Wednesday Ranking | Pro-Hero

Hello Everyone!
Hope you all going good in this Wednesday!

Today I will share with you my Pro-Hero ranking. Mine is really different than the manga ranking, not just talking about Endeavor being number 1, those of you who read the manga knows what I’m talking about. For the anime watcher, I think the ranking will be include at the end of season 4, if not you will have to wait for season 5. If you don’t want character or story spoiler (mostly character), you should stop reading now.

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OWLS | Kirishima Eijirou, The Road to the Unbreakable

©Lowah

Howdy Everyone!!
Welcome back to an other OWLS Post.

OWLS stand for Otaku Warrior for Liberty and Self-Respect, we are a group of blogger and vlogger who promotes the acceptance of everyone regardless of their gender, ethnicity, sexuality or disabilities. Each month a new prompt is given and using the pop-culture as support, we talk about the topic.

This month Topic is “Metamorphosis”

A brand new year means new beginnings and opportunities. We have a tendency to embrace the new year because it’s a time when we can start fresh. For this month’s topic, we will be exploring our favorite dynamic characters who undergo changes for better or for worse. We will analyze these characters’ transformations and how these transformations benefited or minimized these characters’ potential in becoming “great people/beings.” We will also use these characters as a way for us to reflect on our own lives and who we want to become. Lastly, we would like to say “Happy New Year, everyone!”

At first, I wasn’t sure if I would take part to the January OWLS tour or not, I’m supposed to be on blogging hiatus and when i saw the theme, I wasn’t sure which series I could pick.

Last year, we the Revival theme and I talked about Gunslinger Girls, of course I couldn’t talk about that series again, even if the series could still fit the current topic. However, after seeing a certain print (the picture header) in my room, I realize that I might have found the perfect subject for this month tour, Kirishima Eijirou from My Hero Academia

Before going on with the post, have of to warn you, this post contain spoilers for 4th season set to air in October, unless you have read the manga or you don’t mind the spoiler, I would suggest you to stay away from that post.

Kirishima Eijirou, My Hero Academia
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Kirishima is known for his brightful character, his dumb smile is contagious and his simple way to see thing his one of his charming point. However Kirishima wasn’t always the bright character that we know.

Kirishima was once really insecure, he didn’t found his quirk flashy as other, he found it boring and no one was really believing he could do anything with a quirk like his, however Kirishima still try to live the way his favorite Pro-Hero Crimson Riot was living, it was manly and Kirishima like manly thing. He always tried to help other even if he got beat up. He really tried hard but each time it was the same thing, he failed and people around him keep telling him that she should just give up and he almost gave up after an event during his last year of middle-school.

Kirishima witness two schoolmates getting questioned by a mysterious draped individual a real scary one who was looking for the location of an agency, Kirishima watched the scene without being able to do anything, he wanted to move, to walk and help them but his insecurities stopped him to move forward. He was scared and everything the others said about him, having a useless quirk was blocking him to go. (Don’t worry the girl were okay, Ashido stepped in and helped them )

My Hero Academia, chapter 145
©Hirokoshi Kouhei

No being able to help his schoolmates, make Kirishima wonder if he could become a Pro-hero one day, maybe the others were right and he didn’t had what he takes, it was only a dream for a normie like him. He was about to give up to go to U.A, crossing out the name of his preferred choice of high-school on the application paper, even throwing across his room a book about how becoming a hero (that I believe being written by Crimson Riot)The Gateway of Success as Hero, however after listening to an interview that Crimson Riot did, Kirishima realize that being a hero didn’t mean to be fearless, Hero can be afraid too, but something more terrifying than their own death is the face people that need to be saved made when they are about to die and that failure feeling to not have be able to save them. Kirishima always thought “manly heart” meant to be overly confident, but for his favorite Pro-Hero, this mean to “is a life led without regret.

After hearing this interview, Kirishima began to change, he began to live a life that he will not regret, working hard and even send his application for U.A. His hard work paid off, he was accepted in the hero course in U.A after finish second at the entrance exam.

Kirishima was really determined to leave his old self behind to leave a live without regret and this is the reason why he decide to go save Bakugo when his friend was kidnapped by the League of Villain, he would have regret all his life no doing anything to help his friend.

