Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: June 07, 2021 at 10:25 AM PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter for the TV anime adaptation of Kouhei Horikoshi's "My Hero Academia ("Boku no Hero Academia") has revealed on Monday a new key visual for the upcoming anime film adaptation of the franchise titled "My Hero Academia the Movie: World Heroes' Mission". The film is scheduled to open in Japanese theaters on August 6, 2021.
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.
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.
The casts and staff from the fourth season are returning for the fifth season. Studio BONES will be animating the series and Kenji Nagasaki will serve as the chief director, with Masahiro Mukai as the director. The script will be written by Yousuke Kuroda, character designs by Yoshihiko Umakoshi and music composed by Yuki Hayashi. The anime stars Marina Inoue as Momo Yaoyorozu, Yoshimasa Hosoya as Fumikage Tokoyami, Daiki Yamashita as Izuku Midoriya, Kenta Miyake as All Might, Nobuhiko Okamoto as Katsuki Bakugō, Ayane Sakura as Ochako Uraraka, Kaito Ishikawa as Tenya Iida, Aoi Yuki as Tsuyu Asui, Ryou Hirohashi as Minoru Mineta, among others.
The story follows Izuku Midoriya, a boy born without superpowers (called Quirks) in a world where they have become commonplace, but who still dreams of becoming a hero himself. He is scouted by All Might, Japan's greatest hero, who shares his Quirk with Midoriya after recognizing his potential, and later helps to enroll him in a prestigious high school for heroes in training.