‘My Hero Academia’ Movie Two, Slated for a Winter Release in Japan
Image Source: Toho Animation YouTube Channel
A new “My Hero Academia” movie is targeting a release in Japan within the winter window.
According to Crunchyroll, the new movie was announced during the “2019 PLUS ULTRA STAGE” in the “AnimeJapan 2019.” The said project will be the second movie for the well-loved hit manga and anime series “My Hero Academia” and will have an original story.
The second all-new, feature film will have the manga’s original author, Kohei Horikoshi, to look over the production of the film, such as general supervision and for the original character designs.
Also, another familiar name in the series will also join the team. Kenji Nagasaki, the director for the first three seasons and the first movie titled “My Hero Academia: Two Heroes,” will also direct the second movie, while Yosuke Kuroda for the screenplay. Other members of the team are Yoshihiko Umakoshi, the TV anime’s character designer, and Yuuki Hayashi, the soundtrack composer.
In celebration of the news, Horikoshi a coloured visual for the anime. This art was also displayed at the TOHO animation’s booth in AnimeJapan 2019.
— 『僕のヒーローアカデミア THE MOVIE』公式 (@heroaca_movie) March 23, 2019
But the celebration did not end there as Horikoshi also shared a “Hollywood”-inspired sketch on his Twitter account to celebrate the upcoming project. In the sketch, “My Hero Academia’s” author and illustrator was able to slip a number of Easter Eggs, including “My Neighbor Totoro,” “Hellraiser,” and “Predator.”
— 堀越耕平 (@horikoshiko) March 23, 2019
However, for those fans in the west, there is no news about a western release yet. On the other hand, the first film, “My Hero Academia: Two Heroes,” will become available on Blu-ray and DVD on March 26.
“My Hero Academia” is a superhero manga series created by Kohei Horikoshi and has been appearing in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump since July 2014 and was also licensed for an English language release by Viz Media since 2015.