Liked Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse? Watch Boku no Hero Academia the Movie: Futari no Hero (My Hero Academia: Two Heroes)!
- Episodes: 1
- Aired: August 2018
My Hero Academia: Two Heroes is the first movie released from the world of My Hero Academia. Class 1-A, some of the top superhero students in the world, find themselves making their way to I-Island, a manmade island where the smartest scientists and top heroes are gathering for an exposition on all things related to superhero tools and powers. Things quickly go awry when a supervillain hijacks the building where the exposition is held and almost everyone is trapped except the Class 1-A students. It’ll take these students and the quirkless, but brilliant, daughter of a top scientist to stop the villain’s plans.
Major Similarities Between Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Boku no Hero Academia the Movie: Futari no Hero (My Hero Academia: Two Heroes)
1. Super Heroes
My Hero Academia borrows a ton from American superhero comic books, particularly with All Might, a character who will remind you of Captain America. If you wanted more young superheroes like Miles Morales, then you won’t find a better choice than My Hero Academia: Two Heroes.
2. Inheriting a Title
Izuku Midoriya, the main character, must rise to the occasion of becoming the new #1 hero after inheriting All Might’s powers and considering that All Might is losing his own ability to use them. It’s a direct mirror of Miles Morales having to become his world’s Spider-Man after Peter Parker’s own death at the hands of Kingpin.
One of the best parts of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was that it didn’t just feature Miles Morales’ Spider-Man but also several other different versions of him from other parallel universes to make for a lot of fun team-up moments. My Hero Academia: Two Heroes brings Izuku’s class in tow and we get to see the top students as well as Izuku and All Might pair up in some similarly fun fights.
Liked Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse? Watch Boruto: Naruto Next Generations!
- Episodes: 87+
- Aired: April 2017 – Ongoing
Boruto, the son of the Leaf village’s Hokage and famous war hero Naruto, has a lot to live up to. Having gotten the privilege of growing around a family, even if it’s a family that can be distant, Boruto has the gifts and flaws of his father magnified. He must learn to mature quickly much in the way his father did because the peace that Naruto brought over the ninja world is decaying under the assault of hidden enemies.
Major Similarities Between Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
1. A New Hero and A New Story
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse takes pleasure in depicting each Spider-Man highlighting that this was their narrative until we come to accept that this is, in fact, Miles Morales’ narrative near the end as he becomes New York’s new protector. Boruto starts off this series by pointing out that although this was once Naruto’s story, this is now his story and it’ll be a different one than his father’s, one with him as the hero.
2. Amazing Animation
As a 2D and 3D hybrid, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is one of the most visually unique movies out there and that’s part of what made it such a special experience. Boruto: Naruto Next Generation’s episode 65 was a similar visual extravaganza as it gathered a wide variety of animators to produce some of the best fight sequences you’ll ever see.