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Shigaraki Rises from the Depths!

MHA S6, Ep 5 Preview

My Hero Academia S6, Ep. 4 Review

I’ve kept saying that this season of My Hero Academia will be its best one yet. So far, I haven’t been proven wrong. A full-scale war between the heroes and villains has broken out, and casualties have started pile up. The biggest one yet, though, has to be Twice, the lovable villain that Hawks was forced to kill in the previous episode, showing just how serious things are. They’re only going to get worse: Shigaraki wakes up.

MHA S6, Ep 4-Cover
Source-Funimation, Shonen Jump, WatchCartoonOnline

The Darkness of the World.

At the HQ for the Paranormal Liberation Front, things have devolved into chaos. Hawks, having killed Twice, now finds himself at the mercy of a very angry Dabi. The fact that Dabi keeps smiling, seemingly unable to cry, makes his anger even more unsettling. Worse, what he says to Hawks will end up having long-term consequences for the heroes.

No spoilers for the anime-only fans, though. 

In the more immediate future, the heroes at Jaku Hospital fight a desperate battle, trying to get to Shigaraki. Once he wakes up, he’ll be stronger than ever before. However, the mad doctor’s High-End Nomu’s prove to be a greater threat than they thought. Not only do they have powerful Quirks, but they can think. Which makes them all the more dangerous to fight, even if Aizawa can nullify their Quirks.

MHA S6, Ep 4-Shigaraki Must Not Wake Up
Source-Funimation, Shonen Jump, WatchCartoonOnline

The hero that fights the hardest, though, is Mirko. Like I said, don’t underestimate the power of bunny girls. Despite getting beaten to a pulp, she manages to make it to Shigaraki and shatter the pod he’s resting in as he prepares to take on All for One’s full power. It looks like the heroes came through and stopped Shigaraki before he could evolve. 

MHA S6, Ep 4-Mirko Wastes Shigaraki's Container
Source-Funimation, Shonen Jump, WatchCartoonOnline

Shigaraki Wakes Up

MHA S6, Ep 4-Shigaraki Held Back By his Family
Source-Funimation, Shonen Jump, WatchCartoonOnline

Except, they didn’t. Even though Shigaraki’s heart stopped, his mind remains as active as ever. Inside his head, he remembers everything about his past. How his Dad treated him like trash, which led to his family’s death. Above all, though, he remembers All for One, the one who helped him when no one else did.

No matter how evil Shigaraki gets, I still can’t help but feel a little sympathetic for him. He got dealt an absolute horrible lot in life, and he never asked for it. And when he asked for help, no one save for the Devil incarnate. From then on, though, it’s his choice to keep being evil. Still, I cannot but feel sad, seeing the memories of Shigaraki’s family trying to hold him back. It’s all for naught, though. Ultimately, Shigaraki chooses to step into the darkness of All for One. 

Thus, the episode ends with Shigaraki wakes up. The living nuke wakes up.

If things looked dark now, then we’ve seen nothing yet. 

This is going to be get really, really good from here on out, guys! With Shigaraki now in play, expect a lot of destruction and carnage. Go beyond, PLUS ULTRA!!!

MHA S6, Ep 5 Preview
Source-Funimation, Shonen Jump, WatchCartoonOnline

I Give “Inheritance” a 3/5

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