Anime Sunday: Boku no Hero Academia Episode 01 Impressions

Michael Blaker
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This week for Anime Sunday I’m covering a series I was really looking forward to. It’s my Boku no Hero Academia Episode 01 Impressions!

Plot Synopsis: Izuku Midoriya is a regular middle school student in a world where people with superpowers known as “Quirks” are the norm. However, he dreams of one day becoming a Hero, despite being bullied by his classmates for not having a Quirk.

Plot: This first episode is all about how Deku, Midoriya’s nickname, is still trying to achieve his dream, despite being powerless in a world full of superpowers. We get to see him be emotionally crushed from an early age, and how it translates into his every day life now as a middle schooler that’s soon to enter high school. I love this series, mostly because it hits the fact that never giving up will eventually let you find a way to be happy. It’s how I’ve learned to live with severe depression, even if life isn’t perfect I keep living one day at a time, something good is bound to happen one day.

Characters: We get introduced to Deku, his mother, his idol All-Might (the most powerful hero in the world), and his estranged childhood friend Bakugo who currently bullies him more than just about anyone. It’s a heartbreaking episode, but sets the stage for the rest of the series.

Art: Amazingly well done by Studio Bones, I love their work, and while it’s not ufotable quality it’s pretty damn good.

Music: Like the art, the music is awesomely done.

Overall: If you’re not watching this, you really need to be doing so.

For those who like: Never Giving Up, Superheroes, Losers, Action, Drama, Learning About Living With Depression, Amazing Plots, Excellent Cast of Characters, Fantastic Artwork, Great Musical Score.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, but really can you hate all that put together?

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