“ When I heard that they were after my buddy…I couldn’t do anything!! I didn’t do anything!! If I don’t act now…forget being a hero, I’m not even a man”

It was maybe foolish (not maybe it was foolish) but Kirishima did what he thought was right for him to do. He act and with the help of Midoriya, Iida, Todoroki and Momo, he saved Bakugo and he would never regret it, if it had to be done again, he would do it again and again.

However despite this foolish heroic act, the insecure Kirishima wasn’t really far away and it was only a matter of time those insecurities come back.

Second internship, Kirishima get as intern in pro-hero Fat Gum with Tamaki Amajiki (Big 3), the group take part of a special mission with other Pro-Hero and intern student to stop a Yakuza group control by a villain named Overhaul. The mission turn to be a really dangerous one, a life threatening one. The group is really strong, they have strong quirk and know how to use them to work together and fight against the Pro.

My Hero Academia, chapter 142
©Hirokoshi Kouhei

Once again Kirishima feel helpless, he didn’t knew what to do, he try to fight back but the villains are stronger than him, FatGum need to protect him. Kirishima stand there without being able to do anything while he watch FatGum being beat up by the villain. Once again Kirishima doubt of himself, he doubt if he have what it take to be a hero, his strongest technic got broken, the technic he was so proud, Unbreakable, broke under the villain punches. However, despite being scared a feeling powerless, he step in the fight once again after processing FatGum word “Don’t let up Unbreakable Mode, if your spirit also brea, then you really lose” with a stronger Unbreakable Mode (at this point you can barely see any human feature) and receive the punch of the villain destined to FatGum. The punch left Kirishima unable to continue the fight, but this bought enough time to FatGum to finish absorbing the villain energy.

Despite being scared, Kirishima still protected FatGum, despite thinking being useless, he still jump in the fight, he didn’t let got that mode that he was so proud off which helped him to let his past, a past that would continually hold him down. In the end, he didn’t only had an unbreakable mode, but also an unbreakable spirit.

My Hero Academia, chapter 146
© Horikoshi Kouhei

 

Kirishima Eijirou, started by being a weak and normie who could only dream of being a hero, but by living a life where regrets doesn’t have any place, he became closer to his dream to becoming a pro by changing his mentality, by understanding what it mean to have a “manly heart”.

My Hero Academia, chapter 146
©Horikoshi Kouhei

 


This was my OWLS post for the January tour, make sure to read Irina’s post published on the 19th,  and don’t forget to keep an eye for Zel post that will be published on the 26th.

You can also find the whole schedule for the blog tour here and ( don’t normally tend to make promotion like this, but since the artist was nice enough for allowing me to use the print image, I figure I could add this to the post) if you are interested into buying Kirishima’s Origin print from Lowah, you just have to click here.

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Uraraka Ochako: The Cheerful Flowers

Uraraka Ochako, My Hero Academia, Studio Bones
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The long time reader of my blog know it, I like my pretty boy, my blog if feel with them. However this doesn’t mean that I don’t have favorite female character, I might not have as much as favorite male characters (I doubt I would be able to make a top 20 now), but I have a few.

I did wrote a post long time ago about one of my favorite female character and I felt like it was time that I post a new one.
At first I thought about writing a post about Mahiru Hiiragi (I know I pass more time saying I don’t like her, but maybe if I write a post about her I will see her under a new light), but instead I decide to go with my favorite female character of one of my current series obsession, Uraraka Ochako from My Hero Academia.

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Mel’s Hot Top | Top 20 Male Characters – 2018

Hi everyone!!
Hope you are all going well!

While I was making the directory page for the different top I made so far on my blog, I gave a look to my top 10 of favorite anime male character and I realize it needed to be update, so this is what you gonna have today, but instead of giving you only 10 hotties, I will give you 20…you don’t have to thanks me.

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Build a Harem tag – Of course I Would Get Tagged One Day

Hi everyone!!
Some of you probably saw it going around, this is a really fun tag game made the amazing Cactus Matt from Anime Q and A, if you didn’t look at the original post you can to it here and click follow at the same times!

