My Hero Academia is a Manga series by Kōhei Horikoshi. The third season of the animated adaptation was adapted from the 8th volume to the beginning of the 14th volume. The season was produced by studio Bones, and was directed by Kenji Nagasaki. The season ran from April 7th to September 29, 2018, for a total of 25 episodes.
After the previous seasons events, U.A high students are having a summer vacation. But instead of getting a vacation, they are going on a summer camp, run by two heroes to improve themselves.
Meanwhile, The League of Villains is planning to attack training camp, and catch the students unaware…
The first episode gives us a reminder of the previous season, and the abilities and the names of Izuku’s classmates. Given how I tend to forget these things, that info is appreciated, especially since they don’t repeat that often. (Admittedly, I did forget all of that by the second episode, but I would have a terrible problem if they repeated it once more.)
The opening scene of the second episode is chilling to say the least, as the villains plan to attack the summer camp, all of which is enhanced by the soundtrack in the background. It tells you very clearly that the villains won’t be dealt with easily this season.
Bakugo is kidnapped by the villains this season, and everyone goes all emotional to rescue him. I totally get what they’re trying to say, but given how Bakugo has behaved ever since the start of the show, it is hard to feel any sympathy for him. He just behaves like a badly written Vegeta or Sasuke.
There’s an awesome fight in which All Might managed to defeat All For One, but losing any chance of continuing as a hero in the future. After which, Izuku’s mom refused to let him continue at U.A high, which wouldn’t last long as that entire issue is resolved at the end of the episode.
And I started to look around in paranoia, because whenever I predict something correctly, something bad happens to me. (Or maybe, this entire show is getting way to predictable.)
I must admit that I find villains more interesting than heroes, and Izuku’s classmates more interesting than Izuku, despite him being a main character. Perhaps I’m way too jaded, but that is how I feel.
The fact that I keep feeling Naruto vibes doesn’t help any.
I’ll do say though, that we do get to see the strategic side of Izuku in this season. Though we did get glimpses, this season does a better job of showing that side. And I believe he’s going to need everything he has to face against All For One.
My final review is, watch this season for the fight against All for One, and wait out the setup. There’s a lot of future setups in this season.
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