My Hero Academia’s third movie, World Heroes’ Mission, has just premiered in cinemas outside Asia, but what do we know about the films online streaming?
With the Demon Slayer movie ‘Mugen Train’ shattering records across the world, there is a lot of attention on anime films and how they can be used to build a franchise.
At the time of writing, movie productions have been confirmed for Jujutsu Kaisen, Black Clover, One Piece, Dragon Ball and My Hero Academia.
Over the past several years, MHA fans around the world have enjoyed two fantastic anime movies, Two Heroes (2018) and Heroes Rising (2019).
However, all eyes are now on the third movie in the My Hero Academia franchise, World Heroes’ Mission with recent news confirming the English release date!
A cryptic announcement for World Heroes’ Mission…
Putting each of the messages together made the sentence: “He will meet ‘the three musketeers.” This is a connection between the One For All and All For One abilities and the popular catchphrase from the original three musketeers.
Alongside this message, there were links to the official My Hero Academia movie website which displayed three images of Deku, Todoroki and Bakugo in brand-new suits.
Putting these three images together showed the Roman numeral ‘III’ (three), indicating that this was the third anime movie for the series.
On March 27th, the premiere day of My Hero Academia season 5, it was confirmed that the upcoming movie would be titled ‘World Heroes’ Mission’.
My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission theatrical release date…
On November 26th 2020, it was revealed that My Hero Academia’s third was is scheduled to premiere in summer 2021. It was then confirmed after the season 5 premiere that the movie would open in Japan on Friday, August 6th, 2021.
The movie is available in both subbed and dubbed versions from October 28th in Australia and New Zealand, before opening in North America and the UK on October 29th.
Wakanim will screen the film in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland, with World Heroes’ Mission also landing in Latin America in both Spanish and Portuguese.
World Heroes’ Mission ratings and performance…
At the time of writing, World Heroes’ Mission has experienced a fantastic reception from fans and a solid box office performance – sitting at $34 million.
World Heroes’ Mission glided past its predecessors to become the franchises most successful title, earning over $18 million and selling more than 1.5 million tickets in the first weeks at the Japanese box office.
For comparison, Heroes Rising took home a respectable $16 million, with Two Heroes earning an approximate $15.6 million.
Will World Heroes’ Mission be on streaming platforms?
At the time of writing, no digital streaming platforms have publicly acquired the broadcasting rights to World Heroes Mission.
However, the film will certainly arrive on streaming websites at some point in the future, likely after the Blu-Ray DVD release in Japan, which is currently set for February 16th, 2022.
The two most likely platforms are Crunchyroll and Funimation, who recently simulcast season 5 of the anime series.
However, there is also a possibility that Netflix will acquire the broadcasting rights, with the streaming giant already possessing the two previous movies in its catalogue.
This article will be updated as soon as more information on the international digital release of My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission is revealed.
Plot for World Heroes’ Mission…
Spoiler warning: Don’t read on unless you wish to know the official synopsis for World Heroes’ Mission.
The movie will focus on a mysterious group called Humarize, who believe that quirks are a disease that will ultimately lead to humanities end.
The group have planted Ideo Trigger Bombs in various countries around the world, which our UA heroes must help stop from exploding and causing mass destruction.
Deku, Bakugou and Todoroki are set to a foreign country called ‘Oseon’ to help with the search for these Ideo Trigger Bombs.
However, during the operation, Deku becomes one of the world’s most wanted criminals. During the chaos, Humarize announce that they only have two hours left before the bombs explode.
Staff for the new My Hero Academia movie…
It has been confirmed that the voice cast from the series will return to reprise their roles in the third anime movie.
Funimation has also revealed that the main villain in World Heroes’ Mission, Flect Turn, will be portrayed by Kazuya Nakai (Japanese) and Robbie Daymond (English).
Staff members working on the movie include Kenji Nagasaki (Director), Yousuke Kuroda (scriptwriter) Yoshihiko Umakoshi (character design) and Yuki Hayashi (composer).
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]