New My Hero Academia Movie

Fans Rise for the Rise of Heroes


Emma Roe

Originally airing on December 20, 2019, in Japan, the anime film known as My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, has been announced to be making its way to the U.S and Canada on February 26, 2020.

According to Hidden Remote, the film is set to run on more than 1000 theaters in both Japanese with English subtitles and English dubbed. When the previous movie for the ongoing franchise, My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, hit North America’s box office on September 25, 2019, it became one of the 10 highest-grossing domestic anime films, with a profit of $5.7 Million. Seeing how well the film did and how well the 4th season of the show is carrying on, this next upcoming addition to the Academia universe is said to be astonishing.

The film is said to follow class 1-A, the main cast, as they travel to Nabu Island, a secluded location where they can finally get some real hero-work under their belts. That is until, as far as fans can tell, their easy going experience is interrupted by a new and powerful villain. Teasers for the film have excited fans who claim that they can’t wait to see what powerful villains and challenges each character will be up against. Along with the debut of a new villain, the one and only Katsuki Bakugo, one of the show’s main characters, is said to have a lot more screen time in the film than he is currently getting in season 4.

Many fans across the internet and locally at Northmont High School are waiting excitedly in anticipation for its release.

“My friends and I will be making bets with each other for the next month to determine which version we end up seeing. He’s a sub-guy while I prefer the dub. Aside from our unhealthy football addiction, My Hero Academia is pretty much our daily dosage of escapism from the morbid nature of our daily lives that we can gleefully obsess over,” says a fan on Hidden Remote.

“I’m looking forward to seeing other characters like Bakugo and Kirishima. I would like to see more of the two’s point of views along with a more in depth glimpse at the relationship dynamics between the pro-heroes while in civilian form,” says Paige Richards, a freshman at Northmont.

Much fan criticism for the film and future reviews for this movie should be seen within the months to follow. Until then, any information about the film and its plot will only come from the trailers and teasers.