My Hero Academia Creator Kōhei Horikoshi Celebrates 2nd Film Announcement

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Creator Kōhei Horikoshi shared his excitement for the newest My Hero Academia film with fans on Saturday. Horikoshi drew a commemorative sketch showing what kind of film the cast of characters in My Hero Academia might make if they were given the reins.

The image shows Bakugo in the director's chair and Tsuyu Asui handling water effects. In the background, Todoroki, Kyōka Jirō, and one other characters are dressed as T<>otoros while Ochaco Uraraka and Minoru Mineta fill the roles of Satsuki and her little sister Mei. From there, things get weirder.

A character (possibly Deku?) dressed as Pinhead from the Hellraiser horror franchise is handing Ochaco the puzzle box from the films. Appearing vaguely behind Pinhead is the alien from Predator face-palming. Tenya Iida is crouching behind Ochako with something on his head.

The AnimeJapan 2019 stage event for the anime of Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga announced on Saturday that a new anime film will premiere in Japan this winter. As with the previous My Hero Academia: Two Heroes film, Horikoshi will have overall supervision of the film, and will handle the original character designs.

My Hero Academia: Two Heroes opened in Japan on August 3, and earned 500,320,000 yen (about US$4.49 million) in its first three days to rank #4 in its opening weekend. The movie has since earned more than 1.64 billion yen (about US$14.47 million) at the Japanese box office.

Funimation and TOHO hosted a world premiere of the film with English subtitles at Anime Expo on last July, and the English dub version of the film had a red carpet premiere at the Regal Cinema L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California last September. Funimation then screened the film in the United States and Canada last September and October. The film earned US$5,768,366 in the United States and Canada during its theatrical run, making it the #10 highest-grossing domestic anime film of all time.

Source: Kōhei Horikoshi's Twitter account via Nijimen

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