'My Hero Academia' Season 4 Confirmed, Spring 2019 Release Likely

Season 4 of My Hero Academia was confirmed during the conclusion of the Season 3 finale, "Unrivaled," which aired on Saturday. In the subtitled version, which can be found on Crunchyroll, the text reads "My Hero Academia, TV anime season four, is being made!"

"Unrivaled" introduced Deku, Bakugo and the rest of UA's Class A students to "The Big Three," Mirio Togata, Nejire Hado and Tamaki Amajiki, the top students of the entire school. These three third-year students are very powerful with unique quirks. Based on the manga series, My Hero Academia Season 4 will delve deeper into their characters and their powers. Saturday's episode featured the top dawg of the Big Three, Mirio, defeating the entire UA first-year class in open sparring. It also teased that Deku might hook up with All-Might's former sidekick as part of his upcoming Work Study.

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The "Big Three" of UA Screenshot/Crunchyroll

Fans of the My Hero Academia manga series will also find the villain of Season 4 is none other than Kai Chisaki a.k.a. Overhaul. Chisaki's introductory arc in the manga was complete and his abilities, and schemes, will take the spotlight for at least a portion of My Hero Academia Season 4.

No release date for My Hero Academia Season 4 was announced but based on recent seasons fans can expect the series to return for the Spring 2019 season. All three previous seasons premiered in Japan in April.

Funimation, which has the english dub rights for My Hero Academia, will have an industry panel during New York Comic-Con. On Thursday, Oct. 4, the Funimation panel will take place from 1:45-2:45 p.m. EDT. While an announcement of a release date for Season 4 is unlikely, fans should attend or keep an eye on the news that day.

Are you excited for My Hero Academia Season 4? Who do you hope to see more of in the new season? Let us know in the comments section below.