Kohei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia manga is receiving a live-action film adaptation, as announced by Netflix on Tuesday. The live-action film will also have a theatrical release in Japan, distributed by Toho Co., Ltd. My Hero Academia anime’s latest, 6th, season is currently being animated by studio Bones and airing every Saturday.
The announcement came with a title “Netflix Boards ‘My Hero Academia’ Feature Film From Legendary Entertainment” on Netflix’s official website and began with “Joby Harold Writing Live Action Feature Screenplay”.
The staff members are listed as:
- Director/EP: Shinsuke Sato (Alice in Borderland)
- Screenplay Writer: Joby Harold (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Army of the Dead)
- Producers: Legendary Entertainment’s Mary Parent and Alex Garcia
The announcement describes the My Hero Academia series as:
My Hero Academia has won over audiences worldwide with distinctive characters battling their way through high school in a world where 80% of Earth’s population manifests some kind of exceptional ability called a “quirk”. For superhero fanboy Izuku Midoriya (aka Deku), being born without a quirk makes him almost give up his dream of going to U.A. High School, the most prestigious hero training academy. But after a chance encounter with the legendary All Might, Deku starts on the road to become the greatest hero. With over 65 million total copies (including digital editions) in circulation worldwide as a series, My Hero Academia, written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi, continues to develop into a global powerhouse. A part of publisher Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump since 2014, both the manga and the ongoing anime series from Bones Inc. & TOHO Animation are considered among the best of the 2010s.
Source: Official Website
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