My Hero Academia Season 4 Episode 1 Review

So thanks to Anime Expo I was able to see the first episode of My Hero Academia Season 4 before it airs this October and the whole event was just so much fun.  The panel featured amazing actors such as Justin Cook, Patrick Seitz, and Kellen Goff, who about made the audience cry talking about how surreal it was to be a voice acting guest at such an amazing panel. I won’t go into too much detail about what transpires in the episode to avoid spoilers.

The episode begins with the introduction to the villain Overhaul who really makes a big impression immediately.  First of all, he shows that he is a very calculating individual capable of seeing the big picture of things and even claims to have some sort of unknown plan on how to deal with the heroes. If his intellect wasn’t scary enough, the debut of his quirk will surely get your attention.  He shows he can make short work of anyone that crosses him with his abilities.

The rest of the episode focuses on Deku wanting to get better at using his abilities.  As a result, he asks to work for Sir Nighteye, former sidekick to All Might.  We see very quickly that there is something iffy going on between the relationship of All Might and Nighteye but that is left unknown at this time.  Togata is brought in to introduce Deku to Nighteye and it was interesting seeing these two characters interact together again.  Togata gives very unexpected advice for Deku before meeting Nighteye.

Nighteye is a very intriguing character who shows a lot of insight into the nature of All Might’s quirk and its ability to be transferred.  He clearly doesn’t have much faith in Deku and the remainder of the episode is focused on Deku trying to impress Nighteye. The episode ends with Deku mid-attempt at getting Nighteye to accept him. I wound up liking Nighteye very quickly and his icy stare is well executed to where I found it very bone-chilling. I wish I could say more but really this episode focused more on introductions rather than plot so there’s not a lot story based to really focus on in this review.

The episode was fun and served as a way of providing a full introduction to Overhaul and Nighteye and did a great job at highlighting their unique personalities.  I look forward to what the rest of season four has to offer.

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