Due to the nature of the second season, the third season was bound to have a weaker start. Even so, with 2-cour duration it had all the time it ever needed to pick up the pace and improve, or at the very least build a solid foundation for this fourth season.... But it didn't do any of that and now we're more or less back to square one.
The classic shonen series have never exactly been the most flawless type in the arsenal, but few of them have struggled with their arc and tone shifts to the same extent with Boku no Hero Academia. While it's
not uncommon that old story arcs become history and the new current arc gets the unconditional focus, it's rare to see a series which transition is this awkward.
Once again we start our newest season with a recap filler, followed by a build up phase which I'd like to metaphorically compare to the act of someone trying to restart a fusion core after it's been poisoned. It's slow, boring and drags on, and it would be faster to just shut it down entirely and try again. I find myself asking why exactly am I once again stuck at watching this series like it's a new slice of life IP when it's supposed to be a BTS on full roll and come with some type of smoothness already at this point. Instead it repeatedly falls into its own trap, repeating this cycle each new arc to a point where it has become tiresome and feels like a task. The sad part being that this level really seems to be what the series is now aiming to achieve, not even trying to be better, just settling with utter mediocrity and being okay with that. Will it ever maintain some type of stability instead of sawing up and down like Tesla's stock? At this point I very much doubt it will and, based to the lack of hype, it's safe to conclude that I am not the only one. You could literally start watching this series directly from season 4 and only miss the parts where the series was still entertaining to follow.
For years now, manga readers have been echoing that this fourth season will be the best one because it supposedly covers the best arc. While this is entirely possible in term of writing and characters, after all, there is still very little development thus far and the story board has now infinite different possible routes to take, I can't help but to be very skeptical about its delivery due to Bones' vision with the series. For some reason, our director's idea for the action sequences is to make them drag on, pause them, make them overly dramatic, play spoon-fed flashbacks from events that occured just few seconds earlier, and.. simply make them feel like a tease without any reward to be had. Why not make them like, you know, thrilling instead? Remove;tension Add;idle time! This series currently would really need some more classic shonen tropes and less of this nonsense that ruins the flow of these scenes entirely. The writing itself is still far from impressive and quite dull. "We, the selected few, are looking for this specific guy." And 2 minutes later "Oh, look, it's that guy. Sup?" The story board is just weak. If the plot was a line, what it does is put one dot next to the ongoing line and immediately connects it. There aren't many people on this planet who cannot do that. Not much room to be impressed.
To continue with the lack of development: It's really making this series problematic. When I am looking the characters now versus what they were in the beginning of season 3, I do not see much growth. In the beginning of last season, the characters were acting highly comedic and the feelings related ponder was also used as a running gag. It was lame and just a waste. During end season, the focus was in drama, and what this did was show us fractions of different sides of the cast, sides we had not seen before - like proving that these sides also exist. And now we are once again looking at characters who could be removed from their current timeline, get the "relife treatment" (current self send in the past shell) and there wouldn't be much differences to spot. Send Naruto from the beginning of The 4th Great Ninja War into Pain Saga and see how history is rewritten. Do this with Deku and be prepared to listen to Initial D's OST, more specifically 'deja vu' on repeat. ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ It's not even a mystery~yy~!
The characters really don't seem to carry anything special with them from previous arc to next. This is a huge difference compared to other shonen titles and perhaps the reason why - at least I personally - as a viewer, am feeling very distanced from the series. It's not resonating with me on any level anymore. Be it Deku doing a smash the 9th milliont time, Bakugo yelling at 135dB or Uragravigirl being too close! with her body, none of it just has its charm anymore at this point. Rather it feels like some outcast, once-upon-a-time-famous celebrity is trying to be relevant with gimmicks that got old a decade ago. If I was the editor, I'd have adviced this guy write an arc where Deku stops being useless, Bakugo is forced to go on an anger management meeting, Uragravity actually does something to move the relationship onward -- like there's a filler I'd watch, and also give the frog girl all the screen time because she is the best girl. The series is at a point where I don't prefer the canon, even at times when it tries to distant itself from these same goofs it has already overusen.
