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Finally! My Villain Academia Begins And It’s Glorious!

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My Villain Academia S5 Episode 20 Review

The anime-only watchers have been waiting for weeks for this arc to come. The manga readers have waited for years for it to come to pass. But at long last, My Hero Academia becomes My Villain Academia, and it is absolutely glorious! It’s the villains time to shine!

My Villain Academia Card
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My Villain Academia Is Now in Session

Since this arc chronologically takes place in the middle of Season 5, the show back tracks to before the events of episode 13. While the heroes were making merry, the villains met with a powerful ally: Daruma Ujiko, the mad scientist who helped All for One create the Nomu. This guy looks like Dr. Robotnik from the Sonic franchise, and he’s got the intellect to match. However, he doesn’t believe that Shigaraki’s League of Villiains is ready to pick up where All for One left off. So, he gives them an ultimatum: take down AFO’s giant bodyguard, Gigantomachia, and gain his alliegance.

My Villain Academia S5 Episode 21-Daruma Ujiko
Source-Viz Media, Shonen Jump, Watchcartoononline

This is basically all that happened for the next few weeks. Besides the flashback to Shigaraki’s horrible childhood, though, there’s not that much worth saying about the first half of the episode.

My Villain Academia S5 Episode 20-Shigaraki's Past
Source-Viz Media, Shonen Jump, Watchcartoononline

However, it’s then that the real interesting stuff happens. You may recall my mentioning of the Meta Liberation Front some time ago? Well, now they’ve come into play, as their leader captures one of the League of Villain’s allies and gives them a choice. Either Shigaraki joins his army, or they all die. Being the villain he is, Shigaraki instead goes for the juggular: he’s going to go to war with the Liberation Front. And if you’ll recall the snippets we’ve gotten from previous episodes, we know how this turns out.

As someone who read the manga, I know for a fact that what’s about to happen is going to be beyond epic. Each of the villains is about to go through some serious character development that makes them even deadlier than they already are. In other words, Season Five will go out with a bang. My Villain Academia is about to begin, people! I can’t wait for next week!

My Villain Academia S5 Episode 21 Preview
Source-Viz Media, Shonen Jump, Watchcartoononline

I Give “My Villain Academia” A 4/5

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