My Hero Academia Season 4 – Episode 14: Recap and Review

Izuku remembering what's at stake in episode 14 of season 4 of my hero academia
Izuku remembering what’s at stake

In episode 14 of season 4 of My Hero Academia, the heroes encounter serious losses. After the major battle between Eri, Deku and Chisaki we see the aftermath of a hard-fought fight. Hari Kurono contemplates the possibility that Chisaki has lost. He takes out a blade to kill Aizawa, but is stopped by Tamaki Amajiki. Mirio is unconscious and Asui arrives to help. Back on the surface, Eri Quirk goes out of control. When Kai tries to get her one last time, her Quirk cause his fusion with Rikiya to reverse. Ochaco captures Kai in midair, pinning him to the ground. She explains the situation to Ryuko Tatsuma and how Sir Nighteye needs an ambulance. As Eri powers continues to go out of control, Aizawa uses his Quirk to “erase” her Quirk. The police arrive, as the League of Villains slink off unnoticed.

Sir Nighteye sees a different future

Up until this point, Sir Nighteye believed that the outcome his Quirk predicted were guaranteed to occur. Midoriya undermined this reality. Nighteye tells him that ” he really did twist the future.” Izuku makes sure he tells Sir Nighteye what All Might told him. He tells him that All Might said that “he is alive and is ashamed to look at him in the eye.” Izuku encourages Nighteye to “keep fighting.” Meanwhile, on the highway, the vehicle transporting the members of the Eight Bullets are attacked by Tomura Shigaraki, Dabi and Atsuhiro. Dabi uses his Quirk to attack a police car. Inside is the Sand Hero Snatch, who blocks it with his sand. Tomura then attacks, however, he is also countered by Snatch’s sand. Atsuhiro takes the opportunity to release a boulder that crashes into the police car. This causes Snatch to release Tomura.

He then jumps on the window of the escort vehicle, disintegrates the window and flips the car over. When Dabi attacks Snatch, he is able to block is fire again. However, Atsuhiro uses his “compress” on Snatch and the flames. Dabi assumes that Snatch would die from the fire. Once Tomura encounters Kai, he tells him that he “despises,” him. Atsuhiro takes part of Kai’s arm and Tomura cuts the other on off. It a brutal end for Kai who keeps his life but loses his arms and Quirk. It think that’s just, as Kai took Mirio’s Quirk from him. As Kai screams in agony, Tomura and the others leave with Tomura saying that “they will be the next rulers of the underworld.”

The aftermath

Nejire begins to survey the damage. Half the police force was defeated by Rikiya’s Quirk, three houses were destroyed with only three injured. Deku careful use of his powers against Kai minimized the overall damage to the neighborhood. Elsewhere, at the hospital, Izuku has minor damage to his arms, Eijiro has “bruising and lacerations.” Tamaki has a broken bone in his face, Fat Gum has several bone fractures, Rock Lock will recover from his stab wound. However, Sir Nighteye will not survive. All Might finally meets with his former sidekick. Both he and Izuku hope that Nighteye can “fight against fate.” Nighteye hoped to be able to change All Might’s fate. He believes that “everyone’s wishes for a better future,” changed the outcome. Naturally, Mirio is devastated. Sir Nighteye uses his Quirk one last time to see Mirio’s future.

He sees a ” future where Mirio becomes an outstanding Hero,” and he dies smiling. If you didn’t cry at the end of this episode, I don’t know what would make you. Sir Nighteye was presented as a stoic hard ass. However, his relationship Mirio was more important anyway. It was particularly this relationship with Mirio that was most touching. Mirio who has now lost his teacher and his Quirk, will be the most impacted by his death. I have a feeling that he will gain inspiration from Nighteye’s last words and his vision. Eri’s Quirk is going to take time to master, but when she does I think she will restore Mirio’s Quirk. However, I still think that there will be a time limit on how far back she can go or what she can reverse. I wonder if she will master it in time.

