Does an anime have to be completely original, to be a masterpiece? Should the story be unpredictable for it to be good?
I don't think so.
There is beauty in simplicity.
The portrayal of every single component of the specific fictional world is the most important point in creating a series.
Despite having your typical shounen, (young boy has a dream he wants to achieve so he has to overcome many obstacles on its way despite being an underdog in comparison to many other characters) this series does everything right so far. It does not try to hard with its plot, but still offers a big cast of interesting
characters and a story where you can understand and share your feelings with the protagonist.
Reaching episode 10, this work woke my feels more than any other series I have seen yet. I teared up so often in this season, although only 10 episodes were released yet. The solid art and the emotion generating sounds make a great deal of a this simple, yet for me perfect story.
Remember those shows where the second season/part tries to go too big and then falls on its face and then goes down the memory drainage as unremarkable.
I am grateful that this didn't happen to My Hero Academia. Oh make no mistake - the season does start with a bang but the formula for it is simple and solid. With this approach you can be fairly sure of even better things to come as the season progresses.
The story starts in the aftermath of the previous season. Although things have not yet settled down and the villain of the last season is still on the loose but
it is business as usual at UA high. With the announcement of the world famous UA sports festival things start to heat up. Class rivalries flare up along with other classes targeting our main class 1-A.
So far the competition at the UA sports fest has has kept us all on the edges of our seats. Best part is Midoriya (the MC) showing more spine and learning to rely on his wits as much as on his super power.
Let’s hope that Bones studio treats us to another enjoyable season.
While Season 1 lacks of characterization with its characters, Season 2 finally putting some major character developments for the supporting characters while its Main Character also having a good development and don't get left behind at all.
For once, Yuuki Hayashi's soundtrack is a massive one in episode 10, bringing that scene into one of the most intense, well directed scene this season and not 100% sure but that last scene's animation really feels like Yutaka Nakamura's work ( Black & White frame by frame animation + Yutapon Cubes Destruction ) AND PROVING THAT BONES IS THE BEST SHOUNEN STUDIO ON THE ANIME INDUSTRY.
Soundtrack + Yutaka Nakamura's godtier "masterpiece" flawless animation + Great direction of Studio Bones = Great Adaptation
This review does not cover the whole series but rather only 6 episodes currently out
TL;DR: It's okay, nothing special(for now)
I was going to review the new Attack On Titan but then this popped out and I had to take a look at it. Last season of My Hero Academia left me mellow. The first two episodes got me as I saw our struggling protagonist facing adversities due to being one of rare people who do not have a super power but it all went down the crap covered drain when he suddenly obtains a superpower from the strongest hero, All-Might. His inability to completely control
the power he received isn't explored all that much until season two, which is why it fares better thus far than it's predecessor.
Let's make a quick rundown due to current lack of content
Art and sound.
They didn't improve much from the original and even there they were nothing worth noting. I do not wish to stick on this for long until some adrenaline pumping action scenes come up. Opening is a bit of a doozy, the first one seemed better at setting the mood.
People have superhero powers, there's a school for shit like that, our protag gets into the best superhero school.
In part two there's a sports festival,it's nearly over at this point and a new arc is on the horizon.
There are some intrigues as the story progresses but I shan't spoil those lil' nuggets of fun in this otherwise overdone tournament story.
Now this is something that actually changed . More focus has been set on characters that didn't get time to shine in the first season, tho that change seems to be reverting a bit with every episode that comes out and now most of them faded back into obscurity. Another good thing is that our MC has to, in most cases, hold back cause he cannot control his power yet. Even when he overdoes it this one time it is with permanent consequences and it's good to hear. Every other time he'd overexert himself it'd take a trip to the school nurse to fix him up in a day or two with no further harm on him.
Let me put another sentence in for MC. He is a whiny bitch and seems to spent most of his fights crying and yelling how he's going to give it his best and all that tripe. Thankfully his plot armor wears off later on, I'd rather he had none but I digress.
Some characters got their motivations laid out which is always nice and we were treated to a batch of new characters, that get all meaning and screen time kicked out of them by the second half of the arc some even completely disappear.
I am enjoying this part a lot more than the past one already so if it keeps up the pace it might get a higher rating from the past one.
One thing to keep in mind is that My Hero Academia is still a show with many flaws mostly tied to it being quite cliche at times.
Another qualm I have with it is that it sometimes stretches boring scenes way too much and shortens worthwhile ones. Pacing seems to be better than the first season which is always a plus, hopefully this season keeps it's momentum of positive changes for the remainder of it's episodes.
Here's a 7 for now.
Whenever I watch this show I begin to get flash backs of SAO.
That should sum up exactly how I feel about this anime.
The show has a great concept and interesting characters, but unfortunately they are for the most part are sorely underdeveloped and have very little depth to them (as this season has progressed this is slowly began to change with a few characters). The fight scenes are well animated and are a breath of fresh air into to dullness that is created through the tropes and rehearsed plot points that you could find in dozen of other animes.
