(about seasons 1, 2 and 3)
I don't like the shounen genre. It gets very tiresome for me. It's hard to get invested when the superpowered undefeatable villain of the last arc is now easily surpassed by the next class of enemies, to the point where the power climb is absurd, or when the dozens of side characters are brush aside for the "chosen one", or when a single fight takes about 20 episodes of two guys screaming, having flashbacks and taunting each other while their friends watch instead of helping.
My Hero Academia is the exception.
Not only I've devoured episode after episode but I did it more than once, in the company of different friends that were forced to glue their butts to the sofa and watch, to make sure they also witness this glorious anime. None of then regretted.
This is a smart shounen. There's no chosen one - the protagonist is flawed and grows as he learns, along with many other characters who are as important as him. They have clear motivation, they are smart, they build strategies to defeat obstacles. The fantastic elements are limited by rules, so it's easy to understand when something goes beyond the norm even in a world of superheroes. The villains grow along the heroes and they are legitimately menacing. Since its a school setting, power growth is expected, so it feels natural. Also, the arc's challenge is not always a villain to be defeated, so it makes this story of teenagers becoming heroes way more believable.
I recommend this anime - and the manga, that to the point I've read was adapted almost line by line - to anyone. Like action? Watch it. Like character depth and emotional development? Watch it. Like creative superpowers interacting? Watch it. Doesn't like shounen? Watch it. It is a pearl of an anime that deserves your attention.
Everything in this anime is just perfect. Great story, great characters, great relationships, great everything.
Despite the simple and mediocre superowers story, studio Bones managed to make this a phenomenal anime. Everything is suberb from the godlike sountrack, world building, character depth, character developement, story telling, animation and emotions. Studio Bones succeeded in turning a simple superpower, hero vs villans story feel like you are watching Shawshank Redemption. Reccomended watch even to people not into the shonen or superhero genre.
I never normally leave reviews and I honestly found this season less exiting than the previous ones but after watching episode 23, my opinion completely changed. This one episode literally made me cry and I tear up thinking about it. Alot of people hate Bakugo for being a 'jerk' (that was one of the things keeping him from being my best boy) but after episodr 23 my whole perspective of him changed. If you hate Bakugo, PLEASE WATCH THE EPISOFR AND RECONSIDER.
In this episode we learn about Katsukis softer side and how insecure he is. He's so scared that people (especially izuku) will catch up to him and leave him behind. He gets super emotional over the fact that the person he looked up to most had picked his 'rival' instead of him. Katsuki also thought that Izuku would look up to him forever but when Izuku ended up surpassing him he let out what he truely felt. I KNOW IT SOUNDS KIND OF GAY BUT I SWEAR THIS EPISODE IS THE BEST THING EVER AND IF ANYONE HATES ON BAKUGO AFTER IT I WILL QUESTION HOW LOW THEIR IQ IS.
that is all, sorry i just got really emptional...
Great story! Amazing and downright relatable characters! Best bois! Struggles and character development done right! This anime is a absolute masterpiece! Perfect!