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My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: You’re Next’s New Trailer Introduces A Character Who Looks Like All Might

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The official website of the fourth anime film of My Hero Academia, titled My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: You’re Next, unveiled a new trailer on April 6, 2024.

The trailer introduces a new character named Dark Might, a villain who bears a striking resemblance to All Might.

Surprisingly, the resemblance doesn’t end there, as the voice of Dark Might will be provided by Kenta Miyake, known for his portrayal of All Might in the anime series.

Commenting on the new role, Miyake stated, “This time, I unexpectedly found myself taking on the voices of two characters. Moreover, one is an enemy and the name given is ‘Dark Might’… It’s an incredibly heavy trial for me.
However, by standing on both the hero and enemy sides, I feel like I’ve gained a new perspective, and I’m very excited. I really want you to experience the impact of the mysterious villain ‘Dark Might’ in theaters!

My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: You’re Next is scheduled to hit the Japanese theatres on Aug 2, 2024.

Tensai Okamura will serve as the director for the anime film.

Other staff includes:

  • Scriptwriter: Yosuke Kuroda
  • Character Designer: Yoshihiko Umakoshi
  • Music Composer: Yuki Hayashi
  • Animation Advisor: Kenji Nagasaki
  • Animation Studio: bones

The movie will be based on an original story by author Kohei Horikoshi, who will also be handling the character designs and be in charge of general supervision of the movie. The author said that the events of the movie will align with the chronology of the My Hero Academia anime.

The movie is set in the same timeline as the upcoming seventh season of the TV anime, premiering on May 4, 2024.

The third movie instalment of the franchise, My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission, released in 2021. It was animated by Bones with Kenji Nagasaki helming it.

My Hero Academia is a manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2014, with its chapters collected into 39 tankōbon volumes as of November 2023. The series has numerous spin-off manga, including My Hero Academia: Smash!!, My Hero Academia: Vigilantes and My Hero Academia: Team-Up Missions.

Source: Official Website

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