"My Hero Academia" Feature Film Official Website Opens for Summer 2018 Release
Manga author serves as general supervisor, original character designer
The official website and Twitter for the upcoming all-new anime feature film based on Kohei Horikoshi's action shonen manga Boku no Hero Academia/My Hero Academia, titled My Hero Academia The Movie, launched today on December 11 and confirmed its theatrical release in Japan in the summer of 2018. While not much details are provided, the film will tell an original story supervised by the manga author Horikoshi, who also provides the original character designs.
Kenji Nagasaki, who has served as director for the past two and the upcoming third TV anime series, makes his feature film directorial debut. The TV anime's series composition writer Yosuke Kuroda provides a screenplay, and character designer Yoshihiko Umakoshi and soundtrack composer Yuuki Hayashi are also attached with the film project.
Horikoshi posted his comment on the film on the site:
"I did not believe it at all when I heard that they might be making a film, but I have been more than happy
since I learned that it was really happening. Not to mention Deku and others' action, I think that the film
will have a lot of content, such as a certain character's past that has not been told in the manga story yet
and flashy action scenes that can be shown only in a film. You can look forward to it!"
Horikoshi's limited art for the announcement.
「僕のヒーローアカデミア」がついに映画化！『僕のヒーローアカデミア THE MOVIE』2018年夏 全国東宝系ロードショー！ヒロアカの夏が、来るー #ヒロアカ https://t.co/pCwZluK5rg pic.twitter.com/ZVFXXUvFlK— 僕のヒーローアカデミア THE MOVIE公式 (@heroaca_movie) 2017年12月11日
Movie title logo
Source: "My Hero Academia The Movie" official website, Twitter
©Kohei Horikoshi, Shueisha/"My Hero Academia The Movie" Production Committee