My Hero Academia S5 Episode 25 Review
I will be upfront and completely honest with you guys. As far seasons go, I think that Season Five of My Hero Academia has been the weakest in the anime’s run. It’s not its fault. It’s just that the arcs that it’s covered from the manga haven’t been the most exciting, save for the first and the last. However, those who keep up with the manga know that this season’s merely meant to build up to something big. As the fifth season of the anime ends, we prepare for the biggest arc in the series to date: the Paranormal Liberation War.
Heroes and Villains Get Stronger
As we saw at the end of the last episode, Tomura Shigaraki’s now more powerful than ever. He’s taken control of the Meta Liberation Army, renaming it the Paranormal Liberation Front. He’s won the loyalty of Gigantomachia. And now, he’s about to unlock the full strength of his Quirk.
If you recall last season, we were introduced to the “Quirk Singularity Theory.” Essentially, it’s the idea that as Quirks evolve over the generations, they’ll become too powerful for humanity to control and destroy them. Daruma came up with it, and All for One took him seriously. Now, they’re using that theory to power Shigaraki up to surpass All for One. Heck, they’re going to try and have him surpass One for All. If that happens, then everyone is at risk.
Prelude to the Paranormal Liberation War
I have been saying it for some time now, but all of the events of this season have been setting us up to something bigger: the Paranormal Liberation War. What is that, exactly? The Paranormal Liberation War arc is one of the biggest arcs in My Hero Academia. With Tomura on the verge of obtaining ultimate power, the Heroes need to act, and they need to do it now. Fortunately, thanks to Eraserhead and Present Mic’s work, they learn where he’s being kept: Jaku Hospital. Horikoshi’s a huge Star Wars fan, and it seems like every important location in the manga will be Star Wars related. However, if you know Star Wars and the planet Jakku, then you know that this is going to be big. Super big.
There’s not that much left to say about this episode, as it’s meant to set us up for the big one. The Paranormal Liberation War’s about to begin, and Deku and the others are caught right in it. This is going to be good! GO BEYOND, PLUS ULTRA!
I Give “The High, Deep Blue Sky” A 3/5
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