My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission - Gets International Theatrical Release Date
After a record-breaking premiere in Japan, Funimation announces My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission is coming to theatres in multiple countries.
Funimation has announced that World Heroes' Mission, the third MHA movie, will premiere in theatres on October 29 in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland, and on October 28 in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. A theatrical release is also planned for Scandinavia, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru at a later date. “Funimation brought My Hero Academia to U.S. audiences and has championed the anime through all five television seasons on Funimation, three movie releases, merchandise and the rise of an incredible community of fans,” said Funimation CEO Colin Decker, adding, “We’re proud to team up with Toho and the production committee to deliver another outstanding adventure for Deku, Bakugo and the characters from the My Hero Academia universe that fans have come to love.” Funimation has also released a new trailer for the movie.
World Heroes' Mission was originally released in Japan in early August to the best box-office performance in franchise history. Despite only being out for less than a month, the movie has already earned $2 million USD more than the previous film in the series, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, which earned $16.2 million USD during its entire theatrical run.
The film sees the thoroughly wholesome series protagonist Deku on the run from the law after he is framed for a mass murder. Teaming up with his classmates Bakugo and Todoroki, the trio dons new stealthier costumes and travels across the world, recruiting a new team of international heroes to stop a plot by the dangerous cult known as Humanity, who believe that the use of super-power granting Quirks will ultimately lead to the end of the world.
Kenji Nagasaki, who is the head director on the My Hero Academia anime series, directed World Heroes' Mission. Kohei Horikoshi supervised the script for the movie, which is a completely original story that never appeared in the manga. Studio BONES, which has also worked on other anime series such as Ouran High School Host Club and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, produced the animation for the film. The movie features a new theme song performed by The Asian Kung-Fu Generation, a Japanese rock band that previously provided one of the theme songs for the original Naruto anime.