I'm not liking the glacial pacing of character development recently.
I was watching pretty intently,
but never did watch the last 8-10? episodes of le school festival arc.
Stuff was already feeling kind of slow, but that gave me the impression of an outright roadblock.
Maybe I'll pick it up again later.
She is so hot yet so hard to jerk off to>>431
The school festival arc is beyond retarded compared t what came before but the last 1 or two EPs of the season are good (because it's the stattt of a new arc)>>430
It has chara Ter development? Everyone is al.ost exactly the same as before personality wise.
Is the school festival shit even in the manga? Like for more than one or two chapters? Because I can't imagine anyone actually wanting to read about that shit.
don't diss gentle
he is a comrade
he only attacked the store because the owner was selling expire yogurt and shit >>433
you have so much bad taste
I LIKED IT YOUR BASTARDS
IT WAS CUTE
THE SONG WAS AWESOME
The only character that actually developed significantly was Endeavor.
Gentle was my favorite villain in the series and the whole school festival thing wasn't as cringey as it could have been.
That said, I'm worried as hell about the many potential downhill slopes the show could go on right now. Midoriya feels like he's peaked as a character, power creep seems to be setting in, etc
Shit, this is why I don't watch shonen. I just know I'll be disappointed again.
Jirou is cute but the attempt to extract drama out of "I want to be a musician AND a hero" is so dumb. For some reason characters like this are always better before the author actually gives them attention, the frog girl was the same way.
The whole arc just felt weird and awkward because it took something completely frivolous and tried to give it the same weight as the more serious parts of the series instead of just having a few relaxed episodes that could have been used for a little character development and worldbuilding in addition to winding down from the previous arc.
It's like The Gems except without the razzy 80s themes
>>429>Boku no hero academia
Ya know I find it really strange that Boku no Hero Academia started lmost half a decade ago and so much has changed since then. There are parts of it I love and parts I hate and parts that bore me.
As a side note why isn't the japanese name Boku no Hero Gakuen? Did the author just want to use Academia in the title?
Stain was great.
Gentle was a dumb but wholesome arc.
Redestro is ironic as fuck given capitalism's pressure
not really a good anime tbh
I mean it's a fucking fighting shonen so it's inherently trashy, I just watch it because it's feelgood and usually doesn't take a hundred episodes to get to the point. Plus the animation is pretty cash.
Fair enough, theres nothing wrong with watching trash as long as you enjoy it and don't delude yourself about its nature.
Someone catch me up to whats going on right now in the manga, I've stopped watching and am curious of anyone's takes.
cringey hand guy arc
hero vs villain civil war
Ok, so I missed little then.
The current arc is actually pretty eventful for once (although it might end with everything being magically fixed or ignored, who knows) and it feels like Horikoshi is trying to make up for his recent mistakes even if I don't think he's managed to recapture the old charm, it's worth checking out
I'll give it a try later, for the trips. The BnHA movie was fun power wank so you might be right.
i love the kawaii backstory they gave her about struggling to fulfill her parents dreams and being like them but also wanting to be herself
Based. Make some of mommy shimura too
You sick fucks. I found a review on youtube: Boku no Hero is literal child pornography.
Ok fag, keep whining about "muh ecelebs"
His only appeal in my opinion is edginess.
>>4694>Dabi being Touya was obvious
No shit, that was being predicted by fans a year ago LOL
This is definitely the most refreshing shounen I've enjoyed in a while. It seems to me like the story and Midoriya have stopped progressing since the hideout raid arc however.
I wonder if they'll ever return to touch on the fact that the powerless are considered inferior untermensch,
or if it's all ok now since midoriya was a just lucky boy who got rewarded for being so fanatic.
Is the author not setting any of this up to criticize the commercialization of heroism shit?
Do they really think this world is nice just because people have powers?
The world seems built so perfectly to be primed for the commentary to come in and hit hard,
but it really doesn't seem like it actually wants to criticize like The Boys or Tiger & Bunny (if I'm remembering its plot correctly) do.
Essentially yes, every time the author comes close to insightful commentary about the flaws of such a system they undermine it with "muh cool heroes are good so it's all fine!" >Tiger & Bunny
Yes, finally someone else recognizes it as well.
Feel like he never made up his mind on whether he wanted it to be a fun escapist romp or a more realistic and critical take on superheroes. The half-assed take on some of these ideas doesn't scan.
