My Hero Academia Season 5, Episode 15 Review
Okay, I know I said that I was fine with waiting for the season to save the villain arc until the end, but now it’s becoming a problem. Like, a big problem. It’s throwing things at us without any context, and unless you’ve read the manga, then you’re going to be left confused. At least we’re getting closer to the moment we’ve been waiting for, though.
The Heroes Are Getting Stronger
As we learned last episode, Tomura and the other villains are planning something big! They’re gathering recruits all over Japan for a massive attack to destroy the society the heroes have fought so hard to protect. And what’s worse is the fact that the heroes may be short on manpower. As a result, it’s revealed that the purpose of the work studies this time around is to bolster the heroes numbers. In other words, the higher-ups want to use them as child-soldiers.
Under normal circumstances, I would object to this. Willfully using kids as soldiers isn’t right. However, the fact that the hero course students at UA have regularly faced danger makes this situation par for the course for them. They can handle it if they continue to get stronger like they have been.
As with last week, this episode focuses mainly on the big three of Class I-A: Deku, Bakugo, and Shoto, as they all train under Endeavor. They all know they have to get stronger, but the question is how they go about doing it. Surprisingly, Endeavor gives them some pretty sound advice: just take things one step at a time. He even tells Deku to compare using his powers to learning how to drive a car. It takes practice, but eventually, people do it without thinking.
Overall, this was another slow episode for me, but I’m being patient. It will make the villains arc that much more enjoyable in the end. And next week, we’re switching focus to Uraraka and her work studies. GO BEYOND, PLUS ULTRA!
I Give “One Thing at a Time” a 3/5
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