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My Hero Academia Manga Gets 2nd Anime Film in Winter

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
My Hero Academia: Two Heroes film debuted in August 2018

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.

Horikoshi launched the superhero manga series in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in July 2014. Shueisha published the manga's 22nd compiled book volume on February 4. Viz Media is publishing the manga in English digitally and in print. The manga has also inspired the My Hero Academia: Vigilantes and My Hero Academia: Smash!! spinoff manga, both of which Viz Media is releasing in English.

The manga has inspired three television anime series. A fourth season is in the works, and will premiere in October. The 25-episode third series premiered last April.

Image via My Hero Academia film's Twitter account

Source: AnimeJapan 2019

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