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Here is the latest info on My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission, the series’ third theatrical release that is scheduled to open in Japan on Friday, August 6th!
It has been announced that actor Ryo Yoshizawa will play the movie’s original character Rody Soul!
We have an image of his character and an official comment from Ryo Yoshizawa himself.
Keep reading for more info!
Ryo Yoshizawa will Play an Original Character in the Movie!
Ryo Yoshizawa won Best Supporting Actor at the Blue Ribbon Awards and the 43rd Japan Academy Film Prize Awards for his appearance in the 2019 movie Kingdom.
He is currently starring in the Japanese historical drama Seiten wo Tsuke on NHK as Eiichi Shibusawa, a role that has garnered a lot of attention.
Yoshizawa has taken roles in live-action movies based on manga such as Kingdom and Gintama.
His roles range from light-hearted to heavy, which has garnered him fans from all demographics.
In 2019, he made his anime voice acting debut in the film Her Blue Sky as the protagonist Shinnosuke Kanamuro in both his younger days and as an adult. His performance received high praise, as the quality of the voice acting was very high for a first-timer.
Yoshizawa is also a fan of MHA, the TV anime based on the manga that runs in Weekly Shonen Jump.
When we went to interview him at the My Hero Academia: DRAWING SMASH exhibition currently taking place in Japan, he said things like “I really cry when I watch MHA,” “Deku is so cool, working hard and slowly getting stronger,” while looking at the panels and other items on display.
A scene that is especially popular among fans is one that takes place in the UA High School gymnasium between Deku and Todoroki.
When he came across that scene on display in the exhibition hall, he exclaimed,
"This scene! I seriously cried during this scene” and couldn’t contain his excitement. He is a true MHA fan!
Yoshizawa's character is Rody Soul, designed by the manga's original creator Kohei Horikoshi-sensei exclusively for the movie.
Rody is an important character who holds the key to the story, so we're sure to have a chance to experience the love Yoshizawa has for MHA!
Comment from Ryo Yoshizawa
I will be taking part in the My Hero Academia: World Heroes Mission movie as Rody Soul.
I love MHA. I am quite excited that I have a chance to exist in the world of this series.
I’m glad that I expressed my love for the series on many different occasions. At last, my plan to join the cast has been successful!
I’ll do my best not to break the wonderful world of MHA that is filled with passion and humor, and although I’m not ready in many ways,
I want to make sure that I have the character down pat. Please go easy on me.
Rody Soul (Voice Actor: Ryo Yoshizawa)
Rody lives in a trailer in Oseon, where Deku, Bakugo, and Todoroki arrive.
He has put his dreams on hold to look after this younger siblings and make a living as a courier.
He gets involved with Deku and the others and joins them on their journey.
He has a distrust of heroes due to how he was raised.
He does what he likes and has an easygoing personality, though no one knows his true feelings.
My Hero Academia: World Heroes Mission Story Introduction
The Quirk Doomsday Theory states that "quirks," something ingrained in society, will lead humanity to destruction, declaring that those who have them are "sick." Humarize is a mysterious group that seeks to eliminate those who have “quirks” worldwide.
To save people in countries across the world from the forcibly quirk-destroying "Quirk Causation Bomb," pro heroes all over the world and the interns at UA High School have gathered, forming a world-class specially selected hero team. Their task is to retrieve the bombs hidden around the world.
Izuku, Bakugo, and Todoroki are interns at Endeavor Office. They are asked to leave Japan and carry out the mission in Oseon.
While there, Izuku gets involved in an incident and ends up on the wanted list. While this is happening, Humarize’s nefarious criminal statement reaches every corner of the world:
“The two-hour time limit starts now.”
Before the MHA characters face their most dangerous mission, the future of the world and all the heroes are entrusted only to "them."
My Hero Academia Season 5 Information
Now on air!
The currently running Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha) comic series My Hero Academia has sold over a combined 30,000,000 copies!
The hit series by Kohei Horikawa is back as a TV anime.
The story takes place in a world where 80% of the population has a superpower known as a "quirk." Some villains use their quirks for evil, so those who want to take on the job of a hero who protects society attend UA High School.
Join Izuku Midoriya and his classmates in their story about growing up, battles, and friendship!
The story takes place in a world where most people have superpowers known as "quirks.
" Izuku Midoriya, a.k.a. Deku is a quirkless boy who meets his number one hero, All Might. Deku then starts attending UA High School, a prestigious academy that produces great heroes who protect society with their quirks.
He improves his ability alongside his classmates in Class 1-A.
The next challenge Deku faces on the road to becoming the best hero is a joint training battle with the school's other class of heroes, Class 1-B! The first direct competition since the sports festival will lift the student's competitive spirits. During this battle, "something" new will be awakened in Deku.
Original creator: Kohei Horikoshi (serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump)
Chief director: Kenji Nagasaki
Director: Masahiro Mukai
Series composition, script: Yousuke Kuroda
Character design: Yoshihiko Umakoshi/Hitomi Odashima
Music: Yuuki Hayashi
Opening Theme: No.1 by DiSH//
Ending Theme: Ashiato by the peggies
Izuku Midoriya: Daiki Yamashita
Katsuki Bakugo: Nobuhiko Okamoto
Ochako Uraraka: Ayane Sakura
Tenya Iida: Kaito Ishikawa
Shoto Todoroki: Yuki Kaji
Eijiro Kirishima: Toshiki Masuda
Tsuyu Asui: Aoi Yuuki
Momo Yaoyorozu: Marina Inoue
Fumikage Tokoyami: Yoshimasa Hosoya
Neito Monoma: Kohei Amasaki
Itsuka Kendo: Saki Ogasawara
Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu: Koji Okino
Yosetsu Awase: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Ibara Shiozaki: Miho Sakurazaka
Hitoshi Shinso: Wataru Hatano
Shota Aizawa: Junichi Suwabe
All Might: Kenta Miyake
Official US Manga Site: https://www.viz.com/my-hero-academia
Official US Twitter: https://twitter.com/mhaofficial @mhaofficial
Official US Anime Site: https://www.funimation.com/myheroacademia
Anime Movie Information
My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes Mission
The movie will begin screening Friday, August 6th in Japan!
Original story/Overall Director/Character Supervisor: Kohei Horikoshi
■Original story/Overall Director/Character Supervisor: Kohei Horikoshi (Manga published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump)
■Director: Kenji Nagasaki
■Script: Yousuke Kuroda
■Character Designs: Yoshihiko Umakoshi
■Music: Yuuki Hayashi
Original Comic Information
Ⓒ2021 My Hero Academia The Movie Production Committee ⒸKohei Horikoshi /Shueisha
ⒸKohei Horikoshi/Shueisha/My Hero Academia Production Committee
ⒸKohei Horikoshi /Shueisha