My Hero Academia Season 7 release date: Boku no Hero Academia Season 7 predictions

Dark Deku
War is hell. Izuku Midoriya now stands alone against the dark as a vigilante in My Hero Academia Season 7. Pic credit: Kōhei Horikoshi (colored by STAPIZZ)

The My Hero Academia Season 7 anime TV show will continue in the aftermath of the Paranormal Liberation War when Izuku Midoriya aka Deku has left U.A. High. Even as hero society declines, Deku continues the fight against the League of Villains with the help of pro heroes like All Might even as All For One and Tomura Shigaraki prepare for the final war.

But when will Boku no Hero Academia Season 7 come out?

It’s expected that the production of MHA Season 7 will be announced on the day of the My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 25 release date. My Hero Academia Episode 138 will come out in March 2023.

And with the My Hero Academia manga’s ending approaching how will that impact the anime TV series?

Based on the pacing of the anime adaptation, it’s expected that My Hero Academia Season 7 will be two cours once again. A “cour” is a three-month TV broadcasting unit based on the physical seasons, and anime usually have between 10 to 13 episodes per cour.

Animation studio Bones will produce My Hero Academia Season 7. Bones has multiple sub-studios labeled A through E. Studio C is led by producer Yoshihiro Oyabu, and it works exclusively on the Boku no Hero Academia anime series.

In 2022, the company also produced The Case Study of Vanitas Part 2 and Mob Psycho 100 Season 3. The Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4 release date was in Winter 2023.

As for the future, the SK8 The Infinity Season 2 anime TV series is confirmed to be in production.

The My Hero Academia Season 7 OP (opening) and ED (ending) theme song music hasn’t been announced yet.

The My Hero Academia Season 6 OP (opening) theme song music “Hitamuki” was performed by SUPER BEAVER.
The My Hero Academia Season 6 ED (ending) “SKETCH” was performed by Kiro Akiyama.

In Fall 2022, MHA Season 6 was broadcast with English subtitles as two consecutive cours (or parts) on Crunchyroll, FUNimation Now, VRV, Hulu, and Netflix Japan (not Netflix USA, HIDIVE, Amazon Prime Video, or Disney+). The simulcast release schedule for Crunchyroll was in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America, MENA, Russia, and Europe.

The sixth season’s finale, My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 25, will be released will be in March 2023.

This article provides everything that is known about My Hero Academia Season 7 (Boku no Hero Academia Season 7) and all related news. As such, this article will be updated over time with news, rumors, and analysis. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is known for certain.

My Hero Academia Season 7 release date predictions: Is Spring 2024 likely?

As of the last update, Studio Bones, producer TOHO Animation, publisher Shueisha, or any company related to the production of the anime has not officially confirmed the My Hero Academia Season 7 release date. Nor has the production of a Boku no Hero Academia Season 7 sequel been announced.

Once the news is officially confirmed this article will be updated with the relevant information.

In the meantime, it’s possible to speculate about when, or if, the My Hero Academia Season 7 release date will occur in the future.

A seventh season is inevitable given the ongoing anime’s popularity. The only question is when.

Historically, the TV series was released annually every Spring from 2016 to 2018 until the 4th season, which came out in Fall 2019. Back then, the six-month increase in the wait time was probably partially caused by the anime starting to catch up to the source material since the manga had barely finished the Pro Hero Arc when the third season finished in August 2018.

Ever since then the wait time has increased to 1.5 years. Of course, the increased production time in recent times can be largely attributed to the COVID pandemic. The anime industry was forced to change its working conditions, and many projects were delayed.

Health experts already predict that COVID-19 variants like Omicron BQ.1 and XBB will play a role during Winter 2023, so it’s possible that yet another wave in Japan could cause even more delays to anime projects. Thankfully, Japan’s COVID herd immunity is around 90 percent so the country has largely reopened after 2 tough years.

Assuming the production time stays at 1.5 years (or 6 cours), that means the My Hero Academia Season 7 release date will be in April 2024, the Spring 2024 anime season.

It would be nicer if MHA Season 7 came out sooner in Fall 2023. But another factor is that the MHA manga didn’t end in 2022 as originally planned so the anime production committee will need time to figure out the production scheduling for the final season.

READ: Exclusive Interview with the My Hero Academia dub cast in 2021

Crunchyroll’s My Hero Academia Season 7 English dub release date predictions

Crunchyroll’s My Hero Academia Season 7 English dub release date has not been announced yet.

Here is the known My Hero Academia dub cast:

  • Christopher R. Sabat – All Might/Toshinori Yagi
  • Clifford Chapin – Katsuki Bakugō
  • Colleen Clinkenbeard – Momo Yaoyorozu
  • David Matranga – Shōto Todoroki
  • J. Michael Tatum – Tenya Iida
  • Justin Briner – Izuku “Deku” Midoriya
  • Justin Cook – Eijirō Kirishima
  • Luci Christian – Ochaco Uraraka
  • Monica Rial – Tsuyu Asui
  • Anairis Quinones – Mirko
  • Charlie Campbell – Gran Torino
  • Christopher Wehkamp – Shota Aizawa
  • John Swasey – Shigaraki/All-For-One
  • Zeno Robinson – Hawks
  • Patrick Seitz – Endeavor

In the past, FUNimation had produced the dubbing as a SimulDub exclusive, but then both Crunchyroll and FUNimation were purchased by Sony.

Presumably, now that Funimation is being phased out by Sony, Crunchyroll’s My Hero Academia Season 7 dub release date will be announced in the future after MHA Season 7 has first premiered with Japanese audio and English subtitles.

Historically, the English-dubbed episodes have come out two weeks after a season first premiered in Japan. For example, MHA S6 came out on October 1, 2022, and the dubbed episodes began releasing weekly beginning on October 15, 2022.

As such, if the My Hero Academia Season 7 release date is on April 1, 2024, then the dubbed episodes would come out on April 15, 2024.

Hopefully, future English dubbing will be faster once the COVID pandemic winds down and becomes endemic. In order to protect voice actors from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, they were forced to temporarily pause production or take extra safety precautions that resulted in slowed work.

Many English dubbing houses have experienced delays since voice actors often travel to the recording studio. By mid-2022 Crunchyroll began switching from remote recording to in-studio recording again (most of the work is done in their Texas studio).

Will My Hero Academia Movie 4 fill in the gap in 2023?

The My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission movie came out in August 2021 and ever since then fans have been wondering if there will be a My Hero Academia Movie 4. The main issue is that series creator Kohei Horikoshi may have not left enough wiggle room for another MHA film.

In 2020, Horikoshi admitted that My Hero Hero Academia -Heroes Rising- used some of his original plans for the manga’s climax in the film. Horikoshi even once claimed there would not be a third movie.

In a certain sense, one could say that this movie will be finale-ish for MHA. Let me clarify: the movie is going to feature one element that I wanted to use in the final battle of the manga. If you’re thinking, ‘If that’s true, then what’s gonna happen with the manga?!’ please rest assured. I’m worried too. The first movie showcased All Might and Deku fighting side-by-side as master and pupil (which is just about the most ultimately awesome thing I could think of), and now this movie somehow has to top that battle. Which puts me in a tough spot. I can’t imagine anything is going to top this one, so there won’t be a third movie.

Kohei Horikoshi

Fast-forward to Fall 2022 and the main issue is that the manga storyline doesn’t offer many options for making My Hero Academia Movie 4. Heroes Rising took place after the Joint Training Arc in Season 5. World Heroes’ Mission took place between the Endeavor Agency arc and the Paranormal Liberation War.

Since My Hero Academia Season 7 will be adapting the Final Act saga that means there needs to be a time skip for the movie to fit into the timeline. MHA Chapter 306 jumped ahead in the timeline by several weeks, but it’s hard to say whether that point in the timeline would offer any opportunity for an action-packed movie that could top the last one.

My Hero Academia Deku Hero Costume Change
The chapter after the time skip revealed Izuku Midoriya’s new outfit. Pic credit: Kohei Horikoshi

Warning: The following paragraphs contain spoilers.

After all, the ending of the Paranormal Liberation War had shaken up the status quo but it was a relatively slow period as all sides looked toward the next step. Izuku spent most of this time recovering in the hospital. Afterward, Izuku left U.A. Academy and was working as a vigilante hero on his own.

My Hero Academia Movie 4 could show that time period that was skimmed by the manga, but it would probably be a more focused, character-driven story rather than an action extravaganza. Another option would be to expand on what happened to U.A. Class 1-A while Deku was a vigilante.

