Boku no Hero Academia (2016) anime, TV – sub

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Action, comedy, school, shounen, super power
Episodes 13
Duration 25min
Rated PG -13
Score 8
Creator Horikoshi Kouhei
Director Nagasaki Kenji
Voices Miyake Kenta, Okamoto Nobuhiko, Yamashita Daiki, Kokuryu Sachi, Ishikawa Kaito, Watanabe Akeno, Sakura Ayane, Suwabe Junichi, Yuuki Aoi

 

80% of the world’s population have powers called Quirks, leading to heroes and villains being commonplace. Midoriya Izuku is a Quirk-less middle schooler that has wanted to be a hero since childhood, both leading him to be bullied. Refusing to give up, he meets All Might, hero and symbol for peace, who happens to have a Quirk he’s able to pass on.

 

So… I don’t entirely get what all the hype was about. I get that the mc isn’t exactly overpowered (although he’s overpowered to the point where he himself can’t control it). It’s basically your run of the mill Shonen with a weak crybaby mc that doesn’t think so just hurts himself while trying to help. And the rival wants to be a hero even though he’s a nut case that gets pleasure from blowing everything/one up and would make a better villain.

That being said, I actually looked forward to this every week. The art felt nostalgic for some reason and the characters, although overly unusual (I question if some are even human. One appears to be an oversized mouse and one looks like a pink demon), they are interesting.

Parts were boring though. A large part of this was introduction. Introduction to the world and main characters. Then an introduction to the school. Then an introduction to the villains which seemed to be an introduction arc to what looks like it might be a good arc to start off the second season.

Speaking of, I can’t find anything that says when the second season is going to start. I figured with all the hype, they would have started it with a double season. I though maybe they didn’t have enough source material. But I looked it up and this only covered 21 out of 96 chapters. They should have enough source material for about 4 seasons at that pace…

 

Anyway, it was fun so I’d recommend it. Especially since they don’t drag out the fights too long. The fights make sense. It’s not like they drag out 5 minutes to the end of the world takes 20 episodes to finish like some shounen.

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