Who is Toya Todoroki, and what happened to him? The last episode of My Hero Academia left us with this question, and now it is up to My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 18 to answer them. Let’s see if it was able to do so satisfactorily!
My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 18- Overview
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. If you want to catch up on our My Hero Academia, you can read our review of Season 5 Episode 17 here.
My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 18- Plot and Characters
Fear not, children. Hope has arrived! This time in the form of the best episode in this season so far and one of the best episodes of the overall show. My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 18 had everything. Drama, action, comedy, and best of all, progress. Something really did come off from the glacial first part of this season, as we could actually see the progress that Izuku, Bakugo, and Shoto have made.
While My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 18 was always going to be a memorable one if only for the Toya secret that had been hanging for a while, it ended up being memorable in a totally different way. Not much about Toya was revealed, except for the fact that Natsu thinks Endeavour killed him. But we already guessed that much.
What happened was even better because we can still get a Toya reveal in the future, while Bones could only do this now. A fantastic villain in the ilk of the earlier seasons forces Endeavour to bend to his will, and the three Class 1-A students finally have to step in. Even better, they save the day using the teachings of Endeavour and thus earn his respect.
Endeavour, meanwhile, faces his demons in the form of a Natsu and Fuyumi confrontation and finally lays his heart bare. Endeavour has gone from being a despicable father to a fan-favourite character, and his arc feels justified. I couldn’t be more excited about what’s more to come in this show’s future, although the preview showed that the internship arc might already have ended. I don’t know about that. I definitely could take a few more episodes of Deku learning his craft from the #1 Hero.
My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 18- Art and Music
One of the main reasons why My Hero Academia is so popular is its music. From the first season up until now, the music and animation of this show have been top-notch. While Bones have visibly eased up on the art these days, the music remains phenomenal, as was displayed in My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 18.
There was finally a new track that absolutely blew my socks off. It was tonally different yet still quite similar to the previous bangers we listened to and loved wholeheartedly. Another track for millions of people’s workout playlist, I suppose.
I won’t deny that I have been scared for the future of this franchise this entire season. In that way, My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 18 was explicitly constructed to make us haters remember why we started watching this show and why we love it so much. It was the best episode of this season so far and the first one I would give a full score to. Back in form, you say?
If you enjoyed this review of My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 18, maybe you’ll also like our review of the next episdoe in the series, available right here.