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My Hero Academia makes U.S. theatrical debut this fall

The fan-favorite anime’s first film makes it stateside

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Superhero-comedy anime My Hero Academia is coming to theaters this fall, with select cities nationwide screening the series’ first film. Funimation, which distributes both the subbed and dubbed versions of the popular show, announced that it will bring My Hero Academia: Two Heroes to American fans just two months after its Japanese release.

Funimation has five dates planned for the 400-plus cities that will run the film. On Sept. 26 and Oct. 2, purists can watch the film in Japanese with English subtitles. Otherwise, fans can see the dubbed version on Sept. 25, 27 and 29. That’s an impressive turnaround — Japan just got the film earlier this month.

Like the TV anime, My Hero Academia’s feature film is set in a world where everyone has superpowers — except for one hero-obsessed boy named Deku. Over the course of the show’s three seasons, however, Deku finds his own special “Quirk,” and begins his belated training to become a true superhero. Two Heroes will introduce another character who lacks powers, as well as several villains who make a serious attempt to destroy all heroes. It’s basically your average summer superhero movie, albeit way more charming.

You can catch up on the show itself, which is in its third season, on Crunchyroll. Hulu also has both the subtitled and dubbed versions.