I second @Grimmjagger in both his response and that Retro asked a great question.
I truly applaud Horikoshi for his ability to make the story as realistic as possible. It actually engages the readers to critically think about the characters, their emotions, actions, thought process, and how it affects them within the MHA universe.
If it were as one-dimensional as FT, I could skim through and read it for fun.
MHA is more than just your average manga. I've never been so engaged in a manga before. See, plot twists are one thing. But this manga isn't just about plot twists. There are numerous instances where we can look at the characters and say, "Dang, that sucks" or "I know exactly how you feel".
We're able to relate to the characters so much more here.
Uraraka isn't Sakura. She's a determined female who isn't just attracted to Deku. Uraraka has been amazing in the series so far.
Bakugo isn't Sasuke - He's not going to become evil to become stronger. He thinks logically and values his ideology and dreams much more than just power. He, too, feels bad and felt responsible for "the death" of All Might. He thinks and acts just like the character we know, Bakugo, should - and not a different way because the plot may demand him to or "shonen tropes" demand him to.
Todoroki didn't overcome his emotional tension with his father in one go after his fight with Deku. In a normal shonen, one's something is dealt with, its done. But here, just like a normal human, he still struggles to overcome that mental and emotional tension. He's a middle schooler, he has other problems too.
Iida didn't become evil. One of the biggest blow to haters and people saying, "Oh let me tell you what's going to happen. Iida is going to go Sasuke route". Wrong again! Iida thinks and feels like a normal person would - again, not the typical one-dimensional way a manga character would - and he values his brother's legacy.
All Might has so many Death flags, it's not even funny lol. But he still hasn't died! The author isn't afraid to characters either, he's already killed off a character we are somewhat familiar with.
Finally, just think about Deku. His emotions and facial expressions say it all. He's a great character. And he stays true to his beliefs.
This is an amazing series because it's so different from other mainstream mangas in that it's so real.
Dude, the classmates actually interact with each other!!! How often do we see that happen in other mangas?
Did you ever see Chouji talk to Sasuke like Bakugo talks to Kaminari? The character interactions are so cool.
Even recently, Deku talking with the two senseis, Midnight and the other sensei who doesn't have legs. We don't see interactions like this happen in other manga, if it's "unnecessary". That's the kind of stuff you would see in a filler episode in the anime. I personally like to see that kind of stuff.
It's amazing that Horikoshi goes out of his way to make this so realistic.
Edited by eemo23, 23 March 2017 - 06:49 PM.