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. – My Anime List
Based on 19 review scores:
I thoroughly enjoyed My Hero Academia. In my opinion, My Hero Academia is the best anime of Spring 2016 (baring JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure). I was never bored and I am indeed going to miss waking up on Sunday mornings to watch this show.
If people are looking for a good example of newer shounen series then this show deserves to be watched. It brings the kind of strong action you hope for in this kind of show, with some good characters and setting. I’m curious to see more from this world where most people have some kind of power, but a decent minority doesn’t. Seeing Deku’s rise to a top hero should be fun to watch.
The first season of My Hero Academia delivers thirteen episodes of fantastic action, elevated by a heartfelt story that’s wrapped around a core cast of memorable and relatable characters. While its villains could use some work, the stage has been set for a second season that poses some exciting new challenges for the students of U.A. High School.
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With an anime that is just jaw dropping beautiful, strong in theme and stance the anime adaptation for My Hero Academia will hold a soft spot in my library. It reminds me of that kid who used to think he could one day be a hero that flew through to skies or the kid who enjoyed the film Sky High. This anime has the action to boot as well and doesn’t shy from showing blood when it needs to be shown. Granted an anime or manga like this won’t attract much interest in those who are tired of the tried and tested hero rising story. For those that do take an interest in the formula, they are rewarded with a series that is phenomenally inspiring. This has to be a must watch for anyone looking to add spice to their life; even if just for thirteen episodes.
I will tell you right now that if you like one punch man you will love this. The series are simular in many ways but at the same time they are very different.
This is probably going to be one of the best animes this season.
Sae Chao Circulation
A surprisingly stellar anime!
I don’t usual like cry baby/brave protagonists in Anime.
But this one did cliche right for the most part!
“Go beyond! Plus ultra!”
My Hero Academia is pretty straightforward. It’s a shounen that has its heartfelt moments, intense fights, and long character development. That being said, I really enjoyed this anime and shows of this genre don’t come by too often, but when they do they always bring a smile to my face. Check it out if you’re a fan of shounen, or just looking for a feel good anime.
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If you are a pre-teen or younger, you will like or maybe love this show. It has all the scenes and factors which today’s generation kids love (I guess). If you are a matured adult who is not into silly comedy, bullied-kid-turned-into-superhero or someone who finds funny villains evil, you should probably avoid this anime.
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Overall, My Hero Academia is an easy recommendation that nonetheless makes me pine for the version of this show that could have been. The problems are clear and solutions obvious – speed up the pacing and let some talented animators occasionally cut loose with flourishes on the original material. I’m frustrated that this anime couldn’t quite live up to its own potential, but still happy with the show we received. I can only hope the second season addresses the issues holding this one back.
All i can say is that this anime has the potential to go PLUS ULTRA and beyond!
Watch it and you won’t regret it!
I do feel My Hero Academia should have had more, but did not due to its 13 episode limit. Despite the show’s flaws of pacing and characters, it does a good job with its quirk mechanics and establishes a solid plot with character involvement. And with the announcement of a season 2, I can forgive and understand the flaws it has.
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If people are looking for a good example of newer shounen series then this show deserves to be watched. Boku No Hero Academia brings the kind of strong action you hope for in this type of show, with some great/good characters and overall setting. I’m curious to see more from this world of heroes and villains. Seeing “Deku’s” rise to a top hero should be fun to watch and more All Might is definitely needed in my life. I can’t wait for season 2 and can say this show definitely deserves the praise it gets.
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Overall, I really enjoy the show. I might even begin reading the manga chapters to see how the show progresses. A second season is coming soon, which I’ll definitely look out for. I kind of think that this show is largely targeted towards younger individuals, I would have liked the show to be a little more darker, but I don’t think I’ll get that.
In conclusion, this show is fun. I enjoyed my time with it, and every aspect seemed well designed. However, while this is a good show and I heartily recommend it, it isn’t something that will stick with me as a favourite show. Just by reading this review you can see that I struggled to find things wrong here, because all the good things out-weigh the bad. That doesn’t necessarily mean that this is all good now, because when you have equal weight on both ends of a scale, it makes the scale level. This is definitely more good than bad here, but not enough to make this stick with me. Give it a try anyway though, then complain in the comments about how stupid I am! Thanks for reading.
For me, My Hero Academia turned out to be a great experience. I was surfing the net and I found out some negative remarks saying that it is nothing special and people giving it a low rating for that reason, but I believe that if you enjoy something, there is no reason for giving it low score just because it doesn’t has something that another show of similar genre has. Now you might be thinking that why didn’t I go ahead and just give it a ten? Simple, because I have seen better anime that still come back to me as sweet memories and getting a 10 from me (on this particular website only) is not an easy task (There is one anime with a 10 score but I haven’t written a review on it). My Hero Academia is colorful, bubbly and hilarious which gets serious time to time. We have some lovely characters and nice action scenes. It is not a very deep anime (for now) and is just mean for having some action packed fun while chewing down some snacks. I liked My Hero Academia and in my opinion it was a nice anime.
There is still a lot of areas that My Hero Academia can look into. For now, the first season serves as a good example of what makes a good shounen series. It exemplifies what good execution can do even when the material is hardly creative, and here pacing issues and uneven character exposure is trumped by strong characters and pure unadulterated heart. BONES is a studio that gained reputation for shounen series such as Fullmetal Alchemist and Eureka 7, and it’s been some time since it last produced one. At long last, another one joins the list and it’s exciting to see how far it will go from here.
A slow but steady start which shows glimpses of promise, and sets us up for what should be more exciting times ahead.