What’s the show? My Hero Academia 3rd Season, Episode 9.
The story continues! Indeed, Bakugo’s been kidnapped by the league of villains, Midoriya, Todoroki, Iida, Yaoyorozu and Kirishima are searching for him—against the wishes of their classmates, meanwhile the adult heroes led by All Might are also searching for the villains location while Class 1A’s homeroom teacher Mr Aizawa is fending off brutal questions from the world’s media at a press conference.
All caught up to speed then! So what happens in this episode? Well directly continuing from those plot points the five hero students follow their tracker to an abandoned building and find it filled with sleeping Nomu’s (the scary strong monster bird things that the league of villains use). Meanwhile, Bakugo refuses to be tempted by the villains offer to turn him evil and are interrupted from their attempts as All Might and his assembled team of pro-heroes bust in to rescue Bakugo.
And does it go well? For a moment yeah, it seems like everything has gone according to plan, the villains are secured, Bakugo is by All Might’s side and the Nomu’s have been captured. It went almost too perfectly. I was watching it going, “huh, that was easier than I thought it would be, so much for that arc,” and then ~all hell breaks loose~.
Oh no! How did things go so bad? Well, Shigaraki—one of the main villains—calls out for his boss, the mysterious ‘All For One’ and he’s an especially powerful villain. He teleports in a whole bunch of Nomu’s with the use of some mysterious smoke (I’m sure they’ll explain what it is next episode) to distract the heroes, while teleporting out Bakugo, much to All Might’s dismay after having come so close to rescuing him.
New ‘big bad’ on the block? What’s he like? Amazingly low-key terrifying, he’s so composed but carries such gravitas I couldn’t help but be scared for Midoriya and his friends as they cowered behind the wall as he laid waste to the pro-heroes who were holding down the Nomu’s.
“Laid waste”. Did he kill them? I don’t know! I mean what a cliffhanger to end on! I doubt the show would actually kill Mount Lady, she’s literally the biggest hero on the show (it’s a pun!), though I can’t say I’d be ~that~ sad if Best Jeanist died, he was already a weird idea (and design and name) for a superhero. I guess we’ll find out next week if this show is willing to actually kill an established character(s)—albeit a side one.
So, a good episode then? A great episode. I always know it’s been a fully engrossing experience when I’m surprised at how quick time has gone by by the time the end credits roll. And that ~feeling~ of time slipping away quickly seems to happen more often with this show than any other—at least any other I’m watching this season!
Previous My Hero Academia Reviews:
Season 1 (20 Question) Review
Season 3, Episode 1 & 2 Review
Season 3, Episode 3 Review
Season 3, Episode 4 Review
Season 3, Episode 5 Review
Season 3, Episode 6 Review
Season 3, Episode 7 Review
Season 3, Episode 8 Review
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Categories: Spring 2018 Anime