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My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Imaginative but violent anime adventure has some swearing.

Movie PG-13 2020 104 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 10+

very good

I saw the series with my 10 and 11 year old and it was great they loved, it was all of working together and crime fighting it was a little bloody but it was great
age 10+

My 15 year old loves it and I do too!

I watched this with my fifteen year old daughter and I actually enjoyed it a bit (surprising for a thirty four year old,I know!) It says some profanities like “dumb” and “losers” but she knows better. As for the gore, A bloody nose is shown but nothing graphic.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11 ):
Kids say (95 ):

In terms of animation and storytelling quality, this anime adventure is a step forward from its predecessor, My Hero Academia: Two Heroes. While both films have stories that are more focused and easier to follow than the typical hydra-headed cast-of-thousands storytelling approach so common to anime, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising has a more sophisticated and imaginative animation style than Two Heroes, while generally avoiding the awkward attempts at humor that marred the first film. Even though it sometimes veers dangerously close to flying off the rails, in the end, casual viewers will likely be able to enjoy this movie as much as anime superfans.

There is, relatively speaking, a focus and restraint to the story and a preference for letting the chaos happen in the fight scenes rather than in asides and subplots that distract and lead to dead ends. Clunky attempts to create character backstories where they're not needed fall flat, but the movie never meanders too far from the central narrative, avoiding confusion for anyone who's not 100% familiar with the previous movie and/or the manga on which they're based. The end result is a movie with a story that's as engaging as it is visually stimulating.

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