The official Twitter for the all-new anime feature film My Hero Academia The Movie: The Two Heroes announced on Monday that the film had attracted one million viewers in Japan, and at the same time, the manga author Kohei Horikoshi posted a special illustration to celebrate the record on his Twitter account.
As reported, the first one million moviegoers of the film received a bonus book that includes a nine-page manga episode “No.0 ALL MIGHT: RISING” newly-drawn by the manga author himself. Now all of the prepared bonus books in Japanese theaters have been already handed out.
Horikoshi says on Twitter: “The film has attracted more than one million viewers! Honestly, when I first heard one million bonus books were planned to be printed, I was so afraid that it might be too many. I never thought it would be possible to surpass the number…, now I am fully relieved. Those
who have already seen the film, who are planning to see, Toho-san and Bones-san, Thank you
— 堀越耕平 (@horikoshiko) 2018年8月20日
The 96-minute film ranked 4th in its debut weekend of August 4-5 and 7th in its 2nd, then dropped out
of the top 10 in its 3rd. It has earned 1,245,978,300 yen on 1,010,902 admission by August 19, and is
expected to end its domestic run with around 1.5 billion yen.
劇場版 #ヒロアカ 観客動員100万人突破に感謝!! そして、更に向こうへ!!
『僕のヒーローアカデミア THE MOVIE 〜2人の英雄(ヒーロー)〜』
— 僕のヒーローアカデミア_アニメ公式【オリジン済】 (@heroaca_anime) 2018年8月21日
On August 8, we reported that Kohei Horikoshi’s manga series had printed 16 million copies in Japan.
Only 12 days after that, the manga’s official Twitter announced that it added another one million and
its total print run hit the 17 million copy mark.
The manga’s latest 20th volume is set to be released on September 4.
— 僕のヒーローアカデミア公式 (@myheroacademia) 2018年8月20日