As it is, I do believe that this season is going to improve since it's unlikely that it would dwell in its slower parts for 2 cours, but I also find it as unlikely that the series as a whole is going to improve for the better, or that I'd personally start caring again. New high peaks may occur but the same errs are bound to exist forever since the characters' lack of improvement seems to be something like a reflection of the author not learning from his own mistakes either. I'd say it's now a good time to lose hope with this and start looking for new titles to fill the shonen quota with something that has a bit more -- or preferedly; a lot more heart to it.
My Hero Academia's biggest weakness is how painfully slow the plot moves forward. We're 6 episodes into the season, and nothing has happened that couldn't have been condensed into 1 episode.
That's not to say there aren't other glaring issues like a dialogue that could be written by a 12 year old. To the point you could skip an entire scene and know what happened. But we aren't here to be blown away by dialogue, it's a shounen. We're here to see good animation, fun characters, and an intriguing plot. So do we get any of that?
The animation quality is the same as it's been
in season 1 with no progression. It seems they're content with "mediocre" to "bad". Fight scenes are very rare, and when they do occur there's a whole lot of stills with camera panning. It feels like a cop-out and the rest of the show are stills with moving mouths... where's the budget for an insanely popular show?
So are the characters fun at least? Not really. They've been the same person re-learning "I need to be the best" in varying ways. They're all identical to who they were in Season 1. There is nothing interesting about Midoriya since he's a parrot that can only say "I need to get stronger" for 70 episodes. His arc for every season is the same because it's solely that. Everyone else is just as bad or simply forgotten about unless they want to spend 10 minutes naming them all. The humor in this show is so repetitive and childish. All of the characters suck is all I really have to say.
But the plot must be good! Alas, it isn't. The villains screen time is so limited it's basically them doing "villain" things and what that means is... they show up on screen as stills for 5 seconds and some announcer tells you what they did and then we get to hear the heroes talk about it for 10 minutes. That or they get an actual scene and it's some of the best the show has to offer, but it ends on a "mysterious" note never to be touched up on again. Each episode ends on a "wow, this is about to get real" but it's just a cliffhanger that ends anti-climactically every time. There's no pay off, it's just forced tension. Now it's just another plot line where they get to talk about what they're going to do for 2-3 episodes to save on budget and get you "hyped" for a fight incoming. Which will most likely be underwhelming as well.
So is it worth watching? Not really, you could skip past all the dialogue and know what they talked about(and even if you didn't) they'll bring it up in flashbacks every episode anyway. Painfully boring dialogues and humor that's mixed in serious scenes to make it so you aren't "as bored" always miss and just make it worse... I guess you could skim through episodes and wait for the pay-off episode at the end where they actually fight and the animation is either mediocre or good in places. That's about where all the budget for this show goes considering it sure as hell isn't in writing or talking mouth stills.
Im going to be straight forward and preface this by saying, I read the manga and am all caught up so I don't remember all the details from the Overhaul arc, and my review for the most part is overall.
I believe this is probably one of the best seasons of bnha so far. The overhaul arc is a lot darker than the rest of the show however the execution of the story-to me atleast- is amazing.
In this arc, they only focus on I think 7 UA students total, of course Midoriya and Mirio being the top 2. Personally I love the way they showed
the 1-A Students with their upperclassmen + pro hero, I think it was an amazing insight to see how the select few would be as pro hero's and overall really helps deepen that watcher-character connection.
Overall alongside the story, characters and the AMAZING MUSIC of course! bnha s4 is one of my favorite seasons of the show and omg Overhauls theme is so sick 😂
MHA finally returned. It's slightly worse than before. Starting off with bad filler episode.
This time as the main characters we have Midoriya, Kirishima and ya boi buff Tintin aka Mirio. We start off with midoriya wanting some work experience so he asks Mirios if he could indroduce him to Sir Nighteye.
It is all fine and dandy until we meet Overhaul who is now a "father".
Characters: Deku is still the same as usual, Kirishima has unlocked a new form of hardening and he is working under fat gum. Mirio is as quirky as always. Sir nighteye is very weird lad who enjoyes jokes a
The animation is again as usual fucking beautiful.
