My Hero Academia Season 5, Episode 1 Review
It’s been more than a year since the end of the last season of My Hero Academia. From the perspective of 2020, though, it might as well be a lifetime. Thankfully, the vaccines are rolling out, which means that we can slowly start returning to a new normal. And the arrival of spring brings MHA‘s fifth season! And while I may be writing more now than I was at this time last year, I can’t resist wanting to get in on the anime. Granted, I will simply be reviewing rather than recapping like I did last year in order to conserve time, so it balances out in the end. However, with that out of the way, we can dive into the season premiere. How was it, you may ask?
Honestly, it was all right. Not as fun as last year’s premiere, but still good.
Class Is In Session
So, this episode takes place the day after that big fight between Endeavor and that Nomu at the end of Season 4. Everyone’s talking about as class starts, only for class to shift into an emergency drill. As a result, Class 1-A suits up to test out how well they’ll do in a real-world crisis. In this scenario, villains, played by Nejiro-Chan and Suneater, are attacking the school, with Class 1-A having to deal with them, rescue civilians, and contain the disaster. In other words, this episode’s basically an introduction episode to let newcomers know who’s who in the cast and reminding long-time fans about what they can do.
To be totally honest, I had to struggle to pay attention to this episode. Not because I stopped like the premise of the series, but because I already know who everyone is. I’ve read the manga, I’ve watched the anime, I don’t need to be reminded on who’s who. That said, I understand that some people will need to be reminded, so I’m willing to let this slide.
It’s only in the episode’s final moments when I really start to pay attention. If you’ve been reading the manga, than you know that a lot of crazy stuff is about to go down. I won’t spoil anything for anime-only watchers, but let’s just say that this season is going to be insane. Like really insane! But until then, GO BEYOND, PLUS ULTRA!!
I Give “All Hands on Deck! Class 1-A” a 2.5/5
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