My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 5 released screenshots, synopsis tease a daring rescue by Tokoyami and Shigaraki’s awakening

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 5 screenshot, featuring Dabi attacking.
My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 5 screenshot, featuring Dabi attacking. Pic credit: heroaca.com

The My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode release date is on October 29, 2022.

On October 27, 2022, the official website for the anime adaptation of Kouhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia adventure, fantasy, superhero manga released eight screenshots and a synopsis for the upcoming Boku no Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 5, which is titled “The Thrill of Destruction”.

What is the plot of My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 5?

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 5 screenshot, featuring Tokoyami shielding Hawks from attack.
My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 5 screenshot, featuring Tokoyami shielding Hawks from attack. Pic credit: heroaca.com

Episode 5 will open with Tokoyami spotting Hawks at the top of the building and seeing that he’s in trouble. Tokoyami decides to leave Fat Gum and rushes to Hawks’ aid. However, when he arrives his mentor Hawks is already gravely injured. The light from Dabi’s flames weakens Dark Shadow putting Tokoyami at a disadvantage – will Tokoyami be able to save Hawks or is he already too late?

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 5 screenshot, featuring Shigaraki awakening.
My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 5 screenshot, featuring Shigaraki awakening. Pic credit: heroaca.com

Meanwhile, at Jaku General Hospital, an electric spark manages to awaken Shigaraki at 76% power.

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 5 screenshot, featuring Deku sensing Shigaraki's presence.
My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 5 screenshot, featuring Deku sensing Shigaraki’s presence. Pic credit: heroaca.com

Deku, Bakugo, Todoroki, Uraraka, and Asui are helping to evacuate civilians. As soon as Shigaraki awakens Deku senses Shigaraki’s presence and the predecessors of One For All warn Deku that he must defeat Shigaraki. At the same time, Gigantomachia also senses Shigaraki’s awakening and stands up.

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 5 screenshot, featuring Eraser Head in trouble.
My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 5 screenshot, featuring Eraser Head in trouble. Pic credit: heroaca.com

As Shigaraki’s disintegration power begins to go out of control and destroys the hospital chaos ensues. Eraser Head finds himself in a pickle, but a hero comes to his rescue.

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 5 screenshot, featuring the U.A. students worried.
My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 5 screenshot, featuring the U.A. students worried. Pic credit: heroaca.com

As a wave of Shigaraki’s disintegration power approaches the heroes they run for their lives.

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 5 screenshot, featuring Baku freaking out as he spots the wave of disintegration power heading their way.
My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 5 screenshot, featuring Baku freaking out as he spots the wave of disintegration power heading their way. Pic credit: heroaca.com

Bakugo notices the destruction Shigaraki is causing and becomes alarmed.

My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 5 screenshot, featuring Todoroki creating an ice wall in order to protect his friends and the pro heroes from Shigaraki's disintegration power.
My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 5 screenshot, featuring Todoroki creating an ice wall in order to protect his friends and the pro heroes from Shigaraki’s disintegration power. Pic credit: heroaca.com

In order to protect everyone from Shigaraki’s deadly disintegration wave Todoroki summons a wall of ice to protect his friends.

Now that Tomura Shigaraki is in possession of the original quirk All For One do the heroes stand a chance against him?

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What is the plot of the Paranormal Liberation War Arc?

The Paranormal Liberation War is a hero operation where the Hero Public Safety Commission and Police Force ask heroes and the Hero Course Trainees to take down the Paranormal Liberation Front.

After the League of Villains and the Meta Liberation Army joined forces and formed the Paranormal Liberation Front, Deku’s nemesis – Tomura Shigaraki contacts Dr. Kyudai Garaki and asks him for even more power, and the doctor agrees to grant him the power he desires. Dr. Garaki warns Shigaraki that the medical process will last four months and he will be in hellish agony, but if he survives he will gain a power greater than his master’s.

From the key visual that was released, we can deduce that Shigarki will indeed survive the operation, but his hair has turned completely white!

Shigaraki’s followers organize their forces for when Shigarki will make his move within four months. Shigaraki goes to Dr. Garaki’s lab to undergo the special operation that will not only grant him All For One, his master’s Quirk, but also a more perfected body that’s suitable to control the enormous power.