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My Hero Academia Season 4 – Episode 13: Recap and Review

Deku and Eri preparing for battle in Episode 13 of My Hero Academia.
Deku and Eri preparing for battle

Ryukyu’s team and the police restrain Rikiya Katsukame. However, he has taken a Quirk boosting drug, allowing him to inhale the life force of Froppy and Uravity. He breaks free and attacks. Ryukyu is forced to transform into her dragon form. During the confrontation, Deku arrives to inform the group that “the enemy is beneath them.” Nejire blasts everyone into the ground, breaking into the underground tomb. In reality, Himiko transformed herself into Deku to lead the group to Overhaul. Twice uses his Quirk to create double of Compress to help dig them out. They also want him to capture Eri for them. However, the Compress double is destroyed by Ryukyu.

With Nighteye missing his arm and still in critical condition. Deku attacks Overhaul, hoping to save Eri. Noticing the cape of Mirio, Eri decides that she should let the heroes save her. She activates her Quirk, Rewind. A mutated Quirk that resulted in her “killing” her father. He mother abandoned her, leaving her with her grandfather. Overhaul was asked to learn about her powers. He decides the best way to do this is to torture her, by cutting her over and over. When she “rewinds” she reverts Overhaul back to his normal state. He heals himself and absorbs Rikiya. Paired with Eri, Deku is now invincible, as Eri’s Quirk rewinds his injuries.

She’s unable to control he powers yet, forcing Deku to calculate the rate of healing. With Eri’s Quirk, Deku can use One For All 100% infinitely. Overhaul appears in his new monstrous form. However, he’s now match for the new duo. Deku asks “how he can call himself a hero if can’t save one small girl right in front of him.” He unleashes a barrage of punches, followed by a smash at 100%. Victorious, Deku surprises Nighteye that realizes that Deku has “twisted fate.” With Eri’s ability to rewind, I think Mirio’s Quirk can be restored. It’s really a game changer. I wonder if there’s some limit on the power. There must be other wise she can bring everyone back from the dead. I guessing that she can only rewind so far in time. Anyway, Deku once again proved why he going to be a top hero. Furthermore, My Hero Academia provides us with another epic battle.

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The Top 100 Anime and Manga Battles of All Time (40 – 31)

40. Mob vs Mogami

Mogami is a powerful evil spirit that was once an famous esper considered to be ” The Greatest Psychic of the 20th Century.” In a attempt to save his mother from dying he became an assassin to pay for her bills. During the “Keiji Mogami Arc,” he encounters Mob. Possessing the spoiled child of a rich businessman Masashi Asagiri, Mogami is exposed by Reigen. He attacks the hundreds of espers that Masashi’s father hires. To try to exorcise Mogami from Matsuo’s body Mob uses astral projection to enter her mind. While her, Mob and Mogami have a psychic battle. Mob gets the better of him here. However, he manages to turn the tables on Mob. Placing him in an alternate world.

Mob spends six months in the mindscape that Mogami traps him in. However, Mogami doesn’t like how Mob responds. He becomes enraged, attacking Mob with the spirits that he’s collected over the years. Mob reaches 100% courage, destroying the fabric of the mindscape. Mob defeats Mogami with a powerful blasts. Destroyed, Mogami’s evil spirits gang up on Mob, overwhelming him. Mob awakens his ???% mode and Mob completely erases the mindscape world. The battle could be a bit confusing, but it was a marvelously animated battle. It was an colorful and amazing scene that’s typical of the series.


39. Zenitsu vs Brother

Zenitsu Agatsuma, is the cowardly member of the Demon Slayers Corps and Older Brother Spider Demon, is a spider demon with a human head and spider body. They battle on the Natagumo Mountain. In what is typical for Zenitsu he’s petrified of the spiders that swarm him. He runs up a tree to escape them. Poisoned, he’s in danger of becoming a spider human hybrid. He panics as his hair begins to fall out and passes out. Unconscious, Zenitsu goes into a trance. Using Thunder Breathing, he attacks Brother. The demon counters with “poison sputum,” poison shaped like a web. Zenitsu dodges the attack in mid-air.

