The wait is finally over and fans of the My Hero Academia franchise have waited a long time for the second stage play of the series which was delayed by the new coronavirus disease. It has now been announced that the stage play will debut in spring 2022.
STAGE PLAY ANNOUNCEMENT
This year’s 38th issue of Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that the stage play adaptations of Kōhei Horikoshi‘s My Hero Academia manga will get a new work in spring 2022.
After a whole year, the play will come back with an extended new version and a couple of new characters.
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The My Hero Academia: The “Ultra” Stage: Honmono no Hero PLUS ULTRA ver. stage play will run at Tokyo Dome City Hall from December 3-12, and at Tokyo Gekijō from December 24-26. The new visual features all the students of Class 1A except Ojiro, Koda, Sato, Shoji, and All Might. According to the director, Tsuneyasu Motoyoshi, this extended version is supposed to be the true version of the story.
Last year, the play was slated to run at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in July 2020. The production committee announced in July that one person involved in the production had tested positive for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). After another person involved in the play tested positive days later, the staff decided to delay the play.
Hopefully, this will be the final date for the play and there will not be another delay. My Hero Academia: The “Ultra” Stage, the first stage play of the manga, ran in Tokyo and Osaka in April 2019. Live Viewing Japan streamed the play online from August 13-19.
ABOUT THE SERIES
My Hero Academia follows the story of a quirkless boy named Izuku Midoriya. Midoriya comes in contact with the number one hero, All Might, and gains his quirk. Now, he has to battle against evil and the powerful All for one.
Horikoshi launched the superhero manga series in Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in July 2014. Viz Media is publishing the manga in English digitally and in print, and MANGA Plus is also publishing the manga in English digitally.
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