The appearance of “quirks,” newly discovered super powers, has been steadily increasing over the years, with 80 percent of humanity possessing various abilities from manipulation of elements to shapeshifting. This leaves the remainder of the world completely powerless, and Izuku Midoriya is one such individual.
Since he was a child, the ambitious middle schooler has wanted nothing more than to be a hero. Izuku’s unfair fate leaves him admiring heroes and taking notes on them whenever he can. But it seems that his persistence has borne some fruit: Izuku meets the number one hero and his personal idol, All Might. All Might’s quirk is a unique ability that can be inherited, and he has chosen Izuku to be his successor!
Enduring many months of grueling training, Izuku enrolls in UA High, a prestigious high school famous for its excellent hero training program, and this year’s freshmen look especially promising. With his bizarre but talented classmates and the looming threat of a villainous organization, Izuku will soon learn what it really means to be a hero.
[Written by MAL Rewrite]
The single greatest part of this show is episode two where all the emotion kicks in and I started to tear up. To me the start of Midorima’s journey is a lot better than the end and I like his potential unlocking as the series continues.
All of the fights seem to have something extra, like emotion and character progression staked on the outcome of fights. It even makes the most inconsequential ones feel great to watch and not stale like so much of the action you may have come across.
There are some downhill moments but the large cast of excellent characters really helps keep this show in good standing, so it’s a pretty good shounen, I’m not sure how seriously you should take this opinion because shounen really isn’t my genre.
Shows from the same studio: Bones