I missed 5 episodes of Yu Yu Hakusho on Adult Swim

  1. My Hero Academia is certainly a “traditional” shonen, although he subverts things in an interesting ways at times. As I’m sure you are aware, that is intentional.

    I agree that it makes it less engaging despite being enjoyable and fun to watch. I’ve not actually gotten around to picking up the third season, partially because I’m read most of the manga it covers already.

    In My Hero Academia teachers that they “lose to” normally wipe the floors with the villians when they get involved. For example Eraser with the first villian arc was easily defeating all the regular villians and just got cheap shotted by the main villian and use wrap friend. Then he got beat up by the special anti-hero dude which the students couldn’t do anything against.

    The teachers in the school are normally considered the “top heroes” where most of the non-student heroes that get beaten up are more normal heroes. The students are in the best school in the country so they are probably the strongest students in the country too.

    • What My Hero Academia lacks in addictiveness it makes up for in other ways. I really like, for example, what it’s done with Bakugo and All Might.

      Something just doesn’t sit quite right about the power levels. They’re able to hold off or even defeat presumably strong villains while having trouble with Class B and (in the currently airing arc) students from less prestigious schools. Maybe I’ve just been spoiled by Hunter x Hunter doing its power levels so right.

      • I dunno. I mean in that fight with the other schools, they took advantage of the fact that they knew all their powers from the tournament. And they ganged up on them.

        Also, I’ve been thinking about the power level thing. This isn’t a “Dragon Ball Z” type show where people have power levels in the first place. Everyone has powers and maybe they get stronger with training but it’s really a matter of how they use them.

        There are outliers like All Might and even the #2 hero I think that “stronger heroes” and “stronger villains” aren’t necessarily on some “higher level” than students.

        If you think about belts in martial arts. It’s not like a black belt is 10 times stronger than a blue belt or something.

    • Give me another 2 years. If I get good enough, I’ll be a volunteer translator at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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