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.


“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]



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 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 Dabi and 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 Dabi's 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

A month ago, Shota Aizawa informs Class 1-A of U.A. High School, that they will participate in the U.A. High's safety program sponsored by the Public Safety Commission to help with their training after everyone obtained their provisional licenses and are relocated to the remote Nabu Island doing heroic work despite the work involving mostly minor deeds the island's relatively low crime rate.

After establishing the headquarters, the class performs various tasks: Denki is called to charge up a farmer's tractor battery; Koji retrieves lost pets; Tenya goes to assist an old lady who had a broken back to the hospital; Fumikage patrols the skies above Nabu Island; Mashirao monitors the popular tourist beach area; Yuga and Mina clearing a highway road blocked by boulders; Eijiro helping a fisherman and his family load up on a semi-truck; Momo fixing a scooter; and Ochaco, Kyoka, and Izuku locating a lost kid.

Izuku, Ochaco, and Kyoka locate the lost child: Katsuma Shimano, at a park area. who reveals to be with his older sister, Mahoro Shimano, when she revealed that she was timing Izuku and the others on their arrival to their location and angrily scolds Izuku because he took about an hour late to locate her brother. Izuku felt embarrassed and ashamed before Mahoro scowls at him for being a hero and walks off with her brother. Despite the latter being dismissive, Izuku doesn't mind about being scolded by the child.

Elsewhere, Mahoro gets Katsuma and herself some ice cream while making rude comments about U.A. High's students and their ability to respond to danger despite the island's low crime rate. Katsuma doesn't seem bothered by his sister because Izuku was nice to him, so Mahoro formulates a plan to make her brother change his mind about the heroes.

Meanwhile, back on the mainland at U.A. High School, the retired former No. One Hero, Toshinori Yagi, was wondering if the students at Nabu Island are alright despite having their provisional licenses, but Shota reassures to Toshinori that there are no villains on the island and the students should be relatively safe from any major threats.

Back at Nabu Island, at the end of the day, the class was exhausted from all the hard work and deeds that they've done. Hanta wonders if the small deeds are considered to be hero work, so Tenya assures that every deeds that happen on the island count as hero work. Momo reminds everyone that they may have their provisional licenses, but they are still students, so they will have to put the hard work to make sure that the island residents can count on them as Minoru points out to the class that the only one who hasn't done the work since they arrived on the island was Katsuki, who refuses to do small deeds unless there is a villain involved.

The residents of Nabu Island greets the class with special accommodations of food for dinner as a token of gratitude for all of their hero work. After eating their dinner, Katsuki was assigned to be on night patrol after he sat in the office all day.

Later on the night, Izuku was taking a fast jog to keep training on his Quirk: One For All, and stumbles upon Katsuki who was taking his night patrol. Katsuki and Izuku had a short conversation before they were interrupted by Katsuma who informs them about a villain closeby.

Back in the mainland, Katsuma and Mahoro's father, who was out-of-town for work, watches a video recording of his children before he was attacked by Chimera who slammed the truck to knock him out. Nine uses his Quirk to scan and see what kind of Quirks other people and found what he needed. He then uses his All For One Quirk to steal and absorb the father's Cell Activation Quirk. He tries to use his original Quirk: Weather Manipulation, but he feels strained because the father's quirk requires a Blood Type-A, so Nine theorizes that his children would be the key to his powers.

At Nabu Island, Katsuki and Izuku rushed over to where Katsuma said the villain is located: at the ancient castle ruins located southwest in a peninsula. Katsuki arrives on scene first to confront the villain; a giant praying mantis. He first used Stun Grenade to blind it, but he notices something wrong.

Izuku arrives shortly afterward and saw the praying mantis prepared to attach Katsuki, but it phases through him revealing to be a hologram created by Mahoro's Quirk: Hologram. Katsuki angrily scolds Mahoro and Katsuma for making the illusion before Izuku stops him.

Back on the mainland, the No. 2 Hero, Hawks, arrives on the scene of destruction and knocked Katsuma and Mahoro's father unconscious after stealing his Quirk, created by Nine to divert the authorities from locating their position and their true objectives. While Hawks investigates the scene, the leader of the League of Villains, Tomura Shigaraki, observes from a skyscraper.

On Nabu Island, the class resumes to their daily schedule hero work. Izuku comes across Katsuma again who apologizes for his sister's prank last night. He explains that his sister hates the heroes and wants to discourage him from ever becoming one. Izuku realizes that Mahoro wanted to stop Katsuma from every thinking of becoming a hero because she was afraid that the hero work is dangerous which reminds him of how his mother, Inko, was worried about his well-being. Izuku assures to Katsuma that anyone can be a hero as long as they focus on putting their effort. One of the residents tells Izuku of their life, losing their mother after she died of certain illness, their father being left to work out of the island, leaving them behind. Katsuki overheard everything from the balcony.

Act Two: Nine's Invasion

Act Three: The Last Stand



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.


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


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

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