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My Hero Academia: His Start | 4 x25 – Recap (Season finale)

This season finale episode of My Hero Academia saw Endeavor’s official and organic rise to number 1 hero after a modified Nomu attacked him and Hawks while they were at lunch.

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My Hero Academia: Bright Future | 4 x14 – recap

Following the finishing blow from Deku to Overhaul, Erasure uses his quirk to shut down Eri quirk that is rapidly healing Midoriya.

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My Hero Academia: GO !! | 4 x07 – recap

After realizing the danger they left Eri in, Midoriya and Mirio accepted the weight of rescuing her when they get another opportunity. The students carried on with their classes and activities, while the work-study students (Uraraka, Sue, Midoriya, Kirishima and the Big 3) mentally prepared for their role in the mission to catch Overhaul, shut down his operation, and rescue Eri.

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My Hero Academia: An Unpleasant Talk | 4 x06 – recap

As a result of the information gathered by Sir Nighteye’s agency, Amajiki (Suneater) being short with the quirk destroyer dart last episode, and the interaction Deku and LeMillion had with Chisaki and Eri, Nighteye called a meeting with the heroes who could help further the investigation.

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My Hero Academia:Let’s Go, Gutsy Red Riot | 4 x05 – recap

Last week’s episode focused on Deku’s first experiences during his work-study with Sir Nighteye. He ended up coming across Kai Chisaki (Overhaul) while on patrol with LeMillion. This week, we have more focus on other Class 1-A students in U.A and their work studies.

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My Hero Academia: Fighting Fate | 4 x04 – recap

In the previous episode, Midoriya was accepted into his work-study with Sir Nighteye. By the end credits, Midoriya had run into their prime subject Overhaul while walking on patrol with Le Million also known as Togato. This episode begins as Togato and Midoriya, now going by their hero names Le Million and Deku, proceed with their walk. Just as their walk begins, a little girl bumps into Deku running from an alleyway with Kai Chisaki closely behind.

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My Hero Academia: Boy Meets… | 4 x 3 (recap)

We pick up where the last episode ended. Midoriya and Togata stand in the doorway of Sir Nighteye’s office. Moments before they opened the door, Togata told Midoriya that he had to make Nighteye laugh if he wanted to be accepted into the work-study.

Midoriya decided to impersonate All Might from a specific era in time. Nighteye didn’t recognize at first and mistook it as ridicule. However, Midoriya was referring to an instance when All Might’s face was slightly off due to jumping in a river of vinegar to save a boy whose quirk transformed liquid.

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Let’s catch up on My Hero Academia (season 2 recap)

Season 1 recap – click here!

My Hero Academia season 2

At the start of the season, Deku struggles with trying to live up to All Might expectations after the fight with Tomura Shigaraki, Nomu and his villains left them outmatched. Luckily the All Might was able to hold off the group until the other pro-heroes showed up.

Class 1-A is informed by Eraser Head that they will be taking part in the Sports Festival. As the students prepare, All Might informs Young Midorya that his power is dwindling and he can only stay in hero form for 50 minutes.

He places the responsibility on Midoriya’s shoulders to take on the mantle of the next Symbol of Peace by showing out during the Sports Festival.

As the festival start gets closer, other students that Bakugou calls “Extra’s” are planning to use the festival as an opportunity to jump into the hero track. They have chips on their shoulders because Class 1-A had a real villain encounter and are in the spotlight as a result. Class A-1 starts training to standout at the tournament. Midoriya, Bokugou, and Todoroki want to stand at the top of the festival by the end.

After a series of obstacle courses to separate the cream from the crop, students are paired up to face one another in combat. Class 1-A rises to the top. Eraser Head theorizes that its because they’ve faced real danger before and know what it takes to move beyond fear and keep trying to succeed.

