My Hero Academia anime’s music video for “Hero Too” from the fourth season has surpassed 100 million views on YouTube since it was posted on March 21, 2020. The official Twitter account thanked the fans for the achievement with the series’ catchphrase “PLUS ULTRA” on Sunday. It is currently the most-viewed video on TOHO animation’s channel, followed by a music video of Kenshi Yonezu’s “Peace Sign”, the opening theme song for the anime’s second season, with 76 million views. The sixth season is ongoing and the first cour ended on Saturday.
The song “Hero Too” credits the singer as “KYOKA JIRO Starring Chrissy Costanza”. Kyoka Jiro is a Class 1-A student at U.A. High School whose hero name is Earphone Jack. The character performed the original song as the vocalist of the class’s band at the school’s culture festival in the fourth season’s 23rd episode “Let It Flow! School Festival!“. Chrissy Costanza, on the other hand, is a vocalist of a real American rock band Against The Current. The fourth episode aired from October 2019 to April 2020 with a total of 25 episodes.
Animation studio Bones is animating the My Hero Academia anime series based on Kohei Horikoshi’s manga of the same name being serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump. The series published the latest, 36th, volume on October 4, 2022. The 6th season has been airing every Saturday since October 1 in Japan. Viz Media licensed the manga and released the latest, 32nd, volume on October 4, 2022. The 33rd volume is available for pre-order and the release date is set for February 7, 2023. The official website describes the plot of the first volume as:
Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he hasn’t got an ounce of power in him. With no chance of ever getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, his life is looking more and more like a dead end. Then an encounter with All Might, the greatest hero of them all, gives him a chance to change his destiny…