Let me tell you my story about My Hero Academia. I was recently watching a show on fox television called “CRISSPY” with Matt Damon and Jessica Simpson. The focus of the show was on how our President, Mr. Barrack Obama, had won the Presidential prize at Harvard University. During the segment Mr. Damon’s character said something to the effect of; “I’m not a stupid person!” and a reference to a book by that name was made.
This triggered me to search more into this story. So here I am telling you my story about My Hero Academia. A review of the book can be found at the end of this article. But first a little about this book.
The title My Hero Academia is a play on words from the book by the same name written by a Chinese philosopher. The character of Academia is an imitation of the character Academia, a favorite in China for children to imitate. The book explains in a fictional style how academics in the West are brain washed to believe that all humans are alike. It explains how the professors in the West will never tell anyone that all men are not equal in intelligence or culture or any other reason that it is politically correct to do this.
Now for those of you who are thinking; Where did this author get all of this? I can tell you that the author is herself a graduate of Harvard University. She has a Masters Degree and is a specialist in applied psychology. So you can see that her ideas are based on real life experiences.
Her character in the TV show uses the philosophy of logos where she substitutes her own image for those of the most successful Western leaders; her image being a giant frog. In doing this she is engaging in a form of symbolism and psychological influence. Using her own image and the symbol of the frog she subliminally causes people to mimic her and think like her.
This is a powerful method and strategy and it works brilliantly for her and the entire team of frogs. She uses her own brand of psychological persuasion and influence and effectively converts people to her way of thinking. She uses images and symbols; the frog being the most important one because it is symbolic. The implications of the frog being the leader of all life is enough to make even the most unthinking person act and think like her.
For those of you who doubt the effectiveness of this method; just ask yourself this question; what if every single person in this world, including you were an intelligent frog with self-awareness? Would that frog be smarter than you are? Probably not; but they would still be frogs. And if you are not frog you probably aren’t human either. So to speak.
There are of course many more subjects and themes covered in the My Hero Academia series. However this one gets the job done. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the My Hero Academia series or who simply want to read about another story about a protagonist that might be similar to the one presented here; go read it. You won’t be disappointed.
One of the most interesting things about this anime series is that it deals with a subject that is almost taboo in our day and age. Science is constantly fighting against magic. This is where the series starts. This isn’t your typical fantasy where the protagonist is a wizard or some other mythological creature battling the forces of good. Instead this protagonist is a professor of Modern Psychology.
The professor, dressed in his trademark suit and tie always looks a little too much like one of those young whippersnapper types that hangs around the junior high and elementary schools. He has this twinkle in his eye that almost never fails to light up the room when he walks in. And if for any reason you thought this was a children’s show you clearly haven’t seen anything yet. But then again who has?
What makes this stand-out and unique among the other animated Japanese television shows is its ability to bring humor when necessary without ever sacrificing the quality and feeling of importance of the story. This is the one show that I have ever been impressed with in the way it tackles a serious subject with humor and the overall message is clear without having to be forced to use either. For those of you who have been able to stay through the first few episodes I highly recommend dropping by my blog to check out my review of My Hero Academia. It is an animated treasure that is sure to become one of your favorites.