A My Hero Academia stage event held at Tachikawa Stage Garden in Tokyo announced the franchise’s fourth anime film, which is tentatively titled “My Hero Academia THE MOVIE,” on Aug 6, 2023.
A teaser visual was revealed to commemorate the announcement. The visual showcases a battle-worn Deku, donning his new hero costume.
My Hero Academia THE MOVIE will feature completely original story, specially crafted for this film.
Kohei Horikoshi will be in charge of the film’s character designs, as well as serve as the chief supervisor. Further details regarding the film, such as the release date and plot are yet to be revealed.
Kohei Horikoshi shared his excitement and gratitude regarding the film. He reminisced about his own childhood, where he eagerly anticipated annual screenings of “Dragon Ball” movies, and expressed his desire to pass on the same level of excitement and inspiration to the next generation of readers and viewers.
He also mentioned that the new film’s story will follow the timeline of the TV anime and will depict a society that has finally recovered after its previous turmoil.
Hello, everyone. I’m the original author, Kohei Horikoshi.
This is the fourth My Hero Academia movie! Thank you so much for your support; I truly appreciate it! I never imagined that people would support the series for such a long time when it first started serialization! It’s all thanks to Studio BONES and Toho, who have been producing and broadcasting the anime every year.
Having four movies is truly surprising.
It reminds me of the Dragon Ball movies that used to be screened every year when I was a child. I was always excited to watch them. I distinctly remember sitting in the movie theater, heart pounding with anticipation.
I hope I can give back the excitement and inspiration I received from manga movies to at least one boy or girl around the world!
This time, just like before, the story will follow the timeline of the TV anime. The anime will finally depict a society that has peacefully recovered, and that will be the stage for this movie. Deku and the others, who have grown and learned little by little, will face new challenges and protect what is dear to them! Look forward to it!
My Hero Academia is a manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has been serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump since July 2014, with its chapters collected into 38 tankobon volumes as of June 2023. The series has numerous spin-off manga, including My Hero Academia: Smash!!, My Hero Academia: Vigilantes and My Hero Academia: Team-Up Missions.
The manga received a TV anime adaptation by Studio Bones. Its first season aired in Japan from April to June 2016, followed by a second season from April to September 2017, third season from April to September 2018, fourth season from October 2019 to April 2020, and a fifth season from March to September 2021.
It has also received three animated films, titled My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, and My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission respectively. There are plans for a live-action film by Legendary Entertainment.
As of February 2023, the manga had over 85 million copies in circulation including sales of spin-offs.
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