It’s the conclusion of the summer training camp arc, and the events were way more intense than usual! That’s what makes My Hero Academia such an amazing show to watch, don’t you think? But since it’s already the conclusion, it also means you shouldn’t read this review till you watched the episode properly, since I’ll discuss spoilers!
Japanese Original Episode Title: 転転転!
The last leg of the battle between the freshmen of U.A. versus the vanguard of the League of Villains was like playing ball, the former on offense while the latter on defense! But then Mr. Compress did a feint, which led Shoji, Todoroki, and Deku scrambling for the real marbles that contained their friends! (If you’re still reading this even though you haven’t watched the episode yet, don’t say I didn’t warn you.) Unfortunately, at the end of it all, even though they managed to take back Tokoyami, Bakugo has been stolen away, and it dealt a huge damage to the Hero society.
Critical moment: The clash between Class A and the Vanguard was so intense, and it all happened so fast! If I were in the students’ position, I probably would’ve been useless, or even killed! That’s why I admire their sharp thinking and amazing response times, like with Shoji who quickly snagged the marbles in Mr. Compress’ pocket! Or when he and Todoroki tried grabbing the real marbles at the last second! It was great that at least Tokoyami was saved, thanks to Aoyama’s brave effort. I was super proud of him! Unfortunately, their opponents were far too sneaky, clever, and nimble than them, so even if they did their hardest to protect and save Bakugo, he was still taken.
Loss: Whoever thought of this strategy in the League of Villains is amazing, I’ve got to hand it to them. If you think about it, U.A. was checkmated at all sides because, no matter what happened, they were still going to get the short end of the stick. A student got kidnapped and the villains succeeded, which was the worst case scenario. But even if the villains didn’t manage to take anyone, a lot of students were still heavily injured, which still would’ve caused a backlash at the school. The result even caused tension between the staff, which could’ve destroyed them from the inside had they not been level-headed! Actually, going at it a bit further, Shigaraki’s aim was to destroy the hero society, right? He’s definitely making progress. No wonder All Might, the Symbol of Peace, was super frustrated.
Making plans: Thanks to Awase and Yaoyorozu putting a tracking device on the Nomu, as well as the tip from Tsukauchi’s subordinate, the heroes can counterattack on the villains! From the looks of it, it seems like a lot of pro heroes will be asked to help out in the rescue and cleanup operations. It’s exciting to think of what awaits them, huh? Let’s hope their efforts and clues will have great results!