I have been away from the blog for quite some time now so I suppose an apology is a befitting intro. I was tangled in a few real-life issues and hence, had no time to devote to my cherished, little blog.
But I’m back now as is the season 3 of Boku No Hero Academia! So, without further ado, let’s dive right into reviewing what have been some enthralling weeks of action and fun!
After a splendid second season, Boku No Hero Academia was back with the third season with the first episode mainly focussing on bringing the viewers up to date with everything that transpired in the second season. For a die hard fan like me who has probably rewatched the prior two season endless times, it was not much needed but what was indeed needed were these shots! Aha..
While the flashbacks were mundane to me, i did enjoy a few subtle details in the episode. One of them was seeing young Midoriya swim across the pool using his quirk. It is nice to see him using his quirk without breaking any part of his body, and it only goes only to show how far he has come from his days of being quirkless to being unable to control and channel “One for all”.
Another point to note was the friendship between Kirishima and Bakugou. I never realised they were this close. It was nice seeing that Kirishima was the one who convinced Bakugou to join their pool party. Then the fact that they were walking home after it together where Kirishima was trying to calm down Bakugou gave a glimpse into the kind of relationship two share! To make Bakugou have a friend besides Izuku can provide space for his character to show different sides to his personality.
I thought it was smart to go over the previous season through a pool party. People not interested in the flashbacks can feast their eyes upon half naked UA High School students.
The second episode is where the action gets going. To get the engines revving the episode starts with an ambiguous discussion between the league of villains, but as the anticipation builds, the scene cuts to the UA High students happily commuting to their summer camp. But life isn’t a path of roses for the students as they have to fight giant monsters to earn their lunch and reach their campsite. These monsters are created by Pixie Bob who is a new character along side Mandalay. These new characters, the pussycats as they are collectively known, serve as the trainers to the students in addition to their home room teacher Mr. Aizawa. They have some incredible quirks and err.. are slightly quirky too. I’ll let the pictures do the talking!
The class gets going and we see the main cast shine putting down one giant after the other. Soon after follows the introduction of another character by the name Kota who is going to play an important role in the coming episodes. As Deku tries to introduce himself to him, he is, well, not received well the little kid.
Apparently, Kota has an aversion to heroes and does not understand people like Midoriya trying to become heroes! After Izuku saves Kota from falling down the hot spring wall, Mandalay explains that his parents were pro heroes and died saving people on duty leaving him behind. This explains his hatred for the profession. It remains to see how this plot point will play out in the future.
All in all, the two episodes did a good job of kick-starting the season. As we can see the League of Villains is planning an attack on the students which is only going to make the upcoming episodes full of action! I can’t wait to watch them!