MHA 16: Uncle Frank, is this a joke?

My Hero Academia episode 16 review

MHA 16

My co-host (the main host) of our podcast liked this episode, and I can see why. Good action, some funny sequences, a heroic ending. But I just couldn’t get into it. To me, it felt like My Hero Academia was parodying shounen anime. The trouble was: it wasn’t. It was actually trying to pass itself off as a serious story.

You see, if this had been Pop Team Epic, I would have laughed so hard. But we’re supposed to actually care about the characters, even when the story is so campy and cheesy. And of course Midoriya finishes in first. He’s going to become “the world’s greatest hero” with episodes to spare in season two. Make it a little harder on him, please, but not in a cliche way, either.

Overall, I found this episode to be disappointing and just way too campy. Hoping for better luck in two weeks.

Episode rating (out of four stars): *1/2

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