By this point, you’re looking at the image above and saying “that’s not anime,” and I suppose you’re right, but this incredible short film is inspired by both the style and content of My Hero Academia, so it’s definitely a production by an anime fan at least.
UA:LA imagines what if MHA’s famous Tokyo setting was in Los Angeles. It’s the brain child of Hollywood action directory Christopher Clark Cowan (whose credits include Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Solo: A Star Wars Story), and Hollywood stuntman Gui DaSilva-Green (whose credits include Captain America: Civil War and Deadpool). I have seen live action anime fan films before, but this one blew my mind to the point that I can’t stop thinking about it a whole day after I saw it. My words can’t do it justice, so please just watch it.
If you’d like to know some of the behind the scenes details, check out Stuntmen React To Bad & Great Hollywood Stunts 7 from Corridor Digital. They also cover some of the other films that Cowan has worked on.
I hope you enjoyed all of that as much as I did! 🙂