Kohei Horikoshi Confirms the Movie and the Manga of ‘My Hero Academia’ Are Connected
It’s been known for a while that My Hero Academia is making its jump to the big screen with a movie set to premiere this Fall. While not much is known about the story of the film, Kohei Horikoshi – creator of the Manga – has decided to open up about the movie.
In a recent interview with Toho Cinematic T. Magazine, Horikoshi revealed that My Hero Academia: Two Heroes does connect to the series’ overall story.
“I always wanted to include a chapter about All Might’s past, or rather, I thought that I definitely need to write about his past. In the movie, the young All Might is shown studying abroad in America, and I thought this might not be something that could be brought up anymore in the actual manga story up until now, so I saw the movie as a chance to present this,”
“Of course, without a doubt, the movie and manga are adjoined, and the movie is connected to the manga story that happens after it.”
My Hero Academia was created by Horikoshi in 2014 and has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump, written and illustrated by him. The story focuses on the tale of Izuku Midoriya, who lives in a world where everyone has superpowers but doesn’t quite fit in it, as he was born without them. As he dreams about becoming a superhero, he’s scouted by All Might, the world’s greatest hero and enrols in U.A. High School in order to one day become one.
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The film is slated to debut across Japan in early August, with a U.S. premiere with English dub due in September. However, some lucky fans had had the chance to see the film’s premiere in Los Angeles not too long ago at Anime Expo.