MHA 398 Spoilers focus on the Rise of Toshinori Yagi (All Might)

My Hero Academia fans have been eagerly waiting for the new chapters of the manga after a long hiatus this month. However, some spoilers for the upcoming chapter have already leaked on Twitter, and it looks like the final showdown between All Might and All For One is reaching its climax.

Please note that this article contains a summary of major spoilers for Chapter 398, so read at your own risk. If you want to avoid spoilers, we suggest you skip this article and wait for the official release of the chapter!

MHA 398 Spoilers: The Rise of Toshinori Yagi

MHA 398 spoilers show All Might's origins
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  • The chapter is titled “The Rise of Toshinori Yagi” and it focuses on the origin and the final battle of All Might, the symbol of peace. The chapter alternates between flashbacks of All Might’s past and the present fight against All For One, his arch-nemesis.

In a short flash-back, we see how All Might became Nana Shimura’s disciple despite being quirkless. When he had first asked her to take him under her wing, she’d refused saying that without a quirk, he’d barely be able to protect 3 meters around him.

Young Toshinori told her that his family had been killed just like hers, but it wasn’t revenge that he wanted. He told her he couldn’t stand the cycle of hatred and crime in the world. Nana looked pleasantly surprised when he told her that his goal was to become the Symbol of Peace.

Nana asked Yagi why he was so determined to protect others, when he had no quirk of his own. He told her that common people were too busy “protecting their own 3 meters”, so he had to do it himself.

MHA 398 Spoilers highlight parallels between the Deku and All Might

All Might and Deku parallels in MHA 398 spoilers
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Switching to the present, a powerful device from All Might’s vehicle hits All For One, releasing a strong acid into his body. All Might seizes the moment to mock AFO, saying, “You said I was organic garbage, but look who’s rotting now.”

  • As the fight continues, All Might finds himself on the building where Deku first asked him if he could be a hero. It looks like his ribs are crushed, and his lungs are barely working, but he remembers Stain’s words on All Might’s role in this story and forces himself to stand.
  • When All For One shows up, All Might notices that he has aged backwards. He realizes that AFO had to use multiple quirks to stop the acid from spreading, but he ended up taking damage in the process. If All Might can keep landing hits, AFO might keep getting younger. This causes him to start laughing like a maniac.

He immediately orders Hercules to launch all remaining items at AFO. He continues laughing to enrage his opponent, but we get a quick panel of him saying, almost to himself, “I’ll do my best, we’ll do our best… and win!”

The chapter ends with a parallel between Deku and All Might. We see Deku thinking of All Might as he takes on Shigaraki, and All Might thinking “young Midoriya!” as he faces AFO.

MHA Chapter 398 Release Date + Where to Read!

MHA 398 Release Date + Where to Read
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  • MHA Chapter 398 is set to release on Sunday, August 27th at 12:00 PM JST. You can read the chapter for free online on Viz Media or Manga Plus as soon as it releases in Japan.

Of course, release timings vary based on your location. Here’s the approximate release time in major time zones:

Time Zone Release Schedule
Pacific Daylight Time August 27, 2023, at 08:00 AM
Central Daylight Time August 27, 2023, at 10:00 AM
Eastern Daylight Time August 27, 2023, at 11:00 AM
British Summer Time August 27, 2023, at 04:00 PM
Central European Summer Time Saturday, August 27, 2023, at 05:00 PM
Indian Standard Time August 27, 2023, at 08:30 PM
Philippine Time August 27, 2023, at 11:00 PM
Japan Standard Time August 28, 2023, at 12:00 AM
Australian Central Standard Time August 28, 2023, at 12:30 AM


MHA Chapter 398, set to return to its regular schedule, follows the final battle between All Might and All For One. The spoilers for the chapter alternate between flashbacks of All Might’s past and the present fight against All For One.

The chapter will have around 15 pages and will officially release on 27th August at 12 AM JST. Fans can read the entire chapter (for free) on the Manga Plus app as well as on the Viz Media website.

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