The thing that truly
keeps this anime from going to mediocre to okay is the dreadful main. The MC carries out the rehashed "severely under powered high school boy with irrational hero complex somehow gains the power to take down super powered villains and classmates despite only having a few weeks training". Add on the super inspirational speeches on why he will never give up despite getting the shit kicked out of countless times and bang, that's all you need to know about the MC because he hasn't changed since the first season.
Ultimately this anime misses the mark on a lot of things. Exploring old plot points and character tropes is always a bad thing if they are carried out right, but ultimately this misses the mark on a lot of things.
Yo, I've pretty much exhausted my patience with the overly generous reviews for this show, so I'm going to resist the masses and give this show a real review.
This show is super basic. I don't have a problem with shows being basic, so long as they are good. Unfortunately, this show really isn't that good. Being basic AND not that good is a pretty deadly combo. The only thing positive I can really say about this show is that it's very professionally made and well polished.
As far as I can tell this show is attempting to be the new shonen super power of
animes. I'm therefore going to review it as such.
The big shonen anime generally have a slow and steady kinda plot. Bleach, Naruto, One Piece etc are pretty good examples of this. Often they follow an "arc" based format. The cast of characters remains mostly the same as they progress through these arcs and the characters and sometimes the overarching plot develops along the way. Boku no Hero Academia pacing seems to be set up in order to facilitate turning this into a very long anime. It very well may be setting up future plot points but as I watch it feels as if the shows going nowhere at all. It's almost as if the plot is getting side tracked. This is something that tends to happen in these types of anime but generally, these moments serve to develop the character or their powers/abilities. I can't see any noticeable signs of that in this show though and it simply feels like they are wasting time that could be spent on more relevant things.
I'm gonna keep the art/sound reviews short. This is a pretty big budget anime. As a result, the quality of the animation and sound is high quality. That Being said it's basic. There also doesn't seem to be any kind stylistic elements to the show. Twinstar Exorcists was a very similar show to this one, IMO, that at least had a very well-crafted style in its art and sound. Boku has a generic design for characters and settings while at the same time making them less interesting than other animes with a generic design. Hunter x Hunter had a pretty basic style, but the characters in that show had infinitely better design, not only in the way they were drawn but also in their personalities, ideology, motivations and even the little detail like the way they moved and carried themselves.
I kind of already started talking about the characters in the art/sound category. In the same way that the art and "style" of this show is lacking the characters are as well. They are all characters we've seen before but what's sad is that they simply aren't better than those other characters. I have no problem with an "I want to be a hero of justice" character but I do have a problem with one that is to entirely uninteresting. His entire motivation comes from when he saw a superhero as a kid and thought he looked cool. I'm nearly certain every person in this fictional universe had that same experience at some point. He's certainly determined but possessing determination is not enough to create a character with depth. Early on he had the potential interesting quirk of being quick-less and still aspiring to be a superhero. Instead of having him struggle with that fact as he fights to achieve his goal he is instead given an OP quirk and the only notable thing about his character is erased.
The main saving grace of this show is that despite its mediocrity, it manages to be fairly entertaining. Honestly, I think everyone's just been in the mood for a new high budget shonen super series to dive into. There is some fairly decent action as well as a bit of that classic shounen combination of hype and feels. It keeps you just barely entertained enough to come back next week for another episode.
Yes, this review was harsh, but someone needs to balance out this shows mad hype train. This show really isn't anything special and it's certainly not a masterpiece. The shonen mega series of the past easily beat it. If this site had been this popular during the golden days of bleach and naruto then those two shows would no doubt have a much higher rating. Would those reviews be accurate? Hell no. Wait for your hype to die down, watch the show objectively, compare it to other things you've seen and you will no doubt realize that this show does not deserve the level of praise it receives.
If there's one word I'd describe this season by it would be "BEAST".
Unfortunately the first season of Boku No Hero Academia didn't live up to my expectations. The fights were minimal let alone good and didn't give leave me with interest for future episodes.
Now this season went far beyond my expectations...This is a next level of BEAST anime.
The story is at the UA sports festival arc. I won't lie it's slow paced if your'e looking for a story line. But it starts to heat up as new characters such as Endeavour are introduced and inter-linking relationships appear. So far, I have liked everything about
it, the arc is 10/10 enjoyment for me because every episode hypes you for the next and it just keeps getting better.
The same as the first season, it was pretty good. Todoroki and his Ice abilities start to look a bit more fascinating which is a major PLUS. Otherwise, it is completely the same.
Amazing, I can't express how nice the OST's and ED are. Like you know those anime where once you've finished it and you listen to a soundtrack from it, it brings tears and reminiscence. I can't stop listening to the beast OST "You say Run".
Development starts with Deku, Todoroki, Bakugo and Uraraka. New characters are being introduced, I'm looking forward to this. No complaints.
