The on-going popular anime series Boku no Hero Academia, also known as My Hero Academia to English-speaking fans released their new movie, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising in Japan on December 20, 2019. To celebrate its release, Tower Records Shibuya put together an exhibition featuring all things My Hero Academia in its event space SpaceHACHIKAI! The event is called “Heroes: Rising Space” and will be open to the public until January 19, 2020.
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What is Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia)?Originally started as a manga series by Kohei Horikoshi in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump, My Hero Academia is a superhero comic following the main character, Izuku Midoriya, also known as Deku. Deku is born in a world where people possess superpowers yet lacks his own. Deku acquires some of Japan’s top hero, All Might’s powers and is able to enroll in a prestigious superhero training school. The manga series became popular worldwide it was adapted into an anime series that premiered its fourth season in October 2019. The anime and manga are both currently ongoing. As of December 2019, the manga has sold over 26 million copies.
“Heroes: Rising Space” Photo ReportUpon entering the event space, you will receive one character card. The pattern changes weekly, and visitors can choose one of the five patterns. You can select from all types on the last two days! You will also receive a Hero Academia examination paper with difficult questions carefully selected by Tower Records staff. Multiple exhibition contents are on display including reproduction artworks from the TV anime series 1 through 3, and screenshot panels of key visuals from the TV anime and movies. They also have character standees you can take photos of! Original artworks from episodes 14 and 16 are also on display, a must-see for My Hero Academia fans! For aspiring heroes, you can turn into Deku or “Kacchan” in this photo spot they prepared! Of course, they will be selling My Hero Academia goods! Trading acrylic keychains, acrylic stands, rubber straps, tin badges, clear folders, T-shirts, tote bags, stationery… you name it! It’s all in the shop area. Event-exclusive goods such as trading keyholders, tin badges, and OSMO Stamps are also available. For every 3,000 yen worth of purchase, you will receive one card for different characters at the venue. The design changes weekly and those who purchase goods can choose one from five designs. You can select from all types on the last two days. Don’t forget to leave a message on the doodle space they provided! My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising is currently on theaters in Japan and is slated for North American release on February 26th. You can read My Hero Academia legally in English in https://www.viz.com/my-hero-academia.
About “Heroes: Rising Space”
|Dates and Time||December 20, 2019 until January 19, 2020 11: 00-21: 00 (Last entry 20:30)|
|Venue||Tower Records Shibuya Store 8F SpaceHACHIKAI|
|Admission Fee||500 yen Free for preschoolers who are accompanied by a guardian who has a paid admission ticket. Advance tickers can be purchased online via Ticket Pia.|