My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission is finally available in theaters! A third film which is a continuation of the series, but do you necessarily have to have seen the other two feature films in the saga to understand this one?
My Hero Academia has not finished making people talk! Despite the final arc announced for 2022, Kōhei Horikoshi’s work continues to rise in the race for the best manga of the new generation. And after a very effective season 5, the phenomenon continues in the cinema with the film World Heroes’ Mission.
Released this Wednesday, January 26 in French cinemas, this project follows two feature films respectively released in Japan in 2018 and 2019: Two Heroes and Heroes Rising. But then do you have to have seen them to understand the challenges of this new opus?
World Heroes’ Mission opens with U.A. students dispatched to the four corners of the world to intervene in a case of terrorism. Humanise, a group of individuals who are convinced that the Quirks will be the cause of the end of the world, lay out several bombs aimed at eradicating the 80% of the population possessing power.
Inscribed in the heart of season 5, chronologically speaking, this film therefore takes place months after the events of these two predecessors. However, it is not necessary to have seen them to understand (and like) this third part.
Although very popular with the public (currently the three films have brought together nearly 93 million euros in box office receipts), none is really cannon. To explain, this means that the facts related in Two Heroes, Heroes Rising and World Heroes’ Mission are only material added to the basic work and whose veracity is unverifiable, since the official work never does. citation.
Independent of each other, the three films can be seen randomly, without creating any misunderstanding in the viewer. However, they cannot be dissociated from the original work of Kōhei Horikoshi. It is therefore imperative to have at least read the manga or seen the animated adaptation to understand the themes raised by the film, which does not bother to go into detail on the rules of its universe.
As a perfect bonus, World Heroes’ Mission is therefore more aimed at fans of the saga, avid readers or spectators eager for additional adventures. And for those who prefer the authentic and the indisputable, you can perfectly continue your discovery of the work without being forced to watch the films to understand it.
As a reminder, the anime is available on DNA and Crunchyroll platforms. The manga, meanwhile, is published by Ki-oon editions.