The My Hero Academia Anime Is Getting a Sixth Season in Fall 2022

It was announced at Shueisha’s Jump Festa ’22 event that the sixth season of the My Hero Academia anime is scheduled to premiere in Fall 2022. The new season will adapt the “Paranormal Liberation War” arc of Kōhei Horikoshi’s original manga, which features an all-out war between heroes and villains.

The first season of My Hero Academia premiered in Japan in April 2016. The second season premiered in Japan in April 2017, and the third season premiered in April 2018. The fourth season premiered in Japan in October 2019. A two-episode original video anime for the franchise streamed in Japan in August 2020, and FUNimation Entertainment and Crunchyroll streamed the episodes. The fifth season premiered in Japan on March 27, 2021, and covered the “Joint Training,” “Internship at Endeavor’s Agency,” and “Villain Academia” arcs of the manga. Both FUNimation and Crunchyroll streamed the anime with English subtitles. FUNimation also streamed the season’s English dub. The season began airing on Adult Swim’s Toonami programming block on May 8, 2021.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment Announces March 2022 Releases

FUNimation Entertainment has announced their releases for March 2022.

  • Dropout Idol Fruit Tart – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 3/1/22
    Special Features: Textless Opening and Ending Songs, Promo Videos, Commercials
  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Blu-ray/DVD + Digital) – 99 minutes – $34.98 – 3/8/22
    Special Features: Premiere Screening Event, Direction File ~a talk with the director~, Behind the Scenes at Premiere Screening Event, Hanako Oku “Garnet” Music Video, Theatrical Trailer, Promo Clip, Feature Commentary, Feature with Storyboard, Feature with Storyboard Commentary, U.S. Trailer, Trailers
  • My Hero Academia – Season 5 Part 1 (Blu-ray/DVD + Digital) – 325 minutes – $64.98 – 3/8/22
    Special Features: Promo Videos, Commercial, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • Planetarian – OVAs & Movie – Essentials (Blu-ray + Digital) – 211 minutes – $29.98 – 3/8/22
    Special Features: Textless Closing Song “Twinkle Starlight,” Trailers, Commercial, Trailers.
  • Dr. Stone: Stone Wars – Limited Edition (Blu-ray/DVD + Digital) – 275 minutes – $84.98 – 3/15/22
    Special Features: Dr. Stone: Ramen – Takes One and Two, Web Previews, Commercials, Promo Videos, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • Dr. Stone: Stone Wars (Blu-ray + Digital) – 275 minutes – $64.98 – 3/15/22
    Special Features: Dr. Stone: Ramen – Takes One and Two, Web Previews, Commercials, Promo Videos, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • Warlords of Sigrdrifa – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 3/15/22
    Special Features: Episode Previews, Promo Videos, Commercials, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • Mars Red – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 325 minutes – $64.98 – 3/22/22
    Special Features: Mini Anime “Unit Zero Daily Report,” Promo Videos, Textless Opening Songs, Textless Ending Song
  • The Day I Became a God – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 3/29/22
    Special Features: Web Previews, Promo Videos, Commercials, Textless Opening and Ending Songs
  • One Piece – Season 11 Voyage 7 (Blu-ray/DVD) – 325 minutes – $44.98 – 3/29/22
    Special Features: ADR Directors Round Table, Textless Opening Song “Hard Knock Days”
  • Otherside Picnic – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 3/29/22
    Special Features: Promo Video, Commercials, Textless Opening Song, Textless Ending Songs

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

Don’t Miss Out on animate USA’s My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission Release Event

From December 17, 2021, to January 3, 2022, animate USA will be running a release event for My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission on our Online Shop. Not only will there be a selection of My Hero Academia merchandise to peruse through, but there will also be a special bonus included as well.

