The COVID pandemic has dramatically affected the Japanese entertainment industry. The pandemic’s effects led to a delay in broadcasting, publishing, and film schedules all over the country. Another part of the entertainment industry that got affected was stage plays.
The stage play is one part of the entertainment industry that can’t be enjoyed digitally and requires physical infrastructure and a large amount of manpower.
My Hero Academia: The Ultra Stage’s second play, titled “Honmono no Hero” (“The Real Hero”) was initially slated to be hosted in Tokyo, Prince Hotel Stellar Ball from March 6 to 22, and Osaka, Umeda Arts Theater Drama City from March 27 to April 5.
But the team for the project announced a delay to July 2020, citing health concerns for the cast and staff in April.
My Hero Academia: The Ultra Stage’s official Twitter account announced yesterday that its second play “Honmono no Hero” (“The Real Hero”) is delayed until further notice, after a second member of its staff had tested positive for COVID-19.
My Hero Academia” The “Ultra” Stage Real Hero PLUS ULTRA ver. Important notice regarding performance (updated on July 14)English Translation, Twitter Translate
Weekly Shonen Jump also updated fans about the stage play’s delay through its official Twitter account:
My Hero Academia’s first play did not feature Jiro, Ashido, and Sero; however, after a massive plea from fans, these characters were added to the cast of the second play.
- Shin Tamura as Izuku Midoriya
- Ryota Kobayashi as Katsuki Bakugou
- Yume Takeuchi as Ochaco Uraraka
- Hiroki Ino as Tenya Iida
- Ryo Kitamura as Shoto Todoroki
- Mao Noguchi as Tsuyu Asui
- Naoki Tanaka as Eijiro Kirishima
- Yugo Sato as Denki Kaminari
- Shinichi Hashimoto as Yuga Aoyama
- Saaya Yamasaki Momo Yaoyorozu
- Nagato Ouki as Minoru Mineta
- Rin Matsubara as Fumikage Tokoyami
- Akari Kawakami as Kyoka Jiro
- Shin Ikeda as Hanta Sero
- Yume Nagatoshi as Mina Ashido
- Raita as Tomura Shigaraki
- Bishin Kawasumi as Hero Killer Stain
- Kosuke Yonehara as Gran Torino
- Yusuke Seto as Eraser Head
- Yuki Okamoto as Present Mic
- Yusuke Ueda Endeavor
- Changhae as Best Jeanist
- Tsuyoshi Hayashi as All Might (Base State)
- Hiroaki Iwanaga All Might (Flex State)
Tsuneyasu Motoyoshi will be returning as the Director for My Hero Academia: The Ultra Stage’s Honmono no Hero with Hideyuki Nishimori as the scriptwriter, Shunsuke Wada as the composer and Umebo as its choreographer.
About My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia is a Japanese superhero manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2014, with its chapters additionally collected in 24 tankōbon volumes as of August 2019.
It follows a quirkless boy Izuku Midoriya and how he backed the greatest Hero alive. Midoriya, a boy who has been admiring heroes and their ventures since the day he was born, came into this world without a quirk.
On one fateful day, he meets All Might the greatest Hero of all time and discovers that he was quirkless as well.
With his diligent attitude and unwavering spirit about being a hero, Midoriya manages to impress All Might. He is chosen to be the heir to the power of One for All.