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My Hero Academia Movie Gets Title, Key Visual


One day, the greatest hero of all time shall rise, ready to take down all evil that stands before them.

Earlier today, the My Hero Academia movie’s official Twitter account updated with a new key visual for the title’s upcoming feature film, as well as its full title.

The film will be titled My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: Futari no Hero (My Hero Academia the Movie: The Two Heroes) when it hits theaters on August 3.

The visual features Izuku, Bakugo, Ochaco, Tenya, and Todoroki in their hero gear, as they stand before a cityscape. A much younger All-Might appears in the “Who is your HERO” catch copy.

The film will be set overseas, on a massive, man-made floating city known as “I Island.” The feature is set during the Forest Training Arc, and promises to show the “younger days of All-Might.”

The My Hero Academia anime TV series will return to Japanese TV on April 7. The new will focus on the original manga’s “Forest School Trip” arc. Funimation will stream the first six episodes day and date with the Japanese episode premieres. The new season will run for 25 episodes.

My Hero Academia is based on Kohei Horikoshi’s manga of the same name. Kenji Nagasaki will return to direct the new season at Bones, with Yousuke Kuroda (Gundam Build Fighters, Trigun) penning the show’s scripts. Yoshihiko Umakoshi (Berserk) is in charge of character designs.

UVERWORLD will provide opening theme song Odd Future, while Miwa performs the show’s closing theme song.

New cast members for the run include:

  • Mandalay (“Telepath” Quirk): Chisa Suganuma
  • Ragdoll (“Search” Quirk): Meiko Kawasaki
  • Tora (“Pliabody” Quirk): Shinnosuke Ogami
  • Pixie-bob (“Earth Flow” Quirk): Serina Machiyama
  • Kōta Izumi: Michiru Yamazaki
  • Mustard (Quirk: Sleep Gas): Kiyotaka Furushima
  • Moonfish (Quirk: Tooth Blade): Shuhei Matsuda
  • Muscular (Quirk: Muscle Augment): Kousuke Takaguchi
  • Twice (Quirk: “Double”): Daichi Endō
  • Mr. Compress (Quirk: “Compress”): Tsuguo Mogami
  • Spinner: Ryō Iwasaki
  • Magne (Quirk: “Magnetism”): Satoru Inoue

Ragdoll, Pixie-bob, Tora, and Ragdoll are members of the “Pussycats” Hero team. Mustard, Moonfish, and Muscular are members of the League of Villains. Kōta Izumi is a child who lost his parents, and grew to hate Heroes.

Funimation describes the new season as:

Summer is here, and the heroes of Class 1-A and 1-B are in for the toughest training camp of their lives! A group of seasoned pros pushes everyone’s Quirks to new heights as the students face one overwhelming challenge after another. Braving the elements in this secret location becomes the least of their worries when routine training turns into a critical struggle for survival.

Source: Twitter (heroaca_movie)

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Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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