My Hero Academia Season 2 Part 1 – Review

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My Hero Academia’s Class 1-A made a name for themselves after facing The League of Villains, but an even greater challenge is about to begin. These young heroes will now fight students from other classes in the world’s biggest Quirk competition-the U.A. sports festival! With dreams at stake and friends turning to adversaries, Deku will give everything he’s got in his grand debut as the world’s next symbol of peace.

Season Two Part 1 – My Hero Academia

Season 2 starts off with the teachers going over the attack by the league of villians. Not much is known about them at this point but the teachers know this could lead to biggest issues down the road. Now the UA Sports Festival is about to begin and the students prepare to show off their quirks to the world. Before it begins we learn a little more about each students motivation to become a hero. This is one of the things I enjoy most about this series. The supporting characters get fleshed out well and we get a good background on each one.

Throughout the sports festival arc, more and more layers of each character are revealed beyond just our main cast. Todoroki’s evolution as a character was probably the most pronounced. His family life and his fathers rivalry with All Might made him and Deku unlikely friends. Shoto wanted nothing to do with his father or the fire quirk he inherited. The fight between Shoto and Deku was insane. It has to be the best fight scene of any anime that season. The raw power the two of them showed during that fight was unimaginable. While the outcome might not have gone the way we wanted, we were happy with what ended up happening for both characters.

Ochaco’s motivation for being a hero is modest, she wants to support her family. She puts up a rather ingenious defense against Bakugo in their fight, enough so that he acknowledges her. It is one of the rare situations where you see a side of him that isn’t always yelling and bullying. The relationship between Bakugo and Deku remains difficult at best. During the festival we also got to see the support classes efforts in creating new tools for heres to use. Ilda wasn’t too thrilled with out that turned out but the support class was excited.

All of the students came out of the sports festival having learned a lot about each other and their own quirks. Deku found himself in trouble over the serious level of injury he sustained in his fight with Shoto. He still doesn’t have control of his quirk. And if he continues he may have permanent injuries that even Recovery Girl cannot fix. As the festival comes to a close, IIda’s brother was injured in a fight with the hero killer, Stain. And so the UA Sports Festival arc comes to a close and the Hero Killer arc begins.

My Hero Academia continues to bring on the best of super hero and comic’s anime. Everything about the series is fun, fresh and exciting to watch. You root not only for our main character but for supporting characters too. The sports festival arc really amps things up but fear not for things get even more amped in the second half of season 2.

You can pickup your copy of Season 2 Part 1 at Amazon.com or Rightstuf.com now. The limited edition is nearly out of stock but if you hurry you can snag one.

My Hero Academia Season 2 Part 1 – Limited Edition Features

The limited edition sets for My Hero Academia are must haves for any fan of the series and collectors. Lets start with the chipboard box that houses the set. It is embossed on the outside with a design that contains All Might on one side. On the other are all the class 1-A students. The box is large enough to support the DVD/Blu-ray case, a hard cover collectors booklet and a box full of extras. The booklet is a character guide offering information and stats on each student and their quirks. In the back you also get a ranking listing for each of the 3 stages of the sports festival.

My Hero Academia Season 2 Part 1 contains episodes 13.5-25 in a chipboard box that includes a UA tournament headband, UA logo and MHA logo sports pennants, an acrylic All-Might keychain, and 10 collectible holographic trading cards featuring some of the most popular heroes in training.

Robert Prentice