My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 19 Review: More Of A Hero Than Anyone

My Hero Academia sure does love its breaks, doesn’t it? Well, after a small week off, we’re back at it with My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 19. This episode is also known as Boku No Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 19 in original Japanese. Let’s head right into the review!

My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 19 Overview

My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 19 Title
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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. If you want to catch up on our My Hero Academia reviews, you can read our review of Season 5 Episode 18 here.

– My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 19 review does not contain spoilers –

My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 19 Review- Plot and Characters

My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 19 Characters
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Just like that, the Endeavour Internship Arc of the series is over. I don’t know if it was just me who missed the memo on their internships only lasting one week, or were they just not thorough enough in spelling it out for us. Although I’m sure the internship is still going, as the show told us that the students would be interning and studying at the same time, the focus of the show has shifted to something else. Something that the show has been building to for a while now.

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My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 19 focused on Eraserhead and Present Mic’s backstory and relationship with a former friend and current league of villains member, Kurogiri. The journey to find out what makes Eraserhead that way and what motivates him to take the scorched earth policies with his students was fascinating. Present Mic was also there, and while we knew previously that he and Eraserhead were close, he doesn’t do anything important in this episode. Deku and the gang were there at the start of the episode, but not for long.

My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 19 The Past
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While My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 19 was very emotional, had an intriguing plot and an intense reveal a few minutes into the episode, the things that happened at the end and in the preview were far more interesting than the content of this particular episode. There has been a season-long thread running through My Hero Academia- What’s up with the League of Villains?

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They’ve been conspicuous by their absence this entire season and have seemingly aligned with a crazy cult. The leader of the League, Tomura Shigaraki, has seemingly disappeared off the face of the earth, and the rest of the league had gone their separate ways, was what most people assumed before watching this My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 19. I’m not going to spoil it, but this episode did tell us what he was up to, and in even better news, the entire next episode is about him and the league.

My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 19 Friends
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This development was something My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 19 and the entire show desperately needed because the wait was getting ridiculous at this point. The cult development and the Hawks storyline didn’t make much sense without knowing the fate of the League of Villains. I don’t know the big reveal they were saving it for, but it’s My Hero Academia. I think it has earned the benefit of the doubt by now. The next episode looks like one to watch out for, but My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 19 was great as well.

My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 19 Review- Art and Music

I had a tiny complaint with the animation in My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 19, which is that the colouring in the interrogation room was too white and not sharp enough. That made the entire scene look like I was watching it through a hazy window, which was just a tad distracting. The rest of it was fine if nothing special. The anime used a new music track in some scenes, but I haven’t heard it enough to have an opinion. It did work in the context of the scene very well.

Verdict

My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 19 worked well enough as an episode by itself, but the thought of what’s to come intrigued me more than the actual show itself. That isn’t necessarily a fault of the show itself, just me getting excited about the show again.

If you liked this review of My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 19, you’ll also enjoy our review of the next episode in the series, which is available right here.

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My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 19 worked well enough as an episode by itself, but the thought of what's to come intrigued me more than the actual show itself.

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