©Kohei Horikoshi / SHUEISHA, MY HERO ACADEMIA Production Committee

The 52nd issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine for this year has revealed that the popular franchise My Hero Academia will get a third anime film.

The latest anime film is set to be released in Japanese cinemas during the Summer season of next year, where manga series creator Kohei Horikoshi will serve again as its chief supervisor and original character designer.

The official Twitter account of My Hero Academia’s anime film also posted a teaser image, which shows the three main characters of the franchise with the quote “HE WILL MEET ‘THE THREE MUSKETEERS’.

 

My Hero Academia is an anime adaptation of a Japanese manga series by Kohei Horikoshi, which is being published on Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since July 2014, and currently has 28 volumes.

The popular manga is also being published simultaneously in English language through digital manga services like Viz Media’s Shonen Jump and Shueisha’s Manga Plus.

 

Gundam Build Fighters director Kenji Nagasaki and scriptwriter Yosuke Kuroda reunited to work on the anime series, while Yoshihiko Umakoshi, who worked on titles like Berserk and Magical Doremi, handled character designs, which is produced by anime studio BONES.

The popular franchise had released four seasons on the television anime series, two theatrical anime films, three video game adaptations and three manga spinoffs, among others.

The television anime’s fifth season is scheduled to premiere in Spring 2021, which will cover the “joint training” arc of manga’s volume 21.

 

Southeast Asian anime channel ANIMAX Asia aired the first season of My Hero Academia on a simulcast basis in April 2016, while the second season was also aired the following year.

Streaming giant Netflix has added the popular series in the Philippines in 2018, and started streaming the third season in December of the same year. The fourth season was added to the service in Late 2019.

The first two seasons of popular anime series made its television premiere in Tagalog dubbing for the first time through ABS-CBN’s now-defunct digital terrestrial channel YeY in May 2018, while ABS-CBN aired the first season in April 2019.

 

Local film distributor Pioneer Films had released the first anime film, My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, in Philippine cinemas on October 2018.