My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission is Japanese Action Adventure Animation film. The film is about 104 minutes long,but It felt more like 70 minutes.
Let’s talk more about this film and give you my review.
My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission – Movie Review
My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission film was directed by Kenji Nagasaki from a screenplay written by Yōsuke Kuroda and stars Daiki Yamashita, Nobuhiko Okamoto, and Yuki Kaji.
So When a cult of terrorists ruins a city by releasing a toxin that causes people’s abilities to spiral out of control, Japan’s greatest heroes spread around the world in an attempt to track down the mastermind and put him to justice.
The terrorists in this film put stock in the quirk doomsday theory. This is a theory that believes that people who have quirks if you are unfamiliar with the story of the show, people have special abilities, superhuman abilities of all different kinds. And this theory believes that these people will bring about the destruction of the world.
And so these terrorists want to kill all heroes if possible, and not even just the heroes, even people who have quirks who are just regular people who don’t want to be heroes who are just living their lives.
Maybe they can do something special, or something unique about them. According to terrorists, those people got to go too.
It should come as a little surprise to you that I really love this movie, but it actually surprised me how much I did love it because I had heard that it wasn’t quite as good as the last one.
I don’t know if I’m just like off culter from the vibe right now, but I thought this one was the best of the three actually.
The pacing of it is incredibly fast. The action starts from essentially the first scene and continues into this epic chase through a city involving a jewel heist where we meet Rody Soul, who’s one of the best offshoot anime movie characters I’ve ever seen.
This character was extremely fleshed out. He’s caring for his younger brother and sister, and he’s doing so by taking odd jobs for gangsters and nefarious folk around town.
But his backstory and how it unfolds gradually throughout the movie as he’s forced to team up with Izuku Midoriya, who is also falsely branded as a criminal.
He becomes one of the most wanted people in the world for something he didn’t do because his call to terrorists also has people in the police force as well who believe this quirk doomsday theory.
The way Rody and Izuku’s relationship developed, and the exploration of Rody’s past. I thought it was way better. I don’t know. I love this show already, but sometimes even as an anime fan, I’m like, they don’t have to try that hard on some of those things, but they did. They really went hard on the characterization in this one.
And since most of the effect, all of the My Hero Academia films are mostly just offshoots and don’t impact the narrative of the show. I was surprised how great of a character this guy was, and I really want to see him in the show. I hope they decide to incorporate him more in the future.
As with all of My Hero Academia, the animation is absolutely spectacular. The fight scenes are insanely epic every time it gets to like, this point of just awesomeness.
You always say, okay, well, they’ve expended all their energy. Oh my God, they’re still fighting and it gets really bloody towards the end.
Like, I won’t get into spoilers, but there’s a lot of blood in this movie and like, so much blood where you’re like, oh, they should be fucking dead with all that blood loss, but it was bloody as fuck towards the end.
It was like Demon Slayer level, bloody people are getting cut up left and right and spilling blood all over the place. I’m like, you guys need to fall down and get a blood transfusion or something, like because you’re fucked up.
I also really liked the villain this time around, the leader of this cult group of terrorists. Because the motivation all made sense, his backstory, why he felt that people with quirks should go, everything made sense, and it also felt kind of weighty and scary.
The villains in the past for the show have been not as serious as this one. The idea that you’re literally going to just kill a large majority of the population because you believe that they are diseased kind of explores darker territory than this series usually does.
And I also loved the man on the run storyline of Deku being falsely accused of something. I’ve never really seen that story structure in My Hero Academia, and I really like seeing him have to sneak around the cops and the authorities, but also prove his innocence.
But strangely, my biggest takeaway from this movie is honestly the pacing. I was blown away from a storytelling perspective on how quick everything happens.
Granted, it is relying on somewhat of a knowledge of the show, and so there’s not as much set of a certain thing. So if you’ve never seen the show, you’re going to be lost as fuck.
But when it comes to just purely a structure writing standpoint, things happen so fast in this film and the action constantly propels the story.
Now some people might say, Well, that’s plot dictating the story and not character. I don’t think so. Not when the characters are involved in the action and you get to understand them by watching them make split-second choices.
And that happens throughout a large majority of this movie because characters are constantly faced with obstacles and things they have to overcome their choices they have to make and they have to do it very quickly and it keeps the audience on their toes. I was just really impressed by how fast this movie moved.
According to IMDb, It’s like 104 minutes long. It felt more like 70 minutes. Maybe it was so fast, just like I said with the last film, if you love the show, you’re probably going to love the movie.
The creators really know what they’re doing with this show and they know how to cater to their fan base, but also to consistently find really exciting things for these characters to do that are also surprisingly emotional in the end.
This was a really good year for anime films between this and The Demon Slayer movie. I have one other thing I want to say about anime films in theaters.
Because I’ve noticed a trend lately and I want everyone else to notice it, too. I’m tired of being the only one who notices this shit.
Have you ever noticed that whenever an anime film does very well at the box office in America, like, say, Dragon Ball Super Broly or The Demon Slayer movie? Or most recently, this film last weekend did very well.
That the narrative, the way people who write about box office online talk about that. Isn’t that a surprise. It’s always a surprise when an anime film cracks into the top ten at the box office.
The big surprise this weekend is My Hero Academia, The big surprise this weekend is Demon Slayer beating out, blah, blah blah. Is it really that fucking surprising anymore that people like anime wake up, people fucking like it. It’s not surprising that it does. Well, it’s a very viable thing.
When I was a kid, the idea of even seeing anime in a theater kind of blew my fucking mind. When I was able to see the first few Dragon Ball Z films in the theater. That was insane to me.
And now almost every anime film is shown in theaters for at least one night. I even saw the Shirobako Movie this year. I’m not even a huge fan of the show. I’ve seen like, half of it, but I love the idea of supporting anime in theaters because I still feel like it’s very special.
I cherish that. I’m not used to the fact that it’s so available. Do you know what I mean? Because my generation was so used to the fact that it was hard to come by anime. You had to have a tape of it, or maybe it was on Tsunami.
So the idea that anime is in theaters, I always want to support it, but I don’t find it surprising anymore when they do really well because a lot of fucking people like anime, I don’t know if you knew that.
So the next time a big anime film is in theaters. If it does really well at the box office, look forward. You’re going to see people talking about how surprising it is in their box office articles.
It’s not surprising if you’ve been with anime from the beginning. This shit is awesome. It’s here to stay. I hope you guys check out this movie. It’s still in theaters for a few more days.
So I am going to give My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission a B.
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My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission Trailer
Check out the trailer of the 2021 Japanese animated superhero film; My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission.
In the film, Izuku Midoriya and his classmates join the Pro-Heroes around the world for a mission to stop a terrorist plan that will bring an end to humanity.