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    Thursday July 22, 2017
  • Hero Week: Behind on These Heroic Anime? Let Us Get You Hooked!

    This week, "The Hook" explores the beginnings of "My Hero Academia" and "Tiger Mask W," for those still waiting for a reason to take the plunge.

    We're observing Hero Week here in The Hook, too! It's time to step back into two popular series -- My Hero Academia and Tiger Mask W -- that some fans may not have jumped on yet. It's not too late to catch up! Let us show you what's to love starting from the first episodes. Find out more after the jump!

  • It's Not About Being First! The Nature of Heroism in "My Hero Academia!"

    The results of the UA Sports Festival serve as a reminder of what it means to be a hero

    You can't win 'em all, but how you lose can say a lot about you. Deku's defeat may be a tremendous blow to his goal, but the nature of his loss only strengthens his claim to the title of Symbol of Peace. See how My Hero Academia cleverly reinforces its themes of heroism through self-sacrifice, after the jump!

  • Friday July 23, 2017
  • How "Concrete Revolutio" Redefines the Meaning of Heroism

    A Hero Week Essay.

    For Hero Week, Isaac takes a look at two of his favorite anime about superheroes and the ways they challenge our idea of what heroism means. Curious about two of the smartest hero anime of the last five years? Then make sure you hit that jump! Up next: Concrete Revolutio!

  • Tuesday July 20, 2017
  • Hero Week - Before "GaoGaiGar": The Yuusha Shows You've Yet to Meet

    Exploring the pedigree of Sunrise's last -- and biggest -- brave series.

    GaoGaiGar is a touchstone of giant robot anime fandom, and we'd be remiss in not mentioning Guy, Mikoto, Mamoru, and all the rest for Hero Week. But what about the shows that came before? As part of this week's festivities, we're taking a look back at Sunrise's brave series: the "new Transformers" created by Sunrise and Takara that went on to have a massive fandom of its own. Check it out after the jump!

  • Wednesday July 21, 2017
  • How "Gatchaman Crowds" Challenges Our Need For Heroes

    A Hero Week essay.

    For Hero Week, Isaac takes a look at two of his favorite anime about superheroes and the ways they challenge our idea of what heroism means. Curious about two of the smartest hero anime of the last five years? Then make sure you hit that jump! Up first: Gatchaman Crowds! B-b-bird, go!