My Hero Academia Season 4 to premeire in October 2019; Live Action Stage Play announced

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…And to think I just got caught up a few days ago.

Several websites confirmed the next anime season will premeire in October 2019. Season 3 wrapped up on September 29–two days after the movie premeired in theaters. Speaking of. Two breadcrumbs referencing the movie likely indicates the events of the movie will be canon. I assumed after the first one it was just cross-promotion but with the second, it seems the events of Two Heroes might be canon (as in direct references in Season 4) like Dragonball Super’s three movies are. Between the movie, upcoming video game (One’s Justice, PS4 and Xbox One) and upcoming Stage Play it makes sense for the long gap between seasons 3 and 4. Otherwise, a 13-month wait makes no sense.

Season 3 ended everyone from Class 1-A except Bakugo and Todoroki passing the provisional licensing exam. Bakugo also became the first student to learn of about One For All after he and Deku fight. That also marked a turning point in their relationship as Bakugo finally accepts Deku for the first time since the latter inherited One For All from All Might. All Might may be retired as a Hero now–and even he knows it was All for One’s plan from the beginning–both Heroes and Villains are making plans in the aftermath of All Might’s retirement as a Hero.

With the Symbol of Peace and Justice now out of the picture for good, the mantle of top hero falls to the #2, Endeavor (As a reminder, he’s Todoroki’s father). The obvious problem is though Endeavor is obviously powerful, he lacks the charisma of All Might. Deku is clearly not ready yet and with the League of Villains having gained a sample of his blood, Season 4 is sure to be real interesting.



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…Again, this is for a Stage Play. NOT a movie. Think live action Visual Novel. Get it? Got it? Good.

Besides, I’d like to think they learned from the Live Action adaptations for Attack on Titan and FullMetal Alchemist. I’m referring to both movies having an all-Asian cast in both films despite the characters having predominantly European names and facial features. MHA is a little different since everyone obviously has a Japanese name despite the mix of Asian and European facial features. I still think an international cast would work best for an actual but that’s just me.

Clearly two different actors play each version of All Might in the Stage Play. For those who don’t know, his “Deflated” form is his real form. His real name is also Yagi Toshinori. After his first battle with All for One, All Might suffered serious injuries that shortened how long he can use his “Muscle” form. After he passed One for All on to Deku, how long he could maintain his muscle form shortened even more until he exhausted the power completely. It would be fair to say it took All Might several years to control the Quirk at full power. It sounds like he was around the same age as Deku when he first received it from his predecessor and also did not have a Quirk himself.

Deku broke his arms using One For All so many times in the relatively short time he’s had it (Reminder: Less than a year has passed) that he was prettymuch forced to adopt his “Shoot-Style” in which he fights using his legs instead of his arms. Even then, Deku can only use One For All at 5% to 8% without having to deal with the recoil afterward (breaking bones prettymuch). All Quirks have a weakness and One For All is no exception. I do see a time skip coming sooner than later in which a few years pass but we’ll see.

I do like the slow pacing for the story so far personally. I actually don’t mind the 13-month break as it beats the alternative: A non-canon or anime-exclusive filler arcs. MHA is one of those anime that is worth the wait!


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Jump Force and My Hero One’s Justice announced at E3

Two games based on Mega Popular Anime were announced over the weekend, both fighting games.

…Once you’ve finished picking your jaw off the floor, note what wasn’t shown and what was shown. Goku, Naruto and Luffy were obvious. Same with Frieza as well. Light and Ryuk from Death Note appearingh at the end…HOLY SHIT!

Here’s a few other names I’ll drop that I’m sure will make the cut:

  • Ichigo Kurosaki
  • Rukia Kuchiki
  • Naruto Uzumaki (Child and Teen versions as separate characters)
  • Sasuke Uchiha (Child and Teen versions as separate characters)
  • Sakura Haruno (Child and Teen versions as separate characters)
  • Boruto Uzumaki
  • Sarada Uchiha
  • Mitsuki
  • Goku (Child and Adult versions as separate characters + All canon forms)
  • Vegeta (All Canon Forms)
  • Piccolo
  • Beerus (from Dragonball Super)
  • Hit (From Dragonball Super)
  • Kale (From Dragonball Super)
  • Caulifla (From Dragonball Super)
  • Jiren (From Dragonball Super)
  • Broly
  • Frieza (All forms including new Gold Form)
  • Eren Yeager (able to use Titan Form)
  • Mikasa Akerman
  • Levi
  • Asta
  • Yuno
  • Edward Elric
  • Alphonse Elric (Suit of Armor version)
  • Roy Mustang
  • Alex Louis Armstrong

…I know those are alot of names from just a handful of franchises but I’m fairly sure that it will be a large playable roster. I’m also sure many shows will be represented as well. Some of those names could very well be DLC Characters as well.

Jump Force will be released on the PS4, Xbox One and PC later this year. I intend to get it obviously. LOL.

…We knew a game would be coming sooner or later so…yeah. So much is revealed in this 2-minute trailer. The game uses the Unreal Engine just like Jump Force will so you know they went all in. The inclusion of Pro Heroes, Stain and Villains is icing on the cake. More so since it seems the game’s storyline will follow the Anime’s up to a certain point like most Anime games tend to. All Might vs. All for One in game will be EPIC, more so given their fight in last week’s episode.

My Hero One’s Justice will be released later this year on the PS4. I plan to get it as well. Time to go beyond! Plus Ultra!

My Hero Academia’s English Dub premieres on Toonami

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Season 3 premiered in Japan this time last month and can be watched on Crunchyroll. I actually bought the first season dubbed from iTunes in March for $5. It was on sale at the time.

My Hero Academia is already Mega Popular on both sides of the Pacific so it coming to North America was a matter of time. Season 3 just started in Japan and it will take a while for the dub to catch up. It’s the same with Black Clover, which has about 12 episodes between the Dub and the live airing in Japan.

I’m really excited by MHA’s Dub because of the simple fact David Matranga and Luci Christian are both in it! This is the first time working together since Clannad so…yeah ^_^

Sorry to keep this short but I’m going to assume most have at least heard about it. For those who haven’t, I will make another post explaining the story up to the start of the third season. You can watch it subbed on Crunchyroll an watch the English Dub on Toonami. The Manga is also available!