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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

My Hero Academia fans, rejoice! A teaser trailer has just hit for the upcoming feature film for the Shonen Jump property. The film, My Hero Academia The Movie: The Two Heroes is based on the characters from the manga series by artist Kohei Horikoshi.

The original manga series takes place in a world where 80 percent of the population develops special abilities, or quirks. Some of these people grow up to become superheroes, and one kid, Deku, is especially set on being a hero when he grows up. Unfortunately for him, he’s grown up quirkless, but through a series of circumstances, a quirk is transferred to him from a superhero named All Might, who is the most popular superhero of all time. He enrolls in a school called U.A. High School, and thus begins his training.

This feature film doesn’t retell the story already told in the anime, which currently has two seasons under its belt, with a third on the way, but instead tells an original one. The story was supervised by the manga artist, and takes place after term-end examinations.

Here’s what Crunchyroll says about the plot:

“While the members of U.A. High School are waiting for a forest camp in the summer vacation, Deku and All Might are visiting “I • Island,” a moving city with huge population that floats on a foreign sea, with an invitation from someone. During “I • Expo” to display the research results about “Quirk” and “Hero Item,” Deku meets a girl named Melissa who has no “Quirk.” She reminds Deku of himself in the past who also lacked a “Quirk.” All of sudden, the security system of the island is hacked by an unknown villain and all of the people in the island are being held hostage. Then “a project” that may shock the structure of the hero society is launched. The one person who holds the key to the project is All Might, the symbol of peace.”

If nothing else, based on that tiny snippet of animation, it certainly has better production value than the series itself…but that’s no big surprise. What do you think of the new trailer? Sound off down below!

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SOURCE: 東宝MOVIEチャンネル, Crunchyroll

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.