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My Hero Academia Season 1 (2016)
僕のヒーローアカデミア (Boku no Hīrō Akademia)

Synopsis

In a world where people with superpowers (known as “Quirks” (個性 Kosei)) are the norm, Izuku Midoriya has dreams of one day becoming a Hero, despite being bullied by his classmates for not having a Quirk. After being the only one to try and save his childhood friend Katsuki Bakugo from a villain, All Might, the world’s greatest Hero, bestows upon him his own quirk “One For All”. The story follows Izuku’s entrance into U.A. High School (雄英高校 Yūei Kōkō), a school that cultivates the next generation of superheroes. As Izuku and his new friends try to balance their Hero training with ordinary school duties, they must face new challenges including the League of Villains, an evil organization established by All Might’s archenemy All For One to destroy all Heroes and take control of society.
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Overview

It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2014. The first season aired from April 3 to June 26, 2016, on TBS, MBS and other JNN stations.

Alternative title

– My Hero Academia
– 僕のヒーローアカデミア
– Boku no Hīrō Akademia
– 我的英雄學院
– Моя геройская академия
– Моята академия на героите

TL;DR Review

My Hero Academia (Japanese: 僕のヒーローアカデミア Hepburn: Boku no Hīrō Akademia) is a superhero manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi.

The animation is great, though the first few scenes may say otherwise. You will notice some shortcuts sprinkle throughout the series where the arts are ambiguous blobs. The action scenes, however, conveying fluid movements.

The opening theme is “The Day”, performed by Porno Graffitti and the ending theme is “Heroes”, performed by Brian the Sun.

My Hero Academia doesn’t just focus on a few characters, but rather a myriad of supporting characters with their own believable backstories. You can tell a lot of thought are put into each character design.

We first get introduced to Izuku Midoriya, a young boy who always dreamed of becoming a hero, despite not having a Quirk (special power) himself. The show makes you instantly care for Izuku, an underdog.

The series started out light but slowly switch to a darker tone near the end of the season.

There is a reason why this show is constantly on most people top 10 anime. You would do yourself a disservice if you haven’t watched this yet.

I highly recommend it for all viewer, including those new to anime. My Hero Academia contains graphic violence and mild suggestive themes/dialogs. Intended for young adults.

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Featured Music

My Hero Academia Season 1 (2016)
Playlist

A collection of notable music and song from this series.

Music

Opening Theme

– “The Day” by Porno Graffitti

Closing Theme

– “Heroes” by Brian the Sun
Izuku Midoriya
My motivation might seem trivial compared to yours, but I can’t lose, either. I have to live up to the hopes of those who supported me.”
Shoto Todoroki
“Should we have let people die, all in the name of the law? Isn’t it a hero’s job to save people?”
Shigaraki Tomura
“Heroes and villains both thrive on violence, but we’re still categorized. “You’re good” “You’re evil”. That’s how it is! Symbol of peace? Hah! In the end you’re just a tool for violence, made to keep us down. And violence only breeds more violence.”
All Might
The most inflated egos are often the most fragile.”
Izuku Midoriya
“All men are not created equal.”
Shoto Todoroki
If you wanna stop this, then stand up” Because I’ve got one thing to say to you. Never forget who you want to become!”
All Might
“Whether you win or lose, looking back and learning from your experience is a part of life.”
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