Hulu has a number of anime series available to watch, and one of the most popular options has got to be My Hero Academia. This anime, about a boy entering a superhero school, has great action, a memorable cast of characters, and an engaging story. But how many seasons of My Hero Academia are on Hulu?
As of May 2022, Hulu has all five seasons of My Hero Academia, with all of them being available to watch in both an English dub and a Japanese dub. There is not yet a sixth season out in Japan, and thus, Hulu is currently a viable way to get caught up on the anime.
There are a lot of things to consider about My Hero Academia on Hulu, including whether it’s even worth watching on Hulu in the first place.
How Many Seasons of My Hero Academia are on Hulu?
As of May 2022, Hulu has all five seasons of My Hero Academia. Originally, only the first four seasons were available with an English dub, but after some months, Hulu viewers were able to watch My Hero Academia in English. While there are only five seasons of My Hero Academia released, the sixth season of the anime is set to release later this year.
Where else can I watch My Hero Academia?
If you would rather not go with Hulu, then don’t worry: there are other ways to watch My Hero Academia. The first and most obvious way is to buy it, either digitally or through physical media. If you don’t want to own it, however, there are other digital services that have the show.
My Hero Academia is available on Crunchyroll, VRV, and FUNimation. All three of these specialize in anime, so subscribing to one or more of these services might be right up your alley. It’s important to also note that, watching it through Hulu, you may have to wait longer to catch up with where viewers on these services are.
Another option would be to consider a virtual private network (VPN), which allows you to access content on services from other regions than your own by masking your IP.
Why was the fifth season of My Hero Academia not in English earlier?
It is not at all uncommon for English dubs of anime to come out after being available to English-speaking people in Japanese, or to never come out at all. My Hero Academia fits in this case; even though the anime is quite popular, there are costs and licensing considerations to take into account. This is why, despite the English dub being available on FUNimation’s website, it was not available on Hulu until months later in 2021.
When localizing an anime into English, there are a variety of factors that need to be considered. Most anime translations are not direct translations, and tend to adopt certain concepts and lines of dialogue to make more sense for English-speaking viewers. For instance, there are some jokes that only make sense in Japanese, as the wordplay does not translate directly into English.
Of course, that is only one wrinkle; the second wrinkle is the actual labor of having the voice actors and directors speaking the dialogue. Quality control and technical work also needs to be done, which means that unless it’s planned well ahead, it is not feasible to have the English dub be released quickly.
Will there be more seasons of My Hero Academia?
All seasons released of My Hero Academia have been released in English as of May 2022, but a sixth season is in the works. It is expected to release in autumn of 2022, but the creators are planning a special preview well ahead of the official release of season six. The first episode of season six will be screened at the My Hero Academia Hero Fes 2022 event on July 24, 2022, and while it is an exclusive preview, it is distinctly possible that a leak may occur regardless.
Based on the pattern of My Hero Academia’s seasons releasing for Hulu, it is highly likely that it will be available for Hulu users some time after its initial Japanese release. However, it is possible that something could change to affect this, such as Hulu no longer having the licensing rights. Further, it is likely that Hulu may not be able to show the English dub right away.
As far as seasons beyond that, that is hard to say. My Hero Academia is very popular, which means that it will likely go for as long as there is content to make for it (and longer if they decide to milk it!). Thus, you should expect several more seasons after season 6 is finished.
Is the My Hero Academia manga completed?
My Hero Academia is an adaptation of the manga of the same name, which is ahead of the anime in terms of the plot. As a result, people who read the manga will be privy to certain details that will likely show up in the anime (though they may not, as adaptations sometimes leave out certain details). But is the My Hero Academia manga completed yet?
As of December 2021, the My Hero Academia manga was still running, although it was obviously getting close to the end. This is based both on where the storyline is headed, and simply because of what has been said about the story. The manga’s creator, Kohei Horikoshi, stated that the manga should be done sometime in 2022, about a year after December 2021 (give or take).
Of course, that does not guarantee that this will be correct, as mangaka have underestimated how long it will take for their manga to complete. Horikoshi himself even included the caveat of “if all goes as planned” for the manga. Thus, it is possible that Horikoshi may opt to lengthen the manga, or may wind up taking longer than he expected to accomplish what he set out to do.