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Funimation, TOHO Host World Premiere of My Hero Academia: Two Heroes Film at Anime Expo

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Voice actors attend screening; Funimation to later screen film in U.S., Canada this fall

Funimation and TOHO announced on Thursday that they will host the world premiere of the My Hero Academia: Two Heroes (My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: Futari no Hero) film at the Anime Expo event. Funimation Films has also licensed the film from TOHO, with plans to release the film in the U.S. and Canada this fall.

The film will screen with English subtitles at Anime Expo on July 5 at 12:30 p.m. Admission is free to all badge holders and will be on a first-come first-served basis. Voice actors Katsuhisa Namase (voice of David Shield), Mirai Shida (voice of Melissa Shield), Daiki Yamashita (voice of Deku), Justin Briner (voice of Deku), and Colleen Clinkenbeard (voice of Yaoyorozu and ADR Director for the film) will host a talk after the film's screening.

Funimation describes the film:

The climactic finals are over, and U.A. is getting ready for the summer training camp. Deku and All Might receive an invitation from a certain person to go overseas to a giant artificial moving city called I-Island. This island, a kind of “science Hollywood” that gathers the knowledge of scientists from around the world, is holding an exhibition called I-Expo showcasing the results of Quirk and hero item research. In the midst of all this, Deku meets a Quirkless girl named Melissa and remembers his own Quirkless past. Out of the blue, the impregnable security system the island boasts is hacked by villains, and all the people on the island are taken as hostages! Now, a plan that could shake hero society has been put into motion! The man who holds the key to it all is the number one hero and Symbol of Peace, All Might.

The film will open in Japan on August 3.

The two new characters in the film are Melissa Shield and her father David. Melissa is a quirkless girl whom Deku meets on I-Island, and David was a friend of All Might in his younger days. David is a scientist who makes hero support items, and Melissa works hard to follow in his footsteps.

Original manga creator Kōhei Horikoshi is credited with the original work, character designs, and as chief supervisor. Returning staff members include director 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. Funimation began streaming the English dub of the third season on the same day that the series premiered in Japan. Crunchyroll and Hulu are streaming the series with English subtitles. The season is listed with 25 episodes.

Horikoshi launched the superhero manga series in Weekly Shonen Jump in July 2014. Viz Media is publishing the manga digitally in its Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and in print.

Source: Funimation

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