The last episode of My Hero Academia got a bit emotional, but things aren’t about to slow down just yet. Brace yourselves as the focus now shifts from the UA students and their teachers, and villains take the center stage.
Fans have been waiting a long time for the Meta Liberation Army arc, or more popularly known as the My Villain Academia arc. This arc fleshes out the League of Villains in a way you might have not seen before.
With all the hype going into one of the best arcs in the series, My Hero Academia has decided to give us a little tease.
The official Twitter account for the My Hero Academia anime has revealed preview frames from the upcoming episode. Season 5 episode 19 titled “My Villain Academia” will be released on August 21, 2021.
[# Hiroaka’s leading cut has arrived!]
“#Villain Academia Edition” started
8/21 (Sat) Broadcast from 5:30 in the evening “My Hero Academia” TV animation 5th episode 20th episode “My villain academia” scene cut has been lifted!
Yomiuri TV / NTV 29 stations nationwide online!
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The preview images feature Shigarki Tomura giving a menacing look without his hand mask on, the first look at a new villain Gigantomachia, who is crying for some reason, and the Meta Liberation Army, seemingly planning something sinister.
This arc marks a major shift in the tone of the entire story. Up until now, we have always had a couple of light-hearted arcs between major confrontations to slow things down a bit.
Say goodbye to that pattern and be prepared for a much deeper and darker story. From here on out, the stakes will always be high.
There isn’t any question about how good this arc is, but fans might be a little concerned about how the source material will be adapted. A scene from the last episode featuring Shigaraki was censored heavily.
For an arc that features a lot of bloodshed, the anime adaptation might not do this justice. Although that remains to be seen, the studio might just change its approach to accommodate the new tone.
Brace yourselves for the peak shounen that is the My Villain Academia.
About My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia is a Japanese superhero manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2014, with its chapters additionally collected in 24 tankōbon volumes as of August 2019.
It follows a quirkless boy Izuku Midoriya and how he backed the greatest Hero alive. Midoriya, a boy who has been admiring heroes and their ventures since the day he was born, came into this world without a quirk.
On one fateful day, he meets All Might the greatest Hero of all time and discovers that he was quirkless as well. With his diligent attitude and unwavering spirit about being a hero, Midoriya manages to impress All Might. He is chosen to be the heir to the power of One for All.