Hong Kong-based content distributor Medialink Entertainment Limited has announced on Wednesday that they will stream the Fifth season of My Hero Academia this Spring 2021.
The upcoming season will premiere this Saturday, March 27, which can be seen on the company’s Ani-One partner platforms in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macao, Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam.
The upcoming season will also be streamed on Netflix, VIU Asia, Tencent platforms (WeTV and iflix) and Bilibili, which may be subject to their own streaming schedule.
My Hero Academia is an anime adaptation of a Japanese manga series by Kohei Horikoshi, which is being published on Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since July 2014, and currently has 29 volumes.
The upcoming season will mainly cover the “joint training arc”, which can be seen on Volume 21 of the manga series, where Class 1A will be challenged against Class 1B.
The main staff from the previous season, including chief director Kenji Nagasaki, director Masahiro Mukai and scriptwriter Yousuke Kuroda, will return to work on the upcoming season.
My Hero Academia character designer Yoshihiko Umakoshi will also work on the upcoming season, where he will be joined by Hitomi Odashima, who was the previous season’s assistant character designer, which will be produced by anime studio BONES.
The main voice casts, including Daiki Yamashita (as Izuku Midoriya), Nobuhiko Okamoto (as Katsuki Bakugo) and Yuuki Kaji (as Shoto Todoroki), will return to work on the upcoming season.
Streaming giant Netflix has added the popular series in the Philippines in 2018, and started streaming the third season in December of the same year. The fourth season was added to the service in Late 2019.
The first two seasons of popular anime series made its television premiere in Tagalog dubbing for the first time through ABS-CBN’s now-defunct digital terrestrial channel YeY in May 2018, while ABS-CBN aired the first season in April 2019.
POP TV, a subscription video on-demand service owned by Singapore-based media company August Media Holdings, has streamed the anime’s first season on its platform last December with a brand new Tagalog dubbed version.