What’s the show? My Hero Academia 3rd Season, Episode 24 & 25.
Doubling up episodes for this review, eh? Pretty much. I was late to getting to the episode 24 review so I figured I’d lump it together with 25—they’re very connected anyway so it works well enough!
Fair enough, so what happens in this—ahem, these episodes? Basically Midoriya and Bakugo are under “house arrest” for the fight in Episode 23 and are stuck doing chores—after Midoriya is released from the chores a day early (due to the fact that Bakugo incited the fight) we get a 1 and half episode long tease for what’s basically going to comprise a fair chunk of season 4. We learn the first year students will be doing ‘Hero Work Studies’ which is kind of like an on the job-apprenticeship just with hero work. We’re also introduced to the “Big Three” the top 3 students of UA who are all third year students.
More characters huh? For some reason I’d never even thought of the first years as having upperclassmen but of course they do, it’s a high school like any other. I’m surprised it took this long to actually meet some of them but at the same time glad as like you inferred this show has a lot of characters.
Are they any good? I enjoyed what little we saw of them—or in the case of Mirio, the whole ~lot~ we saw of him. We don’t get a sense of what the other two characters’ quirks are but Mirio has a very interesting power called ‘Permeate’ which as the name suggests allows all matter to pass through him—which as you can imagine makes him very over-powered. As a demonstration he takes on the whole of class 1-A—and they lose!
Sounds kind of unbalanced to have such an unbeatable hero? Maybe, but I do like that they made him somewhat down-to-earth and showed that he wasn’t just gifted these abilities and was able to use them ‘straight out of the box’ so to speak but that he had to work hard to hone his powers into something usable. I won’t go into detail because the show does a much better job at visualising and explaining his abilities and shortcomings but I enjoyed his whole deal. Also I’m glad there’s a girl in the Top 3, this show too often neglects women heroes but I’m just hoping her power isn’t some passive ‘support’ ability like so many of the other women are lumped with.
Uh-huh, I’ll stop you there before you start that old rant again. So what were your favourite things about the final two episodes of the third season? My favourite thing about episode 24 is the first half of the episode, which was almost like a noir-esque monologue from villain ‘Twice’—that fleshed out his backstory and was really moody and serious and different from anything we’ve seen from this show. I’d like more of this kind of thing going forward for sure!
And the finale? Episode 25 gave us a brief glimpse of what will be coming, not just with the ‘Hero Work Studies’ but also the league of villains preparing something big and that someone belonging to the ‘good guys’ has apparently infiltrated their gang. It was a little bit vague but I liked the mystery of it all—also they briefly (like all of 20 seconds) introduced a brand new character who’s ~totally~ my new best girl—well, if her looks are anything to go off of!
Yeah, and who’s that? Her name’s Bubble Girl and she’s hot as heck!
Should’ve figured it’d be a superficial decision… Hey, I said I only had her looks to go off, didn’t I?!
Wait. She only appears for twenty seconds or so and you named the entire review after her?! Yep. I’m a simple man who knows what he likes.
Moving on, so what did you think of the final two episode of Season 3 of My Hero Academia? Full of interest and promise—which is kind of all you can expect for a finale of something ongoing and long-running. Not to go too much into my full thoughts on the season (as I’ll save that for the QandA Rundown) but I was getting a little bit tired of the testing stuff in this season so hopefully next season opens the world up a little bit more as was promised in the early part of season 3. I’m glad the final two episodes have left me wanting more as I do genuinely love this show and the characters—just hoping for a bit more development and intrigue next time!
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
The Mother Of All Invention – Season 3, Episode 14 Review
Licensed To Fight – Season 3, Episode 15 Review
The Most Glamorous Hero – Season 3, Episode 16 Review
Girl Powered – Season 3, Episode 17 Review
Navel Gazing – Season 3, Episode 18 Review
Research and Rescue – Season 3, Episode 19 Review
Midnight Robbery – Season 3, Episode 20 Review
Never Meet Your Heroes – Season 3, Episode 21 Review
Spoiling For A Fight – Season 3, Episode 22 Review
The Biggest Villain Is Toxic Masculinity – Season 3, Episode 23 Review
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