Kohei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia (Boku no Hero Academia) will get an anime movie! Kohei Horikoshi himself will act as general supervisor and will be in charge of the original character design. This original animation will have the title My Hero Academia The Movie and will screen in summer 2018.
Kohei Horikoshi comments: ‘I did not believe it when I heard that there would be a movie, but I’m glad that we’re doing one! The movie will, of course, include the activities of Deku and his friends, and it may include someone’s past, which has not been revealed in the manga. I think that the movie’s contents will be full of flashy action and stuff, making it a quite unique movie.’
Horikoshi has also revealed a first original illustration!
The movie will use the same cast from the anime series, with Daiki Yamashita as Izuku ‘Deku’ Midoriya, Kenta Miyake as All Might, Nobuhiko Okamoto as Katsuki Bakugou, Ayane Sakura as Ochako Uraraka, Kaito Ishikawa as Tenya Iida, and Yuki Kaji as Shoto Todoroki. The staff is almost the same as the one in the anime, with Kenji Nagasaki acting as director, Yosuke Kuroda in charge of movie composition, Yoshihiko Umakoshi taking care of the character design, Yuki Hayashi heading up the music, and last but not least, Bones is in charge of the animation. The movie’s story will be revealed soon.
My Hero Academia is a hero action story about a world where most humans have developed some kind of super power called ‘Quirks’. It focuses on protagonist Izuku Midoriya’s relationships with his friends. The manga is being serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump and has been collected into 16 paperback volumes so far. My Hero Academia‘s first season aired in April 2016, the second one followed in March 2017. The anime’s third season will broadcast in April 2018.
We also have some comments from the main cast!
Comments from the Main Cast of My Hero Academia The Movie
Comment from Daiki Yamashita (Izuku Midoriya)
‘We had a good time with My Hero Academia Seasons 1 and 2, and it has been revealed that a movie adaptation will screen in cinemas!! I was really happy, but also very surprised about this news. I even thought that today was April’s Fool or something because I couldn’t believe it. It would be rude to doubt it! This is the proof because so many people love this series! Thank you very much! I still don’t know what this movie will be about, but it will surely be hot and SMASH into your hearts! I believe that it will have this power! Together, we will do our best with all our strength, with the power we have accumulated over time! Thank you! Theatrical version and beyond! Plus Ultraaaaaaa!!’
Comment from Kenta Miyake (All Might)
‘I AMMMMM….. going be part of the movie!!
…Hello I’m Miyake (laugh).
TV screens are no longer enough!
Only a theatrical version can make everyone’s personality explode with full cowl.
Right, reasonable judgement!
I’m looking forward to what kind of movie we will create.
Zygotes, please wait!’
Comment from Nobuhiko Okamoto (Katsuki Bakugou)
‘I want some lines! I have no idea what the movie’s about, but I want to appear! I’m very happy that we’ll have a theatrical version!’
Comment from Sakura Ayane (Ochaco Uraraka)
‘I’m am sure that the heroes with all kinds of awesomely powerful Quirks will suit the big screen. Just what kind of story will develop and what kinds of confrontation will everybody face… I’m really looking forward to the recording! Please look forward to the movie with heroes jumping right out from the screen! Plus Ultra!’
Comment from Kaito Ishikawa (Tenya Iida)
‘I’m Kaito Ishikawa, who plays Tenya Iida. When I heard there would be a movie version, I was so happy I could have jumped into the air. When I saw that the anime had some original scenes not from the manga in there, I knew that it was a series for which it is easy to make original scenarios for. However, I didn’t think it would go so far as for us to be able to see a whole new original movie. Heroes, Villains and Quirks. I’m really looking forward to how much drama surrounds these in the original story. As a member of the cast as well as a viewer, I will await summer in excitement. I think it will definitely be an awesome movie so please look forward to it!!’
Comment from Yuki Kaji (Shoto Todoroki)
‘Thanks to all your support… we’re getting a movie!! And it’s an original story too! Thank you so much! I’m actually a big fan of MHA myself, so I’m really happy I’ll be able to watch it on a big screen with powerful sound! Both your body and soul may burn with a fiery passion with MHA in the summer- but don’t worry! Freezing Disaster!’
Movie My Hero Academia The Movie
To screen in Summer 2018
Original Work/ General Supervisor/ Original Character Design: Kohei Horikoshi (serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha)
Director: Kenji Nagasaki
Series Composer: Yosuke Kuroda
Character Design: Yoshihiko Umakoshi
Musik: Yuki Hayashi
Animation Production: Bones
Daiki Yamashita as Izuku Midoriya
Kenta Miyake as All Might
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Katsuki Bakugou
Ayane Sakura as Ochako Uraraka
Kaito Ishikawa as Tenya Iida
Yuki Kaiji as Sho Todoroki
My Hero Academia
Season Two Anime Info Page (Spring 2017)
Season Three Anime Info Page (Spring 2018)