Anime – My Hero Academia 2 [REVIEW] – The Path To Glory Is Never Easy

MyAnimeList Rating: 8,77/10
Genre: Action, Comedy, Super Power, School, Shounen
Studios: Bones
Author: Kouhei Horikoshi
Seiyuu: Daiki Yamashita, Yuki Kaji, Nobuhiko Okamoto


After reviewing the first season of My Hero Academia, the second season was actually successful because what I had wanted was a bit achievable and no longer as impressive as the shounen anime in general, although is a bit cliche. The first season only got 13 episodes just so the anime seemed hard to get a good storytelling and perfect for me. But, the second season makes the fans of this anime more widespread again especially their diehards and fanboys. In this second season, it may come back to focus on the main character, the addition of characters, and conflicts that further broaden the character again. What made it happen at the end of the first season episode generated a lot of experience from the whole character and the second season was the restorative.

“My Hero Academia 2,” tells about after an event that occurred in UA Academy. A sports festival is held in order to get a chance to show the young superhero’s strengths in public and attract other superheroes. However, the road to get there isn’t easy, especially for Izuku Midoriya (Daiki Yamashita) who still can’t master his power. Tackled by his classmates like Shouto Todoroki (Yuki Kaji) who has the power of ice and fire, Izuku must be able to sharpen and control the situation he experienced in order to achieve victory and prove its existence to the world.

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Actually, what makes My Hero Academia 2 greatly improved from its fandom? The answer, My Hero Academia 2 just need a good storytelling, seem cliched but clad uniquely so it’s not visible, and the characters are diverse in it. In the second season, this series is more about the development of its character even Izuku Midoriya more noticeable improvement little by little and he also was able to control his own “quirk” thanks to All Might and his mentor. But, what amazes me here is the role of Shouto Todoroki is deeper than Izuku Midoriya. Katsuki Bakugou is actually a bit closed because it’s more taken by Todoroki. In addition, the story also doesn’t require more villains and something like that because it’s more focused on main characters and others. Therefore, the tournament arc is the answer to all shounen anime. However, I like this arc because there is a sense of intensity and anticipation of all of it. A new character is also here. But this is also my problem because this new characters it just disappears from their own role as if they were a cameo. However, the story is further extended to a triangular rival between Midoriya, Bakugou, and Todoroki so there is an enthusiasm for each character. As usual, there was nothing I could expect from the animation and the artwork. Just like the first season, there is no special knowledge here. But, this is more like improvisation. The battle scene is really well-choreographed and the superpower elements are more evident. One that shows this element better is the tournament arc, again. In this arc, I know many people will admit that the fight between Midoriya and Todoroki is the best. One to another, they show the power that really looks superpower so somehow I also carried in it. But, others aspect I see is just as common as the first season. It’s colorful, nice costume, smooth camera angles, and it’s a Bones studio. In halfway, My Hero Academia made me feel out of bounds when watching this anime. In fact, I watch this series in a one-night marathon because it can no longer be underestimated and I admit this is one of the shounen anime that worth watching if you want to find something that entirely there is action everywhere and the theme that it brings the superhero.

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I don’t feel memorable with the opening and the ending theme song. “Peace Sign” by Kenshi Yonezu, “Sora ni Utaeba” by amazarashi, “Dakara, Hitori ja nai” by Little Glee Monster, and “Datte Atashi no Hero” by LiSA. But, I know LiSA always creates memorable anime songs in it. Some the theme song I know even though not watching the anime at all. But, amazarashi is the best I think if I compare it with the others. Everything is strengthened from the soundtrack that produces more intense in it. Not to mention, the seiyuu is still the same as my review of what was in the first season. Its sound also produces more tune to the classical hero but it’s so difficult to forget. If I discuss the characters, there are some minor problems. One of them is Todoroki. I was originally writing why this character appeared instantly compared to its more enclosed on the first season. However, this character is the culmination of all characters so that Todoroki has more fans than any other character. This is what makes us weird because, after the conflict that was continued in each arc, this character is immediately released from the conflict earlier that he became a triangular rival between Midoriya and Bakugou became more allies for Midoriya. But, I don’t mind this because I still think is good on the other side. The other characters also become more open and more revealing the emotionally experienced backstory. Uraraka, Iida, and others more into the conflict again so that storytelling is perfect to be able to help the protagonist. Being over again, Todoroki who further extends the backstory as well as his past more into emotionally deeply adds more story to the drama but on the other hand, it becomes the benchmark of the character. Of all the characters, Chizome Akaguro a.k.a. Hero Killer: Stain is the badass in here. Perhaps, he should get more portions because he is one of the anti-hero characters that gives great influence both from the side of hero or villain. I also like Tomura Shigaraki’s part about the last line he spoke in the last episode. It’s complex but it’s logical in motivation ways though, he is an antagonist.


