My Hero Academia: Two Heroes
Please do not spoil this film, as it has been recently released.
My Hero Academia: Two Heroes (Japanese: 僕のヒーローアカデミア THE MOVIE ～２人の英雄～, Hepburn: Boku no Hīrō Academia THE MOVIE: Futari no Hīrō) is a 2018 Japanese anime superhero film based on the manga My Hero Academia by Kōhei Horikoshi. Set between the second and third seasons of the anime series, the film was directed by Kenji Nagasaki and produced by Bones. Anime Expo hosted the film's world premiere on July 5, 2018, and it was later released to theaters in Japan on August 3, 2018.
Deku and All Might receive an invitation to I-Expo, the world's leading exhibition of Quirk abilities and Hero Item innovations. Amid the excitement, Deku meets a girl who is Quirkless, just like he once was. Suddenly, I-Expo's top-of-the-line security system gets hacked by villains and a sinister plan is set in motion. It's a serious threat to Hero Society and one man holds the key to it all.
Why It Rocks
- Fluid animation consistent with the television series, as expected by Bones.
- Majestic music by Yuki Hayashi. Expect to hear many fan-favorite tunes from the first two seasons of the anime.
- Amazing voice acting in both Japanese and English. All the actors from the anime reprise their roles and even new characters are very well-portrayed.
- Fair share of humorous moments, especially the banter between the heroes.
- As with the anime, the characters all have dynamic relationship and feel as if they were real people rather than fictional characters.
- Many characters previously sidelined, like Mineta, get some character development here.
- Some more super-powered action!
- Unexpected and pathological plot twist in the middle of the movie.
- We get to see many of the heroes demonstrate their powers again, a visual treat for both newcomers to the franchise and die-hard fans.
- Deku gets a cool new piece of equipment called Full Gauntlet to help him use his Quirk better.
- The original characters, Melissa, Dave, and Wolfram, are all memorable, just like the rest of the characters in the franchise.
- The final battle between the heroes and Wolfram is very fun. At the end of the film, Deku and All Might perform a never-before-seen super move!
- Some cool pop-culture references. Hagakure even name-drops the Uno card game!
- You don't need to be a dedicated or knowledgeable fan of anime or My Hero Academia to enjoy this movie.
- Some characters, like Koda and Tokoyami, are overshadowed.
- Wolfram's final form, like many other villains in the franchise, can be considered too frightening for younger viewers.