On July 24, 2022, the official My Hero Academia Twitter account released a new key visual revealing that the anime’s sixth season will premiere on October 1, 2022.
The new season will adapt the Paranormal Liberation War arc from Kohei Horikoshi’s manga My Hero Academia, centered around an exciting full-scale war between heroes and villains.
The new full-size key visual can be seen here:
You can watch the official trailer for the upcoming season here:
What is the plot of the Paranormal Liberation War Arc?
The Paranormal Liberation War is a heroic operation in which the Hero Public Safety Commission and the Police ask Heroes and the Hero Course Trainees to take down the Paranormal Liberation Front.
After the League of Villains and the Meta Liberation Army merge to form the Paranormal Liberation Front, Deku’s nemesis Tomura Shigaraki contacts Dr. Kyudai Garaki and asks him for even more power.
The doctor agrees to grant him the power he desires, but there is a price. dr Garaki warns Shigaraki that the medical process will take four months during which he will be in hellish torment, but if he survives he will attain a power greater than his master’s.
From the released key visual, we can deduce that Shigarki will indeed survive the surgery, but his hair has turned completely white!
Shigaraki’s followers are organizing their forces for when Shigarki will make his move within four months. Shigaraki goes to Dr. Garaki’s laboratory to undergo the special surgery that not only gives him All For One, his master’s Quirk, but also a perfected, more suitable body to control the tremendous power.
In the meantime, the Hero Public Safety Commission and the police are doing what they can to prepare for this imminent threat. Thanks to Eraser Head and Present Mic, Detective Naomasa Tsukauchi is able to get information about the League of Villains from the captive Nomu Kurogiri. The hero Hawks continues to work as a spy for the Commission within the MLA, gathering vital information about the Paranormal Liberation Front and when they intend to attack.
The commission compiles all the gathered information and discovers who the main leaders of the Paranormal Liberation Front are, how many heroes are loyal to the rogue organization, where their hiding places are and finally even Shigaraki’s whereabouts.
Shigaraki is hidden in a secret area in Jaku General Hospital. dr Garaki happens to be the hospital’s founded and current CEO, an ally of All For One, and the mastermind behind the founding of the Nomus.
The Commission decides to strike first and organize a large assault force of heroes and cops to take down the Paranormal Liberation Front. The planned attack will begin in late March, a month before Shigaraki’s operation ends.
Who will take part in the attack on the villains?
The Assault Force is divided into three teams:
- The Hospital Raid Team – led by Endeavor – is responsible for attacking Jaku General Hospital to stop Nomu production and find out where Tomura Shigaraki is. One group will focus on evacuating visitors, staff, and inmates, while a second group will finish Nomu production, and Shigaraki and Dr. Garaki will arrest.
- The Villa Raid Team – Your mission is to attack the Gunga Mountain Villa (the headquarters of the Paranormal Liberation Front) and arrest its members. The Villa Raid Team also has a smaller team that acts as a rearguard – their job is to catch any baddies that slip past the front lines. The rearguard consists of budding heroes.
- Evacuation Team – Led by Burnin and made up of budding heroes, their mission is to evacuate and bring to safety the residents of Jaku City, which is located near the hospital.
Meanwhile, heroes are deployed in various cities to capture treacherous heroes who have allied with the Paranormal Liberation Front, although these heroes are not part of the assault force. The commission invites Rikiya Yotsubashi – one of the PLF’s top lieutenants – to headquarters, who pretends to want a joint venture for relief supplies but in fact wants to arrest him.
The Hospital Raid Team includes: Endeavor, Backdraft, Crust, Ectoplasm, EraserHead, Gran Torino, Kesagiriman, Kido, Mandalay, Manual, Mirko (the long-awaited appearance of the bunny hero!), Native, Onima, Pixie-Bob, Present Mic, Rock Lock, Ryukyu, Snipe, Takeshita, Thirteen, Tiger, Uwabami, Wash, X-Less and Naomasa Tsukauchi.
The Villa Raid Team includes: Cementos, Edgeshot, Fat Gum, Fourth Kind, Gang Orca, Hawks, Kamui Woods, Majestic, Midnight, Ms. Joke, Mt. Lady, Selkie, Shishido, Yoroi Musha, Suneater, Changebolt, Mudman, Shemage , and Tsukuyomi.
Villa Backup Team includes: Can’t Stop Twinkling, Battle Fist, Cellophane, Creati, Earphone Jack, Emily Gevaudan, Grape Juice, Invisible Girl, Lizardy, Mines, Pinky, Real Steel, Red Riot, Rule, Sugarman, Tailman , Tentacole , Vantablack and Vine.
The Evacuation Team includes: Burnin, Anima, Comicman, Deku, Dynamight, Froppy, Ingenium, Nejire Chan, Shoto, and Uravity.