My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes Mission is a great start in Japanese theaters. Oricon News (via Crunchyroll) reports that the movie’s box office returns are much higher than any other in the history of the franchise.

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Based on the hugely popular manga and anime series, box office receipts for the new film, according to the data, have increased over 200% over the previous film in the franchise. My Hero Academia The Movie Heroes: Rising. In the first four days of the film’s release, the film grossed over 940 million yen ($ 8.52 million) with just 720,000 tickets sold. In comparison, Heroes: uprising made 1.79 billion yen ($ 15.1 million) over its entire term.

On the first day of publication, World Heroes Mission earned 310 million yen ($ 2.8 million) at the Japanese box office, showing that while Japan continues to grapple with its own influx of COVID-19 cases, fans of the series are still very excited to see to see more of the franchise.

My Hero Academia: Mission of the World Heroes is the third film from the popular anime series and these previous films have been very 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.

My hero academy began as a manga series written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi. It was first published in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2014. The anime television adaptation made its debut in 2016. Both are still in progress.

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