While I have enjoyed anime for many years, it was my son who got me into My Hero Academia. My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission (Boku no Hīrō Akademia Za Mūbī: Wārudo Hīrōzu Misshon) takes the superhero action to the big screen and it truly is something special. It was so special that here in the UK, the day the Blu-Ray went up for pre-order I hit that Buy now button right away.
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The Movie Review
One thing I do have to warn you about My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission is that this is a movie that is made for people already familiar with the lore and the characters. You could probably still have fun with it if you came into it with no knowledge, but I do think you may be lost for many parts of the movie as it expects the audience to know a great deal.
What I loved first and foremost about this movie was the epic story that it told. The basic premise is that our team of heroes has slightly less than two hours to save the world! Humarise is a cult that think Quirks (people with powers) are going to bring about the end of humanity!
Around 80 percent of the world are Quirks and Humarise has developed a bomb that will only target those with powers. These bombs have been hidden all over and are set to blow in under two hours! These bombs cause Quirks to lose control and eventually die! We see our team of heroes have to spread out and go to all corners of the globe to try and find and stop the bombs.
We also have them wanting to bring the leader of Humarise, Flect Turn to justice. Another part of the movie is that Izuku Midoriya is wanted for a murder he did not commit! Like I said before, My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission is a movie that really does demand that those who are watching it are already familiar with the characters and their story.
I have always thought that My Hero Academia was one of the flashier anime shows out there, but this takes things to a whole new level. The art in this movie is just stunning, it has super slick and near-perfect animation and it truly is a feast for the eyes. It is supported by a rocking soundtrack too and the voice acting had a lot of emotion to it. I cannot wait to check out the English dub when the Blu-Ray comes out later this year.
I do have a couple of complaints, but they do not actually have anything to do with the actual movie. First of all, where I live in the UK, the theatrical run of this was very short and was only on once per day. Also, so far in the UK, there is no 4K release of this planned! I am sure the Blu-Ray will look amazing, but with animation this good, it deserves a 4K release.
Overall, I was very happy with My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission. I was on the edge of my seat from start to end and think it is one of the better movie adaptations of an anime. My son also liked the movie, but he is way more into My Hero Academia than I am and he was not super thrilled that the events of the movie are not exactly going to be canon going forward.
- I liked the overall story that was being told here
- It was awesome seeing superheroes have to spread out all over the world
- This movie has a very interesting and diabolical main villain
- It is one of the best looking theatrical released animated movies I have ever seen
- It appears that the events here are not going to be canon
- So far there is no mention of this being released in 4K which is just insane to me, hopefully by the time you read this a 4K release has been confirmed