I saw this tag going around for a while and I knew I would eventually get it, I knew it was written in the sky. Not only I did get it, but twice. The first come from cool guy Scott from Mechanical Anime Review and the other from the sweet Aria from The Animanga Spellbook.

I have to say that while I knew I would eventually get to answer that tag, I must say that I wasn’t totally looking forward to it, yes it’s a fun tag, but I never sure about the character type (I do feel you pain Aria I really do)

But I think I manage to build my own harem…I think

But first we need to look at the rules cause like every game this one need rules

  • Link back to the original post on Anime QandA so they can check out everyone’s picks!
  • Use the ‘Build A Harem’ logo somewhere in the post.
  • Make sure to mention the person who nominated you too!
  • Pick 5 Anime Characters (any show & any gender) that would be in your ideal harem if you were the main character of a harem anime, explain a little bit as to why they are your picks (if you want).
  • Make sure each character you pick falls into some of the following harem character types: Childhood friend, tom boy/girl, genki girl/boy, loli/shota, trap, tsundere, yandere, kuudere, dandere, etc. (If there’s a character you’ve picked that doesn’t specifically fall into one of these types or falls into multiple types that’s fine too!)
  • Nominate 5 people to participate in this tag!

Did I link back to the original post? Yes twice.
Did I use the “Build A Harem Logo? Yup and it will be the cover picture as well (like the color of that logo)
Did I mention the person who nominated me? Y es and Yes

This was quite easy so far, now we enter the hardest part of the tag game itself…Build the said Harem. Thing you have been much easier if it was anime type (like battle shounen, shoujo, magical girl, fantasy, etc) but I didn’t make the rule so I have to follow them…

Let’s take a look at Mel’s Harem

The childhood friend

Bakugo Katsuki
This is an easy start, I know so far in the anime he is a jerk and a lot of viewer think he will turn evil, but more I’m reading the manga more a realize that Bakugo became the way he is mostly cause of his surrounding. We can totally blame a kid who didn’t receive much guidance. Kacchan might be rude and harsh but he have a clear genuine goal in mind. He might not be the best childhood friend Deku had, but I feel like if Deku would have been his equal from the beginning, Bakugo would have do everything to make sure none of them fall behind. He is not the type to toss away his friend when he get bored, so I doubt he will leave the harem anytime soon.

The Genki Boy

Sawamura Eijun
He is one of the sweetest kid on Earth, a little ball of sunshine who try to always look on the bright side, I know if I have that boy around I will never be sad. Plus he is overly optimistic and have a lot of energy to send…playing…baseball

The Tsundere

Fushimi Saruhiko
I have to add that twisted monkey to my list, but I feel like he would have more his place in a “Build A Army” tag game than a harem…oh well as long as I give him all the attention he is craving and acknowledge how smart and cool he is, I shouldn’t need a leash for him…or maybe yes that could be interesting and leash and collar.

The Megane

This is totally a character type, all anime series have at least one are two beautiful glasses-kun in their cast. I can’t people it was forgotten

Miyuki Kazuya
I know I know, I already have a megane so I could have just but to label at Fushimi, but Fushimi to remove his glasses from time to time, however I’m convinced Miyuki sleep with them.
That being said, he is a nice addition to this Harem we all need a harmless troll in our life.

Last but certainly not least

Aomine Daiki
Of course I can’t build a harem without my God (or demon), I sold my soul to him, he is the ruler of my territory. I have no clue which character type that basketball idiot is, other that being a perverted moron, but I love him so he need to be here.

Now that I build by beautiful Harem I need to make sure other get a headache…
Since I didn’t keep track of who were tagged, if you were already tagged, I apologize in advance

Here the poor souls I decide to tag, of course it’s not an obligation to do but that would make me extremely happy!

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Everyone can be a Hero, My Hero Academia OST

I talked/tweeted about it a while ago, probably after watching the series. I was writing the post about it anime and I give some word about the show soundtrack. However I felt like a mere paragraph in a post is not enough to tell you how much I love the OST, composed by Yuki Hayashi, of the second season of My Hero Academia. I took me time to get to this post, it wasn’t an easy process to pick only ten songs, but I manage to do it. Now time to give you my impression about it.

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