Completely satisfied. Pumped for every week, if it keeps up I'm gonna rate this probably in my top 5 anime.
Outstanding. I really can't explain all the things which happens in this season because it would reveal major spoilers. All I can say if you're reading this and haven't watched this series, start the first season asap. And if you have done that go straight to this season, you won't be let down for a FACT.
EDIT: I felt the need to raise my score of this anime by 1 point because the latest episode was so good. Obviously one episode isn't enough to change my opinion of the entire anime, but it did complete something that I really wanted out of this anime that you can read later on the review. So far we can assume both of Todoroki's parents are pieces of shit and the unexpected end to the match was pretty satisfying. I want to learn more about Todoroki.
Believe me when I say I HATE to be the guy who bashes on popular stuff, but sometimes I just
have to tell people what I think. I really, really dislike Boku no Hero Academia. I can completely understand why people like it, but I can't stand it, and I'll tell you why.
My #1 desire out of an anime is a good cast. I just want characters to like so that I can have a reason to watch the show; so that I can care. The main reason most anime considered "classics" are considered thus is because they have strong, interesting characters that carry an interesting narrative. I don't watch anime for themes or story, I watch them for people. Obviously those are reasons to watch anime, and without sufficiency in most aspects of the art form I would be inclined to dock some points, but ultimately, anime for me is human. It is entirely revolving around people who I would like to be, who I would like to meet, who I would like to be friends with. An anime with a good story and setting but without good characters will provide little merit in watching. Boku no Hero Academia has a cast comprised of mostly one-note trope-y characters that are extremely hard to care about. In the first season they flash the names and quirks of everyone in the class as if we're going to remember them. Some of the characters are obnoxious, annoying, and predictable, like Mineta and Sero, the former being a cowardly pervert and the latter being a conceited persona who constantly gets ignored. Riveting stuff. Other characters are just boring and forgettable, like Kyouka Jiro and Mina Ashido, the latter whose existence I would have completely forgotten about if it weren't for her appearance this season. It is worth noting that I actually had to google their names. There are some genuinely interesting quirks present, like Dark Shadow and Creation, but cool powers don't make up for severely lacking personality. Midoriya's quirk allows him to do some of the most retardedly dumb shit, like breaking free of hypnosis. At least it has a drawback though. Sucks that he's a boring character. The show spends so much time on Midoriya despite him being so boring and uninteresting. He's Like Maruo Eiichiro from Baby Steps except less smart and fun to watch. It's like the author wasn't even thinking about the number of people in the cast when he was making them. I actually hated Uraraki until the latest episode, where she actual gets some REAL DEVELOPMENT (emphasis on some) and we get to see some nice booty. Her sob story earlier about coming from a poor family and just wanting money was so cringey I could have died. It doesn't help that Iida is also very generous with his cringe-worthy exposition. He just comes out of fucking nowhere with a memorized script. Also he's boring. Also WHAT THE FUCK IS BAKUGOU’S QUIRK. IT’S LITERALLY JUST EXPLOSIONS. But for some reason he’s considered the strongest student. HOW? It’s not like he’s Killer Queen from Jojo, where anything he touches becomes a bomb and he can base a strategy around that. He just has explodey hands. If that’s the case then WHY THE FUCK ISN’T TODOROKI THE STRONGEST. SURELY FIRE COLUMNS COULD EASILY OVERPOWER SOME SHITTY EXPLOSIONS. Even if he doesn’t like using his fire powers, he can still freeze HALF A FUCKING ARENA WITHOUT EVEN TRYING. HOW IS HE NOT WORSHIPPED BY BAKUGOU. WHO LET THIS SHIT SLIDE. Not to mention that Bakugou is probably the most one-dimensional character here. It's like the author was running low on emotions to give to characters and only had two left when he came to Bakugou: Anger and conceitedness. He's so extra it makes me want to die.
Now, when it comes to story, my main qualm is with the execution. There isn't really much to the story of Boku no Hero Academia. There is no major overarching plot, but rather a bunch of arcs that are in few ways connected. This is by no means a bad thing, I don't require huge overarching plots, just take a look at my favourite anime. The main problem is that the story and character arcs are conveyed either through boring flashbacks or exposition. We needed a flashback for Deku's past. We did not need that boring shit that passed for Uraraki's past. We DID NEED ONE FOR TODOROKI'S PAST THOUGH. BUT GOD FORBID WE ANIMATE ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING BACK STORIES IN THE WHOLE SHOW. HIS MOM POURED BOILING WATER ON HIS FACE FOR FUCK'S SAKE. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN. WHY DON'T WE GET TO SEE. Oh no it's fine all we need is exposition really. Very awkward and cringeworthy exposition does the trick. You know, the kind of exposition that takes place in completely unfitting situations with atrocious timing and no sense of mood? Yeah that kind of exposition. Also the fights are boring.
