This week my song of the week is a theme to a recent anime!

Thank the planets that aligned to allow a manga I was reading to have an opening theme by a band I like when it got an anime.

So, I’ve been reading ‘Boku no Hero Academia’ since it was first released in JUMP. It’s a great replacement series for Naruto, which ended around the same time frame, and is really a series I can see carry the magazine what with BLEACH also ending recently.

The series itself is a fusion of western and eastern comics, fusing the superhero aspect of western comics with the artstyle, setting and story aspects of eastern. It also uses western art purely for the ‘All Might’ character, which is pretty interesting, and a delight to see in the manga every now and then.

I would hazard to say that if you have a friend who has never seen anime or read manga before, but who wants to start, then this is the perfect series to ease them into it, as it’s just familiar enough to westerners that it doesn’t cause massive amounts of values dissonance.

It also got an anime this past year, which has this as its opening. It’s ‘Porno Graffitti’, so I like it.

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Opening Edit

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Full Version

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