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My Hero Academia Film Casts 2 Original Characters

posted on by Karen Ressler

The staff for the My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: Futari no Hero (My Hero Academia the Movie: The Two Heroes) anime film announced two guest cast members on Tuesday. Mirai Shida will play Melissa, a quirkless girl whom Deku meets on I Island, and Katsuhisa Namase will play Melissa's father Devitt, who was a friend of All Might in his younger days. Devitt is a scientist who makes hero support items, and Melissa works hard to follow in his footsteps.

The film will open in Japan on August 3.

The film will take place "overseas," on a giant manmade floating movable city called "I Island." The film will take place after the Final Exam Arc, during "another summer" during the "Forest Training Arc." In addition, the film will show the "younger days" of All Might.

Original manga creator Kōhei Horikoshi is credited with the original work, character designs, and as chief supervisor. Returning staff members include Kenji Nagasaki at BONES, scriptwriter Yousuke Kuroda, character designer Yoshihiko Umakoshi, and composer Yuki Hayashi. TOHO is distributing the film.

The third television anime season based on the manga premiered on April 7 in the same 5:30 p.m. timeslot on Saturdays that the second season held on YTV, NTV, and 27 other network affiliates. Funimation will stream the English dub of the third season on the same day that the series will premiere in Japan. Crunchyroll and Hulu will stream the series with English subtitles. The first six episodes of the series will be available with simultaneous dubs. The season is listed with 25 episodes.

Horikoshi launched the superhero manga series in Weekly Shonen Jump in July 2014, and Shueisha published 18th volumeon April 4. The manga has more than 13 million copies in print. Viz Media is publishing the manga digitally in its Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and in print.

Source: Comic Natalie

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