The OST is great.
I really don't have much to say about this season. If you like the show just watch it.
I recommend this even though so far its the weakest season so far.
If you've watched any of the previous seasons of BnHA, then you know what to expect by this point. The animation is still pretty decent and seems on point. At least, nothing has stood out aside from a goofy moment or two. VAs seem on point as well. The usual characters are back with all their glory and we'll be getting some interesting developments for some of the favourites moving forward. We already have seen some developments and a lot of reveals so look forward to more of that.
The current arc should also be great for anime-only watchers and will have you feeling a wide
range of emotions as our heroes try and navigate their way around society, realizing that things are not as easy as anticipated. After all, society is quite complex.
The first two seasons of this show were emotional rollercoasters, 4th season of Boku no Hero Academia is also a highly emotional rollercoaster but unlike the first two seasons the only emotion you feel is disgust and an urge to through your laptop into toilet since you just downloaded utter shit.
Midoriya in the first episode of season one says he wants to be a hero, we learn about All Might's weakness and the relationship between them were interesting, the second season basically turns Midoriya into a real hero, we learn about other heroes and it was also a good season. so writers aren't stupid
enough to keep Midoriya saying 'i want to be a hero' after three fucking season right?
Third season was basically filler season! nothing happened there (we only learned "All For One" exists)
To be honest that should have been the end of it, because Midoriya is fully developed and there isn't anything else remained to be done but greedy corporations disagree, Midoriya is a beloved character so it doesn't matter if the story is boring as fuck and villians are still as bad as they were, because our audience is too stupid to see 4th season was unnecessary and they'll think we have new ideas, lo and behold people giving this boring shit 10 out of 10.
Midoriya still is saying 'i have to become a hero' what the fuck does he mean by that? you are a fucking hero, the only thing you have to become is self-aware
All Might still says Midoriya i believe in you, at this point this is just cringe, it's so fucking repetitive, just die already
There is a character called Lemillion, remember that gaylord from first season? you know that flashy bastard who shoot lasers out of his belly? yeah that fucker looks straight compared to Lemillion, his character is cringe from bottom to top and top to bottom, i genuinely despise him
This season could have survived if we would have focused on villains instead of heroes bc they aren't developed enough unlike heroes but no apparently showing Lemillion's bare asshole is way more interesting
Villians are stupid and one dimensional and written by 5 year olds.
soundtracks and opening is trash too
complete waste of time
Today My Hero Academia still holds insane popularity among not only the anime community but at a continental scale. As not only is it skyrocketing in Japan but across the west. In the early 2000s US manga sales weren’t making a large impact on the market but now sales with graphic novels are dominating. On many prolific anime magazines and articles the series holds itself and characters among top tens and twenties lists. On Tumblr the anime is at the highest among posts. In other words, My Hero Academia is a very popular series. However, why is this type of series so popular? Well
when we look at the demographics of who is watching, which popular anime reviewers legitimately like the series or who sell out so they can manipulate fans for revenue/views/profit we can figure it out.
The reason why shounen anime, & hero stories, are so popular especially among the west is because adults have decided to permanently live in adolescence. The west is overrun by man babies regressing back to childhood. The tremendous impact and popularity of shounen and superheroes on Western & Asian culture is embarrassing and worrying. While it’s audience should be aimed at thirteen year olds instead its massive audience is adult men and women. My hero academia is a show mass marketed for adults who do not want to outgrow their childhood. My hero’s popularity only reflects the arrested development state of the west. If you are an adult and still enjoy shounen or super hero stories to a large degree it’s time to seek counseling. Now there are considerations if a movie or show is well thought out more than its genre. However, shows that are vapid and stick to childish ideals and plots are brainwashing and pitiful. My Hero is not a consideration but a dishonorable show that brings shame among anime and reflects how adulthood is truly lost amongst its fans.
