Everything about this movie... WOW WOW WOW! 100 times better than the first. I never thought I would be able to see anime in the cinema. When the characters came on the screen I was so damn happy and excited. Will do my best to keep spoilers to a minimum!
The best part about this film is that every one in class 1-A is included and have equal and awesome moments and screentime!! My favourite aspect of this movie is that they don't have pro heroes to rely on, they have to do everything themselves. We get to see how they all react in an actual deadly situation. I honestly am so proud of them all. On top of this, all of the awesome and underrated characters like Aoyama, Toru, Denki and Ojiro got their time to shine! Denki was particularly amazing haha. They all did great! My love for them all have skyrocketed. Especially my boy Aoyama, finally getting the recognition he deserves.
The sheer amount of character development between Deku and Bakugo alone was.. wow. I was literally speechless. It could not have been presented in a better way. The lengths they went to to save Katsuma and Mahoro was so moving and emotional. While we're at it, the villains were also amazing.
THAT CLIMAX... IF YOU SEEN IT YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKIN ABOUT!
There are a few manga spoilers, which isn't the greatest if you're an anime only viewer, however these are not major. If you don't actually have the context anyway then chances are you won't even notice.
HAWKS!! That's probably the most noticable spoiler. You probably know who he is already because he is a massive fan favourite, but if you don't there isn't a lot to worry about. He is beautiful though. So happy to finally see him animated.
And to top it all off, Horikoshi, the author, originally wanted this movie to be the ending of the entire series, so that should tell you how well thought out and amazing it is. I would have been totally satisfied if this HAD have been the ending. Taken me so long to actually process everything that happened.
Seriously, if you can, go see it in the cinema. I want to go and see it again but sadly it was a one time show... seeing everyone and all of the fights on such a big screen was so surreal. My jaw was dropped the whole time. Makes me sad that I will never get to see it again there.
The animation during those fight scenes... absolutely unbelievable. I have never seen anything like it in anything BNHA-related in the past. It was so damn beautiful and seeing it in the cinema made the experience even better. The visuals... were so on point. The fights and the emotions the animation portayed was just.. I can't. The backgrounds were beautiful as well. If you have the chance, see this in the cinema. Much better experience than you would get at home. This film was made to be seen on the big screen. So beautiful.
The seiyuus in this were on point. Everything they did was performed perfectly. Daiki Yamashita (Deku) and Nobuhiko Okamoto (Bakugo) put in so much emotion in this. It was breathtaking to see. Everyone did such a good job. Honestly I do not think I could fault it even if I tried. The music during those scenes was also amazing. Awesome placement. And they used one of the only songs that has actually made me cry in the past (you know the one).
Yuichi Nakamura (Hawks) did awesome in his debut. Couldn't have picked a better seiyuu honestly. So happy that Hawks got into this film before his actual debut in the manga.
ED song was also great. Great way to end it off.
Bakugo and Deku's development in this was amazing. EVERYONES development was amazing. The decisions Bakugo and Deku made in this film was just... perfect. It really shows how far they have come together. Bakugo has come so damn far. I cannot help but be proud. Those two made me cry a lot. The climax of the film... no one could have predicted it.
Everyone else also grew a lot. I loved Todoroki's scenes (and Endeavor too hehe), he has come a long way to accept his flames. Everyone worked together. The chemistry between them all was great. Especially with Tokoyami... he did great. Everyone did great. Even Mineta did great, I actually don't hate him anymore.
The villains! Beautiful designs and awesome quirks. I love Nine's story and why he did what he did. Shigaraki was so badass too. The others were also great. In every fight I was on edge, I couldn't tell who was gonna win or what was gonna happen.
Katsuma and Mahoro were great too. Their quirks are so unqiue and cool. They did so well throughout the whole movie and I love them both.
AND HAWKS!! HAWKS WAS IN IT!! AND HE WAS PERFECT!!
Honestly I cannot find one fault with this film. I had to give everything a 10/10 because honestly, I have never seen something so perfect. Everything was done perfect. It gives my scoring of a 10 a whole new meaning. Nothing I have seen so far equals to a 10 in comparison.
I saw the subbed version, so I have no idea if the dubbed was just as good - but knowing the dub voice actors, I would assume yes.
My only sadness is that the subtitles were not working for the first 5 or so minutes, so I cannot properly review what happened there. But the visuals were awesome. It wasn't the actual movie's fault, so it doesn't damper my score in the slightest.
In my overall opinion, and this isn't just the hype getting to me, I have to say that this movie was way better than any of the arcs so far (in the anime anyway) and so so much better than the first movie.