We pick up the story immediately following the attack on the school with investigations into the master mind and arrests aplenty. And in case we forgot anything we spend at least seven minutes flash backing during the first half of this episode so don’t rush to rewatch season 1.
Things had finally gotten interesting last season. We’d moved away from standard highschool hijinx and petty bullying to a full on attack by villains. So why do we spend what little time this first episode devotes to new material planning for a sports contest? Okay, it’s a sports contest with a twist because they are heroes in training and the competition is a big scouting deal, rah, rah.
I was almost ready to dismiss this show as another lack luster sequel in 2017 until we got to the final few minutes of this episode. All Might manages to really up the stakes of what seemed like it was going to be mundane filler material and I suddenly got really curious as to what would happen next.
As a first episode of a new season, this one isn’t amazing but it looks like Izuku and friends might be able to pull off another fun season provided there’s some decent danger to face off against.
Though, as a final thought, I might have to point out that the opening song is painfully uninspiring for the content. Not a bad song in and of itself but does nothing to get you pumped for the show.
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7 thoughts on “My Hero Academia Season 2 Episode 14”
See I saw the intro scene and was getting pumped, then they brought it down and brought it back up in the end. Part of me wants to think this was calculated and they had the boring bits to make that moment at the end have more weight as All Might seeks to truly pass on the baton to Young Midoriya.
I still have to wonder if Midoriya is actually up for it. I mean, good intentions aside, he’s only had the quirk for a little bit of time. Having such high expectations placed on him could be really bad.
Absolutely, but I think that this can be the point where they go from being about a kinda mediocre kid having awesome power to an amazing hero with awesome power. That line where he says something akin to “this is how I became the greatest hero” has me very optimistic for the show.
i agree that this episode was largely flat until the end…too much recap. and i didnt even think about how the opening song fit the show. i just…really liked the song.
I hope now that the recap is done this show can get on with telling the story. I was really looking forward to this continuation so I’m really wanting it to be good.
Admittedly I enjoyed the opening for the first season better, but I still enjoyed this episode and can’t wait to see what’s going to happen during the Sports Festival.
I read the manga and I can tell you…. ITS GOING TO BE HYPEEEE!!!