If you’re anything like me, during this uncertain time you are constantly consuming content like a never-ending buffet of your favourite meals. That being said, it can be hard to sift through the good and the bad especially with streaming services like Netflix juicing the amount of variety they have on their platform. Whilst I am sitting at home going quietly insane, I like a bit of escapism in between my assessments and online tutorials and what better escape from reality is there than the weird and eclectic world of anime?
Since the mid 90’s anime has grown exponentially in both genre and popularity around the world, especially with series such as Naruto and Dragon Ball Z breaking into the western market. So, while you sit at home maybe give anime a shot, who knows you might find your next favourite series lying in wait? Let me guide you through a list of great anime to binge during this uncertain time. Let me preface, for this list the entries will be Shonen/action adventure genre.
1. My Hero Academia
In a world where 90% of the population harbour superpowers named Quirks, our protagonist, Izuku Midoriya, does not exhibit any such power. Without a Quirk and desperate to be a hero Midoriya or as he is come to be known as, Deku tries valiantly to help the people around him. And on viewing one such act of blind heroism, the world’s number one hero, All Might decides to imbue his power onto Deku, thus allowing him to become a hero in training at Japan’s number one hero school, UA High. Thus, starts Deku’s journey on his way to becoming the number one hero just like his mentor. My Hero Academia is fast becoming one of if not the most popular contemporary anime. Its kaleidoscope of characters and interesting world building will keep any great superhero fan invested plus the power mechanics and larger than life action sequences will keep you hooked. If you love DC comics or the MCU, I would highly recommend giving this anime a try. Unfortunately, My Hero Academia is currently not on any non-anime specific streaming service at this time, so it may be a bit tricky to watch it, but trust me it is worth the struggle.