Here we are at the finale of My Hero Academia‘s third season! Up until the end, it was totally mind-blowing and intriguing, with all its events pointing towards something that was brewing. Nothing surprising about that though because the conclusion of the episode had an exciting announcement, just like last season!
Japanese Original Episode Title: 無敵
Aizawa called in the Big Three to explain what the first years can expect from their upcoming hero internships. Unexpectedly though, Amajiki and Nejire botched their introductions by being… odd, while Mirio suddenly told the class to fight him together! Meanwhile, just as the students were preparing for the next step of their training, the villains were also working out something. Twice brought over the leader of the bad guys he saw the other day to meet with Shigaraki.
The Big Three: Normally one would already imagine some tough-looking people once you mention they’re the strongest. That’s why I absolutely loved how Amajiki, Nejire, and Mirio all still seemed like students, albeit eccentric ones. Despite being the top hero candidates, one got stage fright, one was too curious and had a short attention span, and one messed up his intro. But we all know now, from how Mirio fought, that you should really never judge a book by its cover! I wonder what kind of quirk the other two have, and just how powerful they are to be at the top with Mirio!
Demonstration explanation: Aizawa said that, as far as he knows, Mirio’s the closest to being the Top 1 Hero even among the pros. That’s an incredibly bold claim, but with how awesome Mirio fought with (read: beat up) Class A, it’s easy to believe! What’s even more amazing was that his quirk sounded so hard and complicated to work with! We normally see characters who can phase through things as support or stealth types, but Mirio worked out a way so that he could utilize his quirk to his advantage and become a physical fighter, while using his experiences to hone his skills even more! Another amazing thing to realize is that he improved from the bottom and zoomed to the top within just three years! Definitely a guy to look up to, especially for Deku! I hope we can see more of Mirio and his awesomeness, and maybe even give our aspiring top hero some tips or two. Although, since Deku was able to catch his attention because he was the only one who predicted his movement, it seems likely!
Sir: Is the Sir that Mirio thought of and All Might’s former sidekick that Gran Torino mentioned the same as the glasses guy who looked like Sakamoto (from Sakamoto desu ga?)? He looked like another peculiar character, especially since it seemed like he was keeping watch over Overhaul. Who could he really be?
A meeting: Since ‘Sir’ was monitoring Overhaul and his group, and Shigaraki said Twice brought in a big one, that could mean that Overhaul’s not just an ordinary leader. What could happen to his meeting with the League of Villains? At the very least, the league might be thinking of inviting him and his group to join since they’re looking for more members. We have yet to find out just how dangerous this new group is, though. But whichever the case, this could be a huge deal.
Themes & Trivia
Imagine the audience naked: Amajiki’s attempt to cure his stage fright by imagining the class as potato heads is actually just a different version of this common public speaking tip; another variation is to imagine them in their underwear. However, most people think that this strategy doesn’t help at all; it’s just even more distracting, and it’s honestly kind of creepy. I’d rather go with potato heads than naked or underwear.
Poweeeeer!: Mirio’s signature shout reminded me of those Old Spice commercials with Terry Crews yelling the same thing! They’re even both parading a totally muscular, half-naked body! Let me know if you think there are others that it could be a reference to.
I was super-duper blown away by this final episode! Not only did it deliver, but it also helped me understand better what Horikoshi had in mind for his story, especially when he wrote Mirio’s quirk! It’s just truly impressive how he thinks about the way his world and his characters work, but they never sound too complicated. In fact, it just made things even more fascinating, as was the case with Mirio’s quirk.
Another thing I’m so grateful for is that the animators still brought in the awesome shots and kept the quality high till the last second of the season! I also know that I can’t wait till the next one! As expected, they announced the fourth season at the end just like last time; aren’t you guys glad that we won’t have to keep wondering if there’ll be a continuation? The fact that they’re taking breaks between a couple of seasons before going with the next one is something to be thankful for as well, since they can take their time making the new episodes, and get some rest too! Seriously, the animators especially need to rest so they can whip up more amazing stuff next time!
Going beyond to Season Four!
All we need to look out for now is when the new season will start, but given that the first 3 all aired in April, this might be the same case. Ooh, 2019 is gonna be an even greater year because of this!
Rave with us about this final episode by telling us what you thought about it in the comments section! You may also want to know how the other Summer 2018 shows fared by reading the last episode reviews and their series reviews!
My Hero Academia Season 3
Spring 2018 | Anime Info | Simulcast