My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 21 Review: Revival Party

The villains who we love to hate have another episode to themselves, and it’s a gory one. My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 21 promises to bring us a ton of insight into the League of Villains, so let’s hurry up and get to it!

My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 21 Overview

My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 21 Title

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 among 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 20 here. This episode is also known as Boku No Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 21 in original Japanese.

– My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 21 review does not contain spoilers –

My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 21 Review- Plot and Characters

My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 21 Plot

There is creating a mystery, and there is deliberately withholding information from your viewers. My Hero Academia seemingly loves to do both of these things, despite one of these being harmful to the overall health of the show. My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 21 thankfully gave us more information about the Meta Liberation Army, but the question remains- Why now?

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Why was this information withheld from us until now? Why was the viewership kept in the dark about the purpose and secrets behind MLA when it wasn’t really necessary? Did this mystery really need to be a mystery? It would have made for better television if they were established from the start, like the Shie Hassaikai from Season 4, and periodically cut in on from time to time.

My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 21 Chomp

As things are right now, the MLA is just a group of villains who hate other villains and heroes alike. Their goals aren’t very clear or haven’t been explained to us properly if they are. They just showed up from out of absolutely nowhere and somehow had a grip on the entire world? Okay, then. They aren’t a bad group, and it makes sense that a group like them would exist in a superhuman society. I just wish the show handled them better.

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That’s the end of my rant about the Meta Liberation Army that I’ve been saving for a while. Other than this, My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 21 was a perfectly fine one if a little sloppy at times in its pacing and execution. The League of Villains execute their plans from Episode 20, and it goes rather poorly for some of them. This arc is an interesting one if only to find out what happened to the League. Have you ever heard the saying, “It could have been an Email”?

Himiko Toga Power

As for characters, My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 21 was focused on one, the resident Tsundere herself, Himiko Toga. Her origins and power is explored, and a few secrets are revealed. The manner in which it happened could have been done better, as it turned out to be a little forced. Still, standard stuff. Not much to complain about.

My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 21 Review- Art and Music

Studio Bones won’t stop cutting corners for some reason, using whatever tricks present in their articles to make us think that the show is better animated than it is. It gets distracting after the third out of focus still-frame, and I would like it if they increased the show’s budget by just a little bit. It’s My Hero Academia, guys, not Generic Isekai #4.

The music remained exceptional in My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 21, with one new track which Belongs to either Toga or the League. Either way, the music has never been an issue in My Hero Academia. If anything, it is the best thing about it.

Verdict

My Hero Academia is in a weird position right now, and My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 21 was no different. The current direction of the show is reasonable, but it’s just not very interesting. This goes double if you know what it leads to or you don’t care about some of the characters.

If you liked this review of My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 21, you will also enjoy our review of the next episode in the series, available right here!

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SUMMARY

My Hero Academia is in a weird position right now, and My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 21 was no different. The current direction of the show is reasonable, but it's just not very interesting.

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My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 21 Review: Revival PartyMy Hero Academia is in a weird position right now, and My Hero Academia Season 5 Episode 21 was no different. The current direction of the show is reasonable, but it's just not very interesting.