Good news for My Hero Academia fans! World Heroes Mission, the series’ third film, is getting a theatrical release this October, with both subbed and dubbed releases. And for Oceanic folks, the news gets even better: it’s coming to Australia and New Zealand a day ahead of everyone else.
World Heroes Mission lands in cinemas in Australia and New Zealand on October 28, and then on October 29 in the USA, Canada, UK, and Ireland. It’s also heading to Latin America and Scandinavia, with dates to be confirmed. We don’t know yet exactly which theatres will be screening it, but those details will be released (and tickets will go on sale) closer to the time. It made its debut in Japan on August 7, so the worldwide release isn’t too far behind.
Taking place in a world where superpowers are commonplace, My Hero Academia follows the adventures of a boy called Izuku Midoriya—more commonly known as Deku—who dreams of becoming a superhero and gets scouted to join a prestigious school for heroes-in-training. From its manga roots in Shōnen Jump, it’s grown into a prolific series spanning over 30 volumes, an ongoing anime series that’s just wrapped up its fifth season, three animated movies (including World Heroes Mission), a light novel series, and even a musical stage show. It’s met with widespread acclaim over its years, and won numerous awards both in Japan and around the world.
World Heroes Mission comes in on the heels of the anime’s fifth season, but it’s a standalone movie that sees Deku and his friends trying to save the world—on a two-hour time limit—from a mysterious group that’s trying to wipe out all superpowers, while also being wanted nationwide over a crime they didn’t commit. It’s directed by Kenji Nagasaki (director of the main series and both previous films), and the returning English cast members are joined by Christina Vee and Ryan Colt Levy in the new roles of Pino and Rody Soul, respectively. Here’s the full main cast:
- Izuku Midoriya – Justin Briner (English), Daiki Yamashita (Japanese)
- Katsuki Bakugo – Clifford Chapin (English), Nobuhiko Okamoto (Japanese)
- Shoto Todoroki – David Matranga (English), Yuki Kaji (Japanese)
- Endeavor – Patrick Seitz (English), Tetsu Inada (Japanese)
- Flect Turn – Robbie Daymond (English), Kazuya Nakai (Japanese)
- Pino – Cristina Vee (English), Megumi Hayashibara (Japanese)
- Rody Soul – Ryan Colt Levy (English), Ryo Yoshizawa (Japanese)
“Funimation brought My Hero Academia to U.S. audiences and has championed the anime through all five television seasons on Funimation, three movie releases, merchandise and the rise of an incredible community of fans,” said Colin Decker, CEO for the Funimation Global Group. “We’re proud to team up with Toho and the production committee to deliver another outstanding adventure for Deku, Bakugo and the characters from the My Hero Academia universe that fans have come to love.”
All five seasons of the anime series are currently available to stream on Funimation (formerly AnimeLab in Australia/New Zealand). Funimation doesn’t have the previous two films, though.