I decided to cover a popular anime, My Hero Academia, which is a shonen anime. Shonen anime refers to young boys under the age of fifteen. Thus, shonen anime and manga are aimed at that demographic. A lot of these anime and manga have a young male hero and are focused on action, adventure, and fighting. My Hero Academia follows this archetype by exploring Izuku “Deku” Midoriya quest to become a hero.
After reading The Shadowfae Chronicles by Erica Haynes, we are introduced to the protagonist Jade, who we learn to be a succubus. The novel only explores her abilities through sexual exploits, which most succubi are known for, but after doing some research they harness many other abilities that make these beautiful temptresses more-deadly.
In an age where numerous comic book franchises are adapted for the big screen Fantastic Four is no exception. Fantastic Four tells the tale of a family of superheroes, whose quest to discovering science grants them powers. Exploring how far some will go in the pursuit of power and knowledge.
Not all elves are nature-loving protectors of the forest or hunters that wish to be left alone. Some see themselves as the superior race with humans being nothing more than an annoying nescience. The Cloaked Games series by Johnathan Moeller plays on the idea of elves taking over the world with the aid of magic.
It’s common in anime for characters to have special powers or unique abilities to assist them with their daily lives. Some are created while others are born with these gifts. In Witch Hunter Robin, their abilities are given in the form of magic making them casters on the wrong side of the law. Many might compare them to vigilantes, trying to use their gifts to stop crime instead of letting the justice system handle it.
I have always been fascinated with magic and knights, starting with medieval fantasy and then branching out to the legend of King Arthur and his knights of the round table. When I saw commercials for the television series, Sword of Truth, I was intrigued by the characters. I later learned that the show was an adaptation of Terry Goofkind’s Sword of Truth series, which aired on ABC Network running for only one season, yet I had become intrigued by the unique characters within the universe and read the first novel, The Sword of Truth: Wizard’s First Rule, and continued reading the other novels within the series.