My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising is more plus ultra than any of us could’ve imagined; THR announced on Tuesday morning that the second My Hero Academia movie will land double its theater presence for its western debut in the United States and Canada. For perspective, the first movie, My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, premiered in roughly 400 theaters back in the latter half of 2018, while Heroes Rising will hit over 1,000.
Though, this My Hero Academia theater expansion should come as no surprise. Not only is the fandom constantly expanding, when My Hero Academia: Two Heroes hit North America, it brought in about $6 million – a figure that helped it land a spot in the top 10 grossing anime films.
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising is directed by Kenji Nagasaki, who’s not only an MHA regular, but also worked on the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 movie, Awakening of the Trailblazer. He’s working with creator and mangaka Kōhei Horikoshi, composer Yuuki Hayashi and Bones animation.
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, in spite of this theatrical expansion, is said to be the last trip to the movies for the franchise, according to Horikohsi. It’s a bittersweet announcement, but the creator has also promised big things from the upcoming flick. My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising hits western theaters in early 2020 from Funimation Films. ‘Till then, make sure you check out the already released trailer, as well as a selection of posters.