My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 15 Review: One Thing at a Time!

My Hero Academia is back from a two-week-long hiatus to continue its 26 episode run. Let’s find out how My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 15 did upon its arrival.

My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 15 – Overview

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If you haven’t at least heard of My Hero Academia, I hope that the rock that you’re living under provides plenty of space and sunlight for a healthy living. My Hero Academia, or Boku No Hero Academia if you want to be all proper about it, is one of the most popular anime going on right now. If you were to believe Livechart, it is this season’s most popular anime. All that is for a good reason, the show is fantastic.

My Hero Academia is based on the manga series of the same name by Kouhei Horikoshi, and the anime is produced by Studio Bones, a studio that is counted among the absolute top tier of all anime studios. Studio Bones is also known for working on anime like Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood and Mob Psycho, so you know that My Hero Academia is in outstanding company. Season 5 is directed by Kenji Nagasaki and Masahiro Mukai.

My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 15- Plot and Characters

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My Hero Academia is a series that lives and dies based on its characters. That is also the major reason for the anime’s popularity among fans. My Hero Academia does characters very well, and everyone from a minor pedestrian to the main character, Izuku Midoriya, has a distinct and fascinating personality. This episode was no different, with Izuku, Bakugo, and Shoto all shining besides Hawks and Endeavor. The characters have already been established with the excellent 4 seasons that have happened so far, and the current 5th season is also doing a great job in developing them.

One criticism that one could bestow upon the show’s current direction is that the plot development is too slow for a show that only releases 26 episodes every two years. It is very difficult to see our favourite characters’ progress since the start of the fifth season because the story has moved at a glacial pace.

My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 15 Villains
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My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 15 tries to address the pacing and plot issues in the newest Endeavor Agency Training Arc, and it looks like it’s working so far. The main issue with the plot, that being children fighting against real, genuine supervillains, has already been addressed, and so has the slow progress of our protagonist, Izuku, or Deku. Deku has sometimes been a bone of contention with the show’s detractors because of his weaknesses and general dorkiness, but this writer disagrees. Deku is a fantastic main character with tons of potential when the show decides to build upon it.

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The rest of the characters are fantastic as well, with very few of them even dipping below “acceptable” (looking at you, Mineta). Izuku’s rivalry with his classmates, the bullish yet prodigious Bakugo, and the silent and brooding Todoroki is always a sight to behold. Endeavour is also developing as a character very well, and every scene with him bringing something great to the table. Hawks is also awesome, though I didn’t need to tell you that. Overall, the plot is progressing nicely, although I would like for it to be a tad quicker.

My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 15- Art and Music

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My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 15 doesn’t do anything new with its art and music because it doesn’t need to. They are fantastic as always, although this writer must admit that there are some shortcuts taken with the anime’s animation starting with Season 4. Season 4 artists had a movie to make, so it was forgiven then. I fail to see the reason for doing the same with season 5. The sound is also the same from previous seasons, which is fantastic but doesn’t bring anything new to the table. The opening and endings are great, though. Thumbs up for them.

Verdict

Season 5 is finally starting to pick up the pace from the frankly almost filler first cour. I mean, I would gladly take an entire season of just these characters interacting with each other, but not at the cost of an actual story inclusive episode. The newest arc looks promising and intriguing, and I believe in Horikoshi and Studio Bones to deliver with this season as well.

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SUMMARY

This newest arc of My Hero Academia season 5 episode 15 gives me hope for the rest of the season, and for the future of the franchise. This episode could be the first step towards greatness.

2 COMMENTS

  1. I would argue this is the worst episode of the ENTIRE season so far. Even worse than the filler that comes next meant to shill for the movie. Why do I argue this? Since the next major arc that Bones decided to SKIP just to make that filler episode heavily involves the league of villains. The meeting scene this episode basically half spoils the arc and shows that any tension the arc built up so excellently in the manga regarding people that appear in that meeting is ruined now that you know that every character present there will be okay. Its like seeing a prequel movie and the movie constantly acting like a certain character is in danger when you know they will be still be alive in the future.

    • That might be true, but I wrote this review from the mindset of someone who hasn’t read the manga yet. If you look at it that way, I don’t see anything wrong with it.

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