Anime, Feature, Review Saturday

[Review Saturday] My Hero Academia Season 2 Episode 25

tomura

Hey, guys! I’m back with…my third review of My Hero Academia. However, today is Review Saturday, and what is a better way to celebrate the season finale of this brilliant show than by featuring it for this particular day!?

Guys, I’m sorry for not giving you a Random Friday. It was date night and I tried to get some things together last minute, but it didn’t work out.

Anyway, I hope this detailed review will suffice for the time being. Remember to subscribe for more great posts from the BNDA blog, and be sure to like, share, and comment to interact with this blog post.

Without further ado, let’s dive in!

Synopsis:

Screenshot_2017-09-30-10-36-20

The premise of the season finale ended where the previous episode left off. Basically, two new villains register themselves to the League of Villains under Stain’s influence, which pisses Tomura off.

Further, Tomura eventually attacked both of the new villains because they both praised Stain’s ideals making him jealous and insecure.

The keefuffle was squashed by Kurogiri who used his warp gate to prevent anyone from getting killed. Tormua eventually stormed off to the dismay of everyone.

Screenshot_2017-09-30-10-35-16

The show then transitioned to UA where Mr. Aizawa commends the students for their efforts on the final exam. The UA students who failed were crushed and instructed to proceed training.

Screenshot_2017-09-30-10-35-35

That’s when Deku and his usual group of friends decided to go to Kiyashi Ward Shopping Mall to prepare themselves for the tough road ahead.

Screenshot_2017-09-30-10-35-42

Inside, everyone goes their separate ways, which leaves Deku and Uraraka together. Remembering what Aoyama said in the previous episode:

Screenshot_2017-09-30-10-36-03

Uraraka rushed off from Deku in embarrassment, leaving Deku alone. Deku then tried to realize what he wants to do, but he is caught and held hostage by Tomura who entered the mall secretly.

Screenshot_2017-09-30-10-36-11

Tomura holds Deku hostage and demands to know his opinion on a matter of things. Knowing that any resistance could mean immediate death, Deku gives in.

As they walk around the mall, Tomura asks Deku about his opinion on Stain and how they are different, further indicating his jealously on the farmer’s recent notoriety.

Deku honestly states that while both Tomura and Stain are sadistic killers, Stain was more determined and resilient.

Screenshot_2017-09-30-10-36-20

While Stain was against the odds against the UA children and the Calvary that soon followed, Tomura attacked the students and fled when All Might came.

In other words, Stain was willing to die for his cause in which he felt entitled to carry out, while Tomura simply lost his resolve.

Screenshot_2017-09-30-10-36-56

As the convsersation heightens, Uraraka stumbles into them both in an attempt to apologize for earlier. She sees Deku with the weird stranger and notices that something is awry.

Tormura gleefully whisks away, while the ensuing events show that both of them notified the police of Tomura’s return.

Screenshot_2017-09-30-10-37-36

Later, Deku meets All Might at the police station where they both talk. Deku’s mom soon comes rushing and crying, clearly worried about his safety.

Screenshot_2017-09-30-10-39-02

As they go home together, Detective Tsukauchi meets up with All Might and tells him that the threat of the villains is growing and that All Might may have to leave UA.

The finale ends in foreshadow, as Tomura has found his resolve to kill, and as All for One is introduced happy for Tomura’s new found confidence.

Reception:

Screenshot_2017-09-30-10-35-22

As usual, the storytelling of the entire episode was on point. For a series finale, the show started off with a purpose. Tomura lost sight of his purpose, and gained it towards the end of the episode

Now we know a few things:

  • The League of Villains is going to be super strong in the next season.
  • Tomura will be a force to be reckoned with.
  • All for One will come out of hiding.
  • All Might may die.

Starting with fourth and fifth bullet, I caught a lot of plot innuedo towards the end of the episode. Detective Tsukauchi mentioned that him and All Might would handle the League of Villains the right way.

Screenshot_2017-09-30-10-37-39

This could mean that All Might will finally come out of retirement and fight, probably to the death in the near future. He also mentioned that the villains would target more students, so that can defintelt be expected to happen.

However most importantly, it shows that Deku will indeed surpass All Might if he dies. The signature of One for All is the user’s ability to draw power from his predecessors and other people.

If All Might dies, Deku will ultimately gain his power. So, while it does look like Tomura and the League of Villains will be getting stronger, look out for Deku.

Screenshot_2017-09-30-10-36-51

Lastly, what did I tell you? Uraraka and Deku are an amazing duo right? In any case, look for them to become closer as I mentioned in my recent Feature Tuesday Post.

Ratings:

Screenshot_2017-09-30-10-38-04

While there weren’t a lot of action moments in this episode, we did get some suspense, a whole lot of it actually. I’ll give that department a 9/10. 

For the premise of the episode, I’ll give it a 10/10. The storytelling never disappoints me or gets boring.

Screenshot_2017-09-30-10-38-45

Lastly, I want to give this entire season a 10/10. This whole season exceeded my expectations. When Naruto ended, I was a bit sad because I lost my go-to show.

Now, I’m happy to say that this series took its spot. I’m confident of that. To top it all off, we even get a third season, which is bound to be even better than the second.

Screenshot_2017-09-30-10-38-00

Now that I’m back, look out for more reviews when the third season premiers.

Well, that’s it for Review Saturday! If you liked this article, be sure to hit the like and share button! Also, if you have any comments, be sure to type them out below, especially if you liked this article! For more wacky, elaborate, and funny posts on your favorite anime shows, be sure to follow the Bran New Day Anime Blog!

Also be sure to follow me on Twitter at @SoMisunderstoo1 and on Facebook on the Bran New Day Anime page! See you on Recap Sunday!

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s