MY HERO ACADEMIA: HEROES RISING

"Mixed Japanese Anime"

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What You Need To Know:

MY HERO ACADEMIA: HEROES RISING is an animated Japanese movie about a group of superheroes-in-training from the Hero Academy. All Might, the mentor of one of the students, a boy named Deku, retired. The school sends Deku and his classmates to Nabu Island to fight crime as full-fledged superheroes. They discover that the leader of the League of Villains is on the island to steal the final Quirk or superpower he needs from a child. Deku and his classmates combine powers to protect the child and stop Nine from carrying out his evil plans.

MY HERO ACADEMIA: HEROES RISING is action filled with some heartfelt moments, but the movie has a mixed pagan worldview. There is some false religion. For example, the retired superhero All Might gets on his knees to worship and thank his ancestors for a positive outcome. Also, a character claims the world needs balance rather than salvation. This content is mixed with some strong moral elements supporting loyalty, friendship, teamwork, and sacrifice. Finally, MY HERO ACADEMIA: HEROES RISING has lots of strong action violence and some foul language.

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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong mixed pagan worldview includes some false religion where a retired superhero gets on his knees to worship and thank his ancestors for a positive outcome, and a character claims the world needs balance rather than salvation, mixed with some strong moral elements and light redemptive content extolling loyalty, friendship, teamwork, and risking/sacrificing your life for others, plus some humanist elements

Foul Language:
14 obscenities (including some “d” and “s” words)

Violence:
Strong action violence includes main villain holds a little girl by the throat and threatens to choke her to death, characters are injured and shown bandaged, lots of fighting and explosions, people are thrown around during fight scenes, supervillain turns into a beast, woman’s wild hair turns into blades, and a car chase leads to crashes and explosions

Sex:
No sex

Nudity:
No explicit nudity but a female character wears a skimpy outfit

Alcohol Use:
No alcohol

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
A villain smokes a cigar, but no drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Villain thinks the world should be organized on the basis of power rather than good and evil, that might makes right.

More Detail:

MY HERO ACADEMIA: HEROES RISING is an animated Japanese movie about a teenage boy and his class of student superheroes from the Hero Academy, who must step up to the plate in order fight the most powerful supervillain.

Based on a popular Japanese TV series and comic book, the movie begins with a car chase led by The League of Villains. The world is thrust into chaos because the older superheroes are wearing out. The greatest superhero, All Might, has retired. His student, Deku, recounts the story of how All Might became the world’s greatest superhero. His power was passed down to him through the powerful One for All force. The retired superheroes realize they must now ask the next generation of students from the Hero Academy, which includes Deku, to step up and fight against the impending doom.

Deku and his companions from Class 1A are sent to Nabu Island to fight crime. The team is bored by the island’s lack of action until the greatest form of darkness and strongest villain, Nine, invades their island to collect one more main ingredient that will allow him to take over the world.

Although he’s sick with an illness, Nine has the power of the All for One Quirk. This gives him the ability to steal up to nine superpowers or Quirks and use them for himself. He targets two young siblings on the island and pinpoints the younger child as the one who can give him the ninth Quirk he needs to heal his body and continue his goal to subjugate and enslave the whole world.

However, Deku arrives at the last second and saves the young child from Nine’s grip. Deku doesn’t have enough power on his own, though, to defeat Nine. He must rely on his classmates to devise a plan to protect the children and defeat Nine.

MY HERO ACADEMIA: HEROES RISING is action filled with some heartfelt moments, but the movie has a mixed pagan worldview. There is some false religion. For example, the retired superhero All Might gets on his knees to worship and thank his ancestors for a positive outcome. Also, a character claims the world needs balance rather than salvation. This content is mixed with some strong moral elements. For example, there are some positive messages about the need for sacrificing your life in order to help others. There are also a few deeply touching moments of love. A sister risks her life to save her little brother, and the teenage superheroes repeatedly risk their lives to save everyone else. Finally, the main character selflessly gives up all his power in order to save others. Finally, MY HERO ACADEMIA: HEROES RISING has lots of strong action violence and some foul language.

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