My first anime review of Spring 2016 is My Hero Academia. Now, now, I haven’t forgotten about Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney it’s just at the moment I’m not too sure how I feel about it. I’ve read other articles about Ace Attorney and a few bash on it, but I’ll save all that till I start that article. You might also be wondering why My Hero Academia; it is an anime that caught me entirely off guard. I’m not much of a manga reader solely because I enjoy owning the physical copy of things and since there’s not much physical English copies of manga where I live, I’m stuck having to read them online.
So, I stumbled across the manga late at night and I was stuck. I couldn’t stop reading it, it was amazing. Not many manga can do that for me. The next morning I spent quite some time looking up info about My Hero Academia. To my surprise I found that it was being turned into an anime. Yes, this didn’t make the Top 5 anime of Spring 2016, but if I knew about it back them this would without a doubt be in a fight with number 1. Before I get into the reasons why I enjoy this anime so much lets get into a bit of its plot.
Izuku Midoriya, or Deku, is our regular middle school student who lives in a world where people have superpowers. These superpowers are known as “Quirks”. Izuku dreams of becoming a hero just like his favorite superhero All Might. But there is a small problem for Izuku, he has no Quirk and is bullied by his classmates for not having one.
One day, after getting bullied by Katsuki, a childhood friend with the Quirk to make his palm sweat into nitroglycerin and explode. Izuku walks home only for a villain to come out from under neigh him and try to take over his body. All Might shows up to save Izuku from the villain. He is successful in capturing the villain in plastic bottles (pictured above the article). Izuku is star struck, his favorite superhero is right in front of him and he has no idea what to say or ask All Might.
All Might doesn’t have time to talk with Izuku since he has to take the villain to the police, so he takes off by jumping into the air. Only to find Izuku holding onto his leg as they soar though the air. All Might decides to land on top of a building nearby to let Izuku go. He starts walking to the edge to take off again, but Izuku shouts, “Can even a Quirkless person be like you one day?”
That’s where I’m ending the plot. You’ll either have to read the manga to get the rest of the story or watch the anime.
This anime is great, it reminds me of when I was younger and loved watching superhero cartoons. Maybe that’s what gets guys into it. The fact that every guy when they where young had a superhero or two as a role model. I enjoy seeing all the different Quirks people have along with Izuku’s character development. The fight scenes in the anime are beautifully animated and there are a few fights I can’t wait for in the anime to catch up on from the manga.
If this anime isn’t on your to watch anime list then add it, you wont regret it. And honestly I would recommend this anime to my brother and little sister. My Hero Academia will leave you at the edge of your seat wanting to see more.