Well todays review is going to be on My Hero Academia. This was another show that I started to watch but stopped though I am not sure why because I did like it. I think I was on my DC binge at the time. I have been listening to a podcast (Hero Notes) and reading the manga by Kōhei Horikoshi because the podcast is about the manga though they do mention the anime in comparison, especially when it improves on its source material.
My Hero Academia is really up my alley, if you think about it. It is about superheroes essentially with 80% percent of the population having some kind of a superpower though it is called a quirk. The protagonist is Izuku Midoriya a middle schooler who is born without a quirk and has all his life wanted to be a hero. He is bullied by his classmates, and in particular Katsuki Bakugo, who is able to cause explosions through his sweat. After Bakugo is captured by a villain Midoriya tries to save him despite being quirkless. The number one hero, All Might, witnesses this and offers to bestow his own quirk “One For All” onto Midoriya, though this ability is not the norm.
The show follows Midoriya as he learns to use his new power while also gaining entry into the prestigious hero high school of UA. Here he will make new friends and gain enemies as a new villain organisation rises in the hope of destroying All Might and taking over society.
Though the show and manga is very much about Midoriya it also does well in showing the ideals and motivations of many of the supporting cast and in particularly his classmates, teachers and even the villains.
The show returns on October 12 and I am really looking forward to it. I will continue to read the manga and I have just finished a re-watch in anticipation of the new season. Oh, there is also a movie called Two Heroes but I have yet to see it as it has not become available digitally or on any streaming services that I use, though with the new season hopefully it will, fingers crossed. I have also started reading the spin-off manga Vigilantes, but admittedly have not really gotten into it yet.
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