Genre: Action, Shounen, Comedy
Source Material: Manga
Plot: Boku no Hero Academia follows Izuku Midoriya, a quirkless boy in a world full of people with superpowers. Yet his dream is to become a super hero like his idol All Might. Izuku’s transformation from dreamer to superhero begins at Yuuei Academy, the top-ranked hero-training high school in Japan. Izuku is on cloud nine when he’s accepted to this prestigious academy, especially when he finds out that All Might is one of the teachers. What surprises does this mighty academy offer? And will Izuku be able to keep up with his elite classmates?
Impression: Boku no Hero Academia is arguably the most anticipated anime of the season. Ever since the massive success of the manga shounen lovers were eagerly waiting for the anime debut and here it is. The show kicked off in a promising fashion. The first episode really let’s you know that and unless they mess it up badly, this will be a really good shounen anime. The first episode introduced us with our main protagonist Izuku and gave a little of his backstory are so how why he wants to become a hero. The catch is he doesn’t have any powers. In a world where 80% people have powers, Izuku is quite special. But not in a good way. This episode was more or less eventless but rather laid the foundation of the story. The animation is eye catching and very comic like which I think is perfect for an anime based on Super Heroes. The art style is good as you’d expect from Bones who are responsible for Fullmetal Alchemist franchise and the Noragami series. The soundtracks were enjoyable as well.
However, the thing is the show just merely started and shounen anime tend to get better as the time goes on. But my fear is that a 13 episode limitation might affect the proper buildup of the anime. It might become mundane or it might become rushed. But the early signs are good and I have a good feeling about this. This is a shounen so there will be tons of stereotypes but nonetheless Boku no Hero Academia really has a great potential and hopefully it will be able to fulfill it.
Here is the Promotional Video for Boku no Hero Academia:
Here are some screenshots from the first episode of Boku no Hero Academia: