All Izuku Midoriya wanted in life was to have a quirk like everyone else. He wanted to be a great hero like his idol, All Might.
In a world where about 80% people have a unique ability called a ‘quirk’, you’re a bit of an outcast to be without one. Izuku was one of those outcasts.
However, despite being bullied, Young Midoriya kept his head held high and still dreamed of being a hero one day. He spent his time studying and analyzing the abilities that both heroes and villains had.
Even though he envied his friends for having quirks and was bullied a lot, he still looked up to one of them: Bakugo Katsuki.
Bakugo, or Kaa-chan as Midoriya calls him, was always a very angry child.
Even still, Midoriya looked up to him because of his ability to handle his quirk and his charisma. Bakugo always wanted to be first so he was always the first to jump into a leadership role (though not in the best way) and take on trouble.
One day Bakugo gets captured by a villain that his quirk does nothing against. Even though Midoriya didn’t have a quirk, he couldn’t just stand by and watch his friend get hurt. He jumps right into the fight.
Dream hero to both Midoriya and Katsuki, and number one hero, All Might quickly rushes in to save the day.
After some discussion between Midoriya and All Might, it’s revealed that All Might can transfer his quirk, One for All, to other people. All Might offers this to a quirk-less Midoriya stating that he believes Midoriya to be a worthy successor.
After vigorous physical as well as mental training, All Might feels as though Midoriya is now ready to inherit his quirk.
Midoriya accepts this responsibility, inherits One for All and continues his journey by applying to his dream school: UA.
After seeming to have failed the practical portion of his entrance exam, Midoriya manages to gain acceptance into UA. This is due to Midoriya using his quirk to save the life of Uraraka Ochaco and Uraraka going to the judges to ask if she could split her points with him.
From there begins an even more difficult journey for Deku. He must learn to deal with school life, how to properly become an hero and how to harness the incredible power that is within himself.
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While this series seems to be focused on Izuku Midoriya, there is so much development that is seen in other characters as well. That has been one of my favorite things about My Hero Academia so far. Just within 3 seasons, we have seen so many back stories, so many reasons for wanting to be heroes, compromises, learning to work together and growth from many characters.
I’ll be completely honest. I mentioned this in a previous post as well, I did not like My Hero Academia at all during the first few episodes. I pushed through it though and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
My Hero Academia is full of sad moments, funny scenes, intense and frustrating scenes, and all out wholesome scenes.
I think one of the main reasons I really began to enjoy this anime is because it reminds me of my favorite Marvel hero: Iron Man. Iron Man has always been my favorite because you have to watch him struggle to get somewhere. Iron Man doesn’t just get injected with something and suddenly become strong. He gets hurt, beat up, fails at times yet he keeps trying to learn from his mistakes.
Midoriya is very similar. He starts out being a weak and whiny child but then he sees a goal and works toward it. You watch him build up his weak vessel of a body so that it can handle One for All. He sweats, stresses and struggles. Most importantly though, you really seem him face this once he actually has One for All and is still learning to harness it’s true power.
One for All wreaks havoc on young Midoriya’s body until he learns exactly how to turn on it’s limits. He breaks bone after bone in his body and has to endure the pain. That to me is a sign of a true hero. You can see their mortality in a sense.
Even if you’re not a fan of the super hero genre, I highly recommend that you give My Hero Academia a good chance. There is so much growth seen. So many episodes that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
I’m super hyped for this game!
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