Fans of the hit manga and anime series My Hero Academia are in for a treat, as the live-action film adaptation is coming to Netflix. The film, which is being produced by Legendary Entertainment and directed by Shinsuke Sato, will be written by Joby Harold, known for his work on Obi-Wan Kenobi and Army of the Dead.
In the world of My Hero Academia, 80% of the population has a special ability called a “quirk,” but fanboy Izuku Midoriya, also known as Deku, was born without one. Despite this, he dreams of attending U.A. High School, the most prestigious superhero training academy. But after a chance encounter with the legendary All Might, Deku sets out on the road to becoming the greatest hero.
With over 65 million copies (including digital editions) in circulation worldwide, My Hero Academia has won over audiences with its distinctive characters and action-packed storylines. The manga, written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi, has been a part of publisher Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump since 2014, and both the manga and the ongoing anime series from Bones Inc. and TOHO Animation are considered among the best of the 2010s.
In Japan, Toho Co., Ltd. will distribute the film theatrically. With Joby Harold at the helm and a talented team behind it, this live-action adaptation is sure to be a hit with fans of the series. Get ready to see your favorite characters come to life on the big screen, and don’t forget to bring your quirk along for the ride.