My Hero Academia Inspires 2nd Stage Play in Spring 2020

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Play running in Tokyo, Osaka to feature returning staff

This year's 46th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Saturday that Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga is inspiring a second stage play titled My Hero Academia: The "Ultra" Stage: Honmono no Hero (A True Hero). The play will run in spring 2020 in Tokyo and Osaka.

Returning staff members from the first play include Tsuneyasu Motoyoshi as director, Hideyuki Nishimori as scriptwriter, Shunsuke Wada as composer, and Umebō as choreographer.

My Hero Academia: The "Ultra" Stage, the first stage play adaptation of the manga, ran in Tokyo and Osaka in April.

Horikoshi launched the superhero manga series in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in July 2014. Viz Media is publishing the manga in English digitally and in print. The manga has inspired three television anime series, and a fourth season will premiere on Saturday. The My Hero Academia: Two Heroes film opened in Japan last August. The franchise is receiving a second film titled Boku no Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising- that will open on December 20.

Sources: Weekly Shonen Jump issue 46, My Hero Academia stage play's website

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