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Shinsuke Satō Will Direct Hollywood Live-Action Adaptation of My Hero Academia

(Last Updated On: August 15, 2021)

Entertainment news sources Variety and Deadline reported Friday that Shinsuke Satō (live-action Bleach, Alice in Borderland, Kingdom, Death Note Light up the NEW world, Gantz, I am a Hero) is directing the live-action film adaptation. of Kōhei from Legendary in Hollywood. Horikoshi My Hero Academia Manga.

Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter are overseeing the Legendary Entertainment project, while Ryōsuke Yoritomi, the manga’s editor, will oversee the Shueisha project. TOHO will distribute the film in Japan.

Shinsuke Satō | © Kohei Horikoshi / Shueisha / My Hero Academia Production Committee

Horikoshi launched the manga series in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in July 2014. Volume 31 of the manga’s compiled book shipped to Japan on August 4. Viz Media publishes the manga in English digitally and in print in North America. Shueisha’s MANGA Plus service also publishes the manga in English digitally.

Humanity has developed superpowers known as “Quirks”; This is the power possessed by the vast majority, those who do not have it, are being discriminated against and undervalued. In fact, the villains also have the super power and want to rebuild the world to make it look the way they see it. However, a prestigious school known as The Hero Academy trains its students to become heroes and to help those who have less powerful Quirks, or those who do not have them at all, as well as to oppose the plans of the villains. .

The series centers on a high school student, Izuku Midoriya, who has no superpowers. Will he be able to become a hero and contribute in some way to peace and stability in the world, where the weak is the minority that needs to be defended?

Plot

The anime’s 13-episode first season premiered in April 2016. The 25-episode second season premiered in April 2017 and the third season premiered in April 2018 and ran for 25 episodes. The fourth season premiered in Japan in October 2019 and aired for 25 episodes. A two-episode original anime video for the franchise aired in Japan in August 2020, and Funimation and Crunchyroll streamed the episodes.

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The fifth season premiered in Japan on March 27. Funimation and Crunchyroll are streaming the anime with English subtitles. Funimation is streaming the season’s English dub. The season began airing on Adult Swim’s Toonami programming block on May 8.

My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: World Heroes’ Mission, the third anime film in the My Hero Academia franchise, opened last Friday and sold around 720,000 tickets to win around 940 million yen (about US $ 8.51 million) from Friday to Monday (Monday was a national holiday in Japan).

Source – VarietyDeadline via ANN

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Urvashi Rohilla
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