My Hero Academia, which is returning for its third season this spring from animation studio Bones, is one of the hottest shows of the spring.Kohei Horikoshi’s comic was featured in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2014 and became the inspiration for the superhero series with My Hero Academia Clothing.In 2017, the first volume was second only to Batman: The Killing Joke in sales among superhero graphic novels, and it’s now been translated into over 13 different languages.
Izuku Midoriya, a middle school student of Japanese descent, is one of 20 percent of the population born without superpowers in a world dominated by people with superpowers.UA High is the premiere school for aspiring superheroes in Japan, but his dream is to become a superhero along with My Hero Academia Clothing. Soon after his fateful encounter with All Might, the world’s greatest hero, he finds out that his idol is dying and wants to be succeeded by him.
In the wake of his chance encounter with the world’s greatest hero, All Might, Midoriya learns that his idol is dying and wants to leave his mantle to someone else. His choice is Midoriya.When All Might’s powers fail to pass on to Midoriya, he attends UA High, where All Might is training the next generation of heroes. But when a group of villains arrives looking to avenge themselves, Midoriya and the other students are compelled to grow quickly into heroes.
It appears MHA uses the word quirk to describe superpowers. A similar concept might be the Marvel Comics character mutants, who have both flashy powers and mutant features, such as wings and lizard-like skin.As Bakugo’s rival and friend, Midoriya can create explosions in his hands, while Tsuyu, another of his schoolmates, has frog-like abilities such as sticking to walls and hopping long distances and has some physical characteristics of a frog, such as a long tongue.
It seems like naming quirks is also a good way to track and categorize them, especially if multiple people share the same quirk. Bakugo’s quirk is named Explosion likely because the government tracks them.Although quirks have been around for six or seven generations, societal issues were initially raised when they became more common, but only a passing mention is made of these issues nowadays. As shown in the X-Men series, people with quirks are not a persecuted minority, they are the majority – and they’re running things. Thus, tracking abilities and making laws about their use is about law and order more than systematically oppressing a group of people.