The demon spiders surround Zenitsu. He finally enters his Thunderclap and Flash stance. It’s revealed that Zenitsu “only” has one technique. However, he has mastered this singular move. His electric aura explodes, destroying the surrounding spiders. Zenitsu strikes Brother with the speed and strength of a lighting bolt killing the demon.


38. All Might vs Nomu

All Might attacks Nomu with a barrage of fists. Designed to handle All Might’s power, Nomu isn’t phased. To damage the monster, All Might musts go beyond his normal level of power. Surpassing his limits, he and Nomu trade blows. With each hit (at incredible speed) they create shock-waves. Nomu is overwhelmed by All Might’s power. All Might defeats Nomu with a powerful Plus Ultra punch.


37. Levi vs Kenny

The initial battle between Levi and Kenny is more of an aerial assault. During the Uprising Arc, Kenny hires the Reeves Company to try and kidnap Eren and Historia. Kenny attacks Levi and Nifa, killing the later. Levi manages to avoid getting hit. Kenny is armed with ODM gear and two guns. Levi escapes, giving way to an amazing chase scene leaving Levi trapped in a tavern. However, he’s able to escape, despite the presence of Kenny’s squad.


36. Father vs Everyone

Some of my favorite kinds of battles is one vs many. Often this is the big bad verses all the heroes, however, sometimes it’s the reverse. In this case it’s the former. The Briggs Fortress soldiers, allies of Edward, join forces as they take on Father. Trying to exhaust his stone supply, they combine there attack efforts. However, Father’s barrier is too strong. When he lowers that barrier to attempt to absorb Greed’s stone, Edward, Armstrong and Izumi attack. Father loses control of his power, causing a massive explosion. Edward is now pinned to a bolder and his auto-mail right arm. With Edward in danger, Al convinces May to help him transmute his soul for Edward’s right arm. Enraged, Edward goes on a rampage delivering powerful blows against Father.


35. Gurren Lagann vs the Anti – Spirals

The Battle between the Gurren Lagann and Anti-Spiral is rather long. It features many transformations of Gurren Lagann as the mecha increases in size. The battle also has a great deal of symbolism, centered on human ascension. The Anti-Spirals hate the human race, and attempt to exterminate humans. The Anti- Spirals are beings that have abandoned spiral power, and stunted their own evolution. They are a collective unconscious that are attempting to avert a ” hypothetical event” called the ” Spiral Nemesis”. Gurren grows in its size at its final form, “Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann” reaches 52.8 billion light years in height. I feel it’s better to simply watch the battle than read my description of. Hope you enjoy watching it as I had.


34. Midoriya, Iida and Todoroki vs Stain

Izuku arrives to save Iida. Immobilized, Tenya is helpless and can’t help. Seeing the situation, Izuku springs into action. Activating One for All Full Cowl, Izuku attacks. He manages to slip through Stains legs, avoiding his katana. Slashing at him, Izuku dodges and uses 5% Detroit Smash. The hit connects. Stain manages to activate his Quirk, paralyzing Midoriya like Tenya. Now also helpless, Midoriya and Iida are rescued by Shoto. What follows is an action pack and exciting battle between the new heroes and Stain. They work together to defeat Stain, rescuing another fallen hero.


33. Levi vs The Beast Titan

At this point it’s clear that Levi is the best fighter in Attack on Titan. After the sacrifice of his fellow Scouts, and enraged Levi dominates the Beast Titan. With quick and powerful strikes, Levi manages to incapacitate the Beast Titan. He rips Zeke from it’s nape, however, Zeke is rescued by the Cart Titan.


32. Julius vs Licht

The fight between Julius Novachrono vs Patolli occurs over the city in the Royal Capital. The battle is a high flying spectacle. With the Wizard King using his time magic, while dodging the light attacks from Licht. They destroy the surrounding buildings during the conflict. Licht intimidated by the Kings Power, resorts to attacking innocent civilians. King Julius stops the spell, but is unable to avoid Licht’s sword.


