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A Filler Episode That Ties Into the Next MHA Movie!

My Hero Academia S5 Episode 16 Cover

My Hero Academia Season 5, Episode 16 Review

When I saw that this week’s episode of MHA was a filler episode focusing on Tsuyu and Uraraka, I was confused. Why would they choose to put in a filler episode now? As it turns out, there’s a reason behind this. In case you didn’t know, the next MHA movie comes out August 6th, less than a month from now. And the events of this episode tie right into the plot of that movie!

My Hero Academia S5 Episode 16 Cover
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Tsu and Uraraka’s Work Study Experience

While the big three of Class 1-A are working at Endeavor’s Agency, Uraraka, Tsuyu, and Nejire-Chan are back with Ryukyu for their work study. That’s when they get a request for help from Selkie, the aquatic hero that Tsuyu interned under. There’s a ship of drugs they’re after, and they need help catching it. Thus, the two hero agencies team up to catch the smugglers.

My Hero Academia S5 Episode 16-Smuggling Ships
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There’s a good reason why they’re after these drugs, too. They’re called “Trigger” and they boost a person’s Quirk to monstrous levels, much like what Overhaul’s drug did. In the end, the heroes end up stopping the drugs from getting shipped, and Tsuyu and Uraraka show just how much they’ve learned. Most telling is the fact that Uraraka starts to think things through before acting, as opposed to when she jumped in to save Deku without a plan.

There’s not that much else to say about this episode. The only thing that’s noteworthy enough to talk about is how this sets us up for My Hero Academia: World Heroes Mission. According to information released, that film will see the heroes of Class 1-A travel abroad to help thwart a massive terrorist attack meant to wipe out those with Quirks.

My Hero Academia S5 Episode 16-Teaser for Third Movie
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Next week, though, the anime’s getting right back into the heart of the story. Specifically, Deku and Bakugo are going to get a firsthand look at Shoto’s family and how broken it is, and how Endeavor’s trying to make up for everything. Endeavor may have started out as a massive jerk, but he’s made big steps to change for the better. I just hope his family can see that. GO BEYOND, PLUS ULTRA!!

My Hero Academia S5 Episode 17 Preview

I Give “Long Time No See, Selkie” a 3/5

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  1. I kind of knew they were gonna make a movie tie in episode. I just didn’t know when. And considering how many episodes we have left this season; I just don’t think we’re going to get to the “My Villain Academia” this season……..which is LAME. I didn’t have much of a problem with the Class !B stuff as everyone else, but I was SO looking forward to that. That was the first full arc I reviewed on my blog, for pete sake- I was looking forward to that! But…….it’s whatever, I guess.
    Actually; i think that might end in a similar place to season 1: Adapting half a chapter and padding that out a little bit. And I think I know the epic scene they want to end on, too. But that’s something left to be determined.
    Welp; guess this was a good tie in- both to the Movie AND Vigilantes.

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