My Hero Academia was one of the hottest anime movie of summer 2018, and what was the hottest fuss over MHA? Well, I just had to watch the movie for myself and see what made everybody crazed about. Unfortunately, I was not lucky enough to watch the movie in theaters, but I did get to watch it from the comfort of my own home just recently. Now that I have slurped my soda and ate my popcorn, I can say the movie was an interesting watch but was expecting a little more it.
The movie takes place on a man-made island called 'I-Island' where brilliant scientist reside and research Quirks. All Might is invited by his friend Dave Shield (a well-known scientist), and All Might decides to bring Izuku along with him. It just happens to be that other of Izuku's friend are also at the island, taking on part jobs, invited to attend, or tagging along with friends. We also get the intro of a new best girl and daughter of Dave, Melissa Shield that is also quirkless like Izuku. The villain of the story is a terrorist, Wolfram, that attempts to take over the island and kill the residents, while the pro-heroes, scientists, and the bourgeoisie are held hostage at a private party. Lucky for Izuku and his friends, they were not able to make it to the party and are able to assist the pro-heroes in stopping the villains. Plot twist to the story is that Dave had actually planned for the incident to happen to steal back an invention that maximizes a person's Quirk, this was done so the headset did not land in the wrong hands. Dave assumed he had been working with actors to 'fake' being villains BUT turns out the villains were actually working themselves and had planned to steal the invention from the beginning, and ends up kidnaping Dave. To make a long story short, Izuku and his friends attempt to fight off Wolfram and assist All Might in rescuing Dave. For the first time ever, All Might and Izuku throw a duo punch (that part was the best part of the entire movie) together and defeat the bad guy. Hooray, Hooray! The story ends with Dave reflecting on his actions and realizing the future looks bright with the young heroes and his daughter that will continue on their legacy.
Not going TOO much into detail, the movie did have a lot of action packed moments, and I can say it was outstanding! The beginning started off well with a quick background on All Might; however, I was expecting a little more on his background. All Might's history in my opinion, was very brief and that disappointed me a little, I was hoping to see a little more.
There was one scene in particular that I had seen trending over and over again was the dance scene between Bakugou and Uraraka.
I looked all over this scene in the movie and it never happened. Did I watch the wrong version? Nope! Apparently, this scene is a fake. As a fan, I was looking forward to watching the dance scene of these two but it is fan made and it never happened. To clear up the mix up, it never happened, sorry fangirls. That doesn't mean there is no hope for this ship right?!
Overall, I can say the movie is worth the watch, the fights are epic. The best part is seeing All Might team up with his mentor and just go at it. That was the ultimate sensei and student punch that only comes around so often, and it will be forever ingrained in our otaku memories.
Now the DVD release in the Americas is March 26, 2019. However, you can pre-order your copy at a lower price! You can also purchase your pre-order movie with a free gift from RightStuffAnime.
Also, for the manga reader fans..there will be no Ch. 218 until the first week of March. The manga will go on a break and will continue at the beginning of March. Fans can take their time to catch up on reading or finish digesting the last few chapters until March!