Unfortunately, the remainder of the Final Act doesn’t (currently) offer any other good opportunities for slipping in a final fourth film since all of the story events take place within a single year.

One possibility is that a movie could further develop the story of America’s No. 1 Pro Hero Cathleen Bate aka Star and Stripe. Many manga fans have lamented how Star and Stripe was barely given any chapters in the manga despite being the United States’ No. 1 Hero. Plus, Western anime fans would appreciate a glimpse into the lives of Pro Heroes outside of Japan.

But focusing a movie on an extended version of the Star and Stripe arc seems unlikely since the majority of the overall MHA story is Japan-centric… never mind that the story would have a tragic ending! Plus, based on the MHA timeline, such a story setting would effectively sideline Deku, which is why My Hero Academia Movie 4 based on Star and Stripe seems very unlikely at this time.

Boku no Hero Academia manga ending in 2023?

The story for the anime series is based on the My Hero Academia manga series by writer and illustrator Kohei Horikoshi.

When the sixth anime season began airing in Fall 2022, the manga was already up to My Hero Academia Volume 36 in Japan, which includes up through Chapter 362.

New chapters are released weekly. Historically, the tankobon format volumes are released five times a year in February, April, July, September, and December, but this release schedule was disrupted during the 2020 pandemic when only three volumes were released.

The official English translation by VIZ Media is not too far behind the Japanese release. Volume 33 came out on February 7, 2023, and Volume 34 on May 2, 2023.

It’s also possible to read the three newest manga chapters in English for free on VIZ Media’s official website.

There is also the spinoff manga series My Hero Academia: Vigilantes by writer Hideyuki Furuhashi and artist Betten Court. The story was finished in Volume 15: Chapter 126. Many fans hope the manga will receive a My Hero Academia: Vigilantes anime adaptation in the future.

For more details about MHA: Vigilantes, please see our article on this topic.

My Hero Academia: Vigilantes key art
The My Hero Academia: Vigilantes anime is possible now that the Boku no Hero Academia manga spinoff has ended. Pic credit: Court Betten

Horikoshi discussed the My Hero Academia manga’s ending several times in recent years. In 2017 and 2018, he revealed that he mapped out ideas for the big finale to the entire series, but the Heroes Rising movie ended up using at least one of the major elements.

In the summer of 2018, Horikoshi revealed that he’d considered ending the story with Volume 30, but then he realized that “ending the series at Volume 30 will be impossible.” In mid-2018, One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda suggested that Horikoshi shoot for ending in 50 volumes. Notably, Volume 30 released in Spring 2021

During Jump Festa 2021, the Boku no Hero Academia manga creator started talking about the “conclusion” of the entire series.

“I think perhaps the manga will be heading towards its conclusion soon, but I’ll make sure you can enjoy it until then!” Horikoshi reportedly stated at the end of a panel.

In Japanese narratives, there is a four-act structure known as Kishōtenketsu.

  • Ki : Introduction
  • Shō : Development
  • Ten : Twist (complication)
  • Ketsu : Conclusion (reconciliation)

During the Twist phase, the story turns toward an unexpected development, and it contains the yama, or climax, of the story. Although the My Hero Academia climax chapter has not been announced yet, it will need to be contained in the third saga since the creator is already talking about the conclusion act.

The third saga began in Spring 2021 with My Hero Academia Chapter 306, which was titled “The Final Act Begins”.

The first act, or saga, lasted two years and included 9 story arcs. The second act finished after several years and also included 9 story arcs. Therefore, it’s possible The Final Act could be fairly long indeed depending on how Horikoshi chooses to end the story.

The original plan was that My Hero Academia manga’s final chapter would be coming out in the same time frame as the anime’s sixth season. On December 19, 2021, series creator Kohei Horikoshi revealed that he was planning on ending the manga in late 2022.

However, on October 5, 2022, Horikoshi wrote in Weekly Shonen Jump Issue 45, 2022 that he was reconsidering releasing the My Hero Academia manga’s ending in late 2022.

“At the end of last year I said the series would be over in 1 year, but it’s already been 10 months,” Horikoshi reportedly wrote. “I’m reconsidering it.”

Shortly before Horikoshi made that revelation, My Hero Academia Chapters 367 and 368 were released. Besides containing the controversial cover art of a naked Invisible Girl, the chapters contained a huge moment for Deku but it wasn’t officially declared to be the climax of the series.

