On the heels of the record-breaking launch of My Hero Academia Season 4, Funimation Films, the theatrical division of Sony Pictures Television’s Funimation, today announced the premiere date for its new feature film, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, from Toho Co Ltd. The next installment from the hit My Hero Academia franchise will be released on February 26 in more than 1,000 theaters across the U.S. and Canada as a limited theatrical engagement in both Japanese (English subtitles) and English dub.
Advance ticket sales for My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising will launch on January 31.
The 2018 release of My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, the first-ever film from the franchise, was a huge hit with U.S. and Canadian audiences and screened in 556 U.S. and Canadian theaters during its release, which included a two-week extended run to meet overwhelming ticket demand from fans. When Two Heroes finally closed, it grossed an astounding $5,768,366 at the box office and ranked #10 on the Top 10 list of highest grossing domestic anime films of all time – surpassing The Wind Rises ($5.2M) by legendary director Hayao Miyazaki.
Synopsis: Class 1-A visits Nabu Island where they finally get to do some real hero work. The place is so peaceful that it’s more like a vacation … until they’re attacked by a villain with an unfathomable Quirk! His power is eerily familiar, and it looks like Shigaraki had a hand in the plan. But with All Might retired and citizens’ lives on the line, there’s no time for questions. Deku and his friends are the next generation of heroes, and they’re the island’s only hope.