It’s Saturday, but everyone is working on their parts for the big performance at the school festival. Mirio shows up with Eri and asks Midoriya to accompany them as they tour the school. Meanwhile, Gentle is finalising his next plan!
The dance group of Class 1A continue to practice their moves. Midoriya is still wildly out of step with everyone else and could use the extra practice, but then Mirio shows up with Eri. Principal Nezo has approved Eri’s visit, but also recommended that she come on a quieter day to get used to the place as she’s been hidden away for so long. Midoriya joins them as they tour the school, meeting some of class 1B, Mei Hatsumi and the support team, and finally Nejire before heading to the canteen. Later that evening, Momo makes the group some special tea that her mother sent her to help them calm down before the big day. Gentle Criminal, however, also has plans for the big day and runs through them with La Brava and then takes a moment to thank her for joining him.
What was your favourite element?
I honestly don’t have one. I’ve been saying for a little while that I’m not on board with this arc and this episode really solidified that stance. With the exception of the brief appearance of Mei Hatsume, I have never been so bored watching an episode of My Hero Academia in my life. It completely baffles me how things could have gone so completely wrong with this series. The first season completely blew me away and the second was just as good. I loved the first movie and enjoyed most of season three. Then, coming into this season, I had read the Overhaul arc of the manga and was really excited, but it just fell flat and I’ve really struggled to get motivated to even watch it.
What have you learnt?
You see it fairly often where a series starts to lose momentum. It can happen anytime, but for me, it appears to occur after a fairly serious arc. For My Hero Academia, that was All Might facing off against All for One. I say this because I feel like all of the events in the first and second season were building towards this moment. It wasn’t the be-all of every arc, but it was present. Since then, it feels like the series has lost a bit of direction and hasn’t been able to solidify exactly where it’s going. It reminds me of the first season of Heroes which completely blew me away. The second season didn’t have the same direction and magic and consequently failed to live up to its predecessor. This season almost feels like someone trying to force a sequel onto a great movie when it didn’t need one or wasn’t planned to have one.
Other reviews in the series
- Season Four
- Episode 64 – The Scoop on U.A. Class 1-A
- Episode 65 – Overhaul
- Episode 66 – Boy Meets…
- Episode 67 – Fighting Fate
- Episode 68 – Let’s Go, Gutsy Red Riot
- Episode 69 – An Unpleasant Talk
- Episode 70 – GO!!
- Episode 71 – Suneater of the Big Three
- Episode 72 – Red Riot
- Episode 73 – Temp Squad
- Episode 74 – Lemillion
- Episode 75 – Unforeseen Hope
- Episode 76 – Infinite 100%
- Episode 77 – Bright Future
- Episode 78 – Smoldering Flames
- Episode 79 – Win Those Kids’ Hearts
- Episode 80 – Relief for License Trainees
- Episode 81 – School Festival
- Episode 82 – Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part
- Episode 83 – Gold Tips Imperial
- Episode 84 – Deku vs. Gentle Criminal
- Episode 85 – School Festival Start!!
- Episode 86 – Let It Flow! School Festival!