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My Hero Academia 2016

  • 2016-12-18T17:00:00+09:00s at 2016-12-18T17:00:00+09:00 on MBS
  • 2016-04-03T09:00:00+01:00
  • 25 mins
  • 5 hours, 25 mins
  • Japan
  • Japanese
  • Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, Science Fiction, Anime
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.

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I meant to check out the manga a while ago but never got around to it. Despite the weird fact that this was initially just announced as 13 episode deal I still opted for the anime and if it wasn't for that limitation it would actually have been a solid "shounen" package.
The show is pretty standard WSJ fare with inspiration taken from US comics. This doesn't mean that it's bad but the pacing didn't feel great. The episodes are padded with flash backs and other means to pretty much end in a decent spot after those 13 episodes.
I'll probably continue my plan to just pick up the manga someday but I'm not in a hurry for that.

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This anime season has been a off to a fantastic start and this is one of the shows at the top of the list. People with unique and odd powers, and a school for heroes. The show is filled with lots of colorful characters, and intriguing ones too who you wonder what they are capable of. A great story, fantastic characters, and the one hero you have to rout for! Lots of action mixed in with the right amount of comedy! A great anime which looks to be an epic one!

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