My Hero Academia Season 5 Sets Record for Most-Watched TV Premiere of All-Time on MyAnimeList

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Liam Dempsey
Der shy man behind Shymander—a timezone-fluid Aussie with a penchant for anime, Eurovision, and researching odd topics. He'll also talk about Mob Psycho 100.

The Spring 2021 anime season has kicked off with a bang, thanks in part to an already record-breaking new season of My Hero Academia

Anime listing site (MAL) reported today that 146,902 users added My Hero Academia Season 5 to their “Watching” list in the week since the first episode last Saturday, making it the site’s most-watched TV premiere of all time.

Here’s the new top 10, according to MAL’s official Facebook page:

Spring 2021 is already going Plus Ultra—Boku no Hero Academia 5th Season had our most-watched TV premiere of all time! 🦸‍♂️ Add it to your list:

Posted by on Saturday, April 3, 2021

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2021 has already been a huge year for anime, with five shows from Winter 2021 taking up half the list and the previous top three. It’s also a big achievement for My Hero Academia, since Season 4’s premiere fell just short of Season 3’s in 2019.

Are you watching My Hero Academia Season 5 this season? Share this post and let us know! And stay tuned to Funimation for the latest news on all things anime, this season and beyond.

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