DID YOU KNOW?
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising wasn't actually the first title that the creators came up with. The original title for the second My Hero Academia film was much different than its current one. While My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising was in the works, the film was at first called ONE FOR ALL. Sounds familiar? It's the powerful quirk that All Might passed on to the main character Izuku Midoriya. The director Kenji Nagasaki revealed in an interview that the film was not about the quirk. Thus, the team scrapped the initial title and decided to go with Heroes Rising. This is because the story of the film focuses on the students of Class 1-A and they are heroes in training. The Class 1-A students have to face obstacles such as strong villains to become better heroes. The quirks in My Hero Academia vary among the students and they all work together to stop evil in their society.
Aside from changing ONE FOR ALL to Heroes Rising, new characters are also introduced. Nagasaki also worked with the original creator of My Hero Academia, Kohei Horikoshi. The director shared that Horikoshi had a fascination for the character "Nine". Nine is one of the villains you can expect in the anime movie My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising. You can also find new original characters that don't appear in the manga named Mahoro and Katsuma. They are the two kids on the movie's trailer. Mahoro is the older sister of Katsuma, her baby brother. Nine, Mahoro, and Katsuma are some of the characters you can see on Heroes Rising! My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising's release in the US is around the corner! Are you excited?