31. Madara vs The 5 Kages

The Five Hokage join forces and prepare to battle Madara
The Five Hokage join forces and prepare to battle Madara

The Kages begin with Tsunade healing Gaara and Onoki, while Mei and A go on the offense. Mei uses ” Lava Release: Melting Apparition Technique”, and A uses his ” Lightning Oppression Horizontal Chop”. Madara uses his Susanoo to attack, but Gaara and Onoki use their defenses to stop the attack. Mei uses “Water Mist Technique” to hide the advance of A and Onoki. Onoki and A uses ” Super Aggravated Rock Technique” cracking the ribs of Susanoo. Madara uses Wood Nature Technique to destroy Onoki golem. Onoki response with his “Dust Element: Atomic Detachment”. Tsunade sites her 4 rules for a medic ninja, releasing her ” Byakuguo”. She attacks with a punch fracturing the ribs of Susanoo, then Madara uses “Katon Wildfire Extermination”. Mei counters with ” Suiton Waterspout ” and “Suiton Dragon Flood”, Weighting Rocks: Lightning Horizontal Chiyo Storm is used by A ans Onoki and Tsunade delivers another kick.

Tsunade damages Madara further knocking him to the ground, and Gaara attempts to seal him. Tsunade is then pierced through the stomach with Susanoo’s blade. Tsunade breaks the blade and hurls it at Madara, Onoki use his Duck Element to try to kill Madara, but it fails. Madara uses Wood Clones to “balance” the battle, 5 clones for each Kage. The Kages have a hard time fighting the now Susanoo activated clones. The Kages take one last stand, a use a collective attack. Madara isn’t harmed but his clones are destroyed, he activates his “Perfect Susanoo”. Madara uses Susanoo to cut the tops of several mountains showing his power. Edo Tensei is ended but Madara releases it. Madara thoroughly defeats the Kages, leaving them near death and Tsunade cut in half.

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My Hero Academia Season 4 – Episode 12: Recap and Review

Midoriya, Nighteye and Eraser Head arrive to save Eri and Mirio.
Midoriya, Nighteye and Eraser Head arrive to save Eri and Mirio.

Midoriya, Nighteye and Eraserhead burst through the wall. Deku quickly strikes Overhaul, while Eraserhead stops his power. Nighteye takes an assessment of the battle so far. Three of Chisaki’s inner circle are knocked out and Overhaul is “on his last legs.” It dawns on me that Mirio did this single handled. Regardless, while Nighteye praises Mirio, Chrono’s awakens. He strikes Eraserhead with his hair, stopping Eraserhead in his tracks. Chrono’s Quirk: Chronostasis allows ” him to slow down the movements of anything he hits with his clock hand-like hair.” Once Eraserhead blinks, Overhaul powers releases.

Nemoto falls in front of Overhaul. He then uses his Quirk on himself and Nemoto, fusing them together. It appears that he killed Nemoto in the process as well. This behavior is alarming, but typical for a villain. Regardless, he develops two more arms in his new monstrous form. Deku attacks Overhaul with spikes but it isn’t effective. Overhaul isn’t impressed with Deku, considering his attacks to be limited and linear. Sir Nighteye attacks Overhaul, ordering Deku to help Eri and Mirio. Overhaul uses his ability to peer into the future of Overhaul to determine the outcome of the mission.

Nighteye get's impaled by Spikes
Nighteye get’s impaled by Spikes

He ends up impaled by Overhaul’s spike through his back and arm. When Deku returns he uses 20% of One for All. It’s clear that Deku is out of his element. Mirio and Nighteye are superior heroes at this point. Overhaul is right when he says that Deku is predictable. Of course this won’t stop Deku from trying. Deku learns that by using his power in conjunction with his boots, he can create a shock-wave that stops the pillars. Meanwhile, Overhaul convinces Eri to return. She agrees if he’s willing to heal everyone. Deku announces that “no one will die today,” and he “will” save Eri. Suddenly, Ryukyu group falls through the ceiling.

