The students of Class 1-A are our children here at Did You Have To? and this week, we all got to see them rise in My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising. This week, we review the newest feature film in the anime franchise and discuss the impact that it will have on shonen. Already the heir to the shonen throne, LaNeysha and Kate talk about how the rivalry between Bakugo and Midoriya has surpassed those featured in the Big Three, their favorite fights, and what they took away from the film.
Looking for more My Hero Academia content? Check out the But Why Tho? podcast episode about why the anime and manga franchise matters and you can check our episode all about the perfect cinnamon roll that is Deku. Looking for some Bakugo content? Fear not, we have an episode coming up in the future and in the meantime, you can check out Kate’s article on her son.
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About My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising:
In My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, Class 1-A visits Nabu Island where they finally get to do some real hero work by running their own hero agency on the island and solving its problems. It’s the perfect place for the kids to get experience while also relaxing. Well, relaxing until they’re attacked by Nine (Johnny Yong Bosch). With an unfathomable quirk, his power is eerily familiar, as is his costuming. Set on taking something from the island, the kids of UA have to figure out how to handle a villain incursion led by the strongest baddie they’ve ever fought. In their fight, Midoriya (Justin Briner) and his friends rise as the island’s only hope and affirm their status as the next generation’s hero.
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Kate is co-founder, EIC, and CCO of BWT. She’s also a Certified Rotten Tomatoes Critic, host, and creator of our flagship podcast, But Why Tho? and Did You Have To?. She also manages all PR relationships for comics, manga, film, TV, and anime. She has an MA in Cultural Anthropology and Religious Studies focusing on how pop culture impacts society.