After experiencing Midoriya’s powers, Todoroki thinks he is All Mights love child. Todoroki states that his father, Endeavor. He’s the number two hero after All Might. Since Todoroki has discovered a connection between Midorya and All Might, he vows to surpass Midoriya the way his father could never surpass All Might.

There is still plenty of tournament left and Hitoshi Shinso (a student that wants to win the tournament and join the hero track). He has a brainwashing ability that renders Midoriya stunned after he replies to his insulting advances. Shinso plans to have Midoriya walk out of the ring while under his control.

But, the One For All users of the past jolt Midoriya’s body, breaking his fingers and breaking Shinso’s hold allowing him to win his battle and move to the next round against Todoroki.

Uraraka and Bokugou have a great battle despite the crowd feeling like Bakugou is a bully. Uraraka doesn’t win because her quirk ends up making her pass out.

By the time the final battles start, Midoriya and Todoroki go head to head in a battle that shows vulnerabilities with both of them. Deku still hasn’t figured out how to focus his power without drastically injuring himself. And because Todoroki does not want to use his fire quirk, he almost goes into hypothermia because he is excessively using his cold quirk. Todoroki ends up winning after engaging in his fire quirk causing Midoriya to end up out of bounds.

The fight with Midoriya gives Todoroki an epiphany. In his fight against Bokugou, Todoroki hesitates. But, with Midoriya cheering from the stands he engages but relents at the last moment allowing Bokugou to win the match and the tournament. He goes to visit his mom later in the season for closure.

Tenya Lida’s brother gets hurt by a villain causing him to leave the tournament early. The students pick their hero names. Originally, Bakugo nicknamed him Deku as an insult to mean that he can’t do anything. Midoriya thought long and hard about his name and decided to use Deku after his crush, Uraraka felt it was inspiring.

In the second half of the season, Class 1-A accepts internships to train and hone their skills. Midoriya goes to train with one of All Might’s previous teachers, Gran Torino. During his training, he begins to understand his One For All quirk.

There is a new villain causing havoc in the city. His name is Stain. Shigaraki from season one’s attack on U.A. is trying to recruit him into the League of Villains. However, Hero Killer: Stain is a purist and won’t join because he just wants to kill heroes that are in the business for the glory.

New Nomu’s start to attack the city and Gran Torino and Midoriya go to help. Midoriya figures out that the attacks are happening in the same city that Tenya’s brother was hurt. He goes to find him Tenya to stop him from giving in to his vengeance and attacking Stain. But Tenya is already in combat with Stain and gets paralyzed after stain tastes his blood. When Midoriya arrives he is able to stall Stain until Todoroki arrives (who is now using both of his quirks). Together, Midoriya, Todoroki, and Lida take on Stain and capture him. The pro-heroes arrive after the fact.

A Nomu grabs Midoriya and tries to escape, but Stain kills it and obtains Miydoria. Every hero nearby stood by without a gameplan. Stain noticed Endeavor and became filled with rage calling him a fake hero and proclaimed that All Might could only kill him. Stain stood tall until a broken rib pierced his lung and killed him.

All Might tells Midoriya about All For One and the quirk’s ability to take and transfer quirks at will. All For One the hero reigned over the world and created the League of Villains and began transferring his powers to people and when they could not handle it, they became mindless Nomu. Other quirks evolved when merged with All For One.

That is how One For All was created. One For All gave his younger (thought to be quirkless) brother an ability to bend him to his will. However, the younger brother had a passive quirk that allowed him to transfer powers. The U.A studies do not cover this part in history because of how dark a time it was.

Eventually, All Might inherited All For One and defeated One For All. But now, it is Midoriya’s turn to take down All For One as he grows stronger as the leader of the League of Villains. Midoriya accepts this responsibility. All Might neglects to tell Midoriya that he is dying.

Class 1-A start final exams of the school year. They face off against their teacher-heroes. A lot of the students use Midoriya as inspiration to keep pushing and pass their exams.