This shit was animated by Studio Bones. How did the animation get fucked up this bad. The only fights that are paid attention to are the ones with characters that are important to the story, which is like, 0.37% of the cast. I don't even know why they bothered animating most of the fights. They're boring. Even the main fights aren't exactly animated well. I wouldn't mind badly animated fights if some thought went into them. You know, like interesting strategies and having the characters improvise plans on the spot due to the well crafted intensity of the situation? This doesn't have that. It has mediocre animation at best, the fights are not well thought out in the least. Deku breaks free of mind control through some fucking magic. Uraraki kind of makes a strategy but it's not a jaw-dropping one and about 70% of the fight is boring. Iida doesn't even have a real fight. And the rest of the fights have non-important characters so there was never any point in animating them well or thinking them through. It's like the creators know we don't give a shit about these people.
The sound track is meh. Never really much to talk about here.
The primary complaint is against the extremely weak cast. My point here is almost every character is Mashirao Ojiro. Look him up. I bet you didn't even remember his name. His quirk? It's a tail. It's literally just a tail. What was the point of including him. Why do I know his name. And the worst part is that the main characters are all equally as interesting.
HYPE HYPE HYPE HYPE HYPE HYPE FUCKING HYPE
Almost every ep ends with a feeling where your heart doesn't stop racing and leaves you breathless; thirsting for more. Spring 2017 welcomes us to a not so old friend by the name deku and brings us to another season of HYPE, Boku no Hero Academia.
As one who has read the manga, i can say that the second season sticks to source but makes it better. The first episode doesn't linger that much and brings us right to the next arc: the sports festival. all i could say without spoilers is that the anime really does
a great job of tweaking the manga to make the arc much better than it already is. the attention to every detail is what amazes me because even though its not that important to the story, the producers does a great job of making it contribute to whole story. in short in the words of gigguk: ITS A FUCKING TOURNAMENT ARC
I find it so appealing how the artstyle of Boku no hero is made. the way the teeth is incorporated to the character design is one of the reasons why i gave this a 10. well other reasons are the clean designs, spot on animations and the uniqueness of each character (well since this is a super hero anime) you can't find anything wrong with bones in this one.
Nothing over the top, well made sounds, detailed bg noises and AMAZING choice of voice actors. one that sticks out to me the craft of our boy bakugou (okamoto) on how this particular voice actor fits his peronsality 10/10, same could be said with deku, all might and most of all the e-head/present mic combo. i am fully confident that this show would have a different taste on me if present mic was not commentating this arc. shit when the guy turns to speaking english, you know itd hype. same could be said with the witty banter of e-head alongside his explanations of quirkcs. side note: at first i thought all might had the same actor as might guy lol with all the youth shit lmaooooo
Alright if there is one thing you credit this anime for besides its story, its the characters. 2nd season intoduces us to a more wide variety of characters and shifts its development on the "hero" side rather than the students-quirk-school aspect. here we get to see new students from class b and without spoiling, you'll see that there are some pretty interesting faces that'll come by. shifting to the old cast, we finally get to see some depth to the other characters and we also get to see that not all of them are flawless. its outstanding we can get to witness backstories, developments, sentiments out of a tournament arc. you'll get to see that under those out of this world quirks, these people are still that, people.
ITS A FUCKING TOURNAMENT ARC BLAZING ANIMATIONS AMAZING VOICE ACTING FUCKING MATCH UPS THAT WE WANT TO SEE AND ITS ONLY THE 7TH EPISODE AND IM ON MY FUCKING KNEES WAITING FOR THE NEXT YOU COULD VERY MUCH SAY THAT I ENJOY THIS AND YOU WILL TOO MY FRIEND TRUST ME
Now now, the shows not yet over, there are still many arcs that this season will tackle and my final rating will be according to how this anime will handle that. so far however, this anime is doing a great job with the present arc. mate you got everything. great animation, great voice acting, writing, hype, action, hype, and ofc the 18+ only Hero Midnight. yeah you'll see A LOT of her. now isn't that enough to get you to watch this show or do i have to go one for all on your ass?
cheers. oh and yeah ill be back mates when the seasons over
After the great first season a year prior, there's no question that this new season of Boku no Hero Academia would garner a lot of hype and attention. But does it deserve the attention its previous season bought it or is it simply another cookie cutter shounen action show to scratch our generic action craving itches for the season? After watching nearly everything this season of Hero Aca has to offer I can safely say that this season goes far and beyond what the first season and most shounen shows do and that makes for one hell of a shounen show.
Story: 8 (Great)
While the first
season featured a quite standard origin story for our main character which was never particularly spectacular, it did feature some interesting plot points and tackled a few questions such as what it is like to be an outcast and what it means to learn to live with the differences between you and the world. The second season builds upon everything the show had set up and explores themes of morality, differing ideologies and perhaps most importantly social legacy. Hero Aca season 2 is directed in such a brilliant way that since the first season managed to set up and develop such a wonderful cast of characters season 2 can easily use these characters to convey the messages the show wants to by delving into these themes. This just happens to work nearly perfect and makes every new arc and subplot of season 2 a joy to get engulfed by. Yet, Hero Aca season 2, in the same fashion as season 1, doesn't do a lot that hasn't been done already.
