The official website for the upcoming My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission movie revealed the design and guest voice actor for the movie’s original character Rody Soul. As well, it also gave a quick introduction to his personality. Rody is designed by creator Kohei Horikoshi and voiced by actor Ryo Yoshizawa, who is more famous for his live-action roles.
The official bio noted Rody Soul is frivolous and easily carried away, but he never lets people know what he’s really thinking. He lives in Oseon, which is where Deku, Bakugou, and Todoroki are visiting for their internship. He doesn’t even trust heroes with his real thoughts or ideas. Despite his bright outside personality, he has a darker side as well. He gave up on his dreams in order to work as a deliveryman so he can raise his young siblings.
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Yoshizawa’s other roles include Sougo Okita in the Gintama live-action films, Hidenori Tabata in Daily lives of High School Boys, and Shun Kaido in The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. World Heroes’ Mission is his second voice-acting role. He was Shinnosuke Kanamuro in the 2019 Cloverworks anime film Her Blue Sky. According to his comment on the My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission website, he is a huge fan of the series and openly spoke about it in various places.
World Heroes’ Mission is the third movie in the My Hero Academia series. Bones first announced the title and revealed the trailer in late March 2021. The plot follows Izuku “Deku” Midoriya as he fights against the Humarize cult while being wanted for mass murder. Bakugou and Todoroki will play major roles as well.
My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission will debut in Japan on August 6, 2021. The show itself is available globally on various streaming services, such as Crunchyroll and Netflix, and the fifth season of the anime series aired from March 27, 2021.