My Hero Academia the Movie: To US, Manga Announced, New Trailer with Young All Might

TOHO, the Japanese distributor for the first My Hero Academia movie ever, My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, began streaming a trailer for the film this past Friday. The video shows off off footage of the new movie-exclusive characters David Shield, Melissa Shield, and Wolfram, shows Young All Might, and reveals the film’s theme song “Long Hope Philia” which is performed by Japanese artist Masaki Suda.

Due to popular demand, the original author of My Hero Academia, Horikoshi Kohei, has created a manga version of the movie. It will also contain an interview with Kohei-sensei and a description and analysis collection of characters in the movie, including the movie-exclusive ones. The story for the movie is actually by Kohei-sensei as well and so are the characters for the movie.

In the movie, Deku, All Might, and the members of Class 1-A head abroad for the first time to a place called “I Island” where they are confronted in battle by the mysterious villain named Wolfram. This villain has captured a scientist by the name of David (who makes hero support items and was a friend to All Might in his younger days) and aims to overthrow the Hero Society. Joining Deku, All Might, and the members of Class 1-A to protect the world is Melissa, David’s daughter, a girl who was born quirkless and wants to follow in her father’s footsteps. Along with the story of the present, which takes place after Season 2 of the anime, will take viewers to the past to reveal new details of a young All Might.

My Hero Academia the Movie will debut in Japanese theaters on August 3, 2018. Funimation the North American (US and Canada) distribution company for My Hero Academia, has announced it will host a world premiere of the film with English subtitles at the Anime Expo event in Los Angeles, CA (US) on July 5. Further distribution of the movie in North America will be in the Autumn of this year with details to be announced at a later time.

Take a look at new trailers for My Hero Academia the Movie, the cover for the manga, and official description by Funimation.

The climactic finals are over, and U.A. is getting ready for the summer training camp. Deku and All Might receive an invitation from a certain person to go overseas to a giant artificial moving city called I-Island. This island, a kind of “science Hollywood” that gathers the knowledge of scientists from around the world, is holding an exhibition called I-Expo showcasing the results of Quirk and hero item research. In the midst of all this, Deku meets a Quirkless girl named Melissa and remembers his own Quirkless past. Out of the blue, the impregnable security system the island boasts is hacked by villains, and all the people on the island are taken as hostages! Now, a plan that could shake hero society has been put into motion! The man who holds the key to it all is the number one hero and Symbol of Peace, All Might.