With the planetary success of the manga and the animated series, it was inevitable that a live adaptation of My Hero Academia would see the light of day. It’s done with a project underway by the director of the Alice in Borderland series.
The success of the manga and the anime My Hero Academia is well established! As season 5 is in full swing on DNA, Variety announces that a live film is in preparation.
It is not a surprise as the franchise continues to triumph worldwide. However, fans may have some concerns. How can a cinema adaptation manage to transcribe the very special atmosphere of this superheroic universe created by Kōhei Horikoshi?
One thing is certain, a real specialist was hired to produce this live action version. This is Shinsuke Sato, to whom we owe in particular the excellent series Alice in Borderland, adapted from the manga of the same name. The filmmaker is not his first attempt at adapting manga.
Bleach, I Am a Hero, Gantz, Death Note, Kingdom … Shinsuke Sato has succeeded in bringing all these mythical manga to life on the big screen. However, it is tackling for the first time a larger production with My Hero Academia, which will be produced in the English language.
As a reminder, the plot takes us into the near future. Following a genetic mutation, 80% of the world’s population possesses superpowers called “Alters”. The most famous superhero is called All Might. Izuku Midoriya is a fan of it, and dreams of joining the superheroic stream of Yuei High School to follow in his idol’s footsteps. Unfortunately, Izuku does not possess any power.
In addition to the series, three animated feature films have been released: Two Heroes, Heroes Rising and World Heroes Mission. The latter should land soon in France. In the Land of the Rising Sun, the film was released on August 6. Despite the health crisis, it won at the box office, already doubling the score of the previous episode. Note that My Hero Academia is one of the best-selling manga in the world with more than 50 million copies sold.
In the meantime, season 5 continues on DNA. The eagerly awaited Villains arc begins on Saturday, August 21.