Written by: Allysa Malicdem | Published on: June 16, 2021 at 12:12 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The official YouTube channel of TOHO has released on Wednesday a new teaser trailer of Kouhei Horikoshi's "My Hero Academia ("Boku no Hero Academia") upcoming third anime film adaptation of the franchise titled "My Hero Academia the Movie: World Heroes' Mission". It also gave snippets on the movie’s theme song titled “Empathy” performed by Asian Kung-Fu Generation. The film is set to premiere in Japanese theaters on August 6.
Watch the teaser here:
The main staff of the previous two films of the anime is returning for the third film. Kenji Nagasaki is directing the new film at animation studio BONES while Yousuke Kuroda is for the series' script. Character designs will be made by Yoshihiko Umakoshi, and music will be composed by Yuki Hayashi.
It follows the story of a mysterious organization deployed to annihilate people with Quirks. In the film’s plot, this group had issued a threat and planted bombs around the world. Pro Heroes and even those in their Hero internship were nudged to act and secure all bombs before detonation.
The series is based on the Japanese superhero manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has been serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2014, with its chapters additionally collected into 27 tankōbon volumes as of July 2020.
The manga inspired five TV anime seasons. The anime's first season aired in Japan from April to June 2016 with 13 episodes, followed by a second season from April to September 2017 with 25 episodes, then a third season from April to September 2018 with 25 episodes and a fourth season from October 2019 to April 2020 with another 25 episodes. The fifth season premiered on March 27, 2021.