Shoppers who visit animate USA’s Online Shop during the event schedule will get to choose from character badges, cosplay items, file folders, and many more. Additionally, customers will receive one of six types of postcards as an added bonus with every $15 spent on My Hero Academia-related products. Please note that the card design is random and cannot be chosen by the customers.

My Hero Academia is a Japanese manga series serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump, written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi, and follows the protagonist Izuku Midoriya as he strives to become a superhero. With an ongoing anime adaptation that began airing on April 3, 2016, its third theatrical film, My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission, saw its United States release on October 29, 2021, to positive feedback from critics.

The My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission Release Event originally ran at animate stores in Japan from July 31, 2021, to August 22, 2021. With December 17, 2021 right around the corner, North American My Hero Academia fans will soon be able to jump at the chance to walk away with their own exclusive postcard as well. Thus, when the day comes, be sure to check out animate USA’s Online Shop.

Animate USA Online Shop: en.animate-onlineshop.jp
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Top 20 Selling Manga for November 2021

These were the top 20 selling manga in November 2021, according to NPD BookScan:

  1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba Complete Box Set by Koyoharu Gotouge
  2. Attack on Titan Volume 34 by Hajime Isayama
  3. My Hero Academia Volume 29 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  4. Chainsaw Man Volume 1 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  5. My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  6. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 1 by Gege Akutami
  7. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Aidairo
  8. Chainsaw Man Volume 2 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  9. Chainsaw Man Volume 3 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  10. Death Note Black Edition Volume 1 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
  11. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 2 by Aidairo
  12. Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajime Isayama
  13. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 2 by Gege Akutami
  14. Berserk Deluxe Hardcover Volume 9 by Kentarou Miura
  15. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 23 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  16. Chainsaw Man Volume 7 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  17. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 11 by Aidairo
  18. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 3 by Gege Akutami
  19. JoJo’s Bizarre Adevnture Part 5 – Golden Wind Volume 2 by Hirohiko Araki
  20. My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi

Source: The Fandom Post

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Complete Box Set Is #3 on the NPD BookScan Adult Graphic Novels List for November 2021

Manga volumes occupied 17 spots on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 adult graphic novels list for November 2021:

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba Complete Box Set by Koyoharu Gotouge (#3)
  • Attack on Titan Volume 34 by Hajime Isayama (#4)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 29 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#5)
  • Chainsaw Man Volume 1 by Tatsuki Fujimoto (#6)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#8)
  • Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 1 by Gege Akutami (#9)
  • Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Aidairo (#10)
  • Chainsaw Man Volume 2 by Tatsuki Fujimoto (#11)
  • Chainsaw Man Volume 3 by Tatsuki Fujimoto (#12)
  • Death Note Black Edition Volume 1 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata (#13)
  • Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 2 by Aidairo (#14)
  • Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajime Isayama (#15)
  • Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 2 by Gege Akutami (#16)
  • Berserk Deluxe Hardcover Volume 9 by Kentarou Miura (#17)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 23 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#18)
  • Chainsaw Man Volume 7 by Tatsuki Fujimoto (#19)
  • Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 11 by Aidairo (#20)

Source: ANN

Special Live My Hero Academia Concert Event at Anime NYC

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that there will be a special live concert event for My Hero Academia at Anime NYC, and will feature music from all five seasons of the anime series. The concert is scheduled to take place on November 19, 2021.

A rock band-orchestra combo will perform all-new arrangements of Yuki Hayashi’s iconic soundtrack, including “You Say Run,” “I Am Here!!” (ALL MIGHT’s theme), “Hero Too,” “HERO A,” and many more. The performances will be bolstered by scenes from the anime.

Entry will be available to all Anime NYC attendees, and tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets for the concert will be available on November 16, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. EST on Anime NYC’s website.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation Entertainment Announces February 2022 Releases

FUNimation Entertainment has announced their releases for February 2022.

