“My Hero Academia” third movie has been confirmed and announced to debut in summer 2021.
New mysterious costumes designs of the characters Midoriya Izuku (Deku), Bakugo Katsuki, and Todoroki Shoto were also unveiled in a new promo image. Author of the series Horikoshi Kohei, who will be responsible for the designs and supervising the movie has also shared a short commentary.
“My Hero Academia” is originally a manga that started its serialization on “Weekly Shonen Jump” in Jul. 2014, and so far has sold 28 million copies of its 28 individual volumes.
The TV anime of the widely popular superhero action franchise has up until now broadcasted 4 seasons, with the 5th season on its way, kicking off in spring 2021.
In a world where roughly 80% of humanity displays some kind of superpower, known as “Quirk”, the protagonist Midoriya Izuku (nicknamed Deku), who despite being born without any sort of
power, still dreams of becoming a hero himself. The so relatable and inspiring journey of struggle and growth earned the admiration of many and quickly rose in popularity.
The series has a huge audience of fans not only in Japan but throughout North America, Europe, and Asia as well.
The previous two films of the series became both smashing hits causing a stir in the film industry. In summer 2018, the 1st movie “My Hero Academia: Two Heroes” grossed a total of 1.72 billion yen
and in winter 2019, the 2nd movie “My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising” grossed a total of 1.79 billion yen.
And just like in the previous movies, the author Horikoshi Kohei will also be involved as character designer and general supervisor in this 3rd entry. An exciting original plot is said to unfold.
“The third movie was finally green-lit! I’m so grateful to the fans who have been continuously cheering for Deku and his friends! During the announcement of the second movie, I remember saying there’d be no more movies. But well, it turns out there is. And it’s thanks to the support of many people.” Horikoshi’s joyful and full of gratitude comment reads along with a sketch of Deku, Bakugo, and Toroki drawn by the author himself.
Along with the announcement of the movie, a promo image was released also featuring the trio Deku, Bakugo, and Todoroki wearing original black costumes that haven’t appeared in the manga and anime.
And who knows the meaning behind the intriguing message in the image: “HE WILL MEET THE THREE MUSKETEERS”?
“My Hero Academia: THE MOVIE 3 (provisional title)” will hit Toho Cinema theaters throughout Japan in summer 2020.
Details regarding the plot remain a mystery, but following the successes of “Two Heroes”(first movie) and “Heroes Rising”(second movie), new info will certainly build up the hype and are something to look forward to.
(C)2021 “My Hero Academia THE MOVIE” Production Committee (C)Horikoshi Kohei / Shueisha