For the first time in 'My Hero Academia', we need to talk about anime's dirtiest word: filler. You may think that I now need to go wash my mouth out with soap. But just like most of this show, they decided to say 'fuck that' and they made something really awesome anyway. It's not a… Continue reading My Review Academia S2 E19: Tsu Does a Thing
With the best fight in the series behind us, it's time we cool down a bit. Fallout kind of needs to fall, after all. While this episode does have some good world building and character moments, it is entirely an episode for cooling off. We just got through a major plot point; now, we need… Continue reading My Review Academia S2 E18: The Goodest Boy
Today, we come to the end of my favorite battle in the whole series. So actually critiquing this one is going to be really hard. But I'm gonna try my best to be fair here. After a brief recap, we pick up right where we left off. Stain is pushing our heroes further than ever before. Despite… Continue reading My Review Academia S2 E17: Iida’s Last Stand
This episode doesn't waste any time. We leap straight into the action, instantly creating a feeling of chaos and confusion. We're put right into Deku's shoes; lost, confused, and thinking at a thousand miles an hour. It's only after he's pieced together Iida's intentions that he finds clarity, and things begin to calm down. The… Continue reading My Review Academia S2 E16: Staining the Streets in Blood
Last episode, we left off with Deku achieving a new transformation. So what better way to start this one off than with him putting it to use? Deku's sparring match with Gran Torino is far from the most intense battle in the series. It's simple, low stakes, and very short. But it can't be denied… Continue reading My Review Academia S2 E15: Full Cowl
Can we talk about how Gran Torino is just Yoda? Seriously, think about it for a second! He's a powerful old man who pretends to be a senile maniac, he's super small, and he's the mentor of the mentor character. It's only through his training that the main hero can finally learn how to properly… Continue reading My Review Academia S2 E14: Old Man Rocket Feet!
I'm going to come out and say it: I love literally everything in this episode. The opening few minutes are among my favorite in the entire series. Watching Deku struggle to deal with the sudden praise and admiration of people he doesn't even know is both adorable and totally heartwarming. It's also a great milestone… Continue reading My Review Academia S2 E13: Name That Hero!