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Funimation to Host “My Hero Academia: Two Heroes” Movie’s World Premiere at Anime Expo 2018


My Hero Academia The Movie: The Two Heroes VisualIn just a few weeks, the fans in Los Angeles will join together under that familiar rallying cry: “Plus Ultra!”

Earlier today, Funimation announced that they will host the world premiere of My Hero Academia: Two Heroes at Anime Expo 2018. The film will be shown in Hall B on July 5, at 12:30PM. The movie will be shown in subtitled format.

Five guests will attend the screening, and are slated to host a guest panel immediately after the show:

  • Daiki Yamashita (Deku’s Japanese voice actor)
  • Mirai Shida (Melissa Shield’s Japanese voice actor)
  • Katsuhisa Namase (David Shield’s Japanese voice actor)
  • Justin Briner (Deku’s English voice actor)
  • Colleen Clinkenbeard (English dub director, Yaoyorozu’s English voice actor)

Funimation describes the movie as:

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.

My hero Academia: The Two Heroes will hit Japanese theaters on August 3.

The main cast and crew will reprise their roles from the TV series. Kenji Nagasaki will direct the feature at Bones, with Yousuke Kuroda (Gundam Build Fighters, Trigun) penning the script. Yoshihiko Umakoshi (Berserk) is in charge of character designs.

Source: Funimation (Email Communication)

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