Assignment #1: Internet Happiness

The one thing from the Internet that brings me the most happiness is my favorite show of all time, My Hero Academia.

I first found out about My Hero Academia back in 2016. I was simply scrolling through Youtube and saw a trailer for it in my recommended section. I clicked on it out of curiosity and from that day forward, I’ve been eagerly waiting for new releases on content every week.

My Hero Academia is a superhero action series written by Kouhei Horikoshi that focuses on a boy named Izuku Midoriya, a boy born into a world where everyone has super powers…except him. He is constantly looked down upon and ridiculed for this abnormality, but even so, he doesn’t give up on his dream of becoming a hero. After an ordeal with a villain, he is given the opportunity to become a hero by his favorite superhero, All Might (who is essentially the Superman of this story.)

Aside from the fantasy elements and AWESOME fights, I grew to love this series because I was able to relate to the struggles of the protagonist, Izuku Midoriya. He is constantly haunted by his insecurities of not being good enough, which push him to improve in both academics and physical training. And even though he is a cartoon character, he is actually one of my biggest role models and inspires me to workout consistently and do my best at school.

Many people might just consider this show to just be a cartoon, but to me, it’s so much more. Everything about it, from the lovable characters, the amazing fights, the overall narrative and the central moral of “Going beyond your limits” has made me integrate this show into my life in more ways than one. I wear My Hero Academia shirts, I listen to the music, I draw in my spare time and most importantly, whenever I feel burnt out, ready to give up, I tell myself “Izuku Midoriya didn’t give up, so I won’t either.” My girlfriend calls me a nerd for saying this, but I’m proud to admit that it’s helping me reach my goal of graduating from college.

Like I said before, this show has a GREAT message, but it is still a show about superheroes and villains. If you want to know why I love this show so much, check out this fight scene.

If you want to learn more about My Hero Academia, click here.

1 thought on “Assignment #1: Internet Happiness”

  1. Great work on this! Thank you for introducing me to My Hero Academia! Too cool!
    The only thing that we are missing in this great post is a few hyperlinks! Link to a site where we can see more, or where we can get started as a My Hero Academia newbie :))

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