OP4: 「ODD FUTURE」 by UVERworld
「ゲーム・スタート」 (Geemu Sutaato)
This episode was mostly a recap, or more a reminder of the high points of the first two seasons. It didn’t go through sequence by sequence, nor did it even go in order, it just hit all the major plot points or character moments to remind us that they happened. If you haven’t seen HeroAca before, this wouldn’t be a substitute, but for those (wise, intelligent, beautiful) people who already have, it’s just a quick reminder. Hit the big notes to trigger our memories. Done!
As far as actual new content, it basically amount to two gags and the swimming content. Not that the gags were bad! I laughed out loud more than I have at some actual comedies, not the least because, though Kaminari and Mineta were disappointed, we were not. Hah! (And for the other half of the human population, also not disappointed.) The competition was mostly an excuse to bring up more reminders of the previous seasons, but I did get a chortle out of Izuku being the only one who actually swam. About the only thing I can poke fun at from the episode proper were the long, shounen glances between Izuku, Iida, and Shouto, and the implied telepathy that was going on.
Other than that, the OP and ED are good. I like the OP more myself, since the music fits the tone of the series better, but I think the ED actually has better visuals (even if the music seems a mismatch). Good stuff! The real action, though, will begin next week.
- Loved how Izuku’s quirk is just called “Super Power.” At least the secret is being somewhat kept.
- Does Iida-kun rust?
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ED5: 「アップデート」 (Update) by miwa