Fans who prefer My Hero Academia dubbed into English will have to wait an extra week for the latest episode of the series.
The delay was announced on the official English MHA Twitter account, which is operated by anime streaming company and distributor Funimation. While the subtitled version of the episode will still go up on Aug. 21, the dubbed version has been delayed until Aug. 28. No reason was given for the delay. The series is currently in the middle of its fifth season and is adapting the Endeavor Agency arc from the manga, which sees the heroes Deku, Bakugo and Todoroki begin a training internship under the world's new number 1 pro-hero, Endeavor.
Heads up, heroes! My Hero Academia Season 5 English dub will be taking a break this weekend.— My Hero Academia (@MHAOfficial) August 19, 2021
Episode 107 will now launch on Saturday 8/28.
(The subbed episode will launch as scheduled this weekend.)
The previous episode in the series caught some fans' attention for censoring and heavily toning down one of the more graphic scenes from the original manga.
My Hero Academia was created by Kohei Horikoshi and was first published in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2014. The series, which was inspired by Horikoshi's love of American superhero comics such as Spider-Man, is now one of the most successful manga titles in the world, with over 50 million copies in circulation worldwide. The manga has since been adapted into an anime series, several video games and has received multiple spinoff series from different authors. The third film in the franchise, World Heroes' Mission, recently debuted in Japan to the best box office performance in the franchise's history.
A simulcast of My Hero Academia's fifth season is currently available on Funimation and Crunchyroll. Past seasons of the series are also available on those services, and can also be streamed from Hulu and Netflix.