You can't clearly portray your protagonists as child soldiers in a corrupt system while also saying "it's okay, just enjoy them punching the bad guys". You can't show your villains as being mostly born from social failings but then also portray no positive attempts to change the system and expect the heroes' victories to ring as triumphant. You can't make one of your main heroes essentially a racist but then expect us to forget it completely because of how cool and strong he is. You can't portray the typical shonen "be the number one!" attitude as being destructive but then also have it be the whole core of the story. And so on.
It could be REALLY interesting if MHA turned into a story about the kids trying to fix a blatantly broken society. Not even because it'd be the "leftist" way to do it, but because it would be a way to handle all these nuances with actual impact and meaning instead of just standard signifiers of depth. But it ain't happening.
Another thing to point out is that in the story they mention that the dvent of quirks caused social collapse and that "without quirks they'd be traveling space long ago". Except that's inane due to the sheer scope of abilities like gravity manipulation and other quirks that make things like scarcity of products a non-factor.
Yeah, if I recall correctly, a whole century's meant to've passed since the advent of quirks.
And this caused mass insurrection on a global scale, which the advent of superpowers realistically should do.
But then with that fundamental correct setup, the author gets everything else so wrong.
After a whole century, with quirks having finally proliferated through most of the world's population, the world just fucking returns to the exact same Liberal status quo of a century ago.
The same status quo which couldn't handle the fucking quirks originally!
The same status quo whose faults constantly show, and of course causes the problems of the series that, as previously remarked, are never actually resolved.
Even the same modern status quo issue of Japan's shrinking population is present in a supposedly totally changed world,
as I seem to recall Gran Torino mentioning it to Midoriya when he goes out to learn from him
So the very foundational ideas of this fictional world suffer from the same issues as every plot in it.
A set up that is so perfect for commentary, that it's as if it's been so totally squandered intentionally.
BnHA has really gotten brutal as things go on, I think they're falling into that pit of "guro" that a lot of anime trying to be deep goes into. It makes sense, however the problem is that it clashes horribly with the beginning. I feel like the story has veered off into this direction of Hero Faction vs Villain Faction and it's no longer making sense. Quirks are being handed out like fucking candy to every other villain etc. etc. If this is done right it's an interesting idea, as the Nomu are a horrific game changer for the world of quirks and Izuku's awakening of different quirks is an interesting arc for him to go through - awakening new powers in these times of change, to match and far surpass All Might.
As a sidenote Rumi is honestly an awesome hero, independent as all hell and a fighter to the last. Self built strength and skill paired with a unique animal ability and unwavering will https://myheroacademia.fandom.com/wiki/Rumi_Usagiyama
To add, I feel like BnHA's grim new progression - while an interesting exploration of the realities of heroism - is really depressing at times.
Fuck niggers fuck trannies fuck jews fuck western leftist propaganda and fuck you bitches.
Fucking basically. This whole villains vs Heroes shit is interesting and all but something feels off, mostly because despite the grim shit, it has a strange lack of resolution… which is why Tiger & Bunny are more interesting IMO.
Eri ruined the show just like Alluka did for hxh smfh
Too bad really, nice girl and all.
What anime/videogame/movie/cartoon triggered you this time retardanon?
I love all-might so much
I feel so warm and inspired whenever he makes an entry.
"Everything is fine. Why? Because I am here" is seriously the most badass superhero line
I want to be that someday
In what hellish cynical worlds do you people live in?
I'm being genuine and I don't have autism.
All-might is like the main reason I follow this show/manga. I think he's awesome despite being a massive americaboo.
Channer types are prone to oversocialization (despite never socializing) and falling for cringe culture.
he's such a caricature I can't take him seriously at all
>>433>She is so hot yet so hard to jerk off to
wtf i feel the same
>Muh Lady Nagant arc
God what shitshow, the Paramount war was already edgy as fuck, but this was just retarded.
The depiction is fucking shit. It's the same generic "breaking down of superhero society" that Marvel and DC have been doing since the 90s. It's always hamfisted and dogmatic and it's always ignorant of real life. It's a pathetic caricature of what real tyranny and real ethical issues of society entail. Like Stain, Lady Nagant's words are vague despairing's without an actual criticism, except Stain was intentionally so, he was a small-time vigilante, Nagant was intrinsically aware of the ins and outs of the government and what it would take to change the system away from it's corruption. But they can't have that because that would mean revolutionary themes in this right-wing "not-everyone-is-born-equal" power fantasy, so instead we get stale anarchist statements: It's the "We Live in a Society" but stupider because unlike something like Brave New World or Jin Roh or Patlabor, there is nothing behind it except ideological platitudes. It's no different to people making political edits for anime grills.
