Anime talk: Great episode! I'm been keeping my expectations low since last season but I was really impressed. The Decay attack was a heart stopping scene even if I knew what was gonna happen.
Manga: Liking this arc. Again, the only problem I have is Horikoshi saving character development until the very end. No hero reacting to Giant Fox Woman saying she was turned away from another shelter really annoyed me.
Interesting seeing Koda go through a transformation. I hope it's not just so he can now use his power to sway the rioters.
@Zar said in My Hero Academia II - A true Hero:
Best chapter in a while. I like the mention of things being different outside cities, and that the guy who stands against the villains isn't a city boy. If this ended with someone from the city speaking over the villains I'd be pissed. Guess the chapter resonated with the villager in me, hah. Definitely not a topic I ever thought I'd see in a manga but it's nice to see it brought up.
I really liked the flashback about focusing on the one good memory. Shoji feels like the kinda guy I'd wanna meet and have a chat with.
Downside is Spinner. He's been downgraded so badly he has to have a nobody speak for him. I think I get what the story is going for but "becoming a true monster" feels like the cheap way out (though it does portray well how screwed up AfO is). These are the one group of villains with a legitimate cause, and Spinner was the one person on the OG villain team who felt most rounded. This is the fight where I expected a verbal match - a clash of wills.
But regardless, I did like the chapter and it's a breath of fresh air. It can still take a turn for the worse but for now I'm somewhat positive it might have a good resolution.
Agreed about Hori taking the easy route with Spinner. I think of him as a tragic character who only wanted to do the right thing. A shame AFO took away his ability to choose his own path even if that meant dying for it.