The third episode of the much-hyped Boku no Hero Academia is here! Err.. actually this review is going to be a mash-up of more than just that episode. I am going to review episodes 3 and 4 so I can talk in continuity about the series of events.
Starting up, the 3rd episode mostly revolves around the students working on their quirks, and Midoriya chan thinking about Kota kun and his hatred for heroes. While this is in action, the villains show up, as always, to ruin the harmony of the happy UA family.
For me personally, I think the theme of the villains attacking UA students is getting repetitive now. They already did it once and frankly, it just feels like the League has no real work than pestering some high school students. Of course, it is not to say that I don’t enjoy some one on one action between the aspiring heroes and their adversaries!
As soon as the students realize of an attack, Midoriya runs to save Kota. Kota, on the other hand, has already made contact with a hooded villain, who turns out to be the one who killed his parents. Sniff, sniff…. the serendipity of life. As he tries to annihilate Kota in one punch man style, Deku arrives to save the day but breaking his phone in the process.
I think I need to mention this. What I love about BNHA, in general, is that unlike many other protagonists, Izuku always thinks about calling in reinforcements. He did this during the battle with Stain and here too, in his fight with Muscular, we see him lamenting his phone breaking. I like how he understands that he is not strong enough to face his enemies alone, unlike every other shounen anime where the protag inadvertently thinks they can win every fight through sheer passion.
Anyways, Deku arrives to save Kota and it turns into the best fight of the whole BNHA series. Yes, that’s what I would like to call it! Never has a shounen fight stunned me into silence after the Sasuke-Itachi final Battle in Naruto. Though the fight is not overly elaborate and just involves throwing a bunch of punches back and forth, it is the way it is executed that steals the show. I like how Deku remembers his mom when he feels the end inching near. But alas, the end is way too far than you can imagine, Midoriya shounen!
We see Kota use his water quirk to protect Izuku regardless of how futile it was. That little feat of courage gave Izuku all the encouragement he needed and he ended up using 1000, 000% of his strength (Of course, that’s possible. I use that much power to get off the bed every morning, duh!) Needless to say, he ends up winning the fight albeit with a lot of damage to his arms. Kota, on the other hand, undergoes a change of heart and claims Izuku to be his “Hero”. I swear at this point I was trying to hold back my manly tears (even though I’m a girl). I was touched by how Midoriya has all the qualities of being a true hero, one that may even surpass the All Might!
In conclusion, BNHA has finally kickstarted the third season and how! I can’t wait to binge watch the other episodes!