My Hero Academia franchise currently has gotten six anime seasons, the seventh season, which could be the last anime season of the series, is currently in production. However, it looks like the production committee has already found what they want to work on next.
My Hero Academia: Vigilante, which is a spin-off manga series of the famous My Hero Academia manga, is reportedly getting its own anime adaptation. The story of My Hero Academia Vigilantes is set in the same universe as MHA and takes place a few years before the event of the main series.
According to the source, My Hero Academia: Vigilante is confirmed to be in production. However, they have not shared any details on which anime studio will be animating the series or what will be the format of the series.
About My Hero Academia Vigilante
It’s set in the same world where people have special abilities called ‘Quirks.’ But this story isn’t about registered superheroes. Instead, it’s about regular people who decide to fight crime on their own.
One of these people is Koichi Haimawari. His Quirk, ‘Slide and Glide,’ lets him zip around on the ground, but he can’t fly. Even so, he loves superheroes and becomes one himself, calling himself ‘The Crawler.’
His friend, Kazuho Haneyama, also joins him. She’s also known as PopStep, and she has the power to jump really high and far. She helps The Crawler by distracting the bad guys with her acrobatics and singing.
Then there’s a really strong guy called Knuckleduster. He’s unique because he doesn’t have a Quirk at all. Instead, he’s just really strong and fearless. He guides Koichi and Kazuho in their crime-fighting efforts.
The story is about these superheroes who don’t have a license and didn’t go to a hero school. They act outside the law as Vigilantes.
What is different between MHA & MHA Vigilante?
My Hero Academia Vigilante is written by a different author and offers an entirely new (and darker) perspective on the world of Heroes.
The vigilante series focuses more on Civilians as compared to the main series. Thus when the villains attack these ordinary Civilians, readers (and heroes) are more emotionally involved in the story.
Characters like All Might, and Aizawa can be seen in full action in this spin-off. In the main series, both of the characters have taken on the responsibility of teaching, and we seldom see them fighting.
On the other hand, the Vigilante series shows All Might’s battles when he was at his peak performance. The spin-off also focuses on the foreign countries’ heroes alongside Japan. While in the main story, other countries’ heroes barely get a spotlight.
If the leaked information is indeed true, My Hero Academia fans are in for a treat. For now, no official source has confirmed this spin-off anime adaptation. So, for now, take this information with a grain of salt. We will update the article once more information becomes available.