  • Adachi and Shimamura – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 2/1/22
    Special Features: Short Anime, Character Videos, Promo Videos, Textless Opening Song and Textless Closing Song
  • Katana Maidens ~ Toji No Miko – The Complete Series – Essentials (Blu-ray + Digital) – 600 minutes – $34.98 – 2/1/22
    Special Features: Textless Opening Song “Save you Save me,” Textless Closing Song “Kokoro no Memoria,” and Trailers
  • Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 2/1/22
    Special Features: Cast Comments, Promo Videos, Textless Opening Song
  • Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 2/1/22
    Special Features: Let’s master it! The path to sound sleep!, Promo Videos, Textless Opening Song, Textless Closing Song
  • Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU – Season 1 Part 2 (Blu-ray + Digital) – 275 minutes – $64.98 – 2/8/22
    Special Features: Commercials, Textless Opening Song, and Textless Closing Song
  • Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (Blu-ray/DVD + Digital) – 98 minutes – $39.98 – 2/8/22
    Special Features: Special Interview with Director Tamura Kotaro, Scotland Loves Anime Interview with the Josee, the Tiger and the Fish Production Staff, Unrevealed Special Pilot Footage, Promo Videos, Commercials, Textless Closing Song
  • Berserk (2016) – The Complete Series – Essentials (Blu-ray + Digital) – 600 minutes – $69.98 – 2/15/22
    Special Features: Promo Videos, Textless Opening Songs “Inferno” and “Sacrifice,” Closing Songs “Meimoku no Kanata” and “Everything is a Story,” Episode 12.5, Commercials, Trailers
  • By the Grace of the Gods – Season 1 – Limited Edition (Blu-ray/DVD + Digital) – 300 minutes – $84.98 – 2/15/22
    Special Features: Ryoma & Tabuchi’s 4-Panel Video, Textless Opening and Ending Songs, Next Episode Previews, Commercials, Voice Actor Q&A
  • By the Grace of the Gods – Season 1 (Blu-ray + Digital) – 300 minutes – $64.98 – 2/15/22
    Special Features: Voice Actor Q&A, Pre-reincarnation Ryoma & Tabuchi’s 4-Panel Video, “Slimes’ Idle Conversation” – By the Grace of the Gods Introduction, Home Video Original – “Slimes’ Idle Conversation: Ryoma Is on Trial for Doing Too Much”, Next Episode Previews, Commercials, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • Dr. Stone – Season 1 – SteelBook (Blu-ray + Digital) – 600 minutes – $64.98 – 2/15/22
    Special Features: Episodes 2, 10, and 24 Commentary, Textless Opening Songs (Version 1 and 2) and Closing Songs (Version 1 and 2), Dr. STONE: The Science Guys
  • Dragon Ball Z – Seasons 1-3 (Blu-ray) – Wal-Mart Exclusive – 2/15/22
  • Dragon Ball Z – Seasons 4-6 (Blu-ray) – Wal-Mart Exclusive – 2/15/22
  • Dragon Ball Z – Seasons 7-9 (Blu-ray) – Wal-Mart Exclusive – 2/15/22
  • KING’s RAID: Successors of the Will – Part 1 (Blu-ray + Digital) – 325 minutes – $64.98 – 2/15/22
    Special Features: Commercials, Textless Opening and Ending Songs
  • My Hero Academia – Season 4 Complete (Blu-ray + Digital) – 635 minutes – $69.98 – 2/15/22
    Special Features: Justin and Kellen Talk Season 4, Inside the Episode: Episodes 64, 67, 70, 86, 79 and 82, Promotional Videos, Interview with Kaori Nazuka at Anime Expo 2019, FanExpo 2019 Live Dub Panel, FunimationCon 2020: My Hero Academia Game Show with Voice Actors, FunimationCon 2020: My Hero Academia Q&A Panel, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • Attack on Titan Final Season – Part 1 – Limited Edition (Blu-ray/DVD + Digital) – 400 minutes – $84.98 – 2/22/22
    Special Features: Voice Actor Panel, Attack on Titan Chibi Theater 1 and 2, Behind the Scenes Footage from Production – 3DCG Animation and Staff Discussion, Promo Video, Commercial, Eyecatch Gallery, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • Attack on Titan Final Season – Part 1 (Blu-ray/DVD + Digital) – 400 minutes – $64.98 – 2/22/22
    Special Features: Voice Actor Panel, Attack on Titan Chibi Theater 1 and 2, Behind the Scenes Footage from Production – 3DCG Animation and Staff Discussion, Promo Video, Commercial, Eyecatch Gallery, Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • Talentless Nana – The Complete Season (Blu-ray + Digital) – 325 minutes – $64.98 – 2/22/22
    Special Features: Mini Anime, Promo Videos, Program Advertisements, Commercials, Textless Opening and Closing Songs

