Is The Timeskip Really Deku’s Final Story Arc?


My Hero Academia pulled a significant shock in chapter 306 of the manga, with a closing splash web page that reveals Izuku Midoriya has left U.A. High after lastly unlocking the complete energy of One For All. A time skip that follows confirmed Izuku putting out on his personal as “Deku,’ and in chapter 307 we learn that Deku is about to face his old foe Muscular, who was sprung from prison by All For One. However, the final page of chapter 306 kicked this new arc off with the title “The Final Act Begins” and now fans are really having to ask themselves:

Is My Hero Academia really giving Izuku Midoriya’s final story arc?

The Story of Becoming The Greatest Hero

Since My Hero Academia began, the events of the series have been framed as a flashback. As My Hero Academia opens (and in each episode of the anime), we get the quote from Izuku Midoriya that “This is the story of how I turned the best hero!”

That quote always made it pretty clear that the scope of My Hero Academia‘s premise went from Izuku being the quirkless boy with a heroic heart, to him inheriting and learning to master One For All, the greatest power in the hero world. As Midoriya mastered that power he would presumably also get the training needed to enter the pro hero world and use OFA to fight villains – with the end goal of finally ending the threat of the evil rival power of All For One. However, when you really boil it down, Deku’s fight against AFO is a story arc that can extend well past the other parameters of the series.

My Hero Career

Therein lies the potential rub in how Kohei Horikoshi has introduced My Hero Academia. Fans have lengthy predicted the story is not going to with Izuku and Class 1-A’s “commencement” – only the first volume will.

The truth is, we’ve come to the end of what the premise of “My Hero Academia” has to supply – or on the very least, Izuku Midoriya’s position in that story. Izuku has leveled up and unlocked the complete energy potential of One For All, and he is left his college days behind. There are actually solely two methods to go from right here – each fairly thrilling for followers:

  1. Izuku Midoriya’s story as Deku continues into his professional hero profession, below a modified title (like “My Hero Career” – however higher).
  2. The My Hero Academia idea continues with a brand new era of scholars, arising in a really troubled time that lacks heroes.

Arguably each of those ideas may proceed in a single sequence; or, Horikoshi may take the shorter and far simpler route of merely ending Deku’s story precisely the place he at all times promised he would.

Fans might have to begin accepting that this actually could possibly be the ultimate chapter of Deku’s story…

My Hero Academia releases new manga chapters weekly online. The anime has begun streaming season 5 on Hulu and Funimation.