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My Hero Academia: Two Heroes Film Gets 4D Screenings in Japan

posted on by Karen Ressler
Film has earned more than 1.64 billion yen at Japanese box office

The official website for the My Hero Academia: Two Heroes anime film announced on Friday that the film will get 4D screenings throughout Japan beginning on January 11.

The website posted an illustration by the original manga's creator Kōhei Horikoshi. The image includes a thank-you to the production staff, and shows Deku in a 4D theater seat.

The film 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 July 5, and the English dub version of the film had a red carpet premiere at the Regal Cinema L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California on September 13. Funimation then screened the film in the United States and Canada in 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.

Funimation 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.

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

Horikoshi drew the "All Might Rising" one-shot manga for the "Vol. Origin" books that were given out to the first million theatergoers in Japan. Viz Media released the 10-page manga for free in English on its website. The Blu-ray Disc and DVD release of the film will include an anime adaptation of the bonus manga on February 13.

Sources: My Hero Academia film's website, Moca News


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