Cookies help us deliver our Services. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More.

My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes' Mission Release Date, Cast, And Plot - What We Know So Far

Since its debut in 2014, Kohei Horikoshi's "My Hero Academia" has taken the manga and anime world by storm. Readers and viewers quickly became invested in the intense storylines and unique characters that are full of personality. Taking place in a world where a majority of the population possesses superpowers known as Quirks, Izuku Midoriya — also known as Deku — is a person who was not so lucky. He is later able to gain a Quirk after inheriting "One for All" from Japan's No. 1 hero, All Might. Throughout the series, Deku must develop his newfound power, protect and support others, take on the League of Villains, and prove his worth as All Might's successor. 

Fans have been loyal to "My Hero Academia" since day one. It is thanks to this that Horikoshi's work has been adapted into an anime series, spin-offs, novels, and even movies. Following "Two Heroes" and "Heroes Rising," and a third film is now out in Japan. Here is everything fans must know about the newest installment. 

Updated August 31, 2021: This article has been updated to reflect the film's August 6 release in Japan.

When is the release date for World Heroes' Mission?

The third "My Hero Academia" movie — subtitled "World Heroes' Mission" — debuted August 6 in Japan, and it's taken the Japanese box office by storm. According to Anime News Network, the third "My Hero" film has climbed from the Number 5 spot to the Number 1 spot at its native box office in its fourth week of wide release. That incredible success has yielded the equivalent of $21.9 million in total receipts. "World Heroes' Mission" is likely to expand on that take significantly after it travels over seas — even more reason to anticipate the U.S. release.

Despite all the hype, we've languished for some time without a clear international release date. Thankfully, Polygon is now reporting an official October 29 release in U.S. theaters, which means we'll all be experiencing the latest "My Hero Academia" adventure on the big screen before the end of the year.

Who is in World Heroes' Mission?

"My Hero Academia" features a wide range of characters, both aspiring and professional heroes alike.

As "World Heroes' Mission" deals with new villains and unfavorable circumstances, we can expect each and every one of the students of U.A. High School to join the fight and use their powers to come out on top. Such students will obviously include Deku, Bakugo, and Todoroki, who are seen together at the end of the trailer. They will most likely be joined by Ochako Uraraka, Tenya Iida, Tsuyu Asui, Momo Yaoyorozu, Mina Ashido, Eijiro Kirishima, Kyouka Jirou, and much more, each utilizing their unique and developed abilities.  

Of course, it would not be right if any major villain didn't also come up against some of Japan's pro heroes. Lady Midnight, Eraser Head, Present Mic, and even Endeavor, some of the series' most popular heroes, will surely lend their powers and fight alongside their students and families. Though All Might has recently retired — as seen in the anime — fans wouldn't expect him to stand by while others did the hard work. He will probably cheer them on or even jump into the fray himself in the best way he can. 

In addition, new villains and allies will also make appearances, either hindering or helping Deku and his peers.

What is the plot of World Heroes' Mission?

When the third film was revealed, many were eager to know what new and exciting storyline they would see. Newsweek translated the synopsis, which was originally posted on the movie's website, and shared it accordingly.

A new threat has emerged during the U.A. students' winter hero internships. A group known as Humanize has set out to destroy anyone who is an individuality holder, which appears to be a reference to Quirks. The group believes Quirks to be a disease, and in order to eradicate it, they have placed bombs to kill users. These bombs might be the reason that Deku has become a wanted man. In response to these plans, professional heroes from across the globe have created the World Selection Hero Team. This team will consist of Deku, Bakugo, and Todoroki, as well as their classmates. 

Clearly, the Japanese audience is eating this story up. U.S. audiences will have the opportunity to weigh in come October 29.