Hello everyone! Let's get into yet another edition of "Let's Talk", my free-form editorial series where I discuss a subject that is on my mind all off the cuff and from the heart. This time we will discuss a topic that is tangentially connected to something very near and dear to my heart. If you are a fan of the anime My Hero Academia, you may or may not be surprised by what I have to say. But we will get to that in a moment.
It will probably be something of a hot take, but I feel like I do have something to say on the subject.
For those of you who follow my content outside of this website, you would be familiar with my very personal connection to fandom and fan content, including for the purposes of this article: fanfiction. I started reading fanfiction through the My Little Pony fandom, before then expanding into Steven Universe, Game of Thrones, and the subject of today's article, My Hero Academia,an anime written by Kohei Horikoshi that takes place in an alternate future Earth where most people develop superpowers and become superheroes. The show is incredibly good and I find that the prospect of superpowers to be a fascinating breeding ground for great fanfiction stories.
As of writing this article, the show is starting its 5th season, which you can watch subbed on CrunchyRoll. While I do plan on watching it when their are more episodes available for me to begin bingeing, I felt like this was the perfect opportunity for me to discuss an aspect of the fandom that severely disturbs me and that I want to discuss with some measure of detail. If you read the title of this article and are familiar with My Hero Academia and its fandom in any capacity, you likely already know what I am going to talk about.
So let's talk about the Fresh-Picked Hero: Grape Juice (otherwise known as Mineta Minoru, the pervert of Class 1-A) and why the fandom hates this character so much and why that's kind of a bid problem.
- 267 articles with the tag Mineta Minoru Dies.
- 2,641 articles with the tag Shinso Histoshi replaces Mineta Minoru.
- 1,483 articles with the tag Mineta Minoru Doesn't Exist.
- 696 articles with the tag Mineta Minoru is Expelled from U.A. High School.
- 375 articles with the tag Pervert Mineta Minoru.
- 152 articles with the tag Homophobic Mineta Minoru.
- 304 articles with the tag Mineta Minoru Being an Asshole.
- 154 articles with the tag Hero Toga Himiko. (Toga Himiko is a vampiric serial killer that believes she is in love with the main character and wants to kill him to show that love).
- 381 articles with the tag Katsuki Bakugo Redemption. (Bakugo is Midoriya's primary rival and is a racist, violent, suicide-baiting bully that spends almost all his time degrading his fellow students and only sees hero work as beating up bad guys. He's also the most popular character in the show.)
- 75 articles with the tag Shigaraki Redemption. (Shigaraki Tomura is the primary antagonist in the show, a nihilist who wants to kill everyone because he can't deal with his own trauma.)
- 39 articles with the tag Mineta Minoru Redemption.
- 50 articles with the tag Mineta Minoru is a Decent Human Being.