When Midoriya and Bakugou get paired together for the final exam, things start very rough. They manage to come up with a game plan to try and pass the exam. But, All Might notes that the envy, competition, and jealousy between one another will keep them from working effectively. Bakugou takes point on fighting All Might when Midoriya gets a back injury. Bakugou gets put down by All Might. Midoriya punches All Might with a smash, saves Bakugou and sprints to the gate to pass the exam.

Meanwhile, the villains continue to prepare for world domination with the League of Villains.

Let’s catch up on My Hero Academia (season 1 recap)

I am excited about the upcoming season 4 of My Hero Academia starting on October 12th of this year! I’ve been waiting for the next part of young Midorya’s adventure with his fellow U.A. High School classmates and his favorite hero, All Might.

In preparation for the upcoming season, I am recapping season one, two, and three. They’ll be separate posts and will come up a few weeks apart from each other leading up to October 12th!

Of course, you can go back and watch the seasons for yourself if this series piques your interest. But for now, here is your My Hero Academia recap for season 1.

My Hero Academia – Season 1

Izuku "Deku" Midoriya, My hero academia

A young boy named Midoriya grows up in a world where having powers is normal. These powers are known as quirks. Unfortunately, Midoriya does not develop a quirk like others his age for unknown reasons. As devastating as this is, he does not give up hope and continues his plans to get accepted to U.A High (the most prestigious school to train and become a hero).

This angers an already hot-headed, Bakugo, a childhood friend of his (if you can call him that at this stage). Midoriya’s relationship with his Bakugo was always a strange one. Midorya looked up to him and was ecstatic when he developed his explosion quirk.

One thing that Midoriya had that Bakugo didn’t was the ability to examine his opponent and determine ways to overcome them. A pretty awesome trait, if you ask me.

Deku and Bakugo

Bakugo was always a bit of a jerk to Midoriya, but his treatment gets worse when he finds out that Midoriya is invited to U.A Highs tryout despite being quirkless. As a result, their heated rivalry develops.

On a happier note, Midorya runs into his favorite superhero, All Might one day in the city. the two have a conversation and Midorya looks for his support in pursuing his dream to be a superhero without a quirk.

At the time of this conversation, All Might was struggling with a long term injury that causes him to transform into a gaunt state as a result of using too much power.

All Might was in a fight before speaking with Midoriya and his power was running low. This caused him to power down in front of Midoriya and reveal his secret.

All Might, My Hero Academia

During their conversation, All Might told Midoriya that he would not be able to be the type of hero he aspired to be without a quirk. He was later proven wrong when Bakugo was captured by the villain All Might fought earlier that day.

In his gaunt state, All Might looked on has heroes failed to rescue Bakugo due to the condition of the area. However, Midoriya sprang into action! He ran into the flames and goop that surrounded his friend in an effort to save him. He knew it was hopeless, but he had to do something.

This is inspired All Might to power up and help save the day!

From there, All Might catches up with Midoriya and gives him a strand of his hair to eat to pass the ‘One For All’ quirk to him. He also offers to train him for his U.A High tryout and help him master his powers for the physical exam.

Midoriya gets accepted after showing his bravery and concern for others on the battlefield during the physical exam despite being in danger of failing. Sure he almost permanently injured himself, but he showed he had heart! He struggles to gain control of his powers for the entirety of season 1 and gains control eventually in the seasons to come.

There’s a point in the season that Midoriya and Bakugo go head to head during a group training exercise at U.A High. While Bakugo focused on destroying Midoriya, Midoriya is strategizing on how to complete the exercise. Midoriya’s team wins and though Bakugo gets pissed off, even more, he realizes that he’ll need to work hard to be the best.

Among other exciting happenings at U.A. High, All Might joined the teaching staff and that attracted villains. The villain’s leader is named Tomura. He brings his multi-quirk monster, Nomu, to attack U.A High students to draw out All Might for a fight.

