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Boku no Hero Academia 

A superhero-loving boy without any powers is determined to enroll in a prestigious hero academy and learn what it really means to be a hero.
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Series cast summary:
Daiki Yamashita Daiki Yamashita ...  Izuku Midoriya 65 episodes, 2016-2018
Justin Briner Justin Briner ...  Izuku Midoriya 64 episodes, 2016-2018
Nobuhiko Okamoto Nobuhiko Okamoto ...  Katsuki Bakugou 57 episodes, 2016-2018
Clifford Chapin Clifford Chapin ...  Katsuki Bakugo 57 episodes, 2016-2018
Kaito Ishikawa Kaito Ishikawa ...  Tenya Iida 56 episodes, 2016-2018
J. Michael Tatum ...  Tenya Iida 55 episodes, 2016-2018
Luci Christian ...  Ochaco Uraraka / ... 54 episodes, 2016-2018
Ayane Sakura Ayane Sakura ...  Ochako Uraraka 53 episodes, 2016-2018
Yûki Kaji ...  Shouto Todoroki 53 episodes, 2016-2018
David Matranga ...  Shoto Todoroki 52 episodes, 2016-2018
Justin Cook ...  Eijiro Kirishima / ... 50 episodes, 2016-2018
Christopher Sabat ...  All Might 50 episodes, 2016-2018
Toshiki Masuda Toshiki Masuda ...  Eijirou Kirishima 49 episodes, 2016-2018
Jun'ichi Suwabe ...  Shouta Aizawa 47 episodes, 2016-2018
Colleen Clinkenbeard ...  Momo Yaoyorozu 46 episodes, 2016-2018
Kenta Miyake Kenta Miyake ...  All Might 45 episodes, 2016-2018
Marina Inoue ...  Momo Yaoyorozu 45 episodes, 2016-2018
Aoi Yûki ...  Tsuyu Asui 42 episodes, 2016-2018
Brina Palencia ...  Minoru Mineta 42 episodes, 2016-2018
Ryô Hirohashi Ryô Hirohashi ...  Minoru Mineta 41 episodes, 2016-2018
Tasuku Hatanaka Tasuku Hatanaka ...  Denki Kaminari 41 episodes, 2016-2018
Kiyotaka Furushima ...  Hanta Sero / ... 41 episodes, 2016-2018
Monica Rial ...  Tsuyu Asui 41 episodes, 2016-2018
Eri Kitamura Eri Kitamura ...  Mina Ashido / ... 40 episodes, 2016-2018
Yoshimasa Hosoya ...  Fumikage Tokoyami 39 episodes, 2016-2018
Christopher Bevins ...  Hanta Sero 39 episodes, 2016-2018
Caitlin Glass ...  Mina Ashido 39 episodes, 2016-2018
Kei Shindou Kei Shindou ...  Kyouka Jirou / ... 37 episodes, 2016-2018
Josh Grelle ...  Fumikage Tokoyami 37 episodes, 2016-2018
Kyle Phillips ...  Denki Kaminari 37 episodes, 2016-2018
Christopher Wehkamp ...  Shouta Aizawa 37 episodes, 2017-2018
Trina Nishimura ...  Kyoka Jiro 36 episodes, 2016-2018
Hiroyuki Yoshino Hiroyuki Yoshino ...  Present Mic 36 episodes, 2016-2018
Cris George Cris George ...  Rikido Sato / ... 32 episodes, 2016-2018
Kôsuke Kuwano Kôsuke Kuwano ...  Yuuga Aoyama 31 episodes, 2016-2018
Kousuke Miyoshi Kousuke Miyoshi ...  Mashirao Ojiro 31 episodes, 2016-2018
Joel McDonald ...  Yuga Aoyama 31 episodes, 2016-2018
Tôru Nara Tôru Nara ...  Rikidou Satou / ... 30 episodes, 2016-2018
Natalie Hoover Natalie Hoover ...  Additional Voices 30 episodes, 2016-2017
Masakazu Nishida Masakazu Nishida ...  Mezou Shouji / ... 29 episodes, 2016-2018
Ian Sinclair ...  Mezo Shoji 29 episodes, 2016-2018
Kaori Nazuka Kaori Nazuka ...  Tooru Hagakure / ... 28 episodes, 2016-2018
Mike McFarland ...  Mashirao Ojiro / ... 28 episodes, 2016-2018
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In a world populated with superhumans, the superhero-loving Izuku Midoriya is without power. However, after the Quirkless dreamer Izuku inherits the powers of the world's best superhero, All Might, his hopes of becoming the top hero are now possible. Once enrolled in the high school for heroes, U.A., Izuku soon discovers being a hero is much more complicated than it appears. Written by Stevo R

