Anime fans greatly enjoyed the sixth season of MHA in 2023 and showed their immense love for their favourite shounen anime. Now, the officials have finally revealed the release date for My Hero Academia season 7 along with its new cast details.
My Hero Academia is no doubt the fan favourite superhero anime series created by Kohei Horikoshi. Fans have been enjoying this popular anime since 2016 and have already watched its six seasons. Now, the franchise has gradually reached its end by entering the final act saga.
The previous season already covered “Dark Hero,” the first arc of the final saga, and created the momentum for its finale. As a result, fans were eagerly waiting for its upcoming season, and eager to know what would happen in it. So let’s get straight to this informative news and find out everything about the upcoming season of your favorite Shounen anime.
My Hero Academia Season 7 Release Date and Its First Trailer
On December 16, Kohei Horikoshi confirmed the official release of My Hero Academia Season 7 after an 18-month gap between Season 6 Finales. In order to confirm it, they also released the first official trailer for the 7th season on the Toho Animation YouTube channel.
The trailer features the entire class 1A, the strongest class of heroes at U.A. High School. They are all preparing for the all-out war against Shigaraki’s group, who just collapsed the entire city in season 6. While watching the trailer, you will see a brief preview of the sad backstories of some of the major characters in the series.
Moreover, you will also get to see Star and Strip, America’s most powerful hero. She is ready to make her debut in season 7. You can estimate how popular the anime season is by the fact that its trailer has already crossed 1 million views. According to the trailer, My Hero Academia season 7 will premiere on May 4, 2024.
It will release on several Japanese TV networks, such as NTV and YTV. The officials have not said anything about its international official release, such as its streaming platforms. However, it is quite obvious that My Hero Academia season 7 might also be released on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Netflix, where all past seasons were released.
My Hero Academia Releasing 4 New Special Episodes Before Season 7
On the same date, the officials also confirmed that the franchise will release four new special episodes before releasing its seventh season. All these special episodes are the recap episodes that will depict the brief preview of season 6.
As a result, you first have to watch these upcoming special episodes before watching the upcoming season. According to their announcement, all four upcoming special episodes will premiere in April on NTV and YTV. Moreover, they have not yet revealed the title of special episodes but shared their exact release date.
Here is the exact release date for the upcoming special episodes of My Hero Academia:
- Special Episode 1: April 6, 2024
- Special Episode 2: April 13, 2024
- Special Episode 3: April 20, 2024
- Special Episode 4: April 27, 2024
What will we get to see in My Hero Academia Season 7?
The action-packed sixth season of My Hero Academia already adapted the story from volume 26 to volume 33 of its original manga counterparts. While adapting these volumes, it mainly covers the 18th and 19th manga arcs of the series.
Here are the arc covered by Season 6:
- Paranormal Liberation Arc (Arc 18)
- Dark Hero Arc (Arc 19)
So, My Hero Academia Season 7 will begin adapting the story from volume 34 and will enter the 20th arc. The upcoming two arcs of the series are quite short. These arcs combinedly consist of just a total of 14 manga chapters.
As a result, it is quite obvious that the seventh season will be very short compared to the last five seasons. Similar to the first season, the 7th season might also consist of a total of 13 episodes until and unless they decide to adapt the Final War arc as well.
Here are the upcoming arcs that will be covered by season 7:
- Star and Stripe Arc (Arc 20)
- U.A. Traitor Arc (Arc 21)
According to the manga story, My Hero Academia season 7 is going to be incredibly thrilling and will uncover the biggest mysteries. In this upcoming season, you will finally get to witness another intense battle of the franchise. Manga fans have been eagerly waiting to witness Tomura Shigaraki vs. Star and Stripe.
Moreover, it will also reveal the identity of the U.A. traitor who is leaking every piece of information about the U.A. High to Shigaraki. So tell me in the comment box below: What are you waiting for—to witness explosive battle or to find out the traitor’s identity?
First Main Visual and New Cast For Season 7
Before releasing the first trailer for the seventh season, the officials released the first main visual for MHA season 7. This key visual features four major characters from the series, such as Deku, Shoto Todoroki, Katsuki Bakugo, and Ochako Uraraka.
Furthermore, they also revealed one new character who will make her debut in season 7, along with her Japanese cast. Cathleen Bate is a true hero, and the new character’s hero name is “Star and Stripe.” Moreover, Romi Park will join the huge voice cast of MHA and will provide her voice for Star and Stripe.
She is one of the well-known Japanese voice artists whose best-known works are Hange Zoe (Attack on Titan), Hitsugaya Toushiro (Bleach), Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist), Uesugi Kenshin (Sengoku Basara), and so on.
On the other hand, the officials have not yet revealed any additional voice actors and staff members for season 7, such as its animation production. As soon as we get any further information regarding its staff members and streaming platforms, we will immediately share it with you.
That’s it for the post! We hope you found this informative news to be useful and know everything about My Hero Academia season 7. Stay tuned for more of the latest anime news and upcoming anime seasons.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Star and Stripe, the strongest American hero, is the new character who will appear in season 7. We have already seen plenty of Japanese characters in the series. Now it’s time to witness the glory of American characters and why she is an all-American hero star.
“Star and Stripe vs. Tomura Shigaraki” is the most anticipated and biggest anime battle in season 7. Moreover, it is not your typical ground battle; instead, it’s an air-based battle that will provide a unique experience for fans.
Yes, the franchise has already released three popular anime movies and is about to release its 4th movie. They have not yet shared the title of the movie nor its exact release window. However, it will be released sometime in the third quarter of 2024.
Source: Official Website