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Boku no Hero Academia will have a live-action movie produced by Netflix

This Monday, the platform Netflix announced the production of a new project focused on the franchise inspired by the manga of Kohei Horikoshi, Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia). The project in question is a live-action film itself that will be in charge of the American company Legendary Entertainment.

shinsuke satowho has already spearheaded projects such as Alice in Borderland, Bleach (live-action), Death Note Light up the NEW world (live-action), will direct the tape. On the other hand Joby Harold (Transformers: Rise of the Beasts), will take charge of the scripts.

alex garcia Y Jay Ashenfelter will be in charge of supervising the project by Legendary Entertainment, while Ryousuke Yoritomithe manga’s publisher, will oversee the project on behalf of Shueisha. TOHO will distribute the film in Japan.

Horikoshi started publishing the manga. Boku no Hero Academia in the magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from the publisher Shueisha in July 2014 and entered its last story arc in March 2021. The publisher published the thirty-sixth compiled volume last October.

Synopsis of Boku no Hero Academia

The emergence of “Quirks,” newly discovered superpowers, has steadily increased over the years, with 80 percent of humanity possessing various abilities, from element manipulation to shapeshifting. This leaves the rest of the world completely powerless, and Izuku Midoriya is one such individual. Ever since he was a child, the ambitious high school student has wanted nothing more than to be a hero. Izuku’s unfair fate leaves him admiring the heroes and taking notes on them whenever he can. But it seems that his persistence has paid off: Izuku meets the number one hero and his personal idol, All Might. All Might’s Quirk is a unique ability that can be inherited, and he has chosen Izuku as his successor!

After enduring many months of grueling training, Izuku enrolls in UA Academy, a prestigious high school famous for its excellent hero training program, and this year’s freshmen look especially promising. With his strange but talented classmates and the looming threat of an evil organization, Izuku will soon learn what it truly means to be a hero.

Font: The Hollywood Reporter

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