Netflix secures streaming rights to live-action My Hero Academia

Netflix secures streaming rights to live-action My Hero Academia

December 16, 2022

Legendaey Entertainment has been planning a live-action adaptation of the popular anime series My Hero Academia for several years. Until now, not much was known about the production apart from director Shinsuke Sato.

Variety magazine is now reporting that Netflix has secured the streaming rights to the live-action adaptation. Joby Harold ( Obi Wan Kenobi ) will pen the screenplay.

The My Hero Academia live-action movie is being produced by Mary Parent and Alex Garcia at Legendary, with Toho handling distribution rights for the Japanese market. As soon as more information about this is revealed, we will of course report about it.

My Hero Academia is a manga series by Kohei Horikoshi that has been published in Japan since July 2014 with 36 volumes so far. The anime adaptation currently has five seasons and three feature films. The current sixth season has been running on Japanese television since October 2022 as well as in Germany in a simulcast on Crunchyroll.

> Watch the series on Crunchyroll (OmU)
> Watch the series on Crunchyroll (EN)


This is what My Hero Academia is all about:

Young Izuku has dreamed of becoming a superhero all his life. That would be a lofty goal in itself, but in a world where 80 percent of people have superpowers, Izuku seems hopeless. Because unlike most, he does not have a so-called “specialty”. But that shouldn't stop him from pursuing his dream of applying to the country's most prestigious superhero academy.

Source: Variety Images: © K. Horikoshi / Shueisha, My Hero Academia Project

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