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Superheroes Ain't Dead Yet, And Hero Academia Proves That To Us All
18 October 2017 | by cmawer-62752See all my reviews

(I will be referring to the show as HeroAca because I'm a lazy sucker and can't be bothered to right Hero Academia).

I'm assuming anyone who's come here has seen the first season, so I'll be referring to events that already happened in season 1. If you haven't seen the first season yet, go watch it (and as a heads up, season 2 gets roughly 7.469x better and no I did not calculate that and yes I'm pulling numbers out of nowhere).

Story - 8/10 The thing is, HeroAca has almost two stories going on at the same time. The overarching story of "random weak nerd gets special power and becomes a hero" which, as far as things go, is pretty cliché. Not bad, but really cliché. And then we have the more intricate story - the story of the people Deku meets and how they affect him or vice verse, and then we see just how vulnerable and imperfect this society is, and not even superpowers can stop all the problems. The show is very good at not only building its own, new version of our world, but then going ahead and facing the problems and real-world issues it suffers.

Characters - 10/10 HeroAca has a pretty big cast of characters, one that only grows in season 2. Despite this, the creator of the HeroAca manga that HeroAca is based of, Kori Horikoshi, has done an excellent job of never sidelining any characters and making them helpful whenever the story allows it. Now, Season 2 doesn't have time to give everyone the spotlight, but it certainly does to a good chunk of the cast. And while not everyone is getting developed as such, they are becoming more and more lashed out as characters and obtaining their own stand out personalities. And the characters that do get developed... oh god, they develop them right. Obviously not all characters have gotten fleshed out yet, but as a manga reader I know they all will so I'm giving out the 10 rating.

Sound - 9/10 There are a lot of OSTs that are absolutely amazing and serve as brilliant accompaniment to whatever scene they're in. Most of the soundtrack can be listened to on their own, without the context of the show, and still be epic. However some of the songs don't have much variety, which does knock it down a few points. Then we have the voice actors - something I forgot to mention in my Made In Abyss review - and oh boy the voice actors are amazing. While I personally prefer sub, as I think Deku's VA expresses much more emotion, the dub is extremely solid and one of the best in a while. It's also very good at not changing really important lines which is always appreciated.

Art - 9/10 The art for this show is pretty goddamn awesome. It's a pretty new art style while still maintaining that "Japan" feel. The animation and visuals are normally very fluid and everything looks much more polished than before. The show has also drifted away from the "tell before you show" aspect that was present in the first season, with the fights allowing you to try and figure out the strategy in your head before directly explaining it to you. And while the art is nothing revolutionary it certainly deserves a 9.

Overall - 9.5/10 Here in the West, where every third film is a comic book film and a lot of superheroes are becoming over saturated or boring, HeroAca is a breath of fresh air. Not only does it perfect and put a twist on common Superhero/Shounen tropes, it also manages its wide cast very well and tells a story that turns out to be very intricate. While I admit some characters haven't gotten their turn in the spotlight yet and the repercussions of a certain few events haven't been fully explored, the show is worth a watch for anyone who wants to watch a well written shounen or a new take on the superhero genre. Or someone like me who just really wants to see superpowered teenagers punch each other silly.


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