Characters: 9 (Fantastic)
Usually, in action shounen shows the supporting cast takes a backseat to the main character(s). Because of this, their motivations, agendas and backstories are never properly explored. This was not the case in Boku no Hero Season 1 and fortunately for us isn't either in Season 2. With a greater emphasis on the supporting cast and their backstory and personality comes a greater depth to the plot and world itself as the people occupying the story feel as real as the main cast. This is not to say that the main characters of Boku no Hero Season 2 get too little attention or time spent on what they want or feel or think. I believe that Boku no Hero has always had a good sense of balance of how much focus each character needs, supporting and main characters both, to make them feel relevant while keeping the show from seemingly having the world orbit around a certain character. In short, the way the show devises up its runtime among show has found a good balance of time spent on each character. The characters aren't without flaws however. Most of the shows cast are based on standard shounen tropes which can be almost painfully obvious at times. Hero Aca season 2 makes use of an incredibly simple technique of developing its characters, which is by showing rather than telling, a technique that has been unfortunately more and more ignored in the action shounen genre. By doing this, Hero Aca develops some of the deepest characters I've ever had the pleasure of getting to know.
Animation: 9 (Fantastic)
Let's just start off by saying that I thought that both the art style and animation looked great in the first Season of Boku no Hero, though it wasn't close to flawless. That said, I think that this season ups its predecessor in every single way. The animation and movements of the characters is now more expressive and static shots are less frequent than the first season. Movement is also more fluid while retaining or in some cases even improving upon the detail found in the first season. The animation and movement of the characters all have a certain added weight to them compared to season 1 which, along with the fantastic voice acting and character writing, helps turn these characters into real, believable people. I can not talk about the animation of Hero Aca without mentioning the absolutely jaw dropping fight scenes. This show features animation to match even the best looking shows out there like One Punch Man and Mob Psycho 100, both of which, incidentally, were animated by studio Bones so the fact that this show also looks absolutely stunning shouldn't come as a surprise.
Sound: 8 (Great)
As I am no expert of sound design I don’t have much to say other than that the show sounds great which any high profile show should in 2017. The voice acting is as good as it was previously and all characters manage to express great emotion which is conveyed to me with ease despite the language barrier. Most of the shows music works well with its scenes and aids the scene to have a greater effect on the viewer. Also, both the OPs and EDs are fantastic. Some of the best this year in my opinion.
Enjoyment: 9 (Fantastic)
I have to admit that shounen shows are a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine, especially the ones made by Bones, so I might be a slight bit biased when thinking about Boku no Hero but I swear to god if this show isn't entertaining as all hell. There hasn't been a single time that I haven't cussed at the ED as the credits started to roll because I was so convinced that it had only been 5 minutes since I started the episode. When a 22 minute episode feels like 5 you know that you enjoyed it almost a bit too much. There is very little that I don't love about this show.
Overall: 8 (Great)
"But does it deserve the attention its previous season bought it or is it simply another cookie cutter shounen action show to scratch our generic action craving itches for the season?" Yes. Yes it deserves all the attention it can get 100 times over. Boku no Hero Academia season 2 is superior to its first season, and a large majority of other shounen action shows, in most ways I can think of and will surely entertain even the pickiest of viewers.
So I don't really write reviews for MAL but after catching up on the 2nd season of Boku no Hero Academia I finally feel compelled to do so. My first impression of the first season of Hero Aca was somewhat of a disappointment. Although it was definitely a cut above other shonen manga adaptations, I expected much more from the same studio that produced FMAB and Mob Psycho 100. Although the artwork was flashy and the soundtrack was impressive, the pacing was staggered, non-action related artwork appeared flat and lifeless, and characters were introduced too quickly without being given time to fully develop. Season 2
of Hero Aca remedies nearly all of the problems, turning it into one of the best shounen anime's I have seen in a long time.
The story so far is a standard tournament arc with a simple premise: students have the opportunity to show of their quirks and abilities to potential recruits by competing in a sports tournament. This premise is nothing groundbreaking, but its simplicity allows the series to be the almost entirely character driven rather than event driven. Once flat characters like uraraka are given poignant motivations that make their actions much more engaging while side characters like Kaminari, Kirishima, and Tokoyami are finally given distinct personalities and traits, making them add to the production instead of merely fill space. The star of these side characters, however, is far and wide todoroki whose backstory and pain brought tears to my eyes
The artwork has also dramatically improved as well. While the action scenes look amazing, the general character gestures add a whole new level of enjoyment. The animator take Bakugo, who annoyed the crap out of me originally, and amp his anger and cold personalty up to 100 through various facial expressions are sharp linework, making bakugo an absolute delight to watch when he is engulfed in rage. Iida's rapid hand movements contrasted with his serious nature turns him from an annoying side character into a loveable giant nerd. Even Tokoyami's serious nature contrasted with his whimsical birdlike appearance is a spectacle. Deku's facial expressions have improved dramatically as well\.
