As reported by The Wrap, the director for the upcoming Legendary Films adaption of the My Hero Academia franchise has been named. Japanese director Shinsuke Sato will be heading up the film that was announced in 2018.
One of the most well known filmmakers from Japan, Sato is experienced with handling shonen anime adaptions. having previously handled the well received adaption of Tite Kubo’s Bleach manga series. He was most recently praised for the film “Kingdom” which was released in 2019, and 2020’s “Alice in Borderland” from Netflix.
My Hero Academia is a manga series that currently runs in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Japan, published by Shueisha. Written by Horikoshi Kohei, since it’s 2014 debut My Hero Academia has become an international hit. The manga has over 50 million volumes in circulation and has won numerous awards and high popularity poll rankings, movies, video games, and a wealth of merchandise. Revolving around protagonist Izuku Midoriya, the story is about Midoriya’s path to becoming the world’s greatest hero. As the inheritor of a legendary Quirk (super power) from his idol, All Might, the born Quirkless Midoriya must deal with school rivalries and deadly villains in his journey to the top.
The anime series by Studio BONES debuted in 2016 on MBS, and began running May of 2018 on Toonami in the United States.