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Update: The film will show in the UK, starting with a UK premier on October 13 at the Glasgow Film Theatre as part of Scotland Loves Anime. Check your local picturehouse/film theatre for info on where and when, as nothing has been formally said by Funimation.
Update #2: Check your local cinema for more info, it will be airing Dec 4th and 5th in the UK.
Hey all! I have to say My Hero REALLY upped it's game between the season 1 and the first half of season 2. But I thought as a buffer post(since I am at the halfway point of Season 2), this would be good to look into. I also do plan to look at One's Justice at some point, maybe halfway into Season 3, but for now let's look into My Hero Academia: The Two Heroes.
OK, let me start off by being really petty. I do not like Funimation's policy for this movie. It's only showing for a week(Sept.25 - Oct.2) in the US and Canada, THAT IS LAME! As someone in the UK, I really wants to watch this film, and I think it could win some awards, because this anime has shown it has masterpiece potential. However, it has a VERY limited and restricted run, so we don't know how this be handled in the EU. Beside that, the film looks very interesting.
A look into the early years of All Might
A big thing here is that All Might is getting some more back story. On I island, a place filled with over 10,000 scientists, All Might introduces the students to David Shield, his a scientist that developed his first costume, and from the trailer he seemed to be his sidekick for a while. This is interesting as the anime has not really gone into detail about how the hero All Might started out, it has been more about him in his prime and him after his injuries after the Toxic Chainsaw fight. I am really interested to know about young All Might.
Deku meets Melissa: A girl just like him
Honestly though, this could be good in Deku's development as Melissa is David's daughter, and she thinks her existence could help heroes. This could make Deku rethink what he wants to do, as Deku was like Melissa, and he has the brains to make this stuff. It would also be refreshing to have Deku compare himself to the way he was before, as well as to Melissa, and this could be some interesting self-refection.
Deku's Crowning Moment
A lot of the series seems to be focused on Deku preparing for a moment where he can show he is a hero like All Might, but we haven't seen that yet. I know there is a big fight in season 3 where this happens, but this where he steps up for the first time alone, rather than with his friends. This is great, as we look to finally see Deku begin to transition from Izuku Midoriya: student, to the Deku: The symbol of Peace.
I don't really know where else to put this, but the theme for the movie, Long Hope Philia is beautiful, and I want that to the song to symbolise around this time next year, when I finish school.
But, that's besides the point. Overall, I think besides the stupid airing restrictions, everything about this movie is screaming greatness.
Anyways, that's it for now! Thanks for reading, have a great day/night, share if you enjoyed it, and take care.
Written by Nana Marfo
My Hero Academia(C)Studio Bones/Shonen Jump/Funimation