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#1 DaEvilWithin

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 02:42 AM

Boku no Hero Academia

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Synopsis:
People are not born equal, a realization that 4-year-old Midoriya Izuku faced when bullied by his classmates who had unique special powers. Izuku was one of the rare cases where he was born with absolutely no unique powers. This did not stop Izuku from pursuing his dream, a dream of becoming a great hero like the legendary All-Might. To become the great hero he hopelessly wants to become, he now will join the ranks of one of the highest rated "Hero Academies" in the country: Yueiko. With the help of his idol All-Might, will he be able to claim the ranks and become a true hero?

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Boku no Hero Academia is a manga very much in its infancy; however, it has the potential to be the next big thing.
 
The protagonist, Midoriya Izuku, starts off powerless and seems to have the personality of the wimp. A typical beta protagonist. Indeed, he is bullied in the first chapter and continues to be less than assertive. By the second chapter, you see that Izuku is not at all what he seems to be. He is smart. Izuku has studied many heroes and their tactics, and actively applies his brain during conflicts. He is driven. Izuku had to work hard to get where he is. He is balanced. So far, Boku no Hero Academia has not broken my suspension of disbelief. Unlike most Shounen protagonists, Izuku has yet to pull out significant 'hidden' power to win every fight.

 

With Boku no Hero Academia, you get a diverse cast of quirky characters, comedy, pacing, and a competent protagonist. The fact that All Might is a hilarious American superhero rip-off whose attacks are all named after American cities is just icing on the cake. If you liked early Naruto; specifically, the Chuunin Exam arc, you will love Boku no Hero Academia.

 

The OMF thread is located here.


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 03:10 AM

So if we already have a thread for this in animanga subforum, what are we gonna talk about here?

 

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Quirky characters...


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Posted 17 January 2015 - 03:17 AM

@Fulmine
This thread was more to get the series exposure. So people who have read it can add their thoughts to my small review and discuss the series as a whole (rather than the latest chapter).
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Posted 18 January 2015 - 02:00 AM

So for those who have just read this, what do you guys think?

One thing I don't get is how come Deku never practiced his physicality before All Might came along?


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Posted 18 January 2015 - 04:15 AM


So for those who have just read this, what do you guys think?

 

I like it.

It's not mind-blowingly good or anything, but it's a promising start. This kind of shounen set-up is prone to being hackneyed, and I'm not saying Boku No Hero Academia is especially original, but it's quirky enough for that not to matter.

 

I don't feel there are enough chapters to say the characters have won me over, but they're likable so far. Izuku is an especially solid protagonist. I like that he derives his uniqueness (among the cast) from the fact that, despite not manifesting any powers for a very long time, the effort he put into chasing his dream of becoming a superhero still results in several good qualities, like an apparently encyclopedic knowledge of heroes and a strategic approach to situations. (To make an analogy with Naruto, it is as if Izuki dreams to be Hokage, but the very fact of having such a passion for his ambition has formed his character and skillset, as opposed to Naruto, who just ended up improving his basic combat ability over time just like every character...)


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Posted 18 January 2015 - 04:41 AM


he derives his uniqueness (among the cast) from the fact that, despite not manifesting any powers for a very long time, the effort he put into chasing his dream of becoming a superhero still results in several good qualities, like an apparently encyclopedic knowledge of heroes and a strategic approach to situations.

Yeah but how come he didn't train his body?...


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Posted 18 January 2015 - 04:44 AM

Yeah but how come he didn't train his body?...

 

No idea. Maybe he thought it wouldn't matter if he actually managed to get powers?



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Posted 18 January 2015 - 08:37 AM

No idea. Maybe he thought it wouldn't matter if he actually managed to get powers?

But he already nearly lost all hope. And clinging to a 1% possibility does not make sense given his character and mindset


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Posted 19 January 2015 - 07:12 PM

The characters are so unique, I like how the author is giving development to each of them slowly instead of retarded focus on midoriya only

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 07:15 PM

Yeah but how come he didn't train his body?...

 

He thought with just being smart he would be able to being a Top Tier Superhero.


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Posted 19 January 2015 - 11:30 PM

This series has a lot of potential to be GOAT. Also it got nominated for some anime award ceremony in Japan

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 12:08 AM

Recently read it myself and it does have all the makings to be one of Jump's top series. Rich world with a lot of promise and a lot of interesting characters. I mean we are only like 26 chapters in and balancing the time for focusing on the MC and introducing all the other characters has been very well done I think.


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Posted 20 January 2015 - 03:28 AM

Recently read it myself and it does have all the makings to be one of Jump's top series. Rich world with a lot of promise and a lot of interesting characters. I mean we are only like 26 chapters in and balancing the time for focusing on the MC and introducing all the other characters has been very well done I think.

I'm just worried that with such a potentially huge cast (all the students in the same grade, then the senpai students, then the professional heroes etc.), the mangaka will probably run out of idea for their powers very early. But given he is okay with having characters with similar powers (like 2 electricity users), I suppose it's not worth worrying...maybe he will introduce a more elaborate power system with categories or something


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Posted 20 January 2015 - 11:05 AM

So I'm just beginning to read this manga (first chapter for today), I like the distinctive art (simple yet pretty good on battle scenes), I really like All Might, and, though I'm lukewarm bordering on indifference to the protagonist's whiny traits, I like his mentality/mindset of doing things his own way.

 

"Individuality", huh? I'll read more chapters next time to say more about it, but I found the concept very interesting.

 

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 05:29 PM

So we're continuing manga discussions here right? At least for now?

 

Then I'll just post the Chapter 27 spoilers.

 

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 05:31 PM

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 06:50 PM

I'm just worried that with such a potentially huge cast (all the students in the same grade, then the senpai students, then the professional heroes etc.), the mangaka will probably run out of idea for their powers very early. But given he is okay with having characters with similar powers (like 2 electricity users), I suppose it's not worth worrying...maybe he will introduce a more elaborate power system with categories or something

 

I don't think he will run out of ideas. At least not for a while. I mean one guy has a power to produce sticky balls from his head and another has the power of a tape dispenser attached to his arm. Pretty random, haha. So I think he has a lot of room for using different kinds of powers and doesn't seem to have a set kind he likes. We will see though.


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 06:56 PM

So we're continuing manga discussions here right? At least for now?

 

Then I'll just post the Chapter 27 spoilers.

 

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 08:58 PM

I f****** love this series!!!!!
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Posted 22 January 2015 - 10:22 PM

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