I Binged My Hero Academia

Ever accidentally binge watch three seasons of an anime and it’s movie in a very short period of time? And by accidentally, I mean intentionally because you became completely obsessed.

Welcome to my experience with My Hero Academia.

I used to really enjoy anime back in the day, but I haven’t watched as much for several years, and if I felt the urge, I usually rewatch a favorite, like InuYasha or Hellsing.

But I’ve seen a lot of talk about My Hero Academia, and after seeing Scott Snyder and his family dressed as characters, I was even more interested in watching, but hadn’t gotten around to it.

Finally, last week, I decided to watch a few episodes on Hulu. No harm in checking it out, right?

But then, before I knew it, I was into the second season the first day, and didn’t want to stop.

This show is so much fun, full of action and inspiration about what it means to be a hero. I even started introducing my nieces to it this week, and they love it so far.

Basically, the show is about a world where 80% of the population has developed powers, called Quirks, and the really useful quirks lead to professions as pro heroes. This leads us to a boy with a lifelong dream of being a hero: Izuku Midoriya, who is, unfortunately, one of the 20% that do not have quirks. But his life changes forever after meeting his favorite hero, and the world’s greatest hero – All Might.

I loved the first three seasons and the movie – which I don’t recommend watching until at least season three. There’s a tie in episode that will stand out a bit to you from the main story. That’s when you should watch the movie.

But, definitely watch this show if you enjoy a hero’s journey, like I do.

Let me know if you check it out!

-Angel

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