If you don’t believe me all you have to do is get into a disagreement with one of them. You’ll be met with irrational anger and aggression. A child temper tantrum coming from these adult fans. As if criticism towards a fictional anime somehow insults them on a personal level. In retrospect they should be humiliated liking a series like this. All in all the fans of this nonsense only reveal how childish and insecure they are at a very large scale. Not to mention extremely creepy & disturbing as if you search this show on google you’ll get left with obscene sexual fanfiction, disgusting art, and other festish porn like creations. These fans need therapy and Chris Hansen.
I will continue my review of this show because it’s important to have critics point out the flaws in what’s popular which directly reflects on the culture. Why the current culture of anime is into these pathetic sappy crybabies. Why side characters are fans of the lead. Why any deeper retrospect is left at the door. It’s important for reviewers to be honest and not lie for viewership, money, and kinship. Unfortunately, many have been lied to and manipulated by prolific reviewers off this site and youtube. Many live in a constant state of Alice and wonderland la la land. Thus creating this series to be bigger than what it is. Proclaiming it’s a masterpiece of all things and that the writer is “brilliant” when in reality the show is very below average at its best.
The new season opens up with the lead, Izuku Midoriya, looking for a new hero internship. Midoriya finds curiosity in season three character Mirio Togata who later is revealed to be the first and only consideration as All Mights successor. However, before the plot we get filler featuring a reporter trying to investigate who All Might’s successor is and easily deciphers its Midoriya with hardly any detective work utilized. Perhaps a hint at what’s to come as during this entire season characters easily figure out the right things at the right times with no skills or planning required. Anyways after filler Midoriya interns with Mirio’s mentor Sir Nighteye who was All Might’s previous side-kick. Sir Nighteye allows Midoriya to join even though he didn’t pass his expectations just simply tried hard. Further putting out bad messages to children and the many adults who watch that life will always work in their favor.
The following episodes set up the drama this arc will feature through a “new” villain Chisaki. I use air quotes for new because he is almost the same as the other freak; Obsessed with children, kidnapping children, wants to destroy heroes, same destruction quirk, etc. However, this time the show allows a character to kill someone as he demolishes the random transvestite character. Heartbreaking? The stakes are illusionary as the plot constantly rewards the leads without effort. As Midoriya and Mirio find this villain randomly in an alley and discover his hideout by chance. I would assume a show about investigating a villain would have careful planning and detective skills. That a writer would carefully demonstrate this. Imagine if in Death Note L discovered Light in two episodes without using any research whatsoever. All this does is make a series lose credibility and respect which is what My Hero lost since episode 1 season 1. This show continually has a bunch of deus ex machina and gives privileges to characters who don’t deserve it by any conceivable measure. Life doesn’t owe you anything. Passion and dedication mean nothing without the skills behind them. However, a statement like that would make more than half of Shounen anime lose all appeal.
This season has some of the most horrendous boring writing I’ve ever witnessed. The characters continually serve only the circumstantial plot, are used for ridiculous melodrama, & remain stalemated. Compared to other shounen characters, this show is a shameless ordeal. I literally see characters who were never fleshed out be utilized this season for manipulative poorly executed melodrama. Example: Kirishima is all of a sudden amazing when last season he failed exams and was one of the worst students. It’s astounding we’re supposed to invest in characters who are presented as boring, contrived, and have no goals outside ones similar to leads. Kirishima has a backstory with Mina when they never interacted previously. I don’t see how an audience could believe in a past bond when it comes out of nowhere. All this leads me to believe is the author doesn’t care about side characters and only uses them for opportune moments to bait audience sympathy. So, forget inspiring story unique characters, clever creativity, or passionate dreams, this is all about screaming and crying over forced cheap melodrama. This is a bad children’s series who grown men and women vehemently defend. It has no profound messages or helpful advice to the viewers watching it. Only harmful fantasies that will negatively affect the viewers mindset.
The animation from this season is one of the worst published. It is worse than One Piece season 1. Animated scenes are shown behind grayish walls and lip movements are sloppily executed. There are brief moments of 3D animation that looks deranged and nightmare inducing. There is an episode where all the characters sit around at a table talking and thinking about the same thing. I mean you cannot make this stuff up. There are no disagreements or discussions of strategy from the adult characters only agreement in allowing children to fight proven serial killers. As teenage Mirio and Midoriya are literally shown in the front lines invading a villain hideout. This is the most absurd series I’ve ever seen. The melodrama was forced more than ever. Giving us Naruto level flashbacks to characters being shy in the past. The messages are harmful promoting laziness and entitlement. Again for the people in the back, Life owes you nothing! You cannot just “try hard enough” you need a brain and skills which this series lacks completely!
