My Hero Academia live-action adaptation is in production from Legendary Entertainment and headed to Netflix. The anime has been a worldwide hit since its release in 2016 with the 6th series currently airing on Crunchyroll. The new movie has already been grasped by Netflix, who will be releasing the premiere for the highly anticipated adaptation via their streaming service. The adaptation will include the characters featured in the anime series including iconic heroes Deku, Bakugo, and All-Might.
Boku no Hīrō Akademia aka My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia is a superhero anime adaptation of the Manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi and was originally released in Japan during 2014. The popularity of the show grew and has become one of the most popular anime franchises, with fans around the world. The show currently has 6 seasons and three movies released that all follow the story of Deku and his journey to become the Number one hero.
The story takes place in a world where 80% of the population have superpowers called ‘Quirks’ and sees quirk-less Deku inherit his power from the number one hero, All-Might. With his power, he aims to become the top pro hero by attending the most renowned school for heroes, U.A. High School. As he works towards his goal with his fellow classmates, he confronts the challenge of controlling his new overwhelming powers and the villains set against the peace of the world.
Upcoming My Hero Academia Live Action Movie
Legendary Entertainment brought the rights to adapt the popular anime series in 2018 and Netflix has already secured the movie for their streaming platform. The team for the live-action adaptation of My Hero Academia includes writer Joby Harold, whose most renowned credits include Obi-Wan Kenobi and Army of the Dead. The movie also includes director and executive producer Shinsuke Sato for his English-language debut and will be produced by Legendary’s Mary Parent and Alex Garcia.
Netflix has previously backed other live-action adaptations of animes, such as Death Note, and have released various live-action adaptation for other anime shows as part of the library. Toho Co. Ltd. will distribute the new anime adaptation as a theatrical release for fans in Japan. Details regarding the cast and release date of the movie have not been released but will feature the iconic characters seen in the anime series.
It’s so amazing that fans will finally get a live-action adaptation of one of the most incredible animes that is beloved worldwide. Understandably, this superhero franchise is the best choice to be given a live-action adaptation, but it will be interesting to see if they can capture the iconic effects and combat seen in the series flawlessly. A lot of stories are contained in each series of the show so it will be amazing if they can condense the events without losing important moments for each character.
There have been many fantastic anime adaptations available on Netflix that this new movie may be compared to, such as Full Metal Alchemist, Bleach, and Rurouni Kenshin. It will be amazing to see what Legendary Entertainment has planned to capture the essence of this epic anime series, which will certainly demand many installments in the future. Fans will be extremely excited about this new movie and seeing the iconic characters brought to life will be hard to wait for.
My Hero Academia is currently in production by Legendary Entertainment, with no cast or release date currently set. The new movie will be released via Netflix and more information regarding the live-action adaptation will be released soon.
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Source: Hollywood Reporter