Ahh, the cultural festival, a staple of the Japanese educational system. It also happens to be among the things that I wish we did in the US. Every year, schools in Japan have open day festivals where people come to play games, eat, and have fun. And even though its a school dedicated to training heroes, U.A. High is no exception to this common trope of anime. That’s right: the next arc of My Hero Academia is a school festival!
Well, I think this may be my least favorite episode of the entire season of My Hero Academia. When we left off, Bakugo, Shoto, Camie, and Inasa had to rein in a bunch of problem elementary school students. When words failed to reach them, they resort to humanity’s other, time-honored solution: violence. Or so it looks like: in truth, they’re just trying to reach those kids hearts.
Oh, and Midoriya and Aoyama end up bonding while Bakugo and Endeavor own up to their short-comings.
Every now and then, they’ve got to deal with the quieter moments. In this case, we see Bakugo, Shoto, and some students from Shiketsu High take their remedial classes for their provisional liscences. Their first lesson: winning the hearts and minds of the people. By people, I mean a bunch of schoolkids.
So, last episode of My Hero Academia saw the end to one of the biggest stories in the anime’s history. Overhaul loses the ability to use his Quirk, and Sir Nighteye died surrounded by All Might, Deku, LeMillion, and everyone else. What could one of the biggest shonen anime on the market do to top such an amazing arc? Apparently start a new one with a slice of life theme.
Last episode, we saw Deku give one of the greatest beatdown’s in MHA history. Overhaul’s been defeated at last, and they managed to give Eri a bright future. Yet with Lemillion losing his Quirk and Nighteye at death’s door, it’s a bittersweet victory. Now Deku must deal with one of the hardest parts of being a hero: losing a comrade.
You know what I love about the creator of My Hero Academia? The fact that he understands how great Shonen heroes don’t give up hope in the face of impossible odds. That, and he loves Star Wars as much as I do. And yes, the title for this is a reference to Star Wars.
After several episodes of waiting, Lemillion manages to catch up to Overhaul and retrieve Eri. But can he beat him on his own? And I don’t care what IGN says, the fight’s not “a letdown”.
As the raid on the Hassakai’s base continues, the League of Villains members Twice and Toga suddenly appear! What could they posstibly want, though?
When faced with the overwhelming power of one of the Eight Bullets, can Red Riot and Fat Gum’s unbreakable shield hold up?
With the raid on the Chie Hassakai underway, Amajiki takes on three of Overhaul’s enforcers. It’s time to show why he’s called the hero Suneater!
After days of fruitless searching, Nighteye finds out where they’re keeping Eri. Thanks to Magical Girls toys of all things.
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It’s always important for a shonen story to give focus to the supporting cast. In this episode, Red Riot bursts onto the public stage for the first time!
After a two week break, My Hero Academia returns with a new episode. A chance encounter with a villain forces Midoriya to make a difficult decision. Not long after, he learns why All Might and Sir Nighteye split up, and All Might’s task of fighting fate.
In order to do a work study under Sir Nighteye, all Midoriya had to do was get him to laugh. However, it looks like his impersonation of All Might only offended the older fanboy. The meeting of the ultimate All Might fanboys shall commence!
With the (surprisingly) good recap episode over, MHA starts Season 4 in earnest with our first look at the new villain, Overhaul.