As such, it seems that My Hero Academia’s final chapter will be coming out in 2023.

Dark Deku
Manga fans were shocked when this new dark Deku was first revealed. Pic credit: Kōhei Horikoshi (colored by HEXAMENDLE)

My Hero Academia manga compared to the sixth season

Overall, the My Hero Academia anime has followed the manga’s story closely. The anime adaptation has added original content and even some filler recap episodes, but it’s been faithful to the heart of the story.

The pacing has been solid, telling the story at a comfortable pace without making it feel dragged out. The first season averaged 1.5 chapters per episode, whereas more recent seasons have been faster-paced, typically adapting two to three chapters per episode.

One of the more action-packed episodes from Season 4, Episode 88: His Start, even adapted content from six chapters! The finale of Season 5, Episode 113, even pieced together 5 chapters out of order in order to create a dramatic stopping point. But most of the action-focused episodes adapt three chapters.

Right from the get-go the sixth season offered pacing and raw brutal intensity that the fifth season was lacking. While the fifth season spent a lot of screen time recapping previous story events episodes, and some of the story arcs felt dragged out, the sixth season felt overall better from the very beginning.

The reviews for the fifth season were noticeably lower and perhaps the anime writers learned a lesson. But not everything can be laid at the feet of Studio Bones since the Joint Training Arc was arguably a low point even according to manga readers.

The Paranormal Liberation War Arc may have felt faster-paced in the anime, but the adaptation pacing was fairly close to the Joint Training Arc. The anime series has typically adapted between 2 to 4 chapters per episode and the sixth season continued that trend but it felt better due to the action-heavy chapters.

Speaking of action, the tonal shift was radically apparent when Rabbit hero Mirko burst onto the scene and literally began kicking blood and brains everywhere, never mind when her own arm was bloodily twisted into a purple lump. The anime also didn’t hold back when Hawks coldly took down Twice.

Before this season the MHA series had been relatively restrained in its depiction of superhero violence where blood was primarily used to convey the heroic spirit as wounded heroes pushed Plus Ultra past their limits. Past seasons of My Hero Academia have been categorized as TV-14 in the United States, but it could be argued that these newer story arcs have moved into more mature waters with the level of gore.

Star and Stripe Cathleen Bate
The epic introduction of Pro Hero Star and Stripe in the MHA manga. Pic credit: Kōhei Horikoshi (colored by STAPIZZ)

The sixth season began in Chapter 258. By Season 6 Episode 8 (My Hero Academia Episode 121), the series had adapted up through Chapter 279, which was about half of the remaining chapters in the Paranormal Liberation War Arc.

All in all, it’s predicted that the sixth season’s finale, Boku no Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 25 (Boku no Hero Academia Episode 138), will find a stopping point corresponding to manga Volume 33: Chapter 328.

In the aftermath of Tomura and All For One’s attack on Tartarus, Chapter 328 is the best stopping point since it can end on a hopeful note by teasing Star and Stripe.

Stopping at this point means that the anime has already adapted the first story arc of the Final Act Sag, which is composed of four major story arcs. MHA Season 7 will continue adapting the final three story arcs of the Final Act Saga.

Manga readers who wish to read ahead of the anime can jump straight to Volume 34: Chapter 329. Thankfully, the English translation of the book was out in May 2023.

Vigilante Deku
Vigilante Deku certainly gives off a villainous vibe when the manga artwork is colored. Pic credit: Kōhei Horikoshi (colored by HEXAMENDLE)

My Hero Academia S7 anime TV spoilers (plot summary/synopsis)

NOTE: This article was initially published before the My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 25 release date. These spoilers assume that My Hero Academia Season 7 will pick up the story again in Volume 34 and will be updated over time.

The completion of Tomura looms over hero society and the rest of the world. All For One’s will has taken root in Tomura’s mind, and this new entity is now a global threat.

Even so, the United Nations is hesitant to dispatch heroes to Japan, but Star and Stripe—the U.S.A.’s number one hero—arrives to tackle this menace head-on.

In the skies over the Pacific, the combatants size each other up, each trying to gain an advantage, but there’s no telling who’ll be left standing after the dust settles on this epic duel…

Unfortunately, anime fans will have to wait until the My Hero Academia Season 7 release date to watch what happens next. Stay tuned!

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