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So, now that exams are over, I figured it was time to get back to anime. And why not start with first impression of an ongoing one? Even thought I am a season behind.
Rules as always:
1.Spoilers are abounding here folks. If you want to watch it blindly... go watch it. Spoilers are here.
2. Depending on the Anime, this can get NSFW.
3. I am watching the subbed version.
So, how does this compare to Season 1? This is my first impressions of My Hero Academia: Season 2
We begin with a recap of cap of the previous season(despite hero notebook being a entire recap episode) and Deku remind us that this is the story of he became the greatest hero.
The opening had to grow on me a bit, but I can say Peace Sign is a really good song, but I prefer the madness that was the first opening. There is some of that here over-the-top flare here, but the visuals are really downplayed for the most part. A bit of shame really, but it's still a good opening just not as good as the first one.
The city and UA in general is still recovering from the attack. However, All Might has written a letter to a his old teacher basically summing up his events from the 1st season, and saying the day may come that he may need his help. While the school was closed for a bit to allow it to recover, things are quickly back to normal, including an re-coupurating Erazerhead. Before this, the teachers have a meeting on these event and the League of Villans, and I find it interesting that All Might sees Tomura as a "Man-Chlid", which makes sense as he does not seem to understand the difference between right and wrong.
But back to the sport festival. This is an even bigger event that the Olmpics now that over 80 percent of the population has a quirk, and there is a lot of pressure to do, and Uraraka can see that.
Anyway, we learn Uraraka's motivation to be a hero, which is to get money to help her a parents. I like this, as it gives a deep motivation,but at the same that is more down to earth that Iida or Deku. However, Deku has bigger fish to fry, as All Might comes to terms with the fact that he is running out of time as the Symbol of Peace, and this is this means Deku has to prep himself, as he needs to show that he can become the new Symbol of Peace. Talk about pressure, GOD DAMN!
The ending has really good visuals, but And So,we Aren't Alone Anymore does not fit the show for me. It feels like something created for a high school anime, which I know this is rooted in, but because the hero focus, it makes this sort of ending theme feel off.
Overall, I did really like this episode, but I feel it is more of a contiuation than a new Season opener. I do still really think this going to be better than Season 1.
Also, Hero Notebook is Skippable, but good if you want a deeper look on things from Deku's Perspective.
Anyways, that's it for now! Thanks for reading, have a great day/night, share if you enjoyed and take care.
Written By Nana Marfo
My Hero Academia(C)Funimation/Toho Animation