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Mashima is all style but no substance; in a vacuum, his work is really good at selling the emotions of a conflict and getting readers invested by that.
But his storytelling is absolutely horrendous. A lot of people love Fairy Tail because they like the characters and if nothing else, Mashima knows how to make a likable cast.
It's like junk food, it's not good for you but it tastes good so you don't really care. Similarly, Fairy Tail may not be a well written series, but it's an entertaining one if you don't try to dissect it.
I think Mashima is the first writer to make me experiance both a rushed & dragged story at the same time.
Like the final arc went for years like Naruto & Bleach’s because he involved so many subplots especially through introducing the unnecessarily massive antagonist group, Spriggan 12.
Everything did not have time to breathe at all.
Also that data-book has a dope cover, I’m sure we'll get an English release soon enough.
Less than a month until season 4 premiers. Man, the waiting is starting to get to me. Can't wait for the yakuza arc to really kick off.
I'm looking forward to seeing Izuku cry over dinner. Wait that sounds wrong. But i reread the arc a while back and was struck by how powerful the scene is even though it's not really referenced or discussed often.
That scene is one of the reasons why I feel Horikoshi, compared to most shonen writers, has a better grasp of how actual people work. I realize it sounds a little fanwankish when I put it like this, but I love it.
Well he did decide to write more about the human aspect of things and what it means to be a hero. other writers may not necessarily want to write that kind of story (One Piece basically doesn't even bother with "what does it mean to be a child pirate", and that's fine)
Think it would be too much to hope for most of the Top 10 to have someone from the class interning under them and get involved with whatever is going to go on?
That should honestly be encouraged by the government, having the top 20 or so guide the next generation.
Too early to tell which direction this will go on.
Edited by WashTheLaundryHero on Sep 21st 2019 at 2:16:00 AM
I won't be surprised if the top 100 heroes get financial incentives to take on interns. They're on the government payroll, this is a government-mandated program, and it's probably more than just UA class 1-A participating.
So, guesses on Hawks from last week...
Is he there to make sure that the "villain of the week" isn't getting arrested by "arresting" him first (probably by claiming jurisdiction rights or something by saying that he followed him from his area and into Endevour's...) or having a check-up on Midoriya on the orders of the (former) LOV?
Neither. I don't see a reason to think he'd have prior knowledge of either of these situations.
Edited by LSBK on Sep 21st 2019 at 10:19:34 AM
From his reaction, it seems like he might not even have anything to do with the wizard guy and this situation is just an excuse so his plot can overlap with Deku and Co.
Edited by WashTheLaundryHero on Sep 21st 2019 at 9:47:16 AM
He seems to be taking a break and studying the MLA ideology (he's reading the book) for him to blend in better. So it's just a coincidence. The goal is obviously to put the three and Endeavor on the PLF watchlist, and i won't be surprised if one of the Generals is going to have an encounter with him. That could be Skeptic (loads of dummies for fodder, also the most expendable general i think), Dabi, or Toga (Izuku shenanigans)
Can we re-combine My Hero Academia - Top Ten Ranked Heroes with My Hero Academia - Other Heroes, since ~Aukefi re-split them against the consensus of this thread?
Edited by rjd1922 on Sep 22nd 2019 at 1:34:36 PM
That is something that should be at ATT; mod contact would be a good thing to have.
Reading volume 20, I was surprised to be hit even harder by Eri's "WAAAAH!" than I was a year ago. I legit teared up… We also have an extra splash page of Kyouka singing just before, that helped. I really hope this scene is in Season 4, it could be even more incredible than Given's episode 9 concert.
On another note… a detail I overlooked at the time is that Rei's doctors told her that meeting with Enji was not a good idea. So that means there are people outside of the family who know at least some of the truth…
She's been in that hospital for years, it would be very weird if her personal doctor knew nothing after like, 10 years.
I don’t know if she wants it, but I feel that she should be given the chance to leave the hospital if there’s no more complications.
Plus since Endeavor is no longer going to conspire to keep her there I think
Seems to me that she's in the hospital of her own free will at this point. It's probably the best, safest place for her to be.
Hospitals cannot keep you against your will. So if she's staying there, it's of her own free will....
WOW, I just realized she's lived 10 years of her life in that hospital...that's really screwed up.
I thought it was a mental institution.
Yeah, Endeavor had her committed, but I don't think the implication was ever that he was going out of his way to keep her there.
In general, I think people have this idea that Endeavor has been and is actively trying to cover up his behavior, but I don't think that's ever actually been implied.
More like keep it hush hush because having it be that public of such a scandal would hurt rep. And he's powerful enough to make it happen.
But it probably wasn't such a conspiracy, because, you know, she did throw boiling water on her own son. That's not something you can play off.
Endeavor only started caring about what other people think of him recently. That's what I'm talking about - imposing motivations and thoughts on the character he flatly does not have.
Like, I get how in most stories like this "keep things hush hush" would be how it was played, but as I said, there's no indication that's this story.
Edited by LSBK on Sep 23rd 2019 at 6:10:46 AM
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