You can become a hero…
My Hero Academia is equal parts enjoyable and earnest, with one of the most likeable protagonists you’ll ever meet. Consider Midoriya your lens into another world, where dreams can come true if you work hard enough and even the most impossible goals are never out of reach.
It is a masterclass in pacing, and to be quite honest, you’ll have scarcely realised how many episodes in you are until you double check. Everything feels so fresh and engaging; it keeps throwing new curves into the mix with an exquisite sense of purpose.
But it’s not just an adrenaline rush, as this anime will have you in tears within its first episode (and if you don’t cry, you’re probably a villain). It allows its supporting cast ample opportunities to shine, and even the lesser heroes can prove their worth in a pinch.
Meanwhile, the villains — whom we’ve intentionally only mentioned in passing, suspense!! — range from compelling to tragic and everywhere in between. Everyone’s got a motivation, be it altruistic or malicious, and although the line is drawn between good and bad, it’s rarely quite so straightforward once you learn about the people behind the veil. Whether they’re pursuing power, vengeance or just recognition, the old adage remains true… we are all the heroes of our own stories.
And you’re the hero of this next one, sidekick! All you’ll have to do is train hard, get in some cardio and check out My Hero Academia. It’s the fast track to superstardom, and your Quirk is sure to turn heads.
When you’re done, don’t forget to study up in the extensive AnimeLab library for extra credit. …Oh, and if you come across Bakugo, could you kindly ask him to stop telling me to die? It’s becoming quite upsetting.