Funimation has released the English dub trailer for My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, the second movie in the highly popular franchise. The My Hero Academia anime premiered in 2016, and is one of the most popular anime currently airing. In 2018, Legendary Studios announced it had plans to develop a live-action Hollywood adaption of the series.
My Hero Academia follows Izuku Midoriya, a once Quirk-less individual. After being granted power from All-Might, the #1 hero, Midoriya begins a journey to becoming the world’s greatest hero. It’s not hard to see why My Hero Academia has resonated with so many people. Comic book movies are massive right now, and My Hero Academia can be called Japan’s equivalent of Western superheroes. The cast is diverse, the battles are grand, and it has that sense of optimism many Shōnen Jump titles have. Currently, the show is in its fourth season, which primarily adapts the Overhaul storyline. The first My Hero Academia movie, Two Heroes, released in 2018 to favorable reviews. The latest film released in December. It is seeing a Western release next week, and now fans can check out the English dub trailer.
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising has received its English dub trailer, courtesy of Funimation. Unlike the previous movie, Heroes Rising features the entirety of Class 1-A. The film is seeing a limited theatrical release on February 26. Tickets went on sale in January. Check out the official My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising synopsis from Funimatiom below, followed by the English dub trailer.
Class 1-A visits Nabu Island where they finally get to do some real hero work. The place is so peaceful that it’s more like a vacation … until they’re attacked by a villain with an unfathomable Quirk! His power is eerily familiar, and it looks like Shigaraki had a hand in the plan. But with All Might retired and citizens’ lives on the line, there’s no time for questions. Deku and his friends are the next generation of heroes, and they’re the island’s only hope.
The trailer highlights a few notable things about the story. Fans of Deku and Bakugo should be in for a treat, as they are shown battling together. Also, it appears all of Class 1-A are going to get in on the action. Finally, the story is unique in that there are no pro heroes to help out. In Two Heroes, All-Might had a substantial role. This time, it looks like Class 1-A is alone against this new set of villains. All in all, it looks like Western My Hero Academia fans won’t want to miss it.
My Hero Academia has been going on for some years now, and doesn’t appear to be stopping anytime soon. Other notable Shōnen Jump series have arrived, such as Dr. Stone and Demon Slayer, but My Hero Academia remains massively popular. It was big enough to launch a successful spinoff manga titled My Hero Academia: Vigilantes. In other media, My Hero One’s Justice 2 is launching for the major consoles next month. It is certainly a good time to be a fan.
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The Western release of My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising comes out February 26.