It looks like yet another fan favorite anime is ready to be developed in a live action feature film. According to Deadline, Legendary Pictures is planning to adapt Kohei Horikoshi’s hit manga franchise My Hero Academia. This is the same company that will be releasing Detective Pikachu next year.
My Hero Academia started as a manga written and illustrated by Horikoshi in 2014. A year later it was adapted into anime form. This year there was also an animated film released titled My Hero Academia: Two Heroes via Funimation Films. It also has video game adaptations for Nintendo 3DS in 2016 and this year for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The story focuses on Izuku who lives in a world where four out of five people develop a superpower or a “quirk”. He dreams about being a a hero but unfortunately for him he is one of the five who did not develop a quirk. Thanks to his favorite hero All Might, Izuku defies the odds and is accepted into one of the world’s most prestigious hero academies where he is willing to do whatever it takes to prove himself a hero.
The live action project will be overseen by Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter from Legendary, along with Ryosuke Yoritomi of the manga publisher Shueisha. The film will be distributed by Toho in Japan.
Are you excited for a live action My Hero Academia? Who would you want to play All Might? Let us know in the comment section below!
Legendary Pictures’ Detective Pikachu starring Ryan Reynolds and Ken Watanabe is scheduled to be released on May 10th, 2019 via Warner Bros.
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