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Offline Marid King

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Re: My Hero Academia
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2016, 10:36:53 AM »
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A step up for sure. Showing what happened to All Might really kept things grounded.

We're still waiting to see whether he just gets a quirk and everything becomes easy mode.
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Re: My Hero Academia
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2016, 11:01:15 AM »
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Although the pacing is good, and All Might is an honest and likable hero, Deku is too typical of a Japanese shonan hero. Like will power is mightier than a laser blast. I wonder will anyone will start having their own version of quotes, like Ben Parker's power and responsibility.

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Re: My Hero Academia
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2016, 01:18:39 PM »
Deku is too typical of a Japanese shonan hero. Like will power is mightier than a laser blast.

My HERO Academia.The whole point of this show is shonen. The draw is how unabashed it is about its tropes.
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Re: My Hero Academia
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2016, 01:50:48 PM »
It seems more like the draw is in the logical story and character beats that cause the tropes. Usually, a trope is just there for the sake of being there; to fill in the story beats that would otherwise require effort and time to figure out. Not the case in this show, as it's being made abundantly clear that even if the story itself is unrealistic, the structure is not full of bullshit - the author still uses the basic constructs of writing to make us like what we'd otherwise consider trite.

Second episode was better, by the way. I'm starting to enjoy myself - unlike Ace Attorney, I don't feel like I need to hold the show's hand to keep it with me.
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Re: My Hero Academia
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2016, 06:20:08 AM »
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It's clear-cut shounen and is not afraid to whip out all the tropes. Well, I can't fault the show since it definitely knows what it wants to be.

I'm a bit unsure if I want to stick around. I'll have a look at the next episode and see for myself.

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Re: My Hero Academia
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2016, 07:17:17 AM »
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Pretty good idea to watch these episodes back to back. Definitely provided a great experience.

Next week, the training episode.

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Re: My Hero Academia
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2016, 10:37:17 PM »
2: This episode is great for sure, I am afraid on how the training arc will unfold because it slows down most shonen shows.
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Re: My Hero Academia
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2016, 02:51:30 AM »
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Good episode, got everything I had expected especially the training montage with great usage of the OST and Deku/All Might chemistry.

Seems like pacing will pick up a bit here with more characters introduced and an exam session next week. Should be fun. Deku's face was so priceless this episode as well in particular that part when All Might offered a part of his "DNA"

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Re: My Hero Academia
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2016, 08:51:29 AM »
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It's a feel good show. Can't stop having these "you go boy i'm rooting for you" kind thoughts in my head. Classic and predictable structure done in a way that the cliche is a good kind of cliche. :3

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Re: My Hero Academia
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2016, 09:42:54 AM »
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Deku is getting too emo for me. Stop crying and man up!

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Re: My Hero Academia
« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2016, 07:16:16 PM »
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Well, the playing field had to be leveled somehow in order for Izuku to cut it as a hero, so the hosing down of the premise was only a matter of time. But again, I'm able to enjoy the series for what it is because of how earnest it is about it all. All Might making Izuku work his ass off in order to make himself suitable to inherit One for All, Izuku actually going above and beyond to make it possible, All Might giving that little spiel about being blessed versus being chosen...the show covered its bases as well as it could have in justifying letting Izuku have access to a Quirk of sorts. If the series wants to continue to insist that nothing in this show isn't earned by its characters, I'm sure as hell not about to argue.

God bless Bones and the staff for that "oh my goodness" scene, though. I think I displaced something laughing as hard as I did in that moment.

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Re: My Hero Academia
« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2016, 05:58:16 AM »
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I... think I'll stick around. But it's the show that I can't comment each week because, well, there's nothing much to discuss.

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Re: My Hero Academia
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2016, 05:56:15 PM »
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Sigh. Not down for another shounen fighter, I had my fill back in the day.

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Re: My Hero Academia
« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2016, 07:54:37 AM »
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Thank God that training arc was sped up because it was really boring to be precise. Not a feelsy episode this week but still good, I mean, the kind of good where you don't regret wasting 20 minutes of your life with the show.

I wish for a faster pacing though.
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Re: My Hero Academia
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2016, 02:30:27 AM »
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Nice episode. Wasn't impressed at first by Deku's performance but he managed to earn my respect with his courage later during the exams.

Grats to him on passing as well. I really like how much effort the studio (Bones) is pouring their budget into the animation for the episode too.
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