My Hero Academia / Boku no Hero Academia
Review by: John Fragglepuss Evans
Genre: Action, Comedy, School, Sci-Fi, Super Power
First Aired: Spring 2016, 13 episodes
Summary: Super powers known as “quirks” have been manifesting themselves over time in the general population. Approximately 80 percent of the current populace possesses a quirk, whether it is the ability to transform, cause explosions, or shoot a laser out of the belly button. Some quirks are more powerful than others, while some are seemingly useless. Most people hope for a powerful quirk, with Izuku Midoriya being at the top of the list. He has been studying the abilities of others since before he can remember. His ambition has always been to become a hero. When Izuku discovers he is quirkless, he continues to take notes on various quirks and works on a new way to be special.
My Hero Academia is a fun show for all ages. The action does not contain blood and gore, the characters aren’t overly sexualized, and the story is a strong message on overcoming adversity and making the best of your situation. Everybody will be dealt a different hand in life and it’s up to each one of us to not only recognize our differences, but to build on our strengths and overcome our weaknesses. Izuku shows us that we can all succeed, regardless of our circumstances.
You might enjoy this if: You’re looking for a cross between the superhero-filled world of One Punch Man and the copious note-taking skills of Baby Steps.
You might not like it if: You like your anime based in reality, instead of a sci-fi superhero wonderland.
Note to the Viewer: My Hero Academia is brought to us by Studio Bones, who adapted the Fullmetal Alchemist series. Also, you don’t have to wait long for My Hero season two, it begins airing April 2017!
AMV – Don’t Let Me Down by SoccerRunner7AMV
(Warning, the AMV contains spoilers. I figure if you haven’t seen the show, you don’t know what’s getting spoiled anyways, right?)