Funimation began streaming an English-dubbed trailer for the My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Boku no Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising-) film on Tuesday. The trailer previews the English dub voices for the film’s new characters, including Nine, Slice, and Katsuma.
Funimation will screen the film in the United States and Canada in more than 1,000 total theaters starting on February 26. The film will have both subtitled and dubbed screenings.
The film opened in Japan on December 20, and ranked at #3 in its opening weekend. The film has earned 1.5 billion yen (about US$14 million), and has sold more than 1.21 million tickets. The film’s 4DX screenings began on January 24 in 81 theaters in Japan.
As with the previous My Hero Academia: Two Heroes film, manga creator Kōhei Horikoshi had overall supervision of the film, and handled the original character designs. Kenji Nagasaki and Yousuke Kuroda returned from the series and the previous film as the director and scriptwriter, respectively. Yoshihiko Umakoshi returned to design the characters, and Yuuki Hayashi once again composed the music. BONES animated the film. Rock band sumika performed the theme song “Higher Ground.”
Horikoshi previously teased that the film would be the last one for the franchise, as “there won’t be a third film. Probably.” He explained that the second film can be described as a kind of a finale for My Hero Academia. That is because its story uses one of the concepts he had considered using in the manga’s final battle. As such, he proclaimed that the second film is more “Plus Ultra” than even the first one.