Anime Heroes Take Over The Regency Village Theater
WESTWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 19: (L-R top row) Elizabeth Maxwell, Felecia Angelle, David Matranga, Justin Briner, Justin Cook, Luci Christian, Funimation GM Colin Decker, Clifford Chapin, Patrick Seitz, Christopher Sabat, Josh Grelle (L-R bottom row) Kyle Phillips, Ricco Fajardo, Kellen Goff, Jason Liebrecht and Caitlin Glass attend “My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising” North American Premiere at Regency Village Theatre on February 19, 2020 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Funimation Films)


Front Row Features

HOLLYWOOD—It was all about anime heroes as Funimation Studios hosted the North American film premiere of “My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising.” The voice cast along with celebrities and fans joined in the celebration for the popular film.

Many fans from all over Southern California came in Cosplay outfits to join in the fun. One fan said that he and his friend came from the town of Fontana just to support the film, adding that they didn’t mind the 2-1/2 hour drive to attend the premiere.

The movie is the second installment based upon the “My Hero Academia” series and on the heels of the first installment “My Hero Academia: Two Heroes.”

In “Heroes Rising,” the class of heroes visit Nabu Island where they experience the real world of being heroes. It’s a bit like being on vacation for the group but that serenity ends when they’re attacked by a villain named Quirk. They must act fast to bring peace back to the island.

Voiceover actors from the film were so excited to share the project with the fans. Actors from the film attending the premiere included Johnny Yong Bosch (Nine), David Matranga (Shoto Todoroki), Ricco Fajardo (Mirio), Gabe Kunda (Rockland), among others.

Celebrity guests included Chase Tang from the Netflix series “Jupiter’s Legacy,” Tyler Wladis and Devin Trey Campbell of the ABC series “Single Parents, ” Marcus Scribner of ABC’s “Black-ish,” WWE Star Rusev, Merit Leighton of the Netflix show “Alexa & Katie” and actress Bianca Stam.

“My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising” is currently in theaters nationwide.