Netflix announced on Monday the production of a new film in Kohei Horikoshi’s franchise, My Hero Academia. The project will be a live-action, My Hero Academia movie from the producer Legendary Entertainment.
The first details about the My hero Academia live-action film were announced back in August 2021, when information came to light that popular Japanese filmmaker, Shinsuke Sato will be directing the MHA film which will also mark his debut in the Hollywood industry. Shinsuke Sato is known for directing films and tv series like live-action Bleach, Alice in Borderland, Gantz, Kingdom, Death Note light up the new world, and I am a hero live action.
The screenplay will be written by Joby Harold, who is known for Obi Wan Kenobi, Army of the Dead, Godzilla and the Titans, and the upcoming Transformers film titled “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts”.
Legendary Entertainment’s Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter are in charge of the project, while Rysuke Yoritomi (My Hero Academia’s manga editor) will be overseeing the project from Shueisha’s side. TOHO will release the film in Japan.
It should be pointed out that Netflix’s Alice in Borderland tv series (which is adapted from a manga series) is considered one of the few live-action anime adaptations done right. Having the same director as Alice in Borderland is certainly assuring for many My Hero Academia fans.
Netflix is already developing another live-action series based on Eichiro Oda’s One Piece manga, which has already completed filming and is currently in the phase of final production.
In July 2014, Horikoshi debuted the manga series in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. In North America, Viz Media distributes manga in English both digitally and in print. The manga series has 65 million copies in circulation worldwide.
Studio Bones picked up the manga for an anime adaptation. The manga series has been adapted into 6 seasons, with the first season airing in April 2016. The sixth season of My Hero Academia is currently ongoing and will have a total of 25 episodes. You can watch the anime series on Crunchyroll.
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