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Welcome to But Why Tho? the podcast, where we talk about the parts of popular culture that people say matter and ask the question but why tho?


Kate, Adrian, and Matt answer this question with through passion, geekdom, history and even some scholarship.

Feb 26, 2020

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My Hero Academia has exploded quickly over the last four years. From the pages of Shonen Jump to the English translation from Viz Media and the distribution of simuldub episodes on FUNimation, this superhero manga and anime has taken over weeb hearts everywhere. In this episode, in honor of its second feature film My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising releasing today! In this episode, with the help of Dr. Emory (the man with the honor of being the only guests to have more degrees than our hosts), we break down what makes My Hero Academia the heir to the shonen throne, how it reshapes the genre, and even break down why the fights in this franchise are so much more than punching. We even get into our favorite heroes, share some hot takes, and Kate preaches the word of why Bakugo deserves loves in a postseason 3 fandom. BE WARNED, there are spoilers galore in this episode.

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