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My Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising- Film Casts Kousuke Toriumi, Shunsuke Takeuchi as Villains

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
2nd film in franchise opens on December 20 in Japan

This year's 50th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday the character designs and voice actors for two more original characters who will appear in Boku no Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising- (My Hero Academia the Movie -Heroes: Rising-), the new anime film based on Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga. Both new characters are Villains who work with Nine.

Kōsuke Toriumi as Mummy

Shunsuke Takeuchi as Chimera

Other guest cast members include:

The film will open in Japan on December 20. Kenji Nagasaki and Yousuke Kuroda are returning from the series and the previous film as the director and scriptwriter, respectively. Yoshihiko Umakoshi is returning to design the characters, and Yuuki Hayashi is once again composing the music. BONES is animating the film. Rock band sumika are performing the theme song "Higher Ground."

Theatergoers will receive an exclusive short manga by Horikoshi titled Boku no Hero Academia Vol. R (My Hero Academia Vol. Rising) as a bonus while supplies last. The manga will be in a booklet that participating theaters will distribute with a one-million-copy print run. The booklet will also have an extended interview with Horikoshi, character designs, original character sketches for the movie's new characters, and a new cover illustration.

Horikoshi previously teased that the film will be the last one for the franchise, as "there won't be a third film. Probably." He explained that the second film can be described as a kind of a finale for My Hero Academia. That is because its story uses one of the concepts he had wanted to use in the manga's final battle. As such, he proclaimed that the second film will be more "Plus Ultra" than even the first one.

As with the previous My Hero Academia: Two Heroes film, Horikoshi has overall supervision of the film, and is handling the original character designs.

Sources: Weekly Shonen Jump issue 50, MoCa News

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