The sound is just as amazing as always with the music reaching a crescendo during the most intense fights spine, always sending shivers down my spine. The opening and ending never fail to get me hyped as well
Overall, it is an understatement to say I have enjoyed the second season of hero aca. The only reason I am reluctant to give it a perfect score is that the current arc has ended and it is hard to see how the next arc will top the last, but with the way things are playing out with the intriguing new villain slain, things seem to be going on the right track. I have high hopes that Hero Aca will usher in a new era of shonen anime. PLUS ULTRA!
I'm writing this review mostly because of the insane fight Todoroki vs Midoriya in the 10th episode. As long as I've read the manga till the last chapter (for now) and I know what is next, I say one thing - I'M JUST DYING TO SEE THE ANIMATION OF THE NEXT EVENTS AS PERFECT AS IT WAS IN THE FIGHT TODOROKI/MIDORIYA!!~~~<3
Hell yeah this anime makes goosebumps with its story, animation, SOUND (!!!!) and characters development. I like the anime about school, but only two animes (Assassination Classroom) were able to develope ALL the characters equally, even the supporting ones. It is brilliant and
tend to see the story!! Overall score for this anime is definetly 10/10. This is the end of my small and complex review!! Enjoy the watching!
I'll be honest here and say that the first season of BNHA wasn't that great but I enjoyed 10/10 even getting into the fandom but the second season had pulled of the adaption of the manga so well. And this time the arcs we'll be getting are the sport festival, Stain villain and the end of term test.
(Just going to mention that I have read the manga)
When it comes to the story so far since I've seen 14 eps, the sport festival arc has concluded but this arc is actually regarded and the least enjoyed arc and is childish (but is to be
expected). But I am actually quite excited for the Stain villain arc which also has much more action involved and is more serious. The arc after that I like to view as a tool for character development which is going to be interesting to see how well it's pulled off.
Now the art is what actually made this season of BNHA appear much more better than the last one. (A good example is during the fight of Midoriya and Todoroki). The art for this season has improved by a milestone making it much more animated and nice to look at. Last season there were many times when scenes weren't animated enough which made the scenes much less engaging but this time my eyes weren't off the screen for a second. This is the result of different people animating this time from last season even though it's the same studio.
The first opening by Peace Sign I'll say isn't memorable for me but still decent and same for the ending. But the second op which I actually really like and enjoy and fits so perfectly for the arcs involved. For the second ending which is actually done by LiSA (one of my favs lol), has made a pretty good ending. (I wanna say that I actually love that they used the idea from the second popularity poll which I think is like a fantasy AU). Also the soundtracks included are pretty good.
Now in terms of character, the anime pulls it off so well. The main development you should look at this season is at Midoriya (obvs since MC), Todoroki, Iida and Momo. The devlopment and growth the anime gives is at such a great pace with good understanding of each problem a character faces. They especially did a great job at Todoroki (but hey, we never know so let's see).
This anime made me enjoy every second of it and I was not disappointed of every new ep also I would anxiously wait and those 20 min felt like 10 min instead. Saying that I decided to read the manga and oh boi am I glad I did.
The first arc was pulled off well and I'm expecting great things from the rest of this season. I applaud this anime especially for its art and character.
Well, this is a anime that has a lot of potential, even can be the next "Dragon Ball" or "Naruto", this anime is something different to the other shounens.
Story: 10: The Story is quite Simple, randomly people started having superpowers (or in the BnHA World, Quirks or Kosei), this continues until the actuality, where 80% of the world have Quirks.
So, where is the Special about this? Izuku Midoriya. The main character doesnt have a quirk, that makes him having a lowself esteem and being a crying character. however, he never stoped dreaming about some day being a hero, like All Might, the number 1
hero. The most loved hero.
Unlike the most shounens, the character doesnt always win. sometimes can lose, sometimes can win. This is the Story about how he became the most greatest hero.
Following the Story, things get serious, Todoroki Past, and a lot of things, not everything is happiness on being a hero. I loved this aspect so much.
Art: 10: Outstanding Animation, without losing the simplicity of the anime.
Sound: 10: In this Anime, Soundtracks are gold. They fit perfectly on every moment. In this case, You Say Run is my favorite.
Character: 10: In This, BnHA Shines a lot. Every Character has his own things, you cant forget them. everyone has they reasons to be a hero. The Characters Evolve. And you can be with love with them.
Enjoyment: 10: Fun anime. will make you laugh, will make you Cry. you cant stop watching it.
Overall: 10: This is one of the best anime of the Season, or even, of this decade. Everyone should watch it.
