My Hero Academia (Season 1) Review

My Hero Academia or Boku no Hero Academia recently aired the first season of its show featuring 13 episodes during the Spring 2016 season. Lets go ahead and review this dope new anime which has definitely managed to gain a lot of hype.

My Hero Academia PosterThe story focuses on the story of Izuku Midoriya who goes to a school and is surrounded by those with powers. The word “quirks” is known as super powers within the world of My Hero Academia. Over 80 percent of humanity possess quirks which allows them anything from manipulating things to shapeshifting. The other 20 percent is a world with no power, Izuku is one of those.

Ever since he was a child, he was surrounded by multiple people who all had powers, he himself was shocked to the point that he wasn’t able to function properly as a child. He was driven away for not having any friends. This is until he meet someone who he looked up to, All Might! All Might quirks allows him to inherit power, as well as choose someone to be their successor. The story thus continues as he chooses Izuku to be that person, he thus joins AU High which allows him to hone his skills as well as to develop his powers.

I personally like the story, it could potentially be seen as another Shonen story, but sometimes that works for a lot of anime watchers. The fact that Izuku and his friend Bakugou Katsuki both joined pissed him off. Thus their rivalry begins as Bakugou wants to become the best hero in the world. The story itself features numerous number of individual with their own individual powers, some are awesome, some not so much.

The artwork as well as animation was pretty good. It was well done, but there were a bits here and there which wasn’t perfect in my opinion. Overall, in terms of animation, I think it could have done just that bit better. Sound on the other hand was dope, the opening and ending were amazing, and the OST played in the show were very well done.

All Might

The characters of the show were definitely unique, I don’t think I have ever seen a frog girl with such a long tongue. There were some amazing characters like All Might, but some others like Bakugou which were a little annoying for my liking. I think his addition to the show promotes the fact that most Shonen shows usually has a character which beats the protagonist down just so he can somehow get stronger. In terms of a favourite, I think All Might is currently up there for me.

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.

Nevertheless, I’d like to score My Hero Academia a solid:

8 out of 10

So have you been watching My Hero Academia? If so, go ahead and tell me what you rate this series using the comments below.

There are 7 comments

  1. terryb7997

    I’m actually watching episode one and then I see the email where you recommend the show. My cousin also gave it a good rating, we have similar taste, so I’m checking it out now. I hope I like it!


    1. Sunite

      It’s available on most/all websites, crunchyroll etc. If you like shows from Shonen, then im sure this will be a good show. It’s only 13 eps at the moment, so if you have a few hours, I’m sure you can run through them in one sitting😀


    2. terryb7997

      Just binged the series and I really liked it. Drawn a little different but the action was pretty good. Decent storyline, good enough to keep you engaged and patiently waiting for the next season.


  2. TashaNight

    I’ve recently finished writing a review of it myself and I have to say, the show impressed me a lot. I mean, there aren’t many animes that are able to produce the perfect blend of comedy, amid a very even pacing. Good review, by the way😀


    1. Sunite

      Indeed, if you are into more mature and more adult based anime, then you probably won’t like this. Otherwise if you are okay with a mix of kids stuff and some adult stuff, it might be your thing.

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  3. dreager1

    I haven’t seen this show yet, but I definitely will at some point. The light tone actually sounds good to me though as it feels like the early part of Naruto. I think it does get a little darker soon though so watch out for future seasons! That being said, I never expect it to get toooo dark. The animation definitely looks solid and hopefully this will help to replace Bleach once it ends as far as the manga is concerned.


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