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More Cast, Spinoff Manga 1-shot Revealed for My Hero Academia: Two Heroes Film

posted on 2018-07-23 00:15 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
1-shot in next week's Shonen Jump to focus on Melissa

This year's 34th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed one more cast member on Monday for the My Hero Academia: Two Heroes film. Ryohei Kimura will play young David Shield (seen below) in the film.

The magazine also revealed that the 35th issue on July 30 will feature a My Hero Academia one-shot manga titled "Kitto Daremo ga Dareka no Hero" (Everyone is Surely Someone's Hero). The 15-page one-shot will center on the film-original character Melissa, and a certain hero she meets. Yōkō Akiyama is drawing the manga.

Funimation and TOHO hosted a world premiere of the film with English subtitles at Anime Expo on July 5. The film will open in Japan on August 3. Funimation will screen the film in more than 400 theaters in the United States and Canada on September 25, 26, 27, 29 and October 2. Screenings on September 25, 27, and 29 will be in Japanese with English subtitles, while screenings on September 26 and October 2 will be English-dubbed.

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.

New characters for the film include David Shield (voiced by Katsuhisa Namase), Melissa Shield (voiced by Mirai Shida), and Wolfram (voiced by Rikiya Koyama). Melissa is a quirkless girl whom Deku meets on I-Island, and her father 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. Wolfram is a leader of a mysterious villain team that aims to overthrow the Hero Society.

Participating theaters in Japan will give out "volume 0" (volume Origin) books to theatergoers, while supplies last. The book features a cover and a manga drawn by original manga creator Kōhei Horikoshi. The book also contains a "character description and analysis collection" of characters (including the new characters) who appear in the film, as well as a "secret dialogue" between Horikoshi and One Piece manga creator Eiichiro Oda.

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. Masaki Suda is performing the film's theme song "Long Hope Philia." amazarashi's Hiromu Akita wrote and composed the piece.

Sources: Weekly Shonen Jump issue 34 and magazine's website, My Hero Academia: Two Heroes film's Twitter account


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