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The ‘My Hero Academia the Movie: Heroes Rising’ Anime Cast Expands

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TOHO is handling the distribution of My Hero Academia the Movie: Heroes Rising which is set for a December 20th, 2019 theatrical bow. We got a teaser back in August and then some casting information for the characters for the film and now the official site has brought out a new trailer for it. This one showcases the theme song from the film as well which definitely sets the tone well.

The villain for the film, Nine, has been revealed to be Yoshio Inoue taking on the role while Slice will be played by Mio Imada. Inoue is a musical actor while Imada comes from live-action work such as the recent Boys Over Flowers Season 2 series.

The project is an original story that’s supervised by original creator Kouhei Horikoshi as it focuses on the Class A characters and delves into material from there. Kenji Nagasaki is the director working from the screenplay by Yousuke Kuroda. Yoshihiko Umakoshi is on board as the character designer and chief animation director with it being produced at BONES.

The Japanese cast includes Daiki Yamashita as Izuku, Kenta Miyake as All Might, Ayane Sakura as Ochako Uraraka, Kaito Ishikawa as Tenya Iida, Aoi Yuki as Tsuyu Asui, Ryou Hirohashi as Minoru Mineta, Marina Inoue as Momo Yaoyorozu, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Yuuki Kaji as Shoto Todoroki, Eri Kitamura as Mina Ashido, Kōsuke Kuwano as Yūga Aoyama, Kei Shindou as Kyōka Jirō, Masakazu Nishida as Mezō Shōji, Saki Ogasawara as Itsuka Kendou, Kouji Okino as Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu and Azu Sakura as Mei Hatsume.

Originally starting back in the summer of 2014, after creator Kouhei Horikoshi’s Barrage series ended, My Hero Academia is one of the more well-received books in the English edition of Weekly Shonen Jump.

Horikoshi received a Tezuka Award Honorable Mention in 2006 after publishing several short stories in Akamaru Jump. His first serialized work was Oumagadoki Doubutsuen back in 2010.

Plot Concept: What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called “Quirks”? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless? Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he hasn’t got an ounce of power in him. With no chance of ever getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, his life is looking more and more like a dead end. Then an encounter with All Might, the greatest hero of them all, gives him a chance to change his destiny.

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