My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes' Mission Opens in Hong Kong, Taiwan in October
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hong Kong film distributor Medialink Hong Kong began streaming a Chinese- an subtitled trailer last Friday for My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: World Heroes' Mission, the third anime film in the My Hero Academia franchise. The trailer reveals that the film will open in Hong Kong on October 21, and in Taiwan on October 29.
The film opened in Japan on August 6, and sold about 720,000 tickets to earn about 940 million yen (about US$8.51 million) in its opening weekend. The film has earned a cumulative total of 3,051,648,600 yen (about US$27.86 million) and sold 2.24 million tickets as of September 19.
The film is the highest-earning among all three My Hero Academia franchise anime films, surpassing the 1.79 billion yen (about US$16.2 million by current conversion) of the second film, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising.
In the story of My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: World Heroes' Mission, a mysterious organization dedicated to the destruction of people with Quirks has issued a threat and set bombs all over the world. Pro Heroes and those in Hero Internships scramble to find the bombs. Deku, Bakugo, and Todoroki encounter Rody, a boy living in a mobile home in their designated area of Oseon, and end up working with him.
Original manga creator Kōhei Horikoshi again served as chief supervisor and original character designer. Kenji Nagasaki returned from the television series and two previous films in the franchise to direct the new film at BONES. Other returning staff members include scriptwriter Yousuke Kuroda, character designer Yoshihiko Umakoshi, and composer Yuki Hayashi. Asian Kung-Fu Generation performed the film's theme song "Empathy" and the film's insert song "Flowers."
Update: Corrected Hong Kong, Taiwan release date.
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