Meanwhile, the Hero Public Safety Commission and the Police Force do what they can in preparation for this imminent threat. Thanks to Eraser Head and Present Mic, Detective Naomasa Tsukauchi is able to obtain information about the League of Villains from the captured Nomu Kurogiri. The hero Hawks continues to work as a spy for the Commission within the MLA, and gathers important information about the Paranormal Liberation Front and when they plan to attack.

The Commission puts together all of the information gathered and discovers who the main leaders of the Paranormal Liberation Front are, how many heroes are loyal to the villain organization, the location of their hideouts, and eventually even Shigaraki’s location. Shigaraki is hidden in a secret area in Jaku General Hospital. Dr. Garaki, the founder and current board chairman of the hospital, is an ally of All For One and is the mastermind behind the creation of the Nomus.

The Commission decides they want to strike first and organize a large assault force made up of heroes and police to take down the Paranormal Liberation Front. The planned attack will begin by the end of March, one month before Shigaraki’s operation ends.

Who will be participating in the attack on the villains?

The assault force is divided into three teams:

  • The Hospital Raid Team – led by Endeavor is in charge of attacking Jaku General Hospital in order to stop Nomu production and find out where Tomura Shigaraki is. One group will concentrate on evacuating visitors, staff and inmates while a second group will put an end to the Nomu production and arrest Shigaraki and Dr. Garaki.
  • The Villa Raid Team – their mission is to attack the Gunga Mountain Villa (the headquarters of the Paranormal Liberation Front) and arrest its members. The Villa Raid Team also has a smaller team working as the rearguard – their job is to catch any villain that slips past the front line. The rearguard is made up of trainee heroes.
  • Evacuation Team – led by Burnin and made up of trainee heroes their mission is to evacuate the inhabitants of Jaku City, which is located close to the hospital, and move them to safety.

Meanwhile, heroes are deployed in different cities to capture traitorous heroes that have allied with the Paranormal Liberation Front, although these heroes aren’t a part of the assault force. The Commission invites Rikiya Yotsubashi – one of the main lieutenants of the PLF to headquarters pretending to want a joint venture into support items but really wanting to arrest him.

The Hospital Raid Team includes Endeavor, Backdraft, Crust, Ectoplasm, EraserHead, Gran Torino, Kesagiriman, Kido, Mandalay, Manual, Mirko (the long-awaited appearance of the Bunny Hero!), Native, Onima, Pixie-Bob, Present Mic, Rock Lock, Ryukyu, Snipe, Takeshita, Thirteen, Tiger, Uwabami, Wash, X-Less, and Naomasa Tsukauchi.

The Villa Raid Team includes Cementos, Edgeshot, Fat Gum, Fourth Kind, Gang Orca, Hawks, Kamui Woods, Majestic, Midnight, Ms. Joke, Mt. Lady, Selkie, Shishido, Yoroi Musha, Suneater, Changebolt, Mudman, Shemage, and Tsukuyomi.

The Villa Backup Team includes Can’t Stop Twinkling, Battle Fist, Cellophane, Creati, Earphone Jack, Emily Gevaudan, Grape Juice, Invisible Girl, Lizardy, Mines, Pinky, Real Steel, Red Riot, Rule, Sugarman, Tailman, Tentacole, Vantablack, and Vine.

The Evacuation Team includes Burnin, Anima, Comicman, Deku, Dynamight, Froppy, Ingenium, Nejire Chan, Shoto, and Uravity.

Who are the members of the production team?

My Hero Academia Season 6 production team members include:

  • Chief Director – Kenji Nagasaki
  • Director – Masahiro Mukai
  • Animation – Bones
  • Series composition and script – Yousuke Kuroda
  • Storyboard – Haruka Iida, Kenichi Suzuki, Tomo Ookubo
  • Music composer – Yuki Hayashi
  • Original creator – Kouhei Horikoshi
  • Character Designers – Hitomi Odashima, Yoshihiko Umakoshi

Who are the main cast members?

My Hero Academia Season 6 cast members include:

  • Ayane Sakura – Ochako Uraraka
  • Daiki Yamashita – Izuku Midoriya
  • Kouki Uchiyama – Tomura Shigaraki
  • Nobuhiko Okamoto – Katsuki Bakugo
  • Yuuki Kaji – Shoto Todoroki
  • Sayaka Kinoshita – Mirko
  • Yuuchi Nakamura – Hawks
  • Junichi Suwabe – Shota Aizawa

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