Parents' Guide to

My Hero Academia: Two Heroes

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Some violence, cursing in teen-centered anime.

Movie PG-13 2018 96 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 10+
age 11+

Good Show for Teens!

My Hero has been a favorite of my kids for some time. It has positive messages and lots of plot twists. The characters do say an occasional light curse word but other than that I don’t see much wrong with it. Middle school age is perfect.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (40):

When establishing shots of Las Vegas are presented with the caption "California" in the opening scenes, you know you're in for some bizarre anime, and this movie delivers the weird. My Academia: Two Heroes has an anime cast of thousands, story threads galore, and a central narrative that is suspiciously similar to Die Hard. There's peril and melodrama, angsty superheroes-in-training, good versus evil. It can be overwhelming and chaotic at times, but the movie manages to stay entertaining, even for those who aren't the presidents of their hometown anime fan clubs.

The climactic battle scene between Deku and his friends and Woflram and his henchmen reveals that all the chaos and potential confusion in trying to keep all the characters and their stories straight pays off. Somehow, you know who these characters are, what they do, and what "quirks" they have, or don't have, or earned, or are losing. The result, somehow, strikes an effective balance between action and character development, fight scenes and internal conflict, and positive messages about finding your own talents (aka "quirks") and developing them to the best of your ability.

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