My Hero Academia Creator Teases Next Anime Film as Last One
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The "Hero Fes." event announced the title, visual, and December 20 opening for the new anime film based on Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga on Sunday. Horikoshi also teased that this upcoming film, Boku no Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising-, will be the last one.
The tagline on the visual reads, "You're next."
Horikoshi teased that this second My Hero Academia film will be the last, as "there won't be a third film. Probably." He explained that the second film can be described as a kind of a finale for My Hero Academia. That is because its story uses one of the concepts he had wanted to use in the manga's final battle. As such, he proclaimed that the second film will be more "Plus Ultra" than even the first one.
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 in July 2018, and the English dub version of the film had a red carpet premiere in Los Angeles 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: Comic Natalie