Bones comes back! From 2010 to 2014, their anime didn't have as good quality as they had done. But in Boku no Hero Academia, they say to fan that: "Sorry for your waiting, we come back!". Thanks to Nakamura, fight scenes in Boku no Hero Academia are so great. In season 1. we are impressed by the battle between All Might and Noumu and in season 2, all of us can't help seeing the battle between Midoriya vs. Todoroki. I'm sure that, Boku no Hero Academia is anime has the greatest fight scenes in Spring Anime 2017. About story, Bones adapted BHA is as similarto
manga as they could. I like its opening, its story, and its character.
soo..... I dont know how to begin, this season is way better than the first one.
I would give him an "overall 9" but the last ep that came out, "11", is just too good, it gives you a strong feeling of accomplishment, an eyegasm.
I cant wait to see what happens next.
As for the art, its is not the most beautiful art style you'll ever see, but it is very good, i'll rate it 8/10
Idk why, and its just my opinion but for me the story is just "outstanding" .. the "Boy that gets more powerful as the story continues" shounen types of anime are kinda
like my anime fetishes.
i absolutely love the openings, 10/10 it gives you a good vibe~
10/10 for the character. . . .
and do i even have to say anything about my personal Enjoyment? i would even rate it 11/10 if that would be possible. . .
So, I started watching this anime alongside the new Attack on Titan because I wanted another show to watch on Saturday mornings, and also to see if it lives up to the hype.
Does it live up to the hype? Hell no. But neither does Attack on Titan.
Is it bad? Hell no. I love waking up early on Saturdays to see the new episode.
This review, along with my score, will be edited throughout the coming weeks, and eventually when season two is completed. For now, here are my thoughts (on both season one and season two).
My Hero Academia, to me, feels very uninspired, uninteresting, and cliche.
It's not bad, per se, but it just doesn't bring anything new to the table. It has a school setting, it has superpowers, and it has a tournament arc - stuff that people LOVE. And that's okay. If you love all things shounen, you'll love this series. If you're looking for something more... well, you won't find it here. It's an anime in which you can find all its aspects in other anime. You've got your regular MC who doesn't believe in himself, the cliche love interest, the MC's good friend, his rival who hates him, blah, blah, blah. You've got your superpowers, which have NO boundaries unlike other anime (devil fruits, stands), you've got your regular ole bad guy group (legit called the league of villains).... generally, nothing really feels new in this anime. There isn't one single aspect it completely fails on, but it also doesn't nail anything either. Here are my more specific thoughts:
Story: 6 - I think we can all agree story is not this series' strong suit. It's cliche, very simple, and even misleading at first. It draws you in with a story about a boy who has no superpowers in a world filled with superpowers. You'd think it'd be about him getting along in the world without being special, and gradually building up his confidence but NOPE by like episode 2 he suddenly has superpowers and everything's fine. Then, he trains for a bit and goes to a superhero school. By the end, there are some bad guys or something, and they fight. They're like "We'll be back!" Yeah. That's the entire story of season one. And now, there's some type of fighting tournament going on in season two. That's it.
Art: 9 - Probably some of the best art I've seen, it's unique, quirky, and reminds me of One Piece. (I love One Piece.) The animation is crisp and great. No complaints here.
Sound: 8 - I mean, the sound isn't BAD, per se, it's just not that good either. The voices are okay, but the main character sounds like a weenie hut junior type guy. His voice is pretty annoying, and is compounded by his personality. During fights, the sound effects are pretty good, and that paired with the good animation make an enjoyable experience.
Character: 5 - My biggest gripe. It's also my biggest gripe for the new Attack on Titan. The characters are supposed to be what this anime is all about, but they all feel like narrow-minded, one-dimensional stand-in tropes that are there to fulfill a certain purpose. Izuku is your run-of-the-mill loser protag with a crappy childhood but ends up being "the chosen one" type deal. Ochako is there as a cliche love interest introduced early on. Her backstory can be summarized in like 1 or 2 sentences. Iida is just kinda there, I mean he has some quirky personality but that's it. Kacchan is your cliche MC rival that hates the MC, and is hotheaded. All Might is basically superman. And Todoroki is pretty decent, though he has a cliche tragic backstory. For an anime with a big focus on is characters, this is pretty disappointing.
Enjoyment: 8 - When it comes down to it this is all that matters - whether or not you enjoy what you're watching. I enjoy this anime. I enjoyed binging its first season and catching up with its current episode. It's fun to watch, the fights are entertaining, and the interactions between the albeit cardboard characters are pretty funny at times. It all depends on whether or not you can look past the complaints listed above, and well, I sure can.
If you liked season one you'll 100% like season two. It's basically more of the same.
Again, this review will change with time as more of season 2 comes out.
