The astute among you, or at least those who read this site regularly, will know I’m a bit of an anime nerd. I love a good anime series; some of the emotions you get, some of the stories, the intensity, ooh it gets me going! Naturally then, I quickly heard that Boku no Hero Academia, or My Hero Academia, has returned for season 4 on Crunchyroll. If you’ve never seen the superhero themed series before, then read on, for this series is truly a blast! Even if you’re not an anime fan, I reckon you’d get a kick out of this series – It’s truly phenomenal!
Izuku Midoriya, or Deku as he’s “affectionately” nicknamed, is a Quirkless boy who admires the superhero All Might. In modern society, people with Quirks are everywhere. Quirks are basically a superpower that individuals possess; some of them are fairly standard, such as super speed or super strength; others have fairly unique Quirks, such as the ability to communicate with animals or to be a human frog. Nevertheless, people with these Quirks have integrated with society, so the career of superhero was born.
With the Superhero career being in such demand, children everywhere look to get into the best school, U.A. High School for a chance at this career. Midoriya is one of these kids, who uses his knowledge and his intellect to try and get into the school, even though he’s Quirkless. He gives it his all, scoring highly – but he was without a Quirk, making it hard for him to get into U.A High School. After a fateful event which sees himself and his childhood friend Kacchan be put in danger, they’re saved by All Might – which inspires Deku further to become a hero just like All Might.
And All Might wants Deku to be a symbol of peace, just like him.
Shounen Action At It’s Best
If you were still undecided as to whether or not to watch My Hero Academia, you really must. Fans of the Shounen genre really should check this out, or just fans of superhero stories in general. Grew up watching DragonBall? Naruto? Perhaps you’re more of a superhero fan in Justice League, or perhaps the X-Men? If any of these series tickles your fancy, then this is definitely a series that will impress you and make you keep on going back for more.
My Hero Academia has some truly interesting characters, great ideas on Quirks and personalities and it deals with struggles and trauma. There are moments of sheer joy, but there are also times of extreme sadness. Anyone who’s ever watched My Hero Academia will remember the moment from the gif below..!
With that said, I know it’s fair to say that My Hero Academia is a huge hit. Season 4 should shape up to be another excellent season, which Crunchyroll premium members can view every Saturday. If you don’t have Crunchyroll premium, but want to check out the hype, then check this link tomorrow, where you should be able to watch the first episode of Season 4 for free (with adverts, of course).