It was first announced in March that My Hero Academia will be getting a second anime film. That time apart from the announcement, no further details were provided. But now we have something on it.
The title of the movie, as well as its release date, was confirmed during the Hero FES event. The second movie will be titled My Hero Academia The Movie Heroes: Rising. It is going to be released in Japan on 20th December, this year. Apart from the announcement, new visuals were also released to give a glimpse of what the characters will look like.
The movie will be directed by Kenji Nagasaki. He is the same director who directed the previous My Hero Academia movie which garnered many positive reviews from the audience. The last movie’s name was Two Heroes, which was released last year. Though it got a limited release in the foreign market, it garnered over $27 million.
The script of the upcoming movie will be written by Yosuke Kuroda, who also wrote the previous movie’s script. Yoshihiko Umakoshi will design the characters for the movie.
My Hero Academia is created by Kohei Horikoshi and has been running in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump since July 2014. The story is about Izuku Midoriya. He is a boy who lives in a society in which the majority of the population has some kinds of powers.
Unfortunately, he is not one of the privilege to get powers. But he has a dream to become the greatest superhero in the world. With his sheer will, he is eventually scouted by the world’s best hero, ‘All Might,’ who helps him to enroll him in the school for professional heroes.