Caped superheroes are mostly the stuff of Western fiction like Marvel and DC comic book titles or shows like The boys Where Invincible, either as traditional superhero stories, deconstruction, or anything in between. The world of Japanese anime is catching up, however, and in titles like One-punch man and my hero academiabeing a hero is a formal full-time job.
Organizations like the Avengers and the Justice League rule themselves, while heroes like Batman and Daredevil are true thieves. But in MHA and One-punch man, the heroes are more like government employees in capes, being legally recognized as working professionals while having bureaucracy and bureaucracy to guide them. This works well in both universes, but one hero organization has the edge over the other for a few notable reasons.
The One-Punch Man Hero Association
True to its name, One-punch man‘s Hero Association is a large organization made up of legally recognized superheroes and office workers who serve as support staff. The heroes involved in the association are mostly given a great deal of operational freedom, but given the size and white-collar bureaucracy of the hero association, it’s easy to imagine heroes or destructive recruits held in keep it short – and the superiors are likely to drop the hammer on those who act out of line. It is well known that the bureaucratic gears of the Hero Association turn quite slowly, which can hamper a hero’s progress to higher ranks.
The Hero Association has vast resources and well-established traditions. To begin, all heroes must pass a formal entrance exam to be admitted, after which the new hero will be assigned a rank: C, the lowest, followed by B, A then the small but elite S. Heroes live in a competitive environment, striving to prove themselves worthy of a higher rank or competing to defeat monsters or villains that appear across the land. Heroes can even form cliques or partnerships, like the hero himedere Blizzardfrom the Blizzard group. This might prove troublesome for newbies who have a lot more competition than their friends.
On the positive side, One-punch manThe Heroes’ Association is generously funded, with a massive headquarters, numerous armed troops, and military-style vehicles on the ground and in the air, all to fight crime and protect society. In this way, the Hero Association is almost like a private army.
My Hero Academia Pro Hero Agencies
The world of Pro Heroes is decentralized in my hero academiameaning those like All Might, Kamui Woods, and Mt. Lady can form or join hero agencies of their choice and usually set their own rules. Agencies are like small businesses, with a boss overseeing everything and sidekicks acting as employees, doing everything from fighting bad guys to filling out paperwork or talking to the press. Agencies can vary greatly in size and function, but Pro Heroes don’t even have to belong to one. Mirko, for exampleprefers to fight solo and would not join an agency or the Hero Association.
MHAPro Heroes don’t just have sidekicks, but trainees at their disposal. Those like filler Selkie, dragon hero Ryukyu, and flamboyant Endeavour, can and will train UA students the hero way and give them much-needed experience in the field. Some pros fumble with this — like Mt. Lady and even Best Jeanist — but typically these Pro Heroes are secondary teachers for UA students, teaching them things that can’t be learned on UA campus. AU.
Which anime superhero organization is the best overall?
These two models of “professional superheroes” have many similarities and many merits, but in the end, my hero academiaThe model of is the best. It’s true that the One-punch man Hero Association has a huge budget and military-like support, but otherwise, MHAPro Heroes have it better and are more inspiring to watch.
The world of professional heroes is much more stimulating and supportive than that of the Hero Association. MHAThe world of Hero Association eschews the cliques and eliminates unnecessary competitive pressure between heroes, allowing pros to grow, develop, and carve out their own professional niches at their own pace. Best of all, Pro Heroes often take an active role in shaping and inspiring the next generation, with Hawks teaching Tokoyami some moves and Ryukyu and Endeavor each have three UA apprentices. This helps keep the cycle of heroes moving; those in One-punch man are largely self-taught and autonomous, rarely seen learning from established professionals.
The unofficial master/student dynamic between Saitama and Genos seems to be One-punch manone exception, which means the members of the Hero Association are oddly lonely and have few role models. But Midoriya, Uraraka and the others in my hero academia all have mentors who can personally coach and inspire them to take up the torch in style.