My Hero Academia’s 3rd Anime Season Receives Release Date

The wraparound jacket of the third volume of the Vigilante: Boku no Hero Academia Illegals (My Hero Academia: Vigilantes) spinoff manga was revealed and on that cover was the premiere date for the anime’s third season! The anime will be airing on April 7! 

It was announced previously that a third season of My Hero Academia would be airing in 2018, but until now, there was no word of an official starting date. The third season will fill the previous seasons’ time slot of Saturday at 5:30 pm. FUNimation is also poised to stream the series.

The original anime aired in April 2016 and spanned 13 episodes, the second season aired in April of 2017 and ran for 2 cours (25 episodes). With the April 7 release date, it appears the series is following the same trend as the previous two seasons, but even though there is a release date, there is no episode count set as of yet. describes the story of Boku no Hero Academia as follows:

One day, a four-year-old boy came to a sudden realization: the world is not fair. Eighty percent of the world’s population wield special abilities, known as “quirks,” which have given many the power to make their childhood dreams of becoming a superhero a reality. Unfortunately, Izuku Midoriya was one of the few born without a quirk, suffering from discrimination because of it. Yet, he refuses to give up on his dream of becoming a hero; determined to do the impossible, Izuku sets his sights on the elite hero training academy, UA High.

However, everything changes after a chance meeting with the number one hero and Izuku’s idol, All Might. Discovering that his dream is not a dead end, the powerless boy undergoes special training, working harder than ever before. Eventually, this leads to him inheriting All Might’s power, and with his newfound abilities, gets into his school of choice, beginning his grueling journey to become the successor of the best hero on the planet.

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