The highly-anticipated digital release of the critically-acclaimed anime film “My Hero Academia: Two Heroes” will soon be available on Crunchyroll. The popular anime streaming platform is poised to present the feature-length spectacle, starting from August 17 at 5 p.m. PT. The movie will be accessible with both its English dub and the original Japanese audio accompanied by subtitles.
The impact of “Two Heroes” was profound, as it marked a significant turning point for the globally beloved series, “My Hero Academia.” Serving as the inaugural installment among three theatrically released features, the film made a noteworthy impact at the box office, amassing an impressive $33.4 million in global revenue.
This triumph paved the way for subsequent successes: “My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising” in 2019 and “My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission” in 2021. Guiding this triumphant trio of films was director Kenji Nagasaki, with the skilled Yosuke Kuroda penning the narrative of “Two Heroes.”
The storyline of “Two Heroes” follows the charismatic Izuku Midoriya, also known as Deku, and his fellow students from Class 1-A as they embark on an extraordinary adventure outside the confines of U.A. Academy. Their destination is I-Island, an ethereal floating city that houses the prestigious I-Expo, a global exhibition showcasing the pinnacle of hero-related technology and innovation.
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Deku receives a special invitation from his idol, the revered All-Might, to reconnect with All-Might’s old comrade David Shields and his daughter Melissa. However, as villainous forces infiltrate I-Expo and ensnare All-Might in their nefarious plot, a call to action emerges for the next generation of heroic youth, demanding them to rise above and rescue the imperiled multitude.
Crunchyroll serves as the primary streaming platform for the core “My Hero Academia” series, which is currently deep into the production of its seventh season. Adapted from the beloved manga by Kōhei Horikoshi, the series chronicles Deku’s transformative journey from an individual devoid of inherent abilities to a fervent peacekeeper, fueled by his unyielding determination, unwavering spirit, and unshakable hope. Presently, the anime is poised on the brink of a riveting conflict, as international heroes converge to confront the malevolent All For One. Notably, the franchise’s momentum shows no sign of waning, with a fourth animated film in the works, complemented by a live-action rendition on Netflix, courtesy of Legendary Entertainment.
For enthusiasts eagerly awaiting the chance to relive the thrilling escapades of “My Hero Academia: Two Heroes,” the wait is nearly over. Crunchyroll’s digital archive welcome the film on August 17, inviting viewers to immerse themselves once again in the gripping world of heroes and their unswerving quests for justice.