Funimation officially announced the theatrical release dates for the upcoming My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission film.
The film, which is produced by Studio Bones and directed by Kenji Nagasaki, opened in Japan on August 6th and as of August 20th has earned $15.2 million at the Japanese box office according to The-Numbers.
However, a report from Funimation revealed the film has made 2.06 billion yen or $18.7 million setting a record for a My Hero Academia film at the Japanese box office.
The first film in the My Hero Academia franchise, My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, earned a total of 1.72 billion yen or $15.6 million at the Japanese box office according to Funimation. The-Numbers claims the film earned $8.2 million in Japan, $5.4 million at the domestic box office, and a global total of $27.5 million.
The second film, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising earned $1.79 billion yen or $16.2 million at the Japanese box office according to Funimation. The-Numbers claims it earned $15.1 million in Japan, $13.5 million domestically, and a global total of $30 million.
The third film looks to break the domestic box office record as it’s broken the Japanese box office record with theatrical releases in the United States and Canada on October 29th.
To announce the theatrical release date in America, Funimation shared a new trailer for the film. Take a look.
Funimation revealed the film will screen with English subtitles and in English-dubbed format in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
The official description according to Funimation begins, “The film follows the super-powered cast of student heroes, with a focus on Deku, Bakugo and Todoroki, as they work to clear Deku’s name and take down a dastardly organization bent on global havoc. Equipped with some seriously cool stealth suits, can our heroes save the day once again?”
The movie will take place chronologically in Season 5 of the anime as Bakugo, Todoroki, and Deku will still be working under Endeavor as part of a work study program. It will also see the students venture outside of Japan.
You can watch a longer trailer below, although it’s in Japanese.
As for the Stealth Suits, it was revealed back in May that they are original designs by My Hero Academia creator and mangaka Kohei Horikoshi.
Here’s a good look at his designs.
Tickets go on sale on October 1, 2021.
Do you plan on checking out My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission in theaters?