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Clash of the Hero Courses! The Joint Training Arc Begins

My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 3-Joint Training Arc Begins

My Hero Academia Season 5, Episode 3 Review

I’ll be honest with you guys going in. The Joint Training Arc of My Hero Academia wasn’t among my favorite parts of the story. Don’t get me wrong: I understand how important it is to showcasing the growth of all the heroes. However, I feel like they keep repeating this scenario more than necessary. Well, at least I know I’m in for some real enteretainment. Plus, we see the return of an aspiring hero.

The Secrets of One for All

My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 3-Early Morning Reflection
Source-Hulu, Funimation, Shonen Jump

Last episode saw some pretty big reveals in regards to One for All, as we got a glimpse into how All for One gave his brother the power. However, the dream got cut off because Deku’s yet to master the full extent of his inherited Quirk. In addition, there’s the fact the previous wielders speaking to him is something that’s unique to him. Needless to say, All Might and Deku are stumped, as will the people who only watch the anime be.

The only other thing that I want to say is that this is foreshadowing some big things that are about to happen in the Joint Training Arc.

Class 1-A vs. Class 1-B! The Joint Training Arc Begins

My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 3-Shinso Returns
Source-Hulu, Funimation, Shonen Jump

As the title implies, the focus of this arc is on a joint training exercise between the two hero courses: the main heroes Class 1-A and Class 1-B. They’re playing what amounts to an advanced version of cops and robbers: one side has to capture the villains, while the other has to stay alive. Only there’s a twist. They have a new member who will be participating: Hitoshi Shinso from the Sports Festival. In case you guys forgot, he’s the one whose Quirk lets him control anyone who talks to him.

In a world that is full of flashy powers, the ability to control someone through brainwashing may seem mundane at best, or villainous at worst. However, I actually like Shinso’s powers for their praticality. Being able to subdue criminals through talking can save lives and millions in property damage. And if Shinso does well in this joint training, he can transfer to the hero course.

So far, he’s getting off on the right foot. He’s got this new tool that can imitate someone else’s voice, which makes him even more formidable. This arc may end up being pretty fun to watch. I’m looking forward to it. PLUS ULTRA!

My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 3-Next Episode Preview
Source-Hulu, Funimation, Shonen Jump

I Give “Class 1-A vs. Class 1-B” a 3.9/5

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