Given the growing list of anime and manga adaptations on different streaming platforms, it’s no surprise that the popular My Hero Academia series got its turn. Netflix and the production house Legendary Entertainment will be in charge of the first live-action film adaptation of the anime.
In 2018, Legendary Entertainment announced that it had acquired the rights to a live-action version of creator Kohei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia manga. In August 2021, the news that this film was closer was confirmed with the announcement that the famous Japanese filmmaker Shinsuke Sato (Alice in Borderland) would be the director and executive producer of the project.
While this film marks the director’s English-language debut, Sato has plenty of experience with anime and manga adaptations on film. His credits include the film Gantz: Perfect Answer, Bleach, Inuyashiki, the Death Note: New Generation miniseries, and Death Note: Light Up the New World.
The adapted script of the world-acclaimed manga will be written by Joby Harold, who wrote the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Army of the Dead movie, and currently Transformers: Rise of the Beast.
My Hero Academia, is a shōnen manga that has been part of the Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since 2014, which tells the story of a fan of superheroes Izuku Midoriya (aka Deku), who was born without powers in a society where it is normal to have them. . This shatters his dream of going to the most prestigious hero training academy, and becoming the next “All Might”, or the greatest hero the world has ever known.
However, after an encounter with All Might himself, Deku vows to do his best to become a symbol of peace and a beacon of hope to the world.
Details about what the Netflix adaptation of My Hero Academia will look like are still unclear, but the shōnen series already has a lot to work with. In the meantime, we invite you to watch My Hero Academia, which just premiered its sixth season last October and is available on the Crunchy Roll and Hulu streaming platforms.