Speaking of Shounen most people watch it specifically for the fights, but the fights in my hero academia are executed horribly in every way! The fights have no strategy, no execution, no art, its simply punching the opponent. In HxH, Dragon Ball, Naruto, and YYH characters are given time to think of strategies and present the audiences with ways to win by using intelligence. Those anime gave us fights that were well thought out, respectfully crafted, memorable, and engaging. However, my hero academia is the lowest of low when giving unique or even decent fights. They're boring, pathetic, contrived and tiresome. Never once have I been hyped for a fight in this terrible series. I literally have no clue why people proclaim otherwise.
This show is for adults who are in a constant state of arrested development. It’s for those who want to be pampered and complain about first world problems. They cannot handle criticism of any kind and throw temper tantrums. If you like this show stop and seek medical help. If you are a child liking it that’s fine. However, any adults you should be ashamed. Grow up and watch quality non-escapism series.
Ah, My Hero Academia. My Hero has been a victim of hate because of popularity. Nobody likes when a new anime comes out and it outperforms their favorite anime. So what do they do? Nitpick every last detail and find all the lacking parts. Show everyone these lacking parts. Other people then spread this and now you have an anime hated by the anime community because of jealousy and that your favorite anime didn't blow up like My Hero did. This has also been the case for Demon Slayer and JoJo. Both blew up and became mainstream and was hated for that. If you look
past the hated agenda surrounded by My Hero Academia and watch it with a clear mind and as a new gen shonen, It's pretty damn solid.
I'm only giving it a 7 so far simply because of the actual lack of story given to us. As for the 6 episodes that have came out, it's clear to tell that were in the stage of setting up the climax. Introducing characters, backstory, character development. These are the 3 main components you are going to find in the first 6 episodes of My Hero Season 4. As far as actual plot and story, judging by word of manga readers and the hype building around the episodes, the main attraction of this season will be later on and it will be dark.
Same old same old from the past 3 seasons. The scene with Deku and All Might after revealing of All Might's upcoming death was a beauty to behold. Nothing to complain or gripe about. I expect the same quality of animation when the fights come along.
Nothing here to say much about. OST's of My Hero never fail and they are on que when they are needed.
Believe it or not when they introduced The Big 3 at the end of Season 3 I was actually not for it. I don't know, they just seemed like they were thrown into the story randomly. They should have hinted about them earlier. If they were the top 3 students at UA, I'm pretty sure they would have been mentioned once or twice throughout the anime before hand. Now onto Season 4 where Mirio gets a main character spotlight, he's grown on me slightly. Ever so slightly, but slightly. Nighteye is a badass and i'm still on the fence about Overhaul. The entire arc is named after him so i'm expecting to get a lot of his character revealed. Midoriya is as "Yes Sir!" as ever and All Might seems to have accepted his upcoming fate. I can't forget Kirishima. Red Riot Unbreakable is a move I expect to be used in upcoming battles. All in all its clear these episodes are mainly for introduction and setting up. These characters will be sent into action later so there isn't much to say for now about the cast but I would like to see more of the UA students.
It's always nice to add another exciting thing to the end of my week besides the weekend. Another My Hero episode! This anime grew a lot on me and I urge the people who have been driven away from this series because of bad reviews. Just give it a chance. The story is very solid and the characters to par. The direction My Hero is going in is one that I will be on the train for. Season 4 is going to be a sight to behold and I can't wait every Saturday for a 20 minute bonus to my day.
Everything that I wanted to be said has already been said. Thank you for reading the review and enjoying this series as much as I do. :)
Boku No Hero Academia or My Hero Academia is the most typical shounen anime possible. The motto of our main character Izuku Midoriya(Deku) is also like other typical shounen anime. His goal is to get strong enough so that he can reach a level where he can save everyone with a smile.Then why is this different?Why is this always the most hyped anime of each season?
