Boku No Hero Academia Episode 2 Review – Last Sunday the most awaited and anticipated Anime of the year 2016 known as Boku No Hero Academia made its debut for the first time. Episode 1 of the series gave quite a brief look of the world inside the series and also gave us a brief look on the life of the Main character “Izuku Midoriya.” If you’re interested in knowing that please read the following review on the episode 1 – My Hero Academia Episode 1 Review
What’s a hero? For Izuku Midoriya, the answer to that question has always been simple: “Everything I want to be!” And who is the ultimate hero? Well, the legendary All Might, of course. All Might is the number one ranked hero and also the “Symbol of Peace” in the world. Not in his wildest dreams could Izuku have imagined that he would soon cross paths with his childhood hero…
In Boku no Hero Academia, status is governed by “Quirks”—unique superpowers which develop in childhood. But, unfortunately, hero otaku Midoriya “Deku” Izuku never had a Quirk. That is, until he met All Might, the greatest hero of all time.
Izuku’s transformation from dreamer to superhero begins at Yuuei Academy, the top-ranked hero-training high school in Japan. Izuku is on cloud nine when he’s accepted to this prestigious academy, especially when he finds out that All Might is one of the teachers. What surprises does this mighty academy offer? And will Izuku be able to keep up with his elite classmates?
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Boku No Hero Academia Episode 2 Review
Assuming you have watched the episode 1 of the series i will skip the brush up on what happened in the previous episode and will start the review directly with second episode.
The second episode of the series start with a little flashback of what happened in the episode one and then shows the scene where the episode one ended i.e the scene where Izuku asks All Might that – if he can become a hero like him despite being “Quirkless,” and save people with fearless smile? As soon as All Might hears Izuku’s words he stops in surprise as if he heard or saw someone asking the same thing to other hero, Well this is the feeling we get from the behaviour of All Might but we soon see a concrete reason for why All Might was surprised by hearing Izuku’s question..
All Might shrank or more like completely deflated right in front of Izuku, that shock when Izuku saw that transformation was so great that he had a face like he could die anytime. Probably the most funniest thing i have ever seen, In short if i were to explain All Might in a single sentence then i would say he is just like “Master Roshi” from dragon ball z. Since i have only read Chapter 1 from the Manga, whatever i am going to say now is all based on hunch or more like its a theory that i came up with and has around 75% chance of being true.
The reason All Might shrank because i think he is quirkless and he was surprised by Izuku’s question because he saw himself in Izuku. His quirk is like a power boost and when he uses that quirk he get a body full of muscles. All might did said something in the episode when he showed a severe wound to Izuku he got 5 years ago in battle with a super villain (according to the timeline of the series) which caught my attention. He said his several internal organs were ruptured because of that he can only work as an active hero for 3hrs. So basically what i think is, since All Might is quirkless his power boost quirk i think he might have got it from somebody and he must have trained himself and his body to get accustomed to the quirk, i think he became this skinny and slim all because of that severe wound he got. If he were to be in his normal state i think he would at least have some decent body, in short he would have been healthy instead of being a skinny person.
Getting back to the topic, well All Might showed his severe wound to Izuku and said that “i can’t say that a person can become a hero even though he quirckless, because pro heroes always put their life on line facing death head-on, When i receved this would 5 years ago i told hero authorities to cover up the details of the battle and my condition, the smiling face i put is to trick the fear and pressure inside me as the symbol of justice can’t afford to be a weak person!” Izuku feels depressed and in the mean time All Might goes to police to handover the slime villain he caught in the episode one but he notices that he dropped him somewhere and soon he notices that there is a chaos in public area. Izuku and All Might both arrives at that place through different route and notices the slime villain is causing ruckus once again although Izuku notices one more thing and that is – Bakugou (his childhood friend who always bullies him) trapped in the middle of that ruckus and the heroes including All Might are unable to do nothing.
In the mean time Izuku without even thinking runs ahead to help his friend, When All Might notices that he become convinced of one thing and that is Izuku is the one possessing the most ultimate quality needed to be a hero and that quality is desire to help others without hesitating. Also that triggers the adrenaline rush in All Might and he once again get backs in his Macho state and defeats the slime villain and saves Izuku and Bakugou! While returning home Bakugou feels pretty frustrated because he got saved by a quirkless guy and warns him to don’t look down on me.
Ater that All Might meets Izuku and apologizes him because he said that he could not become hero without power. He also asked that “those who were the top heroes always said one thing, whenever they see someone in distress their body moves to save them naturally without even thinking, was it the same thing for you?” Izuku while crying and remembering his mother’s words “Sorry Izuku” answers “Yes!” and then All Might says the thing that Izuku wanted to hear the most – “Izuku, My boy, You can become a hero!!”
The is was the last scene of the episode but damn, it had so much feels inside it, because of which my eyes became teary, it is just a second episode and the amount of feels this episode delivered was unbelievable. This episode itself proves that how epic this series is really going to be and just 13 episodes of runtime is not enough for this series, it at least need to get 25-40 episodes but its also true the long running series can kill the quality but it still needs to be the long running series because i am sure that when this series ends it is going to leave people wanting for more!!
Well while giving the review earlier i covered most of the opinion i had on this episode, although there are still few things remaining that i want to mention separately. In the previous review on episode 1 of Boku No Hero Academia i wrote :-
“Since the Episode 1 is based on the 90% of the first chapter, the remaining 10% i.e the end of the first chapter is moved to Episode 2. So that means the Episode 2 will start from the remaining 10%. With this its confirmed that the series had a slow start so there is one thing which is been bugging me ever since i watched the episode. What if they rushed the series? Because Boku No Hero Academia is going to have a run time of 13 episodes. So it will be better if they did not rush the series.”
It seems they are keeping the same slow pace but this time i feel they extended the fight scenes and by the way they also added 30-50 sec of flashback of previous episode at the start of the second episode so they can match the percentage of the previous episode (mentioned in above paragraph). So its probably they are going to maintain the same pace for now because of which there are 50-50 chance of keeping the same pace till the end or its also possible that they might rush the series at the end!
This episode delivered lot of feels right from the start, and the quality of the episode considering the content, the direction, the animation, the sounds all were perfect. I really can’t wait for the third episode.
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