By KAITLYN HENSON
By now, probably a lot of people already know what an anime is. Some people think of it as weird and obnoxious, while others are completely obsessed over it. Animes over the years have impacted many people’s lives, to the form of cosplay, fanfictions, storytelling, and just having fun with friends and family. “My Hero Academia” is one of those top animes of the year, starting in 2016 and uproaring a massive fanbase with its three most-occurring seasons and action-packed animation. But the question is: what is it really? And why do so many people like it? By all, why should YOU watch it?
To start off, “My Hero Academia” tells the story about the human population with 80% of them wielding some supernatural ability (in the show they are called quirks). Young Izuku Midoriya is one of those who was born without a quirk, yet he strives to become just like his idol, All Might. But after saving a fellow classmate from a dangerous villain, All Might himself grants Midoriya the chance to take on his own power in exchange to take his place one day as the world’s greatest hero. Throughout the series, Izuku Midoriya must train and make his way to the top with the help of his classmates in order to stop a terrorizing league of villains, who want to destroy the almighty All Might.
A pretty good storyline, right? It gets better. “My Hero Academia” has so much more to it than that. It dives deeper into the other character’s backstories and reflects back on their training to become heroes. Characters such as Ochaco Uraraka, Katsuki Bakugo, and Shoto Todoroki are examples of that. Although most animes are nothing educational or academic, “My Hero Academia” sparks the next generation of fans across the globe. It has capturing visuals that are unlike most animes, with a rich variety of characters that impact the story as a whole.
What makes the perfect blend of entertainment in “My Hero Academia” is the way that it’s brought out. It’s universal tone with the help of talented voice actors and stunning original imagery makes this anime worthwhile to see. Even a special movie for the anime was aired from September to October of this year, and pretty soon “My Hero Academia” might possibly open up its own live-action film, which is crazy to think about compared to all the excitement for this show.
But still, why should YOU watch it? Yes, the story sounds good and all, and the graphics described from this article seem tempting enough, but that doesn’t mean YOU should watch it, right? Well, that all depends on what YOU the reader enjoys watching. If you enjoy watching characters struggle throughout the course of an anime, or like watching an anime with incredible graphics and carefully-designed characters, or like a scripted story that is different from others and can change the way you view anime altogether, or if you like ALL of that, then I guarantee that “My Hero Academia” is definitely the right anime for YOU.