It’s good that Deku is going to get some help. I think that he’ll probably do most of the fighting but he’s seems in over his head. Nighteye is certain not long for this world. Sadly I don’t think his death will have too much impact. I wonder if Eri can fix the damage Overhaul has done. The fight is just beginning, but I’m excited for what’s to come.

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My Hero Academia Season 4 – Episode 11: Recap and Review

Mirio Togata rescues Eri from Overhaul in episode 74 of My Hero Academia
Mirio Togata rescues Eri from Overhaul

My Hero Academia is a series that has mastered balancing the story of the main character (Midoriya) with it’s many other characters. Izuku wants to become a hero, but so does all of his other classmates. Mirio Togata is one character that embodies the type of heroism that Izuku and All Might represent. This makes perfect sense considering he was a primary candidate for inheriting All Might’s Quirk. A member of the Big 3, Mirio is a goofy character that always smiles. In addition to this, Mirio possess extraordinary technique, strength and great fighting ability. This episode, Lemillion, show why Mirio deserves to be a hero.

Toga and Twice’s betrayal

It’s not surprising that the League of Villains aren’t really that interested in being on the side of the Yakuza. Why join them when you can surpass them. Especially considering the fact that the Yakuza has fallen from the original position of power. Furthermore, Overhaul’s killing of Magne simply won’t be forgiven with a “I’m sorry.” Shin Nemoto uses his “Confession” Quirk to force Toga and Twice to explain their Quirks. Confession allows the user to learn the “true feelings” of others by asking a question. Mimic still doesn’t trust them and they very difficult to deal with. Toga taunts Mimic. This results in him screaming, enraged by Toga’s insults. He reveals his position allowing Midoriya to pinpoint his location. Deku, Sir Nighteye and Eraser manage to successfully subdue him.

Mirio doesn’t stop smiling

Overhaul faces Mirio

Mirio is finally able to catch up to Overhaul, Chronostasis and Eri. It’s risky to face them alone, but he’s determine to save Eri. He suddenly losses his equilibrium as a result of the Quirk that Deidoro Sakaki’s possess. Sakaki is joined by Shin Nemoto, who attempts to shoot Mirio with a gun. Shin hopes to use his Quirk to “break Mirio’s spirit.” However, Mirio uses his Ultimate Move: Phantom Menace. Striking both Shin and Deidoro in quick succession. Attacking Overhaul, Mirio is able to grab Eri from Chrono. Mirio promises Eri that he “will be her hero.” Angered by Mirio’s assault, Overhaul removes his glove. Activating his Quirk, he destroys the ground and reshapes them into stone spikes.

It’s quickly made clear that Overhaul isn’t concerned with Eri’s well-being. Mirio is stunned when he learns that Overhaul will “restore her” if needed. Enraged, Mirio manages to maintain his reasoning. Hiding Eri in his cape, while he slips underground, Mirio manages to get a surprise hit on Chronos. Mirio admits that Overhaul is strong but he’s stronger. Shin reappears battered but not defeated. He aims a gun with a Quirk-Killer Bullet inside at Eri, knowing that Mirio will not be able to use his Quirk and save her. Smiling, Mirio allows himself to be shot, losing his Quirk in the process. Overhaul, believing that he’s won, taunts Mirio. However, Mirio isn’t defeated. He throws Chronos at Overhaul and breaks his arm with a single punch. Even without his Quirk, Mirio is more than capable of protecting Eri.

Midoriya arrives after Mirio sacrifices his Quirk

Mirio’s sacrifice

Being a manga reader this episode wasn’t surprising to me. however, I forgot that Mirio not only lost his Quirk but still had tremendous strength afterward. While, Mirio may have the spot light now eventually he returns to the background. My Hero Academia has had heroes lose their Quirks before. Tomoko lost her “search” Quirk to All For One, not to mention all the other heroes that had their Quirks stolen by him. She’s still a hero, but she has been reduced to working in the office. Mirio seems like he can still fight without his Quirk and his strength seem abnormal. With his determination, intelligence, skills and attitude it think Mirio will continue with his hero duties. However, if not I think that Mirio will accept that his Quirk was a necessary sacrifice for Eri’s safety.