The Mother of All Invention – ‘My Hero Academia 3rd Season’ Episode 14 Review

The Mother of All Invention – An Anime QandA Review of ‘My Hero Academia 3rd Season’ Episode 14

What’s the show? My Hero Academia 3rd Season, Episode 14.

So after last episode’s slice of life shenanigans, are we back into the action? More or less—though training action, which strikes a nice balance of levity and action with a bit of introspective character development too!

So it’s a good episode, yes? Yeah… I mean I still feel like this show spends way too much time on its male heroes, and while there wasn’t a dearth of content from our heroic ladies it still feels like they’re getting the short end of the stick… or maybe I’ve just kinda grown a bit tired of Midoriya as a character.

Aren’t you literally wild all the time?

That’s a bit extreme isn’t it? He’s the lead after all. Yeah but when you have such a wealth of supporting characters both male and female it seems a bit of a waste to focus so much time and energy one on character—I mean I get it, it’s his story about how he became the “worlds greatest hero” but sometimes it feels like too much, you know?

*shrugs* you’re the one doing the talking here. So, wait I thought you liked the episode? I did, a lot, I’m just voicing concerns for the arc and series on the whole… there’s plenty of great stuff in this episode, and what’s this I spy… a new best girl?!

I could ask you the same thing…

What?! But aren’t you like ~literally~ in love with Froppy? Yeah and I still am, I have room in my heart for two!

Right… so who’s this new girl and what’s got you so hot and bothered about her? Well she’s not new exactly; she made a few appearances in Season 2 and a brief one at the start of Season 3’s training camp arc. She’s Class B’s Hatsume, a support class hero who invents… well pretty much anything and everything to help out the heroes! And I love her personality, and her exuberance and her imagination and her, ah…

Her what? ~Nice oppai~

Midoriya has zero chill.

I’m not even a little bit surprised to be honest. But aren’t there other girls with, ahem… “nice oppai” on the show? I don’t choose the oppai the oppai chooses me…

I think we should move on before I straight up leave, there’s only so much of your bullshit I can take you know? Lol fair enough.

Sincerest form of flattery?

So anything else you want to add? I find it kind of ~odd~ that it took Midoriya so long to figure out he should use his legs to fight, I mean it’s been 3 seasons and the side never one thought “maybe I should kick things too?!” I guess worshipping All Might as much as he did really /did give him tunnel vision regarding his fighting style but I look forward to a lot more dynamic looking fights given he’s now got all 4 limbs to fight with! Also it’ll be interesting to see what other ‘signature moves’ the other Class1A heroes come up with in the next episode!

Kicking is super effective as it turns out, who would have thought?!

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

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Author: Cactus Matt

I love anime and more recently manga too. What else do I need to write here?

4 thoughts on “The Mother of All Invention – ‘My Hero Academia 3rd Season’ Episode 14 Review”

  1. I did like this bit of revelation for Midoriya, though it seems really obvious to an outsider. I think it reflects how a lot of us get caught up in our mindset and lose sight of other possibilities. That said, I agree that the female characters in this show definitely regularly get the short end of the stick. I guess part of that is the genre, but it would be nice to see it occasionally balance out.

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  2. Yay, good to see Best Girl Hatsume getting more attention from the community! 😸

    Unfortunately, while the female heroes do get some attention, they also have a lot of wasted potential. I’m glad to see several MHA spin-off storylines, namely Vigilantes and School Briefs. Maybe someday we’ll get one that focuses more on the women’s experiences.

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