Overall, if you are not really satisfied with the first season, just watch the second season that’s more violent. This anime brings its audience to a higher level with the support of colorful animations, smooth camera movements, more extended characters, and a soundtrack that really supports everything. But, some lacks such as the replacement of character roles, more focused on the character’s development, as well as the often-changing characters make this anime close from what I mentioned. Despite that, Stain has fixed it even though I predicted the third season would be even insane than the previous seasons. Another great shounen shows and it’s just simple with good storytelling.

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Anime – My Hero Academia [REVIEW] – What It Really Means To Be A Hero

MyAnimeList Rating: 8,43/10
Genre: Action, Comedy, School, Shounen, Super Power
Studios: Bones
Author: Kouhei Horikoshi
Seiyuu: Daiki Yamashita, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Kenta Miyake


My Hero Academia is an anime written by Kouhei Horikoshi who draws inspiration from many American superhero comics. Nothing wrong if this anime is getting a lot of great appreciation out there even the series that I can say “overrated” into something very popular for anyone watching an anime or not. I just watched the 2nd season even though it was a bit late to resolve. The Crunchyroll Award last year also put a lot of hope from the second season series that also made me a bit disappointed and angry with them. But, this is a cliche thing that I want to enjoy too. It’s not my typical shounen anime or anything else but I just want to enjoy an anime with full of action in it. Because indeed, men like that thing although sometimes I think is pretty childish. This spring also has the third season that starts running now while I also don’t want to follow it first. If it’s all out, I’m going to spit it out. The first season I’ve also watched this during a long time. So, it’s weird if I want to review the second season and the first season when I’ve been watching for a long time. But, let me try it that I hope I still remember it.

“My Hero Academia,” tells about the emergence of “quirks,” superpowers that increase little by little each year with 80% of human beings capable of expelling various abilities from the manipulation of an element until shapeshifting. This leaves a wound for the world for those who don’t have it, especially Izuku Midoriya (Daiki Yamashita) who since his childhood has the ambition to become a hero. Izuku always watches the superhero so he always analyzes it using his notebook. However, he meets one of his favorite longtime inspiration idols, All Might (Kenta Miyake). All Might has a quirk that can be inherited and Izuku is the person who was chosen after seeing a strong ambition inside him. Practicing for months, Izuku stepped into a UA High, a school notable for its excellent program and having people fresh with him. With some of his classmates who are also very talented and always grip how the villain organization works, Izuku learns a lot there.

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My Hero Academia doesn’t impress a heavy storytelling because it’s back again from its own anime. The story is simple and the main point of this anime is a superpower and superhero. With both of these things creates “quirks,” a term of the power from each of these superheroes. There is no obvious reason that the protagonist and antagonist here because of the tide’s always back and forth. Izuku Midoriya is a protagonist who has no “quirks” at all in the beginning. He is often bullied by his childhood friend Katsuki Bakugou who makes this character a memorable antagonist, at the beginning. I said at the beginning because the development of this character will eventually peak when he was defeated by the protagonist. Making himself learn from his past, the characters still remain the same. But, one of the focusings of this anime has lies is in “All Might.” He is a superhero who inspires many people, including Midoriya and Bakugou. But, if you didn’t understand what I’m saying right now, let me summarize this. It has a childish theme, bad jokes, predictable, upside down storytelling and many more. So, I came back again because it was as impressive as the cartoons of children in general. This is disappointed me in good ways. If you want to know what My Hero Academia has it all, the art is somewhat mediocre. Studio Bones is known for the very popular anime, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood that produces the best artwork and animation from this studio. Though I was just as exaggerated, I admitted it was. My Hero Academia feels like a superhero comic that moves by itself. There is no obvious reason for that but, people consider for a good thing. Although like that, I’m a little fond of the artwork that presented in this anime because is memorable colorful and remembers, this is a superhero thing. The costumes that designed also impressed in such a way as to read Marvel or DC comics.

