2024 promises a good time for My Hero Academia fans. In addition to a new anime season, a fourth film will also be released within the year. Titled My Hero Academia the Movie: You’re Next, it’s set to premiere 2 August in Japan, with a shiny debut trailer offering a tease of what’s to come.
Opening with a special look at pro hero All Might, the one-minute reel sees protagonist Deku working with Class 1-A to protect Japan from a villain uprising. However, a new villainous threat soon arises, seemingly adopting All Might’s identity — blonde hair, muscular build, and all.
The mysterious figure also takes centrestage in a new key visual featuring Deku, Bakugou, Todoroki, Ochako, and Iida. The feature will tell an original story set within the timeline as the upcoming seventh season of the anime, with a synopsis that reads:
“In a society devastated by the effects of such an all-out war, a mysterious giant fortress suddenly appears, swallowing up towns and people one after another. And in front of Izuku and the others, a man who looks like a “symbol of peace” stands in front of them…”
As with previous My Hero Academia movies, series creator Kohei Horikoshi serves as general supervisor and is credited with the original character designs. Tensai Okamura (Darker than Black) is directing the project at BONES. Returning staff members from the anime and previous films include scriptwriter Yosuke Kuroda, character designer Yoshihiko Umakoshi, and composer Yuki Hayashi.
My Hero Academia: You’re Next is the latest big-screen entry after My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, Heroes Rising, and World Heroes’ Mission. Meanwhile, the seventh season of the anime will debut on 6 April with a four-episode special.