It’s been about four years since Legendary Entertainment acquired the rights to adapt Kohei Horikoshi’s hit manga, My Hero Academia. The animated series from the studio, Bones, was in its fifth season, while the development of the movie up-ticked a bit with the attachment of filmmaker Shinsuke Sato to direct as of last year.
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Izuku “Deku” Midoriya will one day be the world’s greatest Hero, but first, he must hone his superpower (“Quirk”) and survive a high school experience unlike any other. My Hero Academia, the Worldwide Smash hit manga and anime by Kohei Horikoshi, is entering it’s sixth season on the air, and once again Deku and his classmates will be tested by an oncoming war, and the looming threat of an old enemy who covets his Quirk.
The popular anime adaption of Kohei Horikoshi’s shonen manga My Hero Academia has broken records with it’s films in the past. The third film installment in the series is likely set to gain even more accolades when Funimation brings the film to U.S. theatres in October following its Japan release earlier this month.
I was a little late catching up with the My Hero Academia animated series. Not too late, however, as a steady viewing of episodes brought me up to speed with its weekly rollout on Crunchyroll before long.
With the series concurrently already underway, as of a week ago during SDCC 2018, Funimation Films is proudly carrying over the U.S. animated feature film release of My Hero Academia: Two Heroes. Voice actors Justin Briner and Christopher R. Sabat will tackle the respective performances of young aspiring superhero, Deku, and his mentor, All Might, on up to 400 screens in the U.S. and Canada with English dub screenings on September 25, 27 and 29, and in the original Japanese (w/ English subs) on September 26 and October 2.
“We’re extremely pleased with this expansion of our partnership with Toho following last year’s successful theatrical release of the ‘Attack on Titan’ live action movies,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of Funimation. “The excitement around this new series is palpable. Fan response to the anime will quickly rank ‘My Hero Academia’ among top anime classics such as ‘Dragon Ball Z,’ ‘One Piece,’ and ‘Naruto.’”