What’s the show? My Hero Academia 3rd Season, Episode 22.
So what happens in this episode? Maybe this’ll be a controversial opinion—I mean it will if the number of tweets about it are any indication towards its popularity—but I really couldn’t care less about Midoriya and Bakugo having a proverbial pissing contest over which of them is stronger and who’s deserving of what…
So I take it that’s what this episode is about? Well, not as such, I’m jumping ahead as I often do. That’s the end of the episode, setting up for what will no doubt take precedence in the next episode.
Okay, well before you decide to annoy everyone with a rant how about you talk about the rest of the episode first, yeah? Sure. So the provisional licensing exams are over and we get the results, three people that we know of failed. Them being Todoroki and the windy guy from the other school because of their stupid rivalry and of course Bakugo for just generally being angry and unpleasant while trying to save people. Of course the consequences of these “failures” is pretty minor seeing as they’re able to take a 3 month makeup course to get their licenses anyway, so it’s really just a minor setback for those guys.
I see, then what happens? Well Midoriya tries to find sexy shape-shifting girl Utsushimi from the other school but turns out she went home early also turns out that she was ~actually~ female villain Himiko in disguise! She was there to attain a sample of Midoriya’s blood, which she evidently succeeded in doing. Hopefully Utsushimi is okay! But surprisingly it’s All Might who was arguably the most interesting scene of the episode as he goes to Tartarus prison to visit All For One who is imprisoned there under ludicrously strict precautions. I feel like is this was set in actual Japan and not MHA Japan they’d have just given him the death penalty by now.
Oh? What’s so good about this scene? It’s hard to put my finger on it—I mean not a lot of new or vital information is imparted but it just felt so different from everything we’d seen before. Plus All For One being all immobile in his cell but still managing to be intimidating as heck is very cool—he’s got a Hannibal Lecter vibe and I totally dig that!
And I’m guessing after that we get to the thing you don’t care about and probably want to rant about? Listen, the next episode is going to be all about these two beating the crap out of each other because of fragile male egos or some such nonsense and I’ll save my rant for then, nobody needs to read the same complaints twice. Let’s just say leave it at, ‘I don’t care about the issues these two characters have with each other and Bakugo is a big dumb baby.’
Oooh~ I can just feel the hate radiating from a thousand keyboards around the world reading those words of yours! A thousand?! That’s very optimistic, more like ten.
So final thoughts on the episode? Glad the licensing exam is over—not glad we have to deal with Midoriya and Bakugo’s ~issues~, hopefully we can get to something more interesting before the season is done!
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
Season 3, Episode 10 Review
Season 3, Episode 11 Review
A Mother’s Worries, A Child’s Rights – Season 3, Episode 12 Review
Re-decorated Heroes – Season 3, Episode 13 Review
The Mother Of All Invention – Season 3, Episode 14 Review
Licensed To Fight – Season 3, Episode 15 Review
The Most Glamorous Hero – Season 3, Episode 16 Review
Girl Powered – Season 3, Episode 17 Review
Navel Gazing – Season 3, Episode 18 Review
Research and Rescue – Season 3, Episode 19 Review
Midnight Robbery – Season 3, Episode 20 Review
Never Meet Your Heroes – Season 3, Episode 21 Review
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