It occurs to me that I haven’t spent any time on my blog taking about My Hero Academia, despite the fact that it’s become one of my favourite anime of the last few years. As a shameless enjoyer of Shonen, Boku no Hīrō Academia is the perfect example of keeping a genre close to its tropes, but just doing them all incredibly well.
I binged through the first two series last summer before catching up having having to do the agonising weekly wait to see the final few episodes of the second series. The series won me over with its earnest characters, a seemingly never ending escalation of hype and apparent high stakes for every little thing that happened. Season 3 steps back from that slightly, like it’s settled into its own skin, but it doesn’t make me love the show any less.
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Cast you mind back to last summer, a time just before Netflix put out their Marvel series crossover; The Defenders. Viewers were still reeling after the release of Iron Fist, objectively Netflix’s weakest Marvel show to date. It was a series that seemed lacking in exciting fight choreography, despite it’s premise, and a protagonist you wanted to throttle.
I hesitate to flat out call the first season of Iron Fist bad, but it was surely a let down compared to the likes of Daredevil and Jessica Jones before it. Netflix had something of an uphill battle when making the second series to this shared universe show. Fast forward to today, as I’ve finished watching the second series of Iron fist, and Netflix have managed to redeem, not just the character, but the show as a whole in my eyes.
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During this, my first year trying to get into Anime, I found myself picking up a number of shows I would have otherwise never invested any time into. Lupin the Third is the one of these shows. Truthfully, I had actually heard of Lupin the Third beforehand. It’s a show that did get huge outside of Japan, it just so happens Part V is my first actual experience with it.
Not knowing anything going in, it managed to grab me almost right away. It makes a hell of a first impression. It’s a show that seeps style from every pore and is a lot smarter than I would have ever imagined, but let’s not get a head of ourselves.
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