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

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
4DX, MX4D screenings start on January 24 in 81 theaters; movie sells 1 million tickets

The official website for the My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Boku no Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising-) film announced on Saturday that the film will get 4DX and MX4D screenings in 81 theaters in Japan starting on January 24.

Those who attend the screenings will receive a special post card. The post card is limited to 25,000 theatergoers.

The film opened in Japan on December 20, and ranked at #3 in its opening weekend. The film has earned 1.2 billion yen (about US$10.96 million) and has sold more than 1 million tickets.

Funimation will screen the film in the United States and Canada in more than 1,000 total theaters starting on February 26. The film will have both subtitled and dubbed screenings. Advanced ticket sales will start on January 31.

Funimation describes the film:

Class 1-A visits Nabu Island where they finally get to do some real hero work. The place is so peaceful that it's more like a vacation … until they're attacked by a villain with an unfathomable Quirk! His power is eerily familiar, and it looks like Shigaraki had a hand in the plan. But with All Might retired and citizens' lives on the line, there's no time for questions. Deku and his friends are the next generation of heroes, and they're the island's only hope.

The movie's guest cast members include:

Additionally, Yūichi Nakamura voices Hawks in the character's anime debut.

As with the previous My Hero Academia: Two Heroes film, manga creator Kōhei Horikoshi had overall supervision of the film, and handled the original character designs. Kenji Nagasaki and Yousuke Kuroda returned from the series and the previous film as the director and scriptwriter, respectively. Yoshihiko Umakoshi returned to design the characters, and Yuuki Hayashi once again composed the music. BONES animated the film. Rock band sumika performed the theme song "Higher Ground."

Horikoshi previously teased that the film would be the last one for the franchise, 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 considered using in the manga's final battle. As such, he proclaimed that the second film is more "Plus Ultra" than even the first one.

Source: My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising film's website, Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web
(Note: The images in the Mantan Web article contain spoilers for the film.)

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