First Look At The My Hero Academia Anime Movie’s Evil All Might

By Nina Phillips | Published

On August 6, 2024, TOHO Animation released the first look at the My Hero Academia: You’re Next movie. This teaser is less than a minute long, and features what looks to be a villain character by the name “Dark Might.” This antagonist has an appearance very similar to All Might and is even voiced by the same actor, Kenta Miyake, leading to many questions about this new enemy.

According to the official website, the description of My Hero Academia: You’re Next is, “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.”

Check out the first look at My Hero Academia: You’re Next.

Though he looks very similar to the famous hero, the trailer nor the movie description explains if his powers are the same or not, or what his powers might be.

As Class 1-A works hard alongside other heroes to repair a devastated Japan, a giant floating fortress appears. It immediately causes problems by swallowing up everything nearby, including whole cities, people, and heroes without abandon.

My Hero Academia: You’re Next takes place right after the Paranormal Liberation arc

My Hero Academia: You’re Next takes place right after the Paranormal Liberation arc. It’s a dangerous time for heroes, as the general public is wary of relying on them after a devastating war between heroes and villains.

Interestingly, while the other movies in the series are workable as canon, as they are referred to in the TV show, the fourth My Hero Academia movie might not. The previous movies weren’t actually in the manga, but they fit between arcs easily enough, which meant they could be unmentioned parts of the story.

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However, based on the timelines, this one might not work as well. The time between Season 6 and Season 7 is short, and with a very narrow deadline until the main enemy reaches full power. Therefore, having this story fit right there might not make a lot of sense.

The new My Hero Academia movie could have some twist that makes it fit into the storyline a bit better and still fit the canon, but it’s not as apparent as the other films have been. Fans will likely have to wait until the movie comes out to know for sure.

This is the fourth film in the My Hero Academia universe. The first was Two Heros, which was released in 2018. The second was Heroes Rising, released in 2019, and the third, World Heroes’ Mission came out in 2021.

This is the fourth film in the My Hero Academia universe.

You’re Next is directed by Tensai Okamura (Darker than Black) at studio BONES, with returning scriptwriter Yosuke Kuroda, character designer Yoshihiko Umakoshi, and composer Yuki Hayashi. Additionally, the original manga artist, Kohei Horikoshi serves as an additional character designer and general supervisor to ensure the story still stays true to the characters and the manga.

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Kenji Nagasaki isn’t in charge of directing the film, which will be the first time he’s not chief director in any My Hero Academia movie or season. While Nagasaki won’t be the director, he is still involved in the movie, taking the role of animation supervisor.

While waiting for My Hero Academia: You’re Next, which will open on August 2 in Japan this year, you can check out Season 7. Along with the teaser trailer for the movie, the seventh season of the TV show technically aired on the same day.

However, it’s mostly a recap special consisting of four episodes called My Hero Academia Memories. As of May 4, you can watch the brand new season, starting with episode 139 of the anime.