Following the theatrical success of My Hero Academia: The Two Heroes, it has been announced at Anime Japan 2019 that a second film of the hit franchise is in the works by Toho Animation and Studio Bones.
The film is scheduled to premiere in Japanese theaters sometime in the winter 2020 season. Funimation, the US distributor of the My Hero Academia anime, has yet to reveal plans for a theatrical release in US shores as of this writing.
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Series creator Kohei Horikoshi drew this key visual in commemoration of the announcement.
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According to Box Office Mojo, The Two Heroes is the 11th highest grossing anime film in the US with a final overall gross of $5,754,556 across 535 theaters during its limited release period last September. Funimation will be releasing the Blu-ray on March 26.
The year ahead is expected to be a big one for the My Hero Academia franchise, as the 4th season is also in the works by Studio Bones and Toho, set to premiere this October. Toonami is presently airing season 3, with episode 42 set to air this Saturday at 12 am Eastern/Pacific. It has yet to be announced if Toonami will be renewing the series for season 4 and beyond as of this time.
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