor and Deku's classmates from UA High School. The trailer once again confirms that Season 6 will begin airing sometime during fall 2022.

The sixth season of the anime will adapt the manga's Paranormal Liberation War arc, where Japan's pro-heroes and the students of UA High School fight in an all-out war against the combined might of the Meta-Liberation Army, a collection of the world's villains who have been united under the leadership of Tomura Shigaraki. Much of Season 5 focused on the build-up to the conflict, with both Deku and Shigaraki enhancing their powers, so anticipation for the long-awaited battle between the two powerful opposing forces is high.

The My Hero Academia manga is rapidly setting up the series' grand finale. After several twists, the manga recently revealed the identity of the traitor with UA High School, and featured a jaw-dropping battle between the series' central antagonist, All for One, and the United State's top pro-hero, Star and Stripe. While a final end date has yet to be announced, publisher Shueisha teased in early 2021 that the manga had already entered its "final act."

The My Hero Academia manga may be ending soon, but the series' popularity has shown no signs of winding down -- the franchise's third and latest movie, World Heroes' Mission, shattered series records when it was released in Japan this summer, substantially outperforming the series' previous two movies despite being released during the COVID-19 pandemic. The movie appears to have also performed similarly well during its international theatrical release, becoming only the 11th anime movie in history to earn more than $10 million USD at the American box office.

All five previous seasons of the My Hero Academia anime are available for streaming through Netflix, Hulu, Crunchyroll and Funimation. Kohei Horikoshi's original manga series is distributed internationally by VIZ Media.

Source: Jump Festa, YouTube

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