Hey, I know they didn’t have to do it necessarily, but updating the opening of My Hero Academia to reflect the upcoming arc the show is about to step into is pretty cool. Just saying, spoilers lie ahead for people who haven’t caught up. That includes me, but it’s my job to tell you all about this so I hope it’s worth it. Anyway, the anime is approaching the anticipated villain-focused My Villain Academia arc of My Hero Academia, and so the team behind the popular shonen anime has updated the My Hero Academia opening accordingly, which they notified fans about with a tweet ahead of the latest episode premiering.
＜只今 #ヒロアカ #ヴィラアカ 放送中!＞
「Merry-Go-Round」MAN WITH A MISSION #マンウィズ!#heroaca_a #YTV #日テレ #全国ネット pic.twitter.com/2OOhdRFrD0
— 僕のヒーローアカデミア "ヒロアカ"アニメ公式 (@heroaca_anime) August 21, 2021
It’s a pretty neat change, even if it isn’t wholly revolutionary, or fully representative of the manga the show is based on, but the text being changed to say ‘My Villain Academia‘ instead of the usual ‘My Hero Academia‘ header is at least a noteworthy enough change to let fans know that we’ve finally entered an arc that anime watchers had been eagerly anticipating ever since My Hero Academia Season 5 was initially announced, characters and art were revealed, and the possibilities of the anime entering the My Villain Academia arc became more and more realized.
The huge villain Gigantomachia meets the League of Villains outside of their hideout. It seems the ally was left by All For One, but when he sees Shigaraki, he begins to rampage. Gigantomachia, who has supported All For One behind the scenes as a loyal bodyguard, despairs at the difference between his former master and Shigaraki. The battle between Shigaraki and Gigantomachia begins!” – My Hero Academia Season 5, Episode 108 description
Anime watchers of My Hero Academia, are you hyped to enter the My Villain Academia arc? Is the My Hero Academia opening still something you sit through every time? Leave a comment down below with your thoughts.