Kohei Horikoshi, creator of My Hero Academia, has announced the release of a new film based on the anime.
The anime series broadcasted its sixth season earlier this year, and a seventh is already in the works, but Horikoshi stated that a fourth film is also in the pipeline.
“Hello everyone, I’m Kohei Horikoshi, author of My Hero Academia,” the creator remarked in a statement. “A 4th movie for [My Hero Academia] has just been confirmed! And that’s thanks to your support, thank you so much!
“Bones and Toho are already working on new seasons of the anime nonstop, so I was really surprised when they told me there would be a new movie. I couldn’t help but think back to my childhood, when a new Dragon Ball movie was released every year.
“Those made me so excited that I remember sitting in the movie theatre with my heart racing like crazy. So I hope the new generation of kids around the world can enjoy this movie just as much as me back then.”
Horikoshi, who previously wrote Oumagadoki Zoo and Barrage, also teased specifics of the storyline, disclosing that the action will pick up after the events of the sixth season.
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“It’ll take place after the War from Season 6, meaning that the collapsed society will be the stage this time. After having been through so much and learning so many things, who will Deku and his friends fight against this time? What will they protect?! Look forward to it!” he teased.
The presently untitled project will be the fourth installment in the My Hero Academia series, after the releases of Two Heroes, Heroes Rising, and World Heroes’ Mission in 2018, 2019, and 2021, respectively.
The next film in the franchise, My Hero Academia: The Movie has no official release date as yet.
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