My Hero Academia welcomes back a beloved character from the film World Heroes’ Mission. Rody Soul visits Japan to meet Midoriya and also has the opportunity to return to Team-Up Missions, its spin-off series.
Rody was one the most memorable characters from My Hero Academia. Rody, a fictional European nation, got involved in the film’s events by stealing a briefcase. He eventually worked with Deku to end the crisis. The chapter is set after the film and Rody arrives in Japan along with his younger siblings. Also, the bird that is a manifestation of his Quirk, Pino, is present. Rody meets several students from Class 1-A, who were sent elsewhere during World Hero’s Mission. However, he becomes concerned when his younger siblings disappear.
My Hero Academia Brings Rody Soul Back to Meet Deku
Rody won tickets to Japan so it was not a surprise. However, as an older brother who cares, he wanted to allow his younger sister and brother to travel the world. Midoriya knows that Rody prefers to keep things simple and put on a poker face. But Pino is a true reflection of his emotions. Midoriya, Shoji, and Kirishima take Rody along with his siblings through Japan’s sights and sounds. They stop at a top of a building to see special planes take off and land.
This is Rody’s dream. As he is going along, Rody’s siblings start to wander away and he panics. Rody, despite being surrounded by hero students, runs off to search for them all by himself. Ironically, he ended up getting lost. He was only surprised that the kids were willing to purchase him a souvenir: his pilot’s goggles. They were a perfect match for his outfit. Rody has promised to return to Japan in the future. After all, once he becomes a pilot, he will be able to fly anywhere he likes.
It’s not the first time Team Up Missions has introduced a movie character to the world of manga. An earlier chapter of My Hero Academia team-up missions invited Melissa Shield, a former movie star, to participate in a support item contest alongside UA’s resident gadget lady Mei Hatsume. Although the chapter is not strictly canon, it serves as a nice epilogue for Rody who became a popular character after the movie’s release. It’s hard to believe that the goggles didn’t exist before Rody’s character was created.
Although Rody is unlikely to make another appearance, it’s always great to see a loved one-off character return. This chapter is a welcome respite from the tension of the final battle sequence in My Hero Academia’s main manga and allows Midoriya to have some fun with the gang again.