Quick Anime Reviews: My Hero Academia (1 & 2)

My Hero Academia (Seasons 1 and 2)

Rating: Season 1: 8/10
Season 2: 8/10

Episodes: Season 1: 13
Season 2: 25

Action, Superheros, Battle School, Comedy, Shounen

For unknown reasons the world’s population is full of people with superpowers called ‘quirks’. Over 80% of everyone has a quirk and a new profession has evolved with the evolution of the human race, namely superheroes. They keep the peace and help out during disasters and emergencies. The strongest hero in existence is ‘All Might’ and he is the focus of our main character, Izuku Midoriya. Midoriya is the very picture of what you’d WANT a hero to be, he’s selfless, hard working, and can’t help but throw himself into bad situations to help others out, but unfortunately he is completely quirkless. Midoriya has had a pretty hard time going through school without a superpower of his own. Picked on constantly for his “infirmity” he none-the-less helps out where he can. Then one day he gets to meet his hero All Might and his life changes as the super hero has a secret. He can pass on his power to another person and he is LOOKIING for a successor. My Hero Academia follows the struggles of Midoriya as he tries to come to grips with this new found power that will literally destroy his body if he doesn’t learn how to use it quickly. The fastest way to learn is to join UA High where they train the next generation of superheroes, but can he even pass the entrance exam?

I do not understand the aims of the villains yet. I hope it doesn’t drag on for years and years like other popular shounen shows have.

This is one of the best examples of the shounen genre I’ve seen. I like it a LOT more than Naruto or Bleach and I liked those shows a good bit early on in their runs. This series will need a third season and more to get anywhere NEAR enough episodes to show us all of Midoriya’s (and his friends too!) story and I hope to see it all.

WATCH! It’s really fun.

Who would of thought that a tournament which is so typical it’s cringworthy would still be so much FUN in season 2!