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission Anime Film Earns More Than $10 Million at the North American Box Office

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that the My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission anime film has just earned more than $10 million at the North American box office, making it only the 11th anime film to do so.

The film opened at #2 on October 29, 2021, earning an estimated $2,885,252 and topping My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, which opened at #1 with $2,583,834.

My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission also broke the box office in Japan earlier this year, smashing the franchise’s all-time record with a total of $29,257,746, nearly doubling My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation Entertainment Celebrates the Success of My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission With Licensing Announcements

FUNimation Entertainment, one of the market leaders in bringing anime to fans worldwide, just celebrated the release of its third film in the My Hero Academia franchise, and is celebrating with several new licensing announcements. My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission opened at the box office to an estimated $6.4M box office.

The following announcements are for the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Latin America.

  • Sony Picture Entertainment’s “The Strongest Hero” mobile game, continued strong performance since its May 2021 launch, with more than five million downloads and held/reached the #1 position on both Game and App charts upon release. Now the Strongest Hero mobile game is launching a limited time World Heroes Mission collaboration through December 21, 2021. There will be new World Heroes Mission Deku, Todoroki and Bakugo playable characters. Wearing their stealth suits, they will have all new combat moves and ultimate abilities straight out of the film. For the first time, players get to wield Deku’s Blackwhip. New World Heroes Rody and the villains Flect, Sidero and Beros will be available as cards and bosses. Players can also look forward to World Heroes Mission themed exclusive stages, in game events, cosmetics and exclusive rewards
  • Bioworld will be releasing World Heroes’ Mission-related apparel, sleepwear, underwear, bags, headwear and fashion accessories, beginning for Holiday 2021
  • Great Eastern Entertainment will release impulse, small accessories, home goods and decor, plush, stationery, bags, headwear, and apparel
  • FiGPiN will release enamel pin collectibles
  • Bandai Spirits will release figures and plush, beginning in Summer 2022
  • Trends International will release special edition movie posters
  • GT Omega Racing LTD will release a series of gaming chairs
  • Hot Topic, a long-standing partner of FUNimation, will offer in-store promotion of My Hero Academia merchandise

Top 20 Selling Manga for October 2021

These were the top 20 selling manga in October 2021, according to NPD BookScan:

  1. Chainsaw Man Volume 7 by Tatsuki Fujimoto
  2. Attack on Titan Volume 34 by Hajime Isayama
  3. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 12 by Gege Akutami
  4. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  5. My Hero Academia Volume 29 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  6. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 2 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  7. Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku Volume 5 by Fujita
  8. Spy x Family Volume 6 by Tatsuya Endo
  9. One-Punch Man Volume 23 by ONE
  10. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 10 by Aidairo
  11. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 23 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  12. My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  13. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Volume 1 by Aidairo
  14. Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajime Isayama
  15. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 4 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  16. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 3 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  17. Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 15 by Tomohito Oda
  18. Berserk Deluxe Hardcover Volume 1 by Kentarou Miura
  19. My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi
  20. Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 7 by Gege Akutami

Source: The Fandom Post