The long-awaited return of My Hero Academia has now been brought to fans, and with it, a metric ton of hype. So, how does the first episode shape up?
Well, I think I can understand what they were going for and why they did the first episode the way they did. First, general plot. All of the heroes of class 1-A meet at the pool at the suggestion of Mineta and Kaminari. While at the pool, the members train both individually and against each other.
Overall, it seems more like an episode designed to get fans hyped up about the action to come, as it is likely the story of the episode won’t have any story relevance moving forward. A lot of the episode is also filled with flashbacks and scenes from the first and second season that took up a lot of time. This was probably so they could save on animation for the first week.
But as for the actual episode, It was ok. The real reason Kaminari and Mineta wanted to go to the pool in the first place was to check out their female classroom, a plan that failed basically as soon as they got there. A pretty generic anime reason for the basis of an episode.
As cheesy as the flashbacks were, they did at least get me a little hype. For as much as the story has progressed so far, it was cool to see Midoriya still watching the video of All-Might saving a bunch of people from episode one. Not to mention that the way he reacts to it really shows how much he has grown as a character, as the look on his face is no longer eager anticipation but rather calm preparedness.
Overall, definitely not the best episode, but certainly not the worst. If you really wanted to, you could probably skip it.
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