Saitama only became a hero for fun, but after three years of special training, he finds that he can beat even the mightiest opponents with a single punch. Though he faces new enemies every day, it turns out being devastatingly powerful is actually kind of a bore. Can a hero be too strong?
I've been enjoying the My Hero Academia anime series recently. A friend with impeccable taste recommended it to me, and being a Shonen Jump series, I figured it would be semi-decent. Thankfully it greatly exceeded my expectations!
When confronted in battle, Genos doesn't hold back, often damaging himself in the process. He proves himself willing to sacrifice his own life in order to defeat powerful opponents, though his angst filled inner-monologue is cut short by Saitama's effortless intervention.
Moments like this break tension in a very lighthearted manner, and they're a common occurrence.
It's not just dialogue which changes the pacing either. Occasionally, elements of the original webcomic style creep into Madhouse's incredible animation. This is a great way to interrupt a busy action sequence. Suddenly, fluid animation and sharp detail are swapped out for freehand doodles.
If you enjoy this, then definitely check out My Hero Academia. Mob Psycho 100, by the same creator, is similar also but parodies the supernatural genre.
I'm looking forward to the long awaited second series!
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