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News

Acquisition of European & African rights for highly expected anime TV series MY HERO ACADEMIA Featured

Thursday, 31 March 2016 11:03
VIZ MEDIA EUROPE (VME) is thrilled to announce the acquisition of the animated TV series MY HERO ACADEMIA for TV, Home Entertainment/VOD, and Licensing & Merchandising rights for Europe (UK & Scandinavia excluded), Russia and Africa. 

MY HERO ACADEMIA is based on +3.7 million selling superhero manga series, serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump and created by Kohei Horikoshi.
The TV series is being animated by Japanese hit-maker studio BONES, which has been behind various successful anime series like 'Fullmetal Alchemist,' 'Cowboy Bebop,' 'Soul Eater,' 'Space Dandy' and ‘Blood Blockade Battlefront.”
 
VME will start presenting the TV series to broadcast partners at upcoming MIPTV 2016 in Cannes and has also striken deals with local SVOD and simulcast platforms in Europe.
 
"We're thrilled to be launching in Europe “MY HERO ACADEMIA”, the much awaited new TV series adapted from Shonen Jump’s manga. We believe this new series should resonate well with European fans” says Pascal J. Bonnet - Senior Director TV Sales & Licensing, VIZ Media Europe.
 

Synopsis:

What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called "Quirks" at age four? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless?

Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he hasn't got an ounce of power in him. With no chance of ever getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, his life is looking more and more like a dead end. Then an encounter with All Might, the greatest hero of them all, gives him a chance to change his destiny...