After a long bout of sickness I am back and feeling…well still slightly sick but well enough to start making posts again. This one in particular has been on the backburner since my other post on My Hero Academia, since I didn’t finish it in time before I got sick unfortunately. So after two weeks of hiatus (which is too long mind you) I am back and ready to start up again with some more Hero gazing!
There is something I found when looking through the openings of this season trying to look for some to make a best of the season list with. I was not feeling Boku no Hero Academia’s second opening at all. It felt kind of bland and slow moving until it hit that burst of speed in the latter half with all the money shots. In a way it felt superficial and uneventful to me. Then I looked at it again and it is probably one of my favourite openings of the season. Much like the show, this opening should not be glanced over by its apparent lack of adrenaline or interesting visuals. This opening surprised me with a narrative through line that makes it far more interesting than it initially appeared. The one aspect I want to call attention to in this opening is the use of lighting.