Going Beyond Plus Ultra!
- Movie : 103 mins
- Genre : Action, Comedy, Super Power, Shounen
- Airing Date : December 20, 2019 (JP), February 26, 2020 (NA)
- Producers : Bones
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising Introduction and Story
My Hero Academia started in 2016 as a shounen anime based on superpowers produced by the well-known studio Bones. In just five years, My Hero Academia has captured the hearts of millions, going around the world and transforming into the phenomenon that it is today, becoming one of the biggest anime titles in our current time. It’s no secret that All Might and Izuku Midoriya’s quirks have strong ties with North America, being this the theme for the quirk One for All, so it’s only natural we’re seeing the second movie being released in the US on February 26, 2020.
The movie Heroes Rising is an action-packed film that takes place in Nabu Island, Japan, where the co-stars and new characters Mahoro Shimano and Katsuma Shimano live and meet the U.A. students of class 1-A. After being assigned to watch over what seemed to be the most peaceful island in Japan, the heroes in training find themselves surrounded by a powerful group of villains led by the mastermind, Nine, a new type of nomu created by Doctor Ujiko. Nine has the power of stealing and using eight quirks at a time besides his own, however, the continuous use of multiple quirks at once has left his body unable to handle the strain, this being the reason why now he’s after young Katsuma and his quirk of cell regeneration. With no professional heroes in Nabu Island, will the students from 1-A have what it takes to take on the formidable foe that is Nine and his allies Chimera, Mummy and Slice?
1. Class 1-A’s First Real Hero Work
Professor Aizawa and Yokumiru Mera are discussing a special request from the Hero Public Safety Commission where they propose to train more rigorously the promising heroes of class 1-A by allowing them to assist and protect an entire island. Although All Might is against the idea of letting these young heroes completely alone on an island without any Pro Heroes, Aizawa thinks that by letting them experience first hand the job of a real hero is the best strategy they can use against the current chaos that is the world without the symbol of peace. It’s not going to be the average summer break for the students of class 1-A, and we’re going to see how much each member of the class has grown since season 1, especially how they work together as a group of heroes.
2. Never a Dull Moment
Starting with a pretty intense car chase featuring League of Villains v.s Endeavour and his crew, the movie My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising promises to never have a single dull moment throughout the entire film. The easier-going moments will still be fun to watch and still be action-packed as we’ll accompany our favorite students from class 1-A on their adventures running their own Hero Agency in Nabu Island. Class 1-A’s Hero Agency takes care of any simple emergency the inhabitants of Nobu Island may have, whether it’s Shoto assisting in creating ice for desserts, finding lost luggage and even a missing child, U.A. is there to represent and cover any need. However, Nobu Island’s small Hero Agency will meet their match with the appearance of Nine, a powerful villain who will not be shy to shred the island and its residents to shreds in search of Katsuma Shimano.
3. A Miraculous Team Up
Contrary to what anyone might think before watching the movie, the true superstar of the screen will be Katsuki Bakugo. Not content doing boring free labor for the citizens of Nabu Island, Bakugo is waiting for the moment where he can do real hero business: kill villains. When he finally gets the chance to fight Mummy, a villain who came together with Nine to the island, he goes all out with a bang that “kills” his very first villain. This was not enough of a challenge for Bakugo so he goes after Nine, who is, of course, facing Deku. Surprisingly, instead of wanting the kill for himself, Kacchan willingly teams up with Deku, both fighting alongside each other to take on Nine, unfortunately to no avail.
4. Scenes that Go Beyond Plus Ultra!
All of the fights from the movie Heroes Rising are divided into small units of members of class 1-A. In each unit, we will see a very challenging fight that will show us just how strong our young heroes have become since the latest season. While Todoroki, Illya, Kirishima, and Froppy face Chimera, Tokoyami and Mina fight the villain Slice in an intense battle that will keep you on edge. The rest of the class is meticulously planning how to take down Nine as a team, with the fight showing the best yet of Uraraka, Mineta, Sero, Aoyama and of course Midoriya and Bakugo. When all else fails and Nine seems more than unstoppable, having Bakugo and Deku rendered useless… Midoriya starts thinking about the unthinkable… to save Katsuma and the island he will make the ultimate sacrifice, transferring the quirk One for all to another user, someone we would have never expected.
1. Strong Ties with Season 4
The only real reason you should skip watching My Hero Academia’s 2nd movie is if you have not caught up with the series up until season four. It’s always a good idea to be up to date with a massively famous series like My Hero Academia, but if you for some reason only watched season one and think it’s a good idea to go see Heroes Rising because it’s showing in a theatre near you, we’d suggest otherwise! Typically, anime movies are not related to the main plot of the series too much, and even the first My Hero Academia movie could be enjoyed without knowing too much of the show, but in this movie we see a lot of character development and growth going on, not just from the protagonist Izuku Midoriya, but from absolutely everyone in class 1-A. If you want to enjoy the movie to its best potential, catch up to at least the Provisional Hero License Exam Arc.
2. No Symbol of Peace
This is not really a reason you should skip the movie, but if you watch My Hero Academia for the story of All Might and all the other Pro Heroes, this movie is not for you! Heroes Rising focuses on what the title tells you, a story about the new rising heroes of class 1-A. Even though the Pro Hero Hawks makes his screen debut in this movie, he will not have much screen time nor major roles in the plot. All Might and Endeavor do make appearances in the show, but the main concern of the series still stands in the movie: There’s yet no clear symbol of peace and the League of Villains are not the only ones taking advantage of this time of uncertainty.
My Hero Academia: Heroes rising is simply mind-blowing. Action-packed, exciting and extremely well written, you’ll absolutely love what this movie brings especially if you have been following the series for a long time. We at Honey’s Anime had the honor of watching the movie in both Japanese and English voices and we can assure you either version is absolutely amazing, the voice actors did an outstanding job in delivering the feel of the movie and the animators did an amazing job with the fights, both of those combined provides the audience with a stunning experience that will go down in the history of animated movies as one of the best out there! Are you hyped for the movie!? Let us know in the comments below!
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising Red Carpet Premiere Photos
Before the US premiere of My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising held at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles, California; the voice cast of My Hero Academia walked the red carpet and shared with us some of their best smiles. Honey's Anime was there to capture the moment and bring to you the following picture segment where you will see familiar faces like Christopher Sabat, Caitlin Glass, Justin Briner, Trina Nishimura, and many more talents! Enjoy!