The reason is it's story telling.It's gradual character building.Explosiveness of each ark.And undeniably those mind blowing use of sound effects.From the beginning of the anime we all knew that Deku would be the no.1 hero. But the gradual progress of
his growth is so satisfying and soothing that you will become one with Deku.
This season is mostly about the result of Deku's growth till Season 3 .How he implements what he has learned, how sharp is his sense of justice and thrive to protect everyone.In an honest opinion season 3 was BNHA's best season till now. If you want to match the story with previous season and wish for season 4 to reward you with that same level of emotional satisfaction you will be disappointed. This season their battles are back to back and less impactful.The beginning of this season won't award you as much as it did in S3.But if you can stick with the story there will be a lot coming up that will not only fill up your thirst but also overlap your boredom.
The new season is here! Bringing a more interesting development! Not that the other season's development wasn't interesting. But more that things are looking far more serious than they have been before.
As we've seen these mix of characters develop from training, and going through school. Now it's time to see them move up in the world, and I think the more super serious tone really fits the pacing of the story.
Not that it wasn't serious already, but the switch from school life, to ever so closer towards what actual hero life is like. Which I feel adds more to the story. As I've stated,
we've seen these develop towards their dreams of becoming heroes. Seeing them in more serious and dark situations as upcoming heroes. It's really great to see. As it shows even now, these upcoming heroes, still have a lot to learn.
The art and music is always good and pleasing on the eye. Even with the newer shown heroes and quriks. As it doesn't feel too much to look at, or badly sounded. Speaking of the new characters, there is a wide range of new cast to see and know, and they're all welcome additions. As I feel they add more to the story, and are all very likeable due to their natures.
Does this season hold up to the others? I'd say so! Opening with a much more quieter episode, before going into the more serious action of the story it's trying to lay out. Which will keep you hooked and wonder how things will progress. A must watch!
Been a huge fan since S1 which got me into the manga, haven't looked back since. S1 and 2 were absolutely fantastic. Season 3 started showing some cracks in the animation, CGI, and art department. Rumor was they took people off the anime to work on the movie so it was at least understandable. However now we get Season 4 and (to me at least) the background CGI is looking especially terrible, panning shots of the academy make me cringe, and moving background characters and cars have been giving me berserk vibes. Hopefully it doesn't get any funkier or I'll probably just drop it and
stick to the manga, there's no bad CGI in my imagination thankfully.
My Hero Academia season 4 is less focused on Deku and Almight and more on other characters as the episodes advance. Not even the bigger secondary characters like Bakugo and Todoroki are in the story yet. Hopefully they get some action later in the season but we're coming upon the 1/2 way mark soon. The arc is building but at episode 9 its just one battle with some back story for Karashima, and he had a whole episode already. Its the same with episode 8, that was Sun Eater of the big 3's story.
Essentially, The character of the series has noticeably changed in season
There are many new characters that popped in out of nowhere and they are primary players now, like Night Eye and Fatgum. Along with a few lesser known heroes, they seem to be taking the front rolls in the My Hero story arc.
I am hopeful it will return to class 1A and Midoria's story soon because thats is what drives the interest in this series. The characters that have been developed to date and that we all care about. Remember , this is Izuku's story.
This is super biased, but I've been watching anime for awhile now thinking that its a good time sink.
Now, I've been going through a tough time recently in life, and as the shut-in weeb I am, I have resorted to watching anime to cope with my hardships. Although I found the story to be quite slow in the first few episodes, after a rough start I believe it was fully worth the build up to what it currently is. Watching this anime just does some things to you.
As I struggle to find purpose in my daily life, I become... enlightened when I watch this
anime. It sounds crazy, but almost every episode since the start of the operation has been carefully designed. Each battle represents a small story crafted to overcome their own struggles and go beyond (plus ultra! <3).
Although anime as a whole isn't (and should never be) representative of real life, it's crazy how 20 minutes can flip my mood and make me motivated to carry on in life! I look forward to the episodes to come :) (even though I've read the manga LOL)