Netflix is giving another anime/manga the live-action treatment as Legendary Entertainment‘s My Hero Academia is heading there.
Shinsuke Sato will direct the project in his English-language debut working off a screenplay from Joby Harold. My Hero Academia is based on the popular manga written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi. It boasts over 65 million copies in circulation.
The story follows superhero fanboy Izuku Midoriya who is born without a “quirk”. 80% of Earth’s population has manifested one that grants them special abilities. After meeting the greatest hero ever, Midoriya voes to work hard to become a symbol of peace for the world.
The series has been part of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump since 2014. As of October 2022, the series has been collected in 36 volumes. It has spawned spin-off series, stage plays, and a lot of merchandise.