Boku no hero academia season 4 is round the corner and since it gets me excited to review the episodes once again, let’s start by talking about it. A lot has happened in the past 3 seasons and the dynamics between the characters have gone myriads of changes. Amidst all this, however, one thing that has stayed the same is my favorite character list and no points for guessing *since you read the title; since you know where it’s leading* the one character ruling the list is Todoroki Shouto!
Order some coffee, put on your headphones and kick back because my.., this’ gonna be a long post.
It’s been a while since I have blogged so all that pent up agony of staying away from it has befallen this post and subsequently, you. Yes, you, I hope you didn’t spat your coffee upon sighting the title because I already know you disagree. So here, let me debate you on the subject. *Enough with the italicizing, blogger, you’re scaring the reader*
I know, I know. I’m very late at this but I only recently got the time to watch the final episodes of My Hero Academia. Hence the late review.
Something I would have done if all the episodes would have been out. So, don’t be mad at me my dear readers!
Alright, let’s begin.
Getting straight into the review, for me what works in the favor of My Hero Academia is its pace. The anime is quick to get in action and never loses that momentum throughout the 35 episodes it has aired so far. The icing on the cake is Deku.
He is one hell of a protagonist. Audience love underdogs and he is exactly that. Born quirkless but dreaming to become a hero is a repetitive theme that is a character design of many anime protagonists. However, it is his fearlessness and the desire to “save” people in any which way he can as was shown in his sports festival match with Todoroki that steals the show.
He invokes self introspection in Shouto about using his left side which he indeed does thus making Deku lose to him. We know we see Deku smile even though he loses the match because he “saves” Todoroki. Such is the one supreme quality of protagonist.
Next up are the characters that I think are astutely written. The whole class of 1-A sets a good backdrop to the main characters.
The teachers are interesting with their abilities
with special mention going to Aizawa. Not only the so called Erasurehead’s quirk is, well, quirky, he is also one hell of a teacher who always puts his students first and encourages them to grow as seen in episode 35.
All Might is perfect in his role of a hero and reminds me of Superman in a lot of ways.
Shouto Todoroki is my favorite with his cool half-ice half-flame quirk.
Bakugou is super funny with his anger management issues.
Uraraka is disappointing because she is a typical shounen heroine. With not a strong quirk of her own, she relied heavily on Deku to get her though the sports festival. This is often the case where the girls serve as a sidekick to the main character of the series. I bet the writer could have done better with her.