From the POV of a person who lives in a markedly worse regime and who likely knows first-hand how fucked up they can be enforcing their tyranny, the depiction of BnHA is ignorant. Japan, the USA, the UK, their depictions of such problems today are naiive and retarded. Reading Nagant's rant to Deku is further evidence of Hori's ignorance.
why can't she be a musician that is also a hero? they've got heroes that are also teachers
what's the deal
So do I
I just can't look at her without thinking of blood, and that turns me off immediately
The just gave her a lame filler episode. The anime has been pretty low on filler so far, I hope this isn't the start of a trend.
I'm honestly not sure why people like this show so much. It just feels like it attempts to make an action show a slice of life so it has a rediculiusly slow pacing of plot and character development where very little happens every episode. Even when there is a likable character they barely get screen time.
It does now but it didn't used to have such slow character development.
I can't speak for most people but /a/ seems to like it because of their obsession with Deku/Katsuki* yaoi and the increasingly edgy plot direction of the past year.
Literally the most interesting characters are on the side. Deku was initially a favorite, but over time I've come to be more apathetic towards his character.
*Midoriya and Bakugo's relationship in a nutshell:
Midoriya: Hey Kacchan, your shoelaces ar->Bakugo: What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you fucking shithead? I’ll have you fucking know I graduated top of my class in the middle school, and I’ve been fucking involved in numerous fucking villain raids, and I have fucking confirmed 300 fucking kills. I am fucking trained in gorilla warfare and I’m the top fucking hero in the entire fucking UA. You are nothing to me but just another fucking target. I will fucking wipe you the fuck out with fucking explosion the likes of which has never been fucking seen before on this fucking Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can fucking get away with saying that shit to fucking me? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of fanboys across the UA and your quirk is being traced right now so you better prepare for the fucking storm, shithead. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little fucking thing you call your life. You’re fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my fucking bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the howitzer impact and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little fucking shithead. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You’re fucking dead, Deku.
Midoriya: You're such a good person, please let me suck your dick
I honestly prefer characters like Mezo Shoji and Class 1-B https://myheroacademia.fandom.com/wiki/Class_1-B
They're much more interesting and varied IMO.
Himiko Toga is basically a generic Harley Quinn-type villain-girl, I bet she'll even have a love interest in Shigaraki after a time-skip
I know this is a ded thread on a mostly ded board but i feel like making an effort post.
>The Premise / setting / worldbuilding.
As literally thousands of posts on plebbit at this point has pointed out the society of MHA is somewhat dystopian. Most cultural activities have either been replaced with (literal) hero worship or have been infested by it in some way. and being a 'hero' in itself has been reduced to being a private cop on the governments payroll (As it's show in one chapter when their not doing this hero's also spend all day advertising products and selling merch like an athlete or a WWE wrestler).
People are literally 'ranked' arbitrarily and treated superior and / or inferior to the people below and above them respectively.
The majority of young people (Obviously as the story shows even those without superpowers) #1 career choice is to become private jerkops for hire. anything else is seen as FAILURE AND WORTHLESSNESS. And the cultural mindset is if you dont even TRY to be a hero you are WORTHLESS
And since the idea of being a fucking irl superhero has by this point in the shows universe been reciprocated back into capitalism the majority of hero's seem to treat it like a wageslave if their less powerful or famous or as a capitalist enterprise that they own if they are wealthier.
Society seems culturally obsessed with violence and death etc
>The issues with how the text tries to address this
<1. The Antagonists critiques of society either miss the mark or are just so generically evil that the reader finds NO CHOICE but to continue supporting the society in opposition to them.
Stain get's the closest with actually understanding the issue with society but fails to grasp the fact that hero's aren't 'corrupt' and 'fake' for no reason but were basically destined to end up like that due to that process of capitalist reciprocation. Stain's literal comic book / marvel movie concept of a 'superhero' dissolves the second that ideal has a chance to come in contact with material reality and has to cope with the fact it doesn't exist in the vacuum of a book or the screen.
