At UA Academy, not even a violent attack can disrupt their most prestigious event: the school sports festival. Renowned across Japan, this festival is an opportunity for aspiring heroes to showcase their abilities, both to the public and potential recruiters.
However, the path to glory is never easy, especially for Izuku Midoriya—whose quirk possesses great raw power but is also cripplingly inefficient. Pitted against his talented classmates, such as the fire and ice wielding Shouto Todoroki, Izuku must utilize his sharp wits and master his surroundings to achieve victory and prove to the world his worth.
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.