The first season of MHA was great after about Episode 3. Memorable characters like Iida, Tsu, and Uraraka helped maintain my interest for the remaining 10 episodes. The hallway scene where the entire place is being evacuated for trespassers was one of my favorite scenes in that season. However, 9 episodes into Season 2, and the magic is practically gone. The climax near the end of S1 was so fun to watch. But what happens after a huge incident like that? N O T H I N G. Everybody goes and plays sports. That is just flat out boring. Tournament arcs are some of the
most drab, uninspired, and uninteresting things I've ever had the displeasure of sitting through. A show I loved dearly, Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V, had like 3 tournament arcs. Arc-V is a very slow-paced show, with almost 150 episodes, and to have tournaments like that taking over (what seemed like) 10 episodes, was so sleep-inducing. But at least those tournament arcs had an impact on the future of the story. The first tournament would determine who would be in the Lancers, and the last determined the ending of the series. One of the few tournaments I don't mind in anime is in Pokemon, since it's a staple of the games (and anime at this point). XYZ's blew previous Pokemon Leagues out of the water and kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end. I cannot say the same for MHA2's tournament arc. In Season 1, the spotlight was on Deku, Uraraka, All Might, Bakugo, and Iida, for the most part. I hope you didn't like that, because that's GONE in Season 2. Now, the spotlight is focused on some kid who has fire and ice powers, who was not important IN THE SLIGHTEST in Season 1. Now he's suddenly more important than Deku? Why? Why is he bigger on the poster than Deku? Why not just put him in the center of the poster at this point? I don't care about him defying his father. We had never heard of his father until this season! This was never brought up in Season 1! We also have a focus on other classes. Why are they just being introduced now? Because it's suddenly important to have more than 4 main characters? This is an anime about children being born with superpowers (the main character being the odd one out in this case, making him even more interesting than other characters) for Christ's sake, and you choose to do a motherfucking SPORTS TOURNAMENT? There are endless possibilities you could have gone with for this story, and you chose the most boring and overdone option. I seriously hope the second story arc makes up for this boring choice. Aside from two intense battles I've seen so far and one touching moment with Uraraka, there has been nothing worth sticking around for for 25 episodes. Hell, I can't remember anything that happens in the first 5 episodes, that's how boring this story is. I could skip the first 1/5 of the season and I would have missed absolutely NOTHING of importance. I've only seen 9 episodes as of this writing, but so far, Season 1 had much more going for it than Season 2. If you're new to this show, skip the first story arc. It's incredibly boring.
I decided to make this review at 20/25 because there really isn't much left in the season to talk about and I don't want to waste any more time watching this dreadful show.
***Story***: Boku No Hero Academia is severely lacking in this department.
There is no real point to watching Boku No Hero Academia season 2. Everything within the season is a complete one-off. The anime spends 12 episodes doing a sports event for no reason in-universe and certainly no substantial reason for the viewer to care.
The pacing in BNHA is terribly sluggish, even to the point of adding completely useless filler episodes that add nothing
to the world or events.
The events can be summed up as follows: play sports for points, fight thug in an alley, filler. That's it. That's all that happened in 20 episodes and I'm willing to bet that's all that happens in the last 5.
Note: I understand that it might be taken as an "oversimplification" but I'd like to take a bet that anything that happened in these 20 episodes couldn't happen in 2-3 and be done better. You know why I'd take this bet? Because it has been done, because you don't need 20 episodes to play sports and fight a thug in an alley.
*** Art ***: The art is ok. By "ok" I mean it's by-the-numbers shonen. Nothing interesting, nothing great, nothing terrible either. Some scenes are above average some are below.
For Studio BONES this is one of their worse looking shows though, especially compared to Kekkai Sensen which came out last year.
Season 2 starts off on a high note with the annual sports festival to divert the attention away from the villains that infiltrated the academy in the first season.
Everyone wants their quirks to be noticed and this season shifts away some of the focus from Deku and gives Todoroki some of the spotlight but also doesn't fail to show Bakugo's explosive personality either. Those moments were GOLD.
The events were intense and it seemed like Todoroki has stolen the show until Deku puts his brain to use and thrusts himself to victory in the obstacle course.Todoroki and Bakugo see Deku as a an obstacle/
rival in a sense so imagine how livid they were when little Deku got first place without even using his quirk!
At the cavalry battle, everyone aimed for his 10million point headband. Needless to say, it was a very nervewracking match for him and his team but somehow he was able to advance. During the 1 on 1 match I thought he would've lost to Kenzo's brainwashing quirk. (never read the manga)
I like where this season is heading and I think I enjoyed it a little bit more than season 1. All the characters are pretty likable and their quirks seemed well thought out and translated well on the screen. The interactions and self monologues that Deku has with himself and his river of tears (which seems to be inherited from his mom) had me laughing continuously... like his crying face... haha..... I kinda wished that would've been his quirk.
We also got some daddy issues between Todoroki and Endeavour where he didn't want to use his fire half just to spite his father. Gotta see where that one goes.
Give this a try if you like action, comedy or superpower animes