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The opening song is more I like best from any other aspect. Porno Graffiti perform the song’s “The Day” with a vigorous music as if portraying a superhero in general. With his lyrics inviting adrenaline superheroes, they play this song with a fast tempo so it’s not wrong if this song is one of the overrated songs at the time. The song is also enhanced with its visuals and mood that fits perfectly with everything. I don’t really remember that “Heroes” by Brian the Sun is not very memorable for me. In fact, I forgot how the song sounded. This ending theme song is also pretty good if I hear it again. Daiki Yamashita who fills Izuku Midoriya can be spelled out even though this is one of the most underrated seiyuu. Some I know only Yowamushi Pedal before this anime comes out. Nobuhiko Okamoto is the badass in this anime that fills Katsuki Bakugou. His character changed rapidly when previously filling out Karma Akabane from Assassination Classroom. Kenta Miyake, Ayane Sakura, Kaito Ishikawa, and friends I said well. But, Kaji Yuki is cool in this. In the second season too, he took part in filling Shouto Todoroki. The composer, Yuuki Hayashi, has a good score like the superhero thing in general. There is a lot of disappointment from the characters. I know that the first season just gets a little ration compared to the second season. But, all of its characters are well lame. I know that there are many different characters in here. But, we don’t know who their roles are. For example, Izuku Midoraya which is, supposedly, the protagonist is even further his role is so small. Probably because the author wants to make something like zero to hero, development little by little.

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But, All Might finally take part at the end of the episode. Katsuki Bakugou who as we know is a bully who’s trying to impress like a bad guy. But, he’s not an antagonist because he only supports the character of the protagonist. It also makes me feel uncomfortable with this character because his role is often up and down even unclear. Although explain all characters is long, this anime feels like memorable to display a variety of characters but the role of these characters is narrow. Only a few characters that have an important role here while there are some characters are also trying to enter into the supporting figure of the protagonist. By the way, Shouta Aizawa and Shouto Todoroki are my favorite characters in this anime even though their role is also spelled out a bit here. After some of the complaints I’ve been putting through words, I’m enjoying them all apart from those lacks because coming back again, this is a superhero thing where all men love this very much. It’s like an anime that target some teenagers even adults. Children may not be able to get understand when they watch this anime even though it seems predictable, childish, and lame characters, this is the shounen thing. So, this anime I can say is perfect for everyone both for men and women because this is a casual thing.


Overall, My Hero Academia is a casual watching where everyone will love it. If you like an action, you’ll love it. If you like a superhero, you’ll love it. If you like a superpower, you’ll love it too. In essence, this anime can be said suitable for you who still teens even adults who want to enjoy an anime version of Marvel or DC. From zero to hero, a few flaws exist in this anime. Has a lame character, a jumping plot, the role of the characters who are always upside down, and too childish. Although like that, this anime is devoted to teenagers and adults. From the beginning of it, I feel that this anime certainly will have a sequel regardless of the popularity. The second season is even much better through some I feel there is less as well. Although that way, the second season is more towards well-development, while the first season is more to the introduction of heroes and villains. Therefore, next, I will discuss the second season of this series.

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DAY 10 – FAVORITE FIGHTER ANIME


Day 10 of 30 Day Anime Challenge. I don’t know what to say first but it’s time to discuss our topic this time titled, “Favorite Fighter Anime.”

Anime fighting is very cool to watch. Moreover, among men who love the anime action. Anime action is very much, call it mainstream anime such as Sword Art Online, Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia, One Punch Man, and the most important is Naruto, One Piece, and Dragon Ball. Among that anime, all people definitely know that anime. For some reason, I really like this kind of genre but I just don’t really like the anime like that. The anime that I watch isn’t much different from the others. Call it, “Durarara!!”

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“Durarara!!” Set in Tokyo’s downtown, Ikebukuro district. The city has its own uniqueness including rumors and warnings about anonymous gangs, and the most commonly encountered urban legend is “Black Rider,” a rider driving a jet black headless motorcycle around a city street.

Mikado Ryuugamine is always amazed by the beauty and life of that city. He was invited by his childhood friend to move to Tokyo. On his first day, he hopes to see the Black Rider. His request was granted on his first day. However, many interesting events that aren’t inferior to the Black Rider. Like the city residents who look ordinary itself, colorful of Ikebukuro, and unique people that he met.

I really like this anime because of the background story, the character traits are introduced in detail, and the visuals are very good. The plot is unlike other anime that using a nonlinear and character recognition is also introduced in their respective viewpoints.

Of all the characters that exist in this anime, Heiwajima Shizuo is a fighter (Maybe he isn’t exactly a fighter). From his childhood, he has got the power that can lift any object and throw it away. He’s emotional but always beat his enemy with just one punch. Shizuo has a rival named Orihara Izaya. When meeting, Shizuo and Orihara always fight. Shizuo also has a very caring person with his friends, especially with Ryuugamine. Since Shizuo is the strongest member in Dollars, Shizuo always helps the problems who facing Ryuugamine.


Okay, we have to end it this time. Indeed many other fighter anime that I like. But, if Durarara!! May not be exactly anime action. Although this anime many getting hated, I really like this anime.