The live-action adaptation of My hero academy has found its director.

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Variety reports that Japanese filmmaker Shinsuke Sato (I am a hero, kingdom, Alice in the Frontier) has committed to directing the film. With the adaptation, the renowned filmmaker is making his English-language debut, which brings the iconic manga series into a new medium. My hero academy was written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi and has grown into one of the most popular manga titles in the world, spawning an equally popular anime series, with its own animated films recently released.

The latest film the franchise has produced, My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission, is the third film from the popular anime series and these previous films have been hugely successful. My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, the first film to be released in 2018, grossed $ 5.7 million at the US box office. The second film, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, premiered in the US in 2020 and grossed around $ 2.5 million on the opening day.

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My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission debuted in Japanese theaters on August 6, 2021. A North American date has yet to be announced.