Rikiya Koyama to Play Original Villain Character in My Hero Academia: Two Heroes Anime Film

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Film has world premiere at AX on July 5 before opening in Japan on August 3

This year's 28th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Rikiya Koyama (Blood Blockade Battlefront's Klaus, Fate/Zero's Kiritsugu Emiya) will pay an original villain character named Wolfram in the My Hero Academia: Two Heroes (My Hero Academia THE MOVIE: Futari no Hero) film. He is a leader of a mysterious villain team that aims to overthrow the Hero Society. Original manga creator Kōhei Horikoshi drew the original character design.

The film will open in Japan on August 3.

Funimation and TOHO will host a world premiere of the film with English subtitles at Anime Expo on July 5. Funimation plans to release the film in the U.S. and Canada this fall.

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 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.

Sources: Weekly Shonen Jump issue 28, Animate Times

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