A student with a passion for game development and all things Japan.
Back to Blog
So because I planned to watch this season after my exams(and because my friends need to me to know why Bakugo is a good character), we are back. MHA Season 2 was great to watch and it shot MHA into the anime spotlight. But how the start of season 3 stack up?
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.
Time to fight the Vanguard League of Villains! This is my first impressions of My Hero Academia Season 3.
For a opening episode, a LOT of time was spent recapping stuff that we knew about. So Deku starts off by saying his monologue from the trailer, with a similar shot too. Yes I watched the trailer for this before even starting Season 2. It's how I knew that the intro theme, ODD FUTURE by UVERWORLD was a really good theme, despite being a far-cry from the rock themes of before. Still, it's pretty good, along withsome great visuals.
Deku watches the video he used to always watch as a kid, and it's nice to see him reminisce about the past. Either way, Kaminari and Mineta show up, to ask Aizawa to use the pool for endurance training, who himself is preparing for the training camp. Of course the 2 just want to see girls in swim suits, since they asked to use the pool first, but Deku does invite the rest of the boys to train. From the story of the episode remains static with the occasion flashback, the boys training, and the girls having fun in the pool, with the 2 groups coming together when Bakugo and Kirishima show up to have a swim tournament, with more flashbacks, and the swim tournament being cut short by Aizawa because that's what he does.
To be honest, I hope the student get an arc where they learn the teachers are not always right, and to Aizawa can get some deal with some pushback from his students.
Bakugo does have an interesting line of dialogue, saying he want to rise above all heroes, even All Might. Does finally give him a reason for how he acts, which, with him being Deku's main rival, I'm surprised wasn't explained earlier. Though knowing me, I may have missed that titbit. Anyway the episode ends with Aizawa thinking that someone is leaking information to the League of Villains, and them needing to change the location of the training camp.
The ending is AWESOME! Update by the very small and very cute Miwa is such a beautiful ending theme, and the ending itself is in the style of the manga, with the adventures of the past 2 seasons. A feel good ending I can get behind.
Overall, this episode should have just been a Hero Notebook type of episode, because as Season starter it does feel a bit meh. Still, very excited to see what awaits in Season 3.
Wow this was short. At least this makes my Job easy. Sorry if this seems a bit rush, but even All Might and Tomura are relegated to cameos in this episode. In other and more exciting news, I'm going to see the movie on the week of the Friday this is being posted! Hoping that it will be good!
But that's it for now! Thanks for reading, have a great day/night, share if you enjoyed it, and take care.
Written by Nana Marfo
My Hero Academia(C)Funimation/Toho Animation.