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Netflix Lands Streaming Rights For Live-Action Adaptation Of ‘My Hero Academia’

Netflix is set to stream the live-action adaptation of the hit Anime and Manga series My Hero Academia from Legendary Entertainment. My Hero Academia manga has become an internet sensation worldwide following its release in 2014. The anime adaptation has been on air since 2016 and is well into the sixth season of the series.

What Is The Manga About

My Hero Academia follows the story of a boy named Izuku Midoriya. The story takes place in a world where 80 percent of the population is born with special power known as Quirks.  However, Midoriya is born without any quirk but aims to become a superhero.

His dream to get into the most prestigious hero training school is crushed. Till he meets the World’s no.1 hero All Might, who is the strongest superhero in all of Japan. Deku looks up to All Might and hopes to become a symbol of peace like him.

All Might sees Midoriya’s will to overcome crime and help people. In addition to training him, he also passes on his Quirk to Midoriya making him the new holder of this great quirk One For All. Furthermore, the story focus on superheroes and supervillains and how society has changed.

The episodes are available to stream on Netflix, Funimation, and Crunchyroll.

People On Board So Far

Jody Harold will be writing the screenplay for the live-action movie. He is famously known for producing Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series, John Wick, Edge of Tomorrow, Army of the dead, and the upcoming movie Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.

The movie will be directed by Shinsuke Sato who has worked on projects like Live-action Bleach, Kingdom, Death Note Light up the new world and I am Hero. This movie will be his directorial debut in English-language movies.

Legendary Entertainment first bought the rights for My Hero Academia in 2018. The movie will be overseen by Mary Parent and Alex Garcia.

My Hero Academia is written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi. The editor of the manga, Ryosuke Yoritomi will oversee the project for Shueisha in japan. TOHO will distribute the film in Japan

 Everything We Know So Far

No casting for the movie has been done so far. On the other hand, fans have already started posting their views on social media. This movie may open up opportunities for Asian American actors.

It will be interesting to see how this goes for Netflix because some of the previous live-action adaptations Like Cowboy Bebop did work well for the audiences and had to be canceled right after the first season.

Netflix is currently wrapping up ‘One Piece’ a live-action series under the supervision of Eiichiro Oda, creator of the manga.  The OTT platform is also in talks with the Duffer Brothers of Stranger Things regarding the live-action for the Death Note series. Let’s see how this approach works with the online streaming giant.




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