My Hero Academia: Two Heroes Film's Philippine Opening Delayed Due to Lack of Cinemas

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Fan screening in SM Mall of Asia on Tuesday will still take place

Philippine film distributor Pioneer Films announced on Monday that it has delayed the opening of the My Hero Academia: Two Heroes anime film in the Philippines. It will announce the new opening at a later date. The film's fan screening at SM Mall of Asia will still take place on Tuesday.

Pioneer Films explained that it delayed the opening due to various currently-screening films extending their screening dates, as well as the entry of new ones in the schedule. Pioneer Films decided to postpone the opening to a date where it would be able to secure more cinemas for the film.

The film was originally slated to open on Wednesday, October 17.

The film opened in Japan on August 3, and earned 500,320,000 yen (about US$4.49 million) in its first three days and ranked #4 in its opening weekend. The film has earned a cumulative total of 1.6 billion yen (about US$14.1 million) as of Tuesday, October 9. It has also earned a cumulative total of US$5,721,371 at theaters in North America to become the 10th highest-grossing anime film of all time in North America.

Funimation is screening the film in the United States, and it describes the film:

The climactic finals are over, and U.A. is getting ready for the summer training camp. Deku and All Might receive an invitation from a certain person to go overseas to a giant artificial moving city called I-Island. This island, a kind of “science Hollywood” that gathers the knowledge of scientists from around the world, is holding an exhibition called I-Expo showcasing the results of Quirk and hero item research. In the midst of all this, Deku meets a Quirkless girl named Melissa and remembers his own Quirkless past. Out of the blue, the impregnable security system the island boasts is hacked by villains, and all the people on the island are taken as hostages! Now, a plan that could shake hero society has been put into motion! The man who holds the key to it all is the number one hero and Symbol of Peace, All Might.

New characters for the film include David Shield (voiced by Katsuhisa Namase, young David Shield voiced by Ryohei Kimura), Melissa Shield (voiced by Mirai Shida), and Wolfram (voiced by Rikiya Koyama). Melissa is a quirkless girl whom Deku meets on I-Island, and her father David was a friend of All Might in his younger days. David is a scientist who makes hero support items, and Melissa works hard to follow in his footsteps. Wolfram is a leader of a mysterious villain team that aims to overthrow the Hero Society.

Original manga creator Kohei Horikoshi is credited with the original work, character designs, and as chief supervisor. Returning staff members include director Kenji Nagasaki at BONES, scriptwriter Yousuke Kuroda, character designer Yoshihiko Umakoshi, and composer Yuki Hayashi. TOHO is distributing the film. Masaki Suda is performing the film's theme song "Long Hope Philia." amazarashi's Hiromu Akita wrote and composed the piece.

Source: Pioneer Films' official Facebook page for My Hero Academia: Two Heroes via AnimePH Facebook page

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