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Funimation Release My Hero Academia World Heroes' Mission In US and UK Cinemas This October

Superhero fever has gripped audiences for some years now, so it's hardly surprising that a Japanese take on the genre has become one of the most popular anime and manga in the world. My Hero Academia has been a top seller in manga form and the anime adaptation from acclaimed studio Bones is now on its fifth season.

The third theatrical outing for the Superhero High-School franchise My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes' Mission is now on release in Japanese cinemas, where it has already become the top-grossing film in the series to date. Funimation have now confirmed that they will release the film theatrically in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Austalia, New Zealand and other territories starting this October.

The film will open in both English dubbed and original language versions in more than 1,500 cinemas across the US and Canada from October 29. It will be released in the UK and Ireland on the same date, and in Australia and New Zealand on October 28.  It will also be released at a later date in Latin America and Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Iceland (through Funimation Group's Wakanim).

Funimation describes the plot of the film:

In My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission, U.A. High School students Izuku Midoriya, Shoto Todoroki, and Katsuki Bakugo face the greatest crisis in My Hero Academia history, with only two hours to save the world! During their internship with the number one Pro Hero Endeavor Agency, Deku and his new friend Rody find themselves wanted nationwide for a crime they didn’t commit.  Can Deku and his friends stop Humarise’s global plans of eliminating all Quirks?


Directed by Kenji Nagasaki, the English version of the film will star the voices of Justin Briner,  Clifford Chapin, David Matranga, Patrick Seitz,  Robbie Daymond, Cristina Vee and Ryan Colt Levy.  The Japanese language original features Daiki Yamashita, Nobuhiko Okamoto,  Yuki Kaji, Tetsu Inada,  Kazuya Nakai, Megumi Hayashibara and Ryo Yoshizawa.

Tickets will go on sale (in the US and Canada at least) from October 1.