The Finale That Doesn’t Feel Like One
This episode of Boku no Hero Academia was so hard to watch. I did not want it to end at all, and it really sucks saying goodbye to such an excellent show. However, all good things must come to an end. Now that everything and all of the tests are over, the students have some free time and decide to go shopping together as a class and hang out before their summer camps. What everyone ends up doing though is splitting the moment that they all arrive to get what they want. Up to this point, it felt like an average final episode. Till asshat Tomura Shigari showed up looking for his own motivation for why he is doing what he is doing. He takes Deku captive and starts to talk to him about Stain and more. Ochako, finally doing something for once, happens across them and helps DEku get free before Tomura disappears. While it does suck to let him go, it is interesting that we get to see that he will be coming back after crying like a little baby in his bar for countless episodes. Suddenly things take a turn for the somber as we see the police get involved and get a moment of emotion from Deku’s mother. A reminder that evil never sleeps. With the third season announced, we cannot wait for more!
This week’s Oh Crap! moment comes to you from the amazingly deceiving Made in Abyss. This seemingly cute and childish anime has been full of shocks this season but this latest episode has been quite an emotional. My favorite heartbreaking moment of the week comes from Mitty’s backstory where Mitty, some melted looking cat genitalia thing, is shown as a young girl who Nanachi comes across one day after spending most of his life living with the dredges of society eating scraps and barely surviving. The two of them have dreams and believe in whatever garbage is fed to them so of course, they find themselves wanting to better their lives by becoming useful to the research involving the Abyss.
Unfortunately for them, they become the subjects of human experimentation and get to see the gruesome scene where Mitty is transformed from a hopeful little girl into a grotesque creature. From then on, it gets worse. She is stabbed, her limbs are crushed, and every part of her destroyed in hopes of seeing the extent of her durability. Mitty weeps in pain as a reflex. Yet it is when Reg looks Mitty in the eye and blasts her that we truly feel sadness as we see the relationship between Nanachi and Mitty put on the line in order for Mitty to finally gain solace. It’s crushing. It’s gruesome. But it’s so right. And of course, this is our favorite moment of the week. How can you not have major feels during this?!
And that’s how you make a good first impression
Time to talk about one of our new shows for this season, and one that a lot of people were looking forward to. UQ Holder! is the story of Touta Konoe, a vampire kid who just happens to be a descendant of Negi Springfield, although he doesn’t remember it because he lost all memories in a car crash. He should’ve died in this accident, actually, but he was the only survivor thanks to Evangeline A. K. McDowell (do you remember her?), who transformed him into a vampire and became his tutor and her maternal figure. And by the way, now in her adult form, Yukihime —as people call her now— already gifted us a few sexy scenes. Reading this, you may think “this is the typical Shounen with fanservice and the hero in the making”; and you may be right, but the you should see the fight between Yukihime and a limb-less Touta going against a bounty hunter in disguise… it was gory as hell!!
Obviously, anyone who has not seen the Negima series will miss a lot of flashbacks, cameos, and stuff like that, but it also looks like the story of this vampire can attract people on its own. If you missed Negi, go watch this anime right now; even if you only missed the ladies constantly around him, you won’t be disappointed in the first scenes!
And that is it for this week! Thank you for staying with us until the end. What did you think? Did you see any of the hot moments that are discussed here? Be sure to let us know below!!