My Hero Academia – ADB

Alternative Titles

English: My Hero Academia
Japanese: 僕のヒーローアカデミア

 

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2016 to Jun 26, 2016
Premiered: Spring 2016
Broadcast: Sundays at 17:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Bones
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

Synopsis

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]

Review

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.

Recommended

My Hero Academia Season 2

Shows from the same genre: Action, Comedy, School, Shounen, Super Power

Shows from the same studio: Bones

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3 thoughts on “My Hero Academia – ADB

  1. That’s probably the beauty of My Hero Academia. Even people who aren’t normally into shounen find something to enjoy while watching it. It isn’t flawless by any means, but it is great fun to watch with some great character moments sprinkled in amongst some really cool action and the whole thing just works.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    Liked by 1 person

    • I completely agree! Their emphasis on character moments is also really great and makes it stand out a lot better than others. It feels like the character progression actually matters in this show. Unlike something like Fairy Tail in comparison.

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