My Hero Academia Season 5, Episode 4 Review
I remember telling you guys last week just how highly I thought of Shinso’s Quirk, Brainwashing, right? In the right circumstances, it can subdue a villain without any injuries or collateral damage. Since that often wont’ happen, though, we have to see how Shinso holds up in an actual fight. And I think that he does pretty well. Not only that, but the fighting animation for this episode is pretty darn good!
The Rules of Shinso’s Quirk
Picking up a short time before the training exercise started, Shinso explained to his new teammates the rules of his Quirk.
- He has to think about using it in order for it to work.
- Shinso must speak first, then get his target to respond.
- Shinso can make his target perform basic tasks, but none that require actual thinking.
These are the basic rules behind his Quirk, meaning that those aware of it will be hard to trick, hence why he has that cool new collar: Persona Cord. (Which I personally think would make a good superhero name!)
As we all expected, Shinso’s lack of experience makes him an initial hindrance to Class 1-A, costing them the lead at first. However, Class 1-A successfully offsets this with their excellent teamwork. That, and Asui’s ability to secret toxic mucus that can disguise their scents. Which is both cool, and gross.
Aside from seeing Shinso work his Quirk in an actual fight, and seeing how how Eraser-Head’s been teaching him his methods, there was one other thing I loved about this episode: the animation. The fight scenes were so smooth and amazing to look at! If this is what’s going to be in store for us for the rest of the season, then I think that I’m going to be enjoying this over the summer!
I’m really going to enjoy this! Go Shinso! GO BEYOND, PLUS ULTRA
I Give “Go for it, Shinso” a 4.5/5
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