Written by: Nicole Castro
Published on: August 23, 2021 at 13:00 PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter account of My Hero Academia: The Ultra Stage has announced that there will be a new stage play titled My Hero Academia: A True Hero PLUS ULTRA ver. in the spring of 2022.
Along with the announcement comes the release of a new key visual, featured below.
Tickets cost approximately JPY 900~1000. Purchase links and other related information are on the official website.
The stage play will be performed at the Tokyo Dome City Hall from December 3-12, and at Tokyo Gekijō from December 24-26. Returning staff members include Tsuneyasu Motoyoshi as director, Hideyuki Nishimori as scriptwriter, Shunsuke Wada as composer, and Takuya Shiono (Umebō) as choreographer.
"My Hero Academia: A True Hero PLUS ULTRA ver." is the third stage play of the MHA franchise. "The 'Ultra' Stage" was first performed in 2019, while the second play "My Hero Academia: The 'Ultra' Stage: A True Hero" was slated for 2020 but encountered postponements and other related difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The upcoming PLUS ULTRA ver. is the "complete version" of the play and will feature the villains Dabi, Himiko Toga, and Twice with more powers.
About My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia (Japanese: 僕のヒーローアカデミア, Boku no Hīrō Akademia) is a Japanese superhero manga series written and illustrated by Kouhei Horikoshi. The story features protagonist Izuku Midoriya, a boy born without superpowers (called Quirks) in a world where they have become commonplace, but who still dreams of becoming a superhero himself. He is scouted by All Might, Japan's greatest hero, who chooses Midoriya as his successor and shares his Quirk with him after recognizing his potential, and later helps to enroll him in a prestigious high school for heroes in training.
The My Hero Academia (MHA) series is considered by many audiences as one of the best series of the 2010s, and both the manga and anime adaptations have been highly anticipated by fans. The anime is currently airing its fifth season, which premiered on March 27, 2021.
Synopsis of MHA by MAL:
One day, a four-year-old boy came to a sudden realization: the world is not fair. Eighty percent of the world's population wield special abilities, known as "quirks," which have given many the power to make their childhood dreams of becoming a superhero a reality. Unfortunately, Izuku Midoriya was one of the few born without a quirk, suffering from discrimination because of it. Yet, he refuses to give up on his dream of becoming a hero; determined to do the impossible, Izuku sets his sights on the elite hero training academy, UA High.
However, everything changes after a chance meeting with the number one hero and Izuku's idol, All Might. Discovering that his dream is not a dead end, the powerless boy undergoes special training, working harder than ever before. Eventually, this leads to him inheriting All Might's power, and with his newfound abilities, gets into his school of choice, beginning his grueling journey to become the successor of the best hero on the planet.