Let the Great War of Heroes & Villains Begin!
My Hero Academia S6, Ep 1 Review
After a lackluster (and frankly, boring) fifth season, My Hero Academia returns with an absolute vengeance. Truthfully, though, Season Five of MHA was a prologue to the storm that was to come. I managed to read part of what happens in the manga, but I’m still eager to see the finer details. The great war of heroes is about to begin!
As a side note, I really like the opening for this season. It takes a lot of inspiration from comics from both sides of the Pacific.
Over the last season, the Heroes have slowly uncovered the plans behind the League of Villains. Or rather, the Paranormal Liberation Front. They’re going to cause chaos on a national scale, then use it as justification to discredit the Heroes system. After that, society will crumble, and they’ll reign supreme. And the biggest threat to the Heroes right now is Twice, AKA the literal one-man army.
I cannot lie: I like Twice. Even Hawks, the Hero working undercover in the enemy camp likes Twice. He’s a good person who wants to help his friends, and I can’t hate him no matter what. The only problem is the guy’s he’s working with are all evil. Especially Dr. Garaki.
On the surface, Dr. Garaki seems like an eccentric philanthropist, but he’s more of a Dr. Eggman if he were into genetic engineering than robotics. The fact that he’s worked with All for One for decades to create the Nomu is proof of how dangerous he is. That’s why, when the Heroes make their move against the PLF, he’s their top target.
Furthermore, when I said that this was going to be the great war of heroes and villains, I wasn’t joking. The students of UA and every other hero school have gotten drafted into the fight. Deku and his friends will have to fight harder than ever if they want to handle the PLF. Especially since Garaki’s created Nomu with even stronger powers than before.
Overall, this felt like a solid start to MHA‘s biggest season yet. Given what I remember from the manga, I’m expecting a lot of pain, bloodshed, and loss before the dust settles. For now, though, I’ll settle for thinking about how awesome the closing credits, and how cool the eyecatchers are. GO BEYOND, PLUS ULTRA!
I Give “A Quiet Beginning” a 3.5/5
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I’m cautiously excited after being burned by My Villain Academia. Wouldn’t mind if the anime expanded on some fights and gave supporting characters more focus.