Anime Tuesdays: Boku no Hero Academia

Boku no Hero Academia
(My Hero Academia)

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Boku no Hero Academia
‘s second season is ending this weekend. If that doesn’t mean anything to you, then you’re doing something wrong. And I don’t say that lightly. But, I will understand if you, like me, held off from jumping in the Boku no Hero bandwagon until it had more episodes to binge. Waiting week to week has been painful since I caved back in Season 2 Episode 16 or so. BUT IT’S SO GOOD.

The Premise

Izuku Midoriya has always dreamed of being a hero. Living in a society where 80% of the population possesses some kind of power and working as a superhero is a job as established as being a banker, young Midoriya thought he had everything figured out. While waiting for his powers to show up, Izuku follows the heroes’ every move, recording their encounters, powers, and peculiarities in the hopes of becoming the best student at U.A., the best heroics high school.

As luck would have it, Izuku never develops a power and grows in the shadow of his childhood bully/friend Bakugo Katsuki. However, everything changes when Izuku meets All Might, the #1 hero. Will Izuku be able to develop powers and join U.A.? Obviously, it’s a shounen for Pete’s sake.

Why You Should Watch It

To be completely honest, Boku no Hero Academia gives me (as an adult) the same feelings Pokémon gave me as a child. It’s action-packed like Bleach, crafty like HunterxHunter, and with that built-in comradery element that made Pokémon and Digimon so successful. Also, everybody’s watching it, which of course is a good a reason as any.

This show is so good, that despite the fact there are currently 37 episodes to watch before the season finale this weekend, you’d still be able to binge if you start now. I seriously can’t stress this enough, watch the goddamn show. YOU WON’T REGRET IT. Also, we’ll be ranting about it a lot once the season ends and we go through withdrawal. It’d be great if you knew what we were screaming about.

boku no hero academia my hero academia anime recommendation deku

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Anime Tuesdays is a Tuesday column of The Nerd League featuring current or exceptional anime we think is worth checking out. To keep up with this week’s pick click here.

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