Most people don’t know that Marvel isn’t just releasing Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy, but also the animated movie version of Big Hero 6 which will release into theatres in November. Part of the reason most people don’t know about this movie potentially because it is a smaller movie and it also isn’t being headed up by Marvel. While working with Marvel, this will be the first time Disney tackles a Marvel project on their own. Not to mention Big Hero 6 isn’t as well known as many other Marvel properties.
What is Big Hero 6?
Big Hero 6 is a team of relatively unlikely heroes that serve as the team to save Japan from any havoc that is caused. As I mentioned it is comprised of a ragtag team of personalities that always seem to get the job done. The omic is relatively new, with the characters only making their initial debut in 1998. They’ve gone on to have a couple of short runs of their own lines, but it is by no means a big hit. In fact, I hadn’t even heard of the group until the initial concept footage aired a couple of years ago. Since then, I’ve read everything about Big Hero 6 that I could. They give off a very different vibe than many other Marvel comic lines. In fact, they seem to feel remniscent to chapters within a manga, rather than a Western comic.
Who makes up Big Hero 6?
As the name implies, there are 6 members of Big Hero 6, but like most teams that have a number in them that rule gets bent. Some of the standard characters that you will see are Hiro Takachiro, Baymax, Honey Lemon, GoGo Tomago, Fred, Wasabi-no-ginger, and Silver Samurai. Yes, I just named 7 characters and there are even more who can be found on the team, but my guess is it will focus on these characters. Now, you may be wondering who these people are, so I’m going to break it down for you.
Hiro Takachiro is a young boy genius who was recruited by the Japanese government to help with the protection of the Japanese people. As a 13 year old kid, he’s reluctant to be part of the team as he still wants to be a normal kid, yet there is excitement to being part of the team and involved with events that are bigger than him. This makes him relatively interesting and since this is a Disney movie, I wouldn’t be surprised if it followed him as he’s the best candidate of the team. Not to mention he created his own body guard Baymax. Baymax is one fun character as he was not only created by Hiro, but is also incredibly polite on his own. In fact, Baymax masquerades as a bodyguard and father figure for Hiro. It is fun to see Baymax looking spiffy in a suit only for him to morph in a more dangerous foe. He is massive and a skilled fighter as well as being able to morph into a dragon like creature.
Then there are Honey Lemon and GoGo Tomago who are always seen together in the comics. The two are inseperable and are much older than Hiro, likely in their late teens or early 20s. Their origins aren’t entirely clear, but they assumed their personas to fight crime with Big Hero 6. GoGo doesn’t have any special abilities, but she is a very skilled martial artist and wears a suit that boosts her endurance. While Honey Lemon is equipped with a magic purse that allows her to pull out exactly what she needs. This means that she could pull out an item that can help her gain superpowers.
Also on the team are Fred, Wasabi-no-ginger, and Silver Samurai. Fred is sometimes known as Fredzilla. He grew up on a SHIELD base and has the ability to project and turn into a godzilla like creature. It is kind of cool and seeing that animation should be fun. Then there’s Wasabi-no-ginger is is a peace keeping man, but still likes a challenge. While he is a chef, he is also a very skilled fighter. Then finally there’s Silver Samurai. I could probably go on and on about this character in his own post, but the long story short is that he’s a Japanese mutant and he has been both a bad guy and an anti-hero.
Are you excited about Big Hero 6?