What’s the show? My Hero Academia 3rd Season, Episode 10.
So, ‘shit got real’ as you so eloquently put it last week. How do things fair this week? Shit continues to get real.
Very succinct. Care to elaborate? Well we finally get a better look at All For One’s face(?) and he’s just as intimidating in the light as he was in the shadows. Of course some of that intimidation comes from the fact he basically punches a hole through Best Jeanist leaving him bloody, unconscious and near death. Of course All Might isn’t too far behind, arriving on the scene to try and rescue Bakugo (again) while laying the smackdown on All For One. The rest of the episode is pretty much just the two monologuing at each other while throwing the occasional building destroying punch, while Deku and his four rescue buddies cower in fear behind a wall—just outside the action.
Is it good? It’s great. You wouldn’t think that all the action centered on one location—a crater that once was a Nomu factory—could not only hold an audience’s attention but be utterly riveting throughout but My Hero Academia proves itself more than capable at such a feat.
How? Well, it helps having so many great characters in one location—though it’s a bit of a sausage fest. The only women in the episode are Yaoyorozu who does her best ‘I’m holding in the urge to vomit’ face, Himiko who whines a little, and Mount Lady who takes a villain to the face. I kinda hate that this show has so many good female characters yet routinely underutilises them, but that’s a topic for another day…
Right… so with All Might battling the big bad who ends up rescuing Bakugo? Well, thankfully Deku and co being there didn’t end up just being an excuse to have them in close proximity to the action because Deku devises a plan to rescue Bakugo and while stylistically and visually it looked great, it ~kind of~ stretched believability for me—if I’m being picky.
Well that is your job—to be picky. True. So with the help of an ice ramp created by Todoroki, Deku, Iida and Kirishima propel themselves high above the villains, Kirishima calls out for Bakugo and Bakugo basically rockets himself into the sky to grab onto them as they fly past.
He “rockets himself”? Yeah, he uses his explosive sweat ability to basically fly like a fighter jet into the sky and it was kinda silly looking. Like I’m thinking, “geez that’s convenient that he can do that when I’ve never seen him do that before” and also “why didn’t he just escape like that ~without~ the help of the others”. But you know what, I’m willing to let it slide just this once, the rest of the episode made up for it! Now we just have to wait ’til next week to see the fallout from One For All’s attack and who’s made it out alive and who wasn’t so lucky!
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
Season 3, Episode 9 Review
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