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My Hero Academia Season 1: Review
So, with the pressure of Maku and Tiff(In preparation for Season 3, somewhat), I binged this. And this being the first Shonen Jump Anime I have watched/review, was it good. But how good was it? Same rules as always:
1.Spoilers are abounding here folks. If you want to watch it blindly... go watch it. Spoilers are here.
2. Depending on the Anime, this can get NSFW.
3. I am watching the subbed version.
This is my Review of My(Boku no) Hero Academia Season 1.
So the story is a bit all over the place. After episode 1, where Deku meets All Might, we learn that he can only stay in that form(See picture for true form) for 2 hours due to an injury he sustained from a fight with a villain. He sort of puts Deku off his hero dream, but seeing him going to save Kacchan re-ignites the sparks in him. Because Deku showed that he had the courage, and will, All Might says that he is worthy to inherit his power. This is kinda of our prologue, and I like the start this gives us, but to say the pace gets jacked up, would be an understatement.
After he says that, Deku goes on a training spree that allows him to become a vessel for All Might's quirk(All For One), however he can't really handle the power, because of the fact he is a rushed vessel. This is more than evident in the Hero Exam, where he breaks both his legs and his left arm, in order save a girl called Ochacko. He enters the school, does a few practical exams, meets a guy call Ieda, and not make it sound I'm skimming through things, but besides the Deku Vs Kacchan episode, nothing happens to advance the main story. Everything is more or less focused on Deku and All Might for obvious reasons. The other students class is given their moments, which I don't mind, but besides Iida, we don't learn anything besides their quirks. I am not saying that as a bad thing, mind you. They do have personality.
Anyways, things begin to come to a head around episode 9, where villains let the press into the school to trigger a false alarm, then when the class goes to training they are in invading by villainy. Their leader Tomura Shigaraki, and his bio-engineered All Might rival, Nomu, search for All Might, who comes, but not before the students do a fantastic job defending themselves.
Overall, the story is ok. Again the pace is a bit all over the place, and like I said before characters outside of Deku and All Might get little to no development. Again, with the wide cast I don't mind it, because they all have personalities, but I feel this is a consequence of the 13 episode season one, as season two has nearly double that amount.
Deku himself is limited on the development he gets, as the show shifts development between Deku and All Might, with the hero getting a lot of the development over the rookie. However, he does learn courage, and I do like how his backstory contributes to his development. He can't really control his power, and I really want to see his courage, his determination and his passion to grow stronger.
Speaking of strength, All Might is the best character in the show!
His charater in his true form, to be honestly kinda of depressing. He says he smiles to trick the fear inside him, and as a hero, it shows. As All Might, he is bold and heroic, willing to help out anyone in a pinch. He needed help to see the bigger picture, as he was too focused on his time limit, his arc is really the main focus of the season. His battle with Nomu really highlighted that he is the Symbol of Peace.
Speaking of, the shows animation level is secound to none. The style is more or less typical anime, and the fight scene are great to watch, but a bit too fast paced for my liking.
Overall, I liked this anime. Not as much as others, but I think that might change from season 2 and beyond.
Thanks for reading, have a great day/night share if it's not to much trouble and take care.
Written by Nana Marfo.
Maku and Tiffany for making watch this.
My Hero Academia (C)Shonen Jump/Funimation
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