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My Hero Academia: Heroes: Rising (僕のヒーローアカデミア THE MOVIE ヒーローズ:ライジング Boku no Hīrō Akademia Za Mūbī Hīrōzu:Raijingu?) is a 2019 animated film and the second in the My Hero Academia series.

The movie was announced in the 17th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump and first premiered in Japan on December 20, 2019. It premiered in North America and the United Kingdom on February 26, 2020.

Synopsis

“A must-see story full of passion!! In this movie, Izuku Midoriya, Katsuki Bakugo, Ochaco Uraraka, Shoto Todoroki, and all the other members of Class 1-A will make an appearance!

Even though All Might was admired by many all around the world, it was with a sad heart that he had to give up his hero role as the Symbol of Peace. Because of this, a dark force who was moving behind the scenes, a villain named Nine who can be considered the greatest villain thus far.”[3]

Summary

Prologue

Late at night sometime in the winter, in the outskirts of Japan, the police and multiple Pro Heroes are in pursuit of the League of Villains, who are escaping in an armored truck carrying cargo requested by the Doctor Garaki. The cargo in question is a large fluid-filled life support tank harboring a man. With the combined efforts of Spinner, Dabi, and Mr. Compress, the villains manage to hold off their pursuers. At the same time, Spinner wonders who alerted the authorities of their route, with Mr. Compress suspecting an information leak.

At the end of a turn is a roadblock guarded by police and Endeavor. Dabi fires of a blast of his flames at the Pro Hero, and Endeavor uses his Flashfire Fist - Jet Burn, with both attacks colliding and canceling each other out. Shortly after, Dabi lets out a massive blast of his flames, with Endeavor countering with his Prominence Burn. The move easily overpowers the attack and engulfs the truck. The villains melt into piles of sludge, revealing that they were clones created by Twice.

The truck crashes into the surrounding forest, and the wreckage is soon visited by Hawks. When examing the contents of the truck, the life support tank is revealed to be empty. Hawks suspected the truck was carrying a new type of Nomu, but later believes it was something else.

The man in the tank, Nine, stumbles into the forest and up a small hill, where he meets with his associates: Chimera, Mummy, and Slice. Nine then looks over the city, telling his friends that the experiment was a success.

Act One: Practical Hero Experience

Act Two: Nine's Invasion

Act Three: The Last Stand

Epilogue

Production

On March 23, 2019, it was announced that the second animated film of My Hero Academia was scheduled for release in Winter.[4]

On July 7, 2019, it was announced for the official Twitter account and scheduled the film for release on December 20, 2019.[5]

On October 11, 2019, the official trailer for the movie was released.

Soundtrack

The movie's theme song is titled "Higher Ground", performed by Japanese rock band sumika.

Cast

Character Japanese Voice Actor English Voice Actor
Izuku Midoriya Daiki Yamashita Justin Briner
Katsuki Bakugo Nobuhiko Okamoto Clifford Chapin
Katsuma Shimano Yuka Terasaki Maxey Whitehead
Mahoro Shimano Tomoyo Kurosawa Dani Chambers
Shoto Todoroki Yūki Kaji David Matranga
Tenya Iida Kaito Ishikawa J. Michael Tatum
Ochaco Uraraka Ayane Sakura Luci Christian
Eijiro Kirishima Toshiki Masuda Justin Cook
Fumikage Tokoyami Yoshimasa Hosoya Josh Grelle
Minoru Mineta Ryo Hirohashi Brina Palencia
Momo Yaoyorozu Marina Inoue Colleen Clinkenbeard
Denki Kaminari Tasuku Hatanaka Kyle Phillips
Kyoka Jiro Kei Shindō Trina Nishimura
Hanta Sero Kiyotaka Furushima Christopher Bevins
Mezo Shoji Masakazu Nishida Ian Sinclair
Mina Ashido Eri Kitamura Caitlin Glass
Rikido Sato Toru Nara Cris George
Tsuyu Asui Aoi Yūki Monica Rial
Toru Hagakure Kaori Nazuka Felecia Angelle
Yuga Aoyama Kosuke Kuwano Joel McDonald
Mashirao Ojiro Kosuke Miyoshi Mike McFarland
Koji Koda Takuma Nagatsuka Greg Ayres
Hawks Yuichi Nakamura Zeno Robinson
Mummy Kōsuke Toriumi Brendan Blaber
Chimera Shunsuke Takeuchi Greg Dulcie
All Might Kenta Miyake Christopher R. Sabat
Eraser Head Junichi Suwabe Christopher Wehkamp
Nezu Yasuhiro Takato Jerry Jewell
Recovery Girl Etsuko Kozakura Luci Christian
Endeavor Tetsu Inada Patrick Seitz
Yokumiru Mera Masami Iwasak Kenny Green
Rock Lock Yasuhiro Gabe Kunda
Tomura Shigaraki Kōki Uchiyama Eric Vale
Dabi Hiro Shimono Jason Liebrecht
Spinner Ryo Iwasaki Larry Brantley
Mr. Compress Tsuguo Mogami Kent Williams
Himiko Toga Misato Fukuen Leah Clark
Twice Daichi Endou Newton Pittman
Doctor Minoru Inaba Mark Stoddard
Nine Yoshio Inoue Johnny Yong Bosch
Slice Mio Imada Lydia Mackay

Promotion Material

Images

Videos

Character Designs

Gallery

Trivia

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 https://eiga.com/news/20190323/5
  2. https://www.boxofficemojo.com/releasegroup/gr2041401861/
  3. https://comicbook.com/anime/amp/2019/07/09/my-hero-academia-heroes-rising-anime-synopsis-summary-anime/
  4. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-03-22/my-hero-academia-manga-gets-2nd-anime-film-in-winter/.144780
  5. https://twitter.com/heroaca_movie/status/1147831144475328512

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