While My Hero Academia Season 7 is still TBA, the anime series will continue into the new year with Season 6 Part 2.
Today’s airing of the My Hero Academia anime adaptation marks the last episode from the series on the Fall 2022 slate.
But as we head into the New Year, fans of the popular franchise are all too aware that this is far from the season finale; with plenty more Heroes vs Villains action set to grace us in 2023.
While it’s still a bit early for a Season 7 announcement, which is currently still TBA, fans can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the My Hero Academia anime will continue with Season 6 Part 2.
My Hero Academia Season 6 Part 2 Release Date Confirmed
As confirmed by the My Hero Academia website, Season 6 Part 2 will be released starting Saturday, January 7.
Prior to the premiere of My Hero Academia Season 6 in October 2022, it was confirmed via the series’ official Japanese website and via Famitsu that the anime would run in two consecutive runs.
A cour is a three-month programming overview: Winter (January – March), Spring (April – June), Summer (July – September) and Autumn (October – December). This means that My Hero Academia’s sixth TV season will air from October 2022 to March 2023.
This has also been confirmed with the Blu-Ray DVD listings for My Hero Academia Season 6. Four volumes are currently listed on the series’ official website, with the fourth and final volume to include episodes 20-25, i.e. the total episode count for season 6.
Fans can expect the My Hero Academia anime to retain its programming block in Japan and consequently its international streaming release time on Crunchyroll.
Will My Hero Academia Be Renewed For Season 7?
As previously mentioned, My Hero Academia has yet to be officially renewed for Season 7, but with Season 6 only halfway complete, it’s still a bit early to expect a public announcement.
The good news is that even with a new course on offer, fans can still expect the iconic anime to return for another season after Season 6 ends in March 2023.
This is because anime renewals usually depend on the availability of source material from an original light novel or manga series, as well as the popularity of the wider franchise. Fortunately, My Hero Academia has both in abundance.
Season 6 episode 25 (set to premiere in March 2023) is expected to be adapted up to volume 33, chapter 328 of the original manga series. However, as of December 2022, a total of 36 Tankobon volumes over 375 chapters have been published in Japan.
This means that when the Season 6 finale rolls around, there should be enough source material to produce Season 7 of the My Hero Academia anime right away.
The series will also prove to be popular enough to warrant a new season being produced at Studio Bones. Ahead of the midseason finale, My Hero Academia Season 6 scores a positive 8.29/10 on MyAnimeList, 4.3/5 on Anime Planet, and 81% on Anilist.
Interestingly, this makes My Hero Academia Season 6 the highest rated season of the series so far on MAL, as well as the eighth highest rated project from Studio Bones.
“This is the best season of this series so far. Hell of a thrill and the character development techniques used are amazing. The last season wasn’t really that good, but this season makes up for it 10x! The last season had a lot of dead air, but this season doesn’t have a dull moment! This season gives me the feeling that a lot of characters I like are going to die, so maybe be prepared for some heartache. Every hero really gives it their all in this new season, so expect some cool animation, because it seems that the budget was doubled this season!” – User review, via MyAnimeList.
Overall, it should only be a matter of time before My Hero Academia Season 7 is confirmed, but we’ll probably have to wait until March 2023 for an official confirmation.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]
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