So, you want to become a pro hero, huh? If you’re anything like the rest of us, then you’re not in the peak physical condition required to become a hero. Even Izuku Midoriya’s body wasn’t prepared when All-Might decided to pass down the power of One For All. Luckily, All-Might developed a physical training program […]
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I am a lifelong anime fan. I grew up in the Toonami era loving series Dragon Ball Z, the Big O, Cardcaptors, and Pokemon, and all the early 2000’s Blockbuster Video classics like Akira, Ghost in the Shell, and Princess Mononoke. There was simply something about the medium that roped me in. I was obsessed […]
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Shonen protagonists are well known for being absurdly powerful. Their unimaginable might has become a trope and almost joke of the genre. Our heroes tend to become the most powerful people in their worlds, and there’s something important to note: none of them have attained that power alone. Even the most powerful heroes have required […]
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We have all dreamed of having superpowers. So many of us spent our childhoods imagining we had the power to go Super Saiyan, control our chakra, or the transform our surroundings via Alchemy. Superhero stories are at an all time peak in popularity, and My Hero Academia stands out as an exceptional contribution to the […]
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One of my favorite things about anime is how it has inspired me and countless others to get in shape. It’s rare to hit the gym these days without running into someone whose goal is to be as strong as Goku…or at least Krillin. The medium’s influence on the modern fitness world runs deep, and […]
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