Stain still fucks this up with his propaganda of the deed style view on how to change this. He's the basically the equivalent of going around shooting random cops because you dont like police being a tool of porkies
Everyone else's motivations are just plain awful basically just wanting a version of 'anarchism' that resembles the purge films with "WE LIVE IN A SOCIETY GANG WEED BOTTOM TEXT" Sprinkled all over it.
<2. "BAD GUY JUST THINKS DIFFERENTLY BECAUSE HIS DADDY WAS MEAN TO HIM" Repeat ad-Infinium.
The same old liberal ideological cliché of assuming that anyone with views that dont strictly conform to 'Muh window' are mentally ill or smugly saying "Huh who hurt you?"
Dabi/Touya is evil because his daddy was mean to him, Shiggy is evil because his daddy was mean to him, Toga is evil because everyone was mean to them because their basically a fucking vampire.
People can hold beliefs without those beliefs being related to some spooked trauma theory psychoanalysis of them
Oh and also
>3. The lack of any non-retarded villain or movement seeking to change the current state of things gives the reader the view that the only option is either status quo or horrific violence and propaganda of the deed. Which fits up oddly well with a fascist view on reality.
Because there is not a single person in this universe apparently who can calmly comment on how fucked up this all is and offer a material solution it sends the message of.
"YOU DONT LIKE THE WORLD????!!!???? RAGE AGAINST IT!!!!!"
It ironically sends the message that the ONLY way to enact change is through violence or plunging society in chaos.
Good posts m8, and totally agree, I sort of talked about that earlier in the thread.
why is shounen trash?
>>9617>No character development/bland characters>Non-stop fights >Random power-ups >Boring story >Bad plot development
Not all shounens but most of them(Naruto, One Piece, AoT, etc.)
Whenever I see someone write this shit and then proceed to list every famous shonen anime, (ironically here forgetting DBZ which is the only one this truly fully applies to) I know you haven't watched ANY of these shows.
>No character development/Bland<Naruto
I'm sorry what? The only characters who didn't get good development was Hinata and other background characters (which is why NaruHina is still controversial). Even Sakura had character development. She wasn't necessarily a great character but she still developed. Naruto develops over the series as well, and the multifaceted themes and ideas formed a good>Random power ups<Naruto
Naruto's fox power is well established and he has to train and train and train more to improve himself and even somewhat use any powerups. Sasuke literally has hax eyes and it's not exactly common, everyone else takes a lot of effort to not be bush-league. The only time we depart from this is with the 4th war arc, primarily in regards to Madara, who was walking bullshit, but that made him memeworthy and it was a tiny portion of the overall story. The only other asspulled power was the Asura/Indra reincarnation power shit, but that again is a tiny portion of the story. >Boring Story<Naruto
Besides this being subjective, Naruto is not a single story but a multifaceted one - a story of a boy trying to gain acknowledgement and over his struggles gaining it. It is a story of two friends, one trying to save the other from the darkness, etc. It's very interesting because between the goal of the main character and the beginning is a long road full of adventure, drama, strife and struggle. >Bad Plot development<Naruto
Again, excluding some of the dumb MOMENTS, overall Naruto's plot is fairly solid and makes sense, Part I especially had a very dynamic plot that had arcs roll into each other fairly smoothly but not rushed. Part II also was pretty well balanced, hampered only in some parts because as stories grow longer they hyperextend, but even then I struggle to find canon parts that are blatantly awful, unlike DBZ or HxH, which feel like the arcs are extremely partitioned.
One Piece, yeah you can make an argument for the Post Timeskip because it caricaturized the aspects that made One Piece fun. Character development is low, but that's because there isn't a point to that, it's an adventure quest story. Each character is unique and different and the adventures are ever changing.
AoT isn't any of those things at all, I highly dislike the show for being edgy and having right-wing shit and cucked characters but none of that applies to your "criteria".
Take this to the Naruto DBZ (shonen) h8 thread
Accidentally deleted part of my post>multifaceted themes and ideas formed a good*
*[a good] story and progressing set of interwoven themes.
Also since I started, the hax eyes meme is just that, a meme, it has some basis but people sorta ignore that even a 3-tomoe sharingan is rare in the Uchiha, so a couple people out of hundreds having this hax is pretty acceptable compared to a lot of modern stuff.
>>9608>It ironically sends the message that the ONLY way to enact change is through violence or plunging society in chaos
Legend of Korra sort of does the same thing actually (see >>>/hobby/2888
) it's a general liberal mindset.
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