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Boku no Hero Academia 5 surpasses 1,900 sales with first Blu-ray

After a week of its launch in the Japanese market, the first Blu-ray / DVD package of the fifth season of the animated manga adaptation of Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia), accumulated 1,912 copies sold. The package was launched on July 21 in Japan.

The package was released on July 21 in Japan and includes the first to seventh episodes of this fifth season. The Blu-ray version is priced at 14,850 yen (about $143) and amassed 1,198 copies sold, while the DVD version is priced at 13,200 yen (about $127) and amassed 714 copies sold.

The series has been broadcast in Japan since last March 27 and is confirmed with a total of twenty-five episodes, while the Crunchyroll and Funimation platforms are in charge of its distribution in the West. For his part, Horikoshi began publishing the Boku no Hero Academia manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in July 2014.

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Production team

  • Masahiro Mukai (Choujigen Game Neptune The Animation, Trickster: Edogawa Ranpo “Shounen Tanteidan” yori) and Kenji Nagasaki (Classroom ☆ Crisis, Gundam Build Fighters) are directing the anime at Bones Studios.
  • Yousuke Kuroda (2.43: Seiin Koukou Danshi Volley-bu, Battle Girl High School, Gundam Build Fighters) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
  • Hitomi Odashima (Ao no Exorcist) and Yoshihiko Umakoshi (Hana yori Dango) are handling the character designs.

Boku no Hero Academia 5th Season Synopsis

UA Academy Class 1-A has been the focus of a substantial amount of public attention due to the multiple villain attacks they have faced over the past school year. This attention has left the Class 1-A rivals, the Class 1-B, feeling quite bitter. Wanting to demonstrate their skills, they await the opportunity given to them: a series of mock battles between the students of each class.

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Classes are divided into squads of four, each tasked with capturing the other members of the group. The winner is the group that first insures the entire opposing team. While this sounds simple, a curve ball is added to the mix with the inclusion of general course student Hitoshi Shinsou, who wishes to transfer to the hero course. Despite using his training with Classroom 1-A teacher, Shouta “Eraserhead” Aizawa to prove that he is capable of being a true hero, he is still far behind the others due to a lack of experience of him. However, Shinsou is determined to overcome this challenge. Thus begins the fierce competition between classes 1-A and 1-B, as each tries to prove that it is superior to the other.

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