Tagged: My Hero Academia


Why Bakugo Isn’t a Mary Sue

This week will be a slight departure from my usual character studies. We’re not only going to take a look at Bakugo but at his cofounding and frustrating character and the creative process behind it. I hope you enjoy the post! What makes a good, engaging, character? It’s a riddle that’s kept authors guessing since...


Top 5 Anime Magnificent Bastards

I know it’s not just me. I know I’m not the only one with tragically bad taste in anime boys. My taste in anime ladies though is unquestionable!!! A simple look at popularity polls and general online chatter is enough to show you that there are a number of incredibly popular anime characters who are...


The Man Behind the Hand – Tomura Shigaraki

Have you ever stopped to consider how many characters there are in My Hero Academia? A lot, the answer is A LOT! And most of them are given at least a modicum of development. Just enough to make you think they’re more than just set pieces and actually do continue existing once the main characters...


Would You Make a Good Anime Character?

I’m back asking the important questions! Have you ever asked yourself in fact, if you ever got magically transported to your favourite anime universe, would you be an interesting character. A fan favorite? Would the audience hate you or worse, ignore you?


The Anime Hero

Have you noticed that leading characters usually all have some traits in common? Well at least stereotypical ones. This is even more obvious when you restrain them to particular genres. However, I’ve noticed (or imagined…) a little something when it comes to anime heroes. They’re kinda bizarro…


My Hero Academia s3 – The Peculiar Strength of Accepting Weakness

Genre : Shounen, action, school, comedy, superhero Episodes: 25 Studio: Bones The road to herohood(?), herodom(?), heroness… is a difficult one. Littered with obstacles and unforeseen dangers. As it should be! After all you can’t expect to become the best without putting in the effort. A reality that the students of UA’s class 1-A are reminded of...


Top 5 Anime Where Names Play a Role

Those of you who are regulars on this blog… Oh my… There are people who regularly read my posts… that’s still a little though to wrap my mind around. Sorry I’m back! As I was saying, those of you who’ve read a few of my posts may remember that I have an odd interest in...


Top 5 Grand Ladies of Shonen

The shonen genre occasionally gets a bad rap for being an all-boys club. Even when prominent characters are women, they’re often relegated to waiting at home or being rescued all the time. At least that’s what the accusations are… Today, we’re proving the naysayers wrong with these five epic shonen ladies who can stand next...


The Thin Line Between Hero and Villain

One of my favorite new animes in recent history is My Hero Academia. I know, controversial stance! I know why I like MHA, and probably why most of you like it. It’s a cookie cutter shounen, respectfully espousing all the tropes of the genre, in the best way possible. It’s an extremely well made series...

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My Hero Academia, Shounen 201

Genre:  Shounen, action, super powers Episodes: 38 Studio: Bones   As they continue to train to become professional heroes, the students of UA must face increasingly difficult challenges. In order to prove themselves and learn what truly means to be a hero, they will have to make some difficult choices and accept some harsh realities. Is...