My Hero Academia Drops First Heroes Rising Teaser, Introduces New Villain

The first teaser for My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, the second movie based on the popular manga/anime franchise by Kohei Horikoshi, has been released online.

The trailer doesn't tease much of the plot, and there's a fair bit of reused footage from My Hero Academia Season 3 mixed in with new clips. Various heroes and villains (including Nine, who will serve as the antagonist for the film and appears right at the beginning) are shown in quick flashes, often using their abilities. The teaser ends with Katsuki Bakugo and Izuku Midoriya standing side-by-side, preparing for a fight.

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Series creator Kohei Horikoshi has said the movie will likely be the last one made for My Hero Academia, as he doesn't believe they'll be able to top it. Unspecified ideas for the final battle he'd planned for the manga will be incorporated into the movie, though Heroes Rising will not itself serve as a finale for the series.

My Hero Academia has been serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump since 2014, and there are over 230 chapters available. The series proved so popular that it inspired a spinoff, My Hero Academia: Vigilantes. Legendary Entertainment also has the rights to a live-action adaptation of My Hero Academia. The series follows the students of U.A. High School learning to use their Quirks, the series' word for superpowers.

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My Hero Academia Season 4 will start airing October 12. New Season 3 dub episodes air Sundays on Toonami. My Academia: Heroes Rising releases December 20 in Japan. It's not clear at this time when, or if, the movie will get a North American release.

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