My Hero Academia is back, in every sense. In the My Hero Academia 4 review, we had underlined how the technical component of the BONES anime had decreased in terms of quality compared to the first three seasons. With the fifth season currently in progress and now in its fourth episode (My Hero Academia 5 × 04 is available on Crunchyroll.it), the animation staff has made things clear: the level of cartoons and animations has returned to that of one moment. Episode 4 proves it, with a series of truly spectacular fights.
The new phase of exercises for classes A and B of the first year has begun: a new test that involves clashes between teams. Episode 5 × 03 had emphasized how students in section B were better prepared and better trained than the protagonists, who, due to the numerous crises faced during the first part of the year, neglected the study and improvement of their Quirks. The first fight sees Tsuyu, Kaminari, Kirishima me Code (with the addition of Shinso) against Shiozaki, Shishida, Tsuburaba me Rin. The team play of the boys from 1-A, combined with Shinso’s new abilities, ends up putting opponents of the rival class in serious difficulty despite his obvious strength: Shiozaki, who can turn his hair into vines, is for example the natural enemy of Kaminari; Shishida, who turns into a ferocious beast, is a truly insidious opponent for someone who is physically weak like Froppy; Tsuburaba and his aerial prison, on the other hand, risk compromising Shinso’s Don and devices, while Rin proves to be very supportive fighting from a distance thanks to the scales that he can secrete and shoot from his arms.
But in any case, ours do not give up and the cornerstone to take home victory is the revelation of this test: Shinso. In fact, the boy has trained under the wing of Professor Aizawa: in addition to mastering the control of bandages, like Eraserhead, Shinso has obtained a mask from the support section that includes plates capable of modifying his voice. Thus, under the right conditions, his brainwashing Quirk becomes an even more insidious weapon than before, because the young man is able to replicate the voices of his opponents while keeping the power of mind control active.
A super fight
Beyond the content of the episode, which turns out to be excellent entertainment because it focuses almost exclusively on the action, This week My Hero Academia 5 outdoes itself for its technical sector. First of all, we must highlight the quality of the drawings, which in these first episodes has remained constant thanks to a truly detailed line and much superior to that of last season.
But it is above all the direction and the animations that amaze in this episode, between surprising camera movements and a fluidity in the movements of some characters that pleasantly surprised us. In particular, it is the first half of the episode that brings together the most spectacular moments, but also the conclusion of the battle, except for a slight excess of computer graphics in a couple of central frames, it concentrates a meticulous attention to the animations that we do . I did not expect it. . We are only at the beginning of season 5, and if this is the technical level of production, we can only hope a Season of pure entertainment.