From the Japanese animation studio Bones comes the fifth season of My Hero Academia. This part covers two story arcs and nineteen episodes.
Deku (Justin Briner), Shoto (David Matranga), Bakuga (Clifford Chapin), Uraraka (Luci Christian), and the rest of Class 1-A have to battle Class 1-B in a school battle monitored by Eraserhead (Christopher Wehkamp), Vlad (Ben Bryant), Midnight (Elizabeth Maxwell), and All-Might (Christopher Sabat). Things take a turn when Deku suddenly manifests a second quirk from his hidden power. The timing is terrible because Shinso (Jarrod Greene) wants a rematch after the sports festival. Meanwhile, the new number one Endeavor (Patrick Seitz) wants his son to join his Hero Agency, but Shoto will only join if Deku and Bakuga can join. Meanwhile, the hero Hawks (Zeno Robinson) has been tapped to be a double agent and tries to earn the trust of villains Dabi (Jason Liebrecht) and Twice (Newton Pittman) to infiltrate their ranks before something terrible happens.
The battle of the classes did drag on a bit. They divided Deku, Shoto, and Bakugo into three different teams, giving them each a moment to shine, but it did seem laborous at points. I honestly was not impressed with the character of Shinso and I want a different rival for Deku since he and Bakugo have become uneasy allies.
With this in mind, it is cool to see Deku evolve. When he has visions of these “vistiges” of past One-For-All users. I thought this was a cool factor to introduce for our young hero.
I enjoyed the work study arc. Endeavor is revealed to be kind of a bad dad, but he wants to make amends, but his sons are hesitant. This added an emotional depth to the show while we got to see how Deku masters his newfound power. It was an exciting part, but villains were on the horizon.
Check out the trailer below:
This review is based on the English dub.
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Some rude humor, Minor Foul language, Violence
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