Funimation began streaming on Friday an English-dubbed trailer for My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: World Heroes’ Mission, the third anime film in the My Hero Academia franchise. The company also announced that theatergoers will receive a 76-page My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission Vol. W Specialty Manga Booklet featuring a specialty manga.
The booklet will be available on opening weekend from October 29-31, but not in Australia or New Zealand.
Horikoshi drew the cover for the manga volume and some of the contents, including a manga with an original scenario. Other contents include a roundtable interview with past and present editors of the manga, costume and character designs, and an interview with Horkoshi.
Both previous films in the franchise also featured a “Vol. Origin” and “Vol. Rising” manga volume as a limited bonus to theatergoers.
The film will screen in over 1,500 theaters in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland on October 29, and in Australia and New Zealand on October 28. The film will also screen in Latin America in Spanish and Portuguese.
The film opened on August 6, and sold about 720,000 tickets to earn about 940 million yen (about US$8.51 million) in its opening weekend.
In the story of My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: World Heroes’ Mission, a mysterious organization dedicated to the destruction of people with Quirks has issued a threat and set bombs all over the world. Pro Heroes and those in Hero Internships scramble to find the bombs. Deku, Bakugo, and Todoroki encounter Rody, a boy living in a mobile home in their designated area of Oseon, and end up working with him.
Original manga creator Horikoshi again served as chief supervisor and original character designer. Kenji Nagasaki returned from the television series and two previous films in the franchise to direct the new film at BONES. Other returning staff members include scriptwriter Yousuke Kuroda, character designer Yoshihiko Umakoshi, and composer Yuki Hayashi. Asian Kung-Fu Generation performed the film’s theme song “Empathy” and the film’s insert song “Flowers.”
The film has earned a cumulative total of 3,183,773,400 yen (about US$28.68 million). The film has sold 2.31 million tickets so far. The film is the highest-earning among all three My Hero Academia franchise anime films, surpassing the 1.79 billion yen (about US$16.2 million by current conversion) of the second film, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising.
Source: Press release