One Punch Man: The Zero and the Hero – Anime Review

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Anime’s Greatest Hero has arrived. The term ‘superhero’ has been mentioned quite a lot in the past 10 years. From Christopher Nolan’s gritty reboot of the tale of one orphaned boy growing up to wage a one man war on crime, to the people of different places and origins forming up to be the modern greek legends. Superhero just seem to be everywhere nowadays, from Hollywood movies to anime and manga. And One of the biggest superhero themed program was the 2015 anime adaptation of webcomic author ONE’s One Punch Man.   The Caped Baldy’s Origin: One Punch Man tells the story of Saitama a former salaryman who partakes in super-heroics as a hobby. This idea sprung after incident 3 years ago involving a crab monster and a little boy. After Saitama saved the boy he began training to be hero, to the point that […]

Boku no Hero Academia Anime Review

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“Here’s the sad truth, all men are not created equal.” – Izuku Midoriya.   As the old generation of shonen anime begins to slowly draw to a close, a series part of a new generation must do something in order to stand out. This can involve many techniques such as being a parody, or making something so insane you can’t even describe with words. But let’s talk about the anime at hand, My Hero Academia, an anime about students training to become superheroes. Synopsis: The story takes place in a fictionalized version of Earth where 80% of the population possesses an uncanny ability known simply as a “Quirk”. With the emergence of these superpower-like abilities, the supernatural became the norm, and so began the emergence of a new profession, Heroes. As criminals with Quirks began appearing, it was the responsibility of the heroes to put them […]