Tomaru and Nomu, My Hero Academia

All might comes to the rescue even though he is weak and at risk of exposing his gaunt form. At this point, Deku and a few higher up members at the school know about this form and what caused it. All Might manages to defeat Nomu.

GO BEYOND PLUS ULTRA!!!

All Might, My Hero Academia

However, All Might is declining rapidly to the point where his skin is starting to sizzle. All Might want to keep the Symbol of Peace intact and holds on just long enough for Deku and a handful of other class members arrive. They distract the villains and give enough time to the other teachers/heroes (Eraser Head, Present Mic, Cementoss, midnight, Vlad King and a few others) to arrive and push back the villains.

Sure they save the day, but the breach of U.A high sparks the beginning of panic surrounding the school, the heroes and their ability to keep the city and its citizens safe.

Movie Review | My Hero Academia: Two Heroes

I finally watched My Hero Academia: Two Heroes! It was must see movie for me because I love the anime series and I do highly recommend you watch it. This movie pumped me up even more for the start of season 4 coming in October 2019.

My first impression of the movie is absolutely positive. It was a little too convenient how all of Midoriya classmates ended up on the island for the expo, even though he and All Might were taking a special trip. But I didn’t mind it. It shows that though Izuku Midoriya is the chosen one, his friends still play a huge part in his story.

I also felt at times this movie had pieces of a love letter to All Might. We finally spend some time with young All Might and his friends. We also see him put full trust in Deku and the other heroes in training when he is unable to save the day on his own. Midoriya, true to his character, motivates his team and makes them believe in themselves so that they save the day.

Everything beyond this paragraph is spoiler territory. But before you continue to read, I have a question. Did you see My Hero Academia: Two Heroes? If so, what did you like most?

I want to say I was entirely surprised by everything that happened in the movie. However, I can’t say that. As soon as Melissa Shield and her father David were introduced I thought, okay which one of you are working with the villains?

I was right!

Turns out David Shield, who doesn’t know that Izuku Midoriya has inherited ‘One For All’ from All Might, believed his quirk restoration research could help save All Might.

All Might never told David about his ‘One For All’ quirk and how it’s passed down from person to person. Therefore, all David is thinking about is saving his friend from dying and leaving the planet without its symbol of justice.

David says that Japans crime rate is 6% all because of All Might. So basically David is thinking of the bigger picture, but still acting selfishly because no one asked him to do that.

The entire second act of the movie is based around Midoriya and friends trying to take back the security system and free the citizens and heroes on the island where the expo is being held.

As a result of David’s plan we meet a villain named Wolfram who was hired to fake a hijacking. His goons lock down a special ceremony where All Might and a few other heroes are captured and lock down the entire island as well.

The heroes in training eventually have to fight and it is great! The action and comedy was perfect. If you’ve watched the anime series, you will especially enjoy the comedy aspects.

In the final sequence things get serious. Everyone finds out that David and his assistant staged this hijacking with the villains.

Wolfram, the villain leader, takes the research for himself, the plan backfires and David needs to be saved.

In my opinion, even though he staged the hijacking, David never was a bad guy. Not once did he come off as a mad scientist that needed to be stopped. I actually felt bad for him.

Even during the times when Wolfram tells him that he will forever be tainted by working with the villains, I still thought of him as a victim.

All Might and Midoriya save the day, destroy Wolfram who was infected by ‘All For One’ and rescue David Shield after a double Detroit Smash Plus Ultra.

Spotlight on Bakugou, Todoroki, Uraraka, Melissa Shield, and Lida who played a big part in the battle just before the climax.

I really suggest this movie to anyone. It’s friendly enough with flashbacks and information so that you won’t be completely lost just because it is attached to season 3 of My Hero Academia.

It’s available on DVD via Funimation or for digital streaming on Vudu and Amazon Prime.

Feel free to share your favorite moments of the movie in the comment section below.

-ABD


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