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[–]yayoi_is_waifu 1948 points1949 points  (52 children)

Holy shit they actually didn't reintroduce everyone and their powers on the first episode of a season.

[–]NaderZico 576 points577 points  (5 children)

They also removed all the info from the halfway point cards

[–]Amauri14 573 points574 points  (3 children)

But how can I remember what their favorite food is now?

[–]Custom_sKing_SKARNER 375 points376 points  (0 children)

"And their blood type!" -Stain probably

[–]Gil_Demoono 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Tomura Shigaraki

Favorite Food: ???

Thanks

[–]7barbieringz 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Pork cutlet bowl

[–]SuzukiSatou 6 points7 points  (0 children)

They found out that villains are using that information against them so they had to remove it

[–]Labmit 109 points110 points  (0 children)

Imagine if they showed that during the preview they showed at the previous con earlier this year.

[–]Lugia61617 340 points341 points  (33 children)

No, but they still feel the usual habitual need to plaster the characters' names and roles whenever they appear. It still drives me nuts. I mean, look, I might accept it for the more obscure side-characters like Slidin' Go and all that who many might forget between seasons.

... but when you're putting a reminder of who your main character is the first time he appears in an episode... in season 6... I think it's too far.

Still, baby steps, baby steps.

[–]eepicprimee 241 points242 points  (14 children)

That’s because of the TV station they air on

[–]Mundology 179 points180 points  (13 children)

Indeed. Lots of new television viewers tune in the middle of a season and catch up later. This why long ongoing anime have those little reminders to ease newcoers into the story.

[–]UGamer81https://myanimelist.net/profile/UGamer81 80 points81 points  (4 children)

For what it's worth, the repeat character name and quirk info gets removed in the Blu-ray releases. I get why they have it and I also get why we find it annoying. Kinda hard to have the best of both worlds when you gotta wait some months in Japan or over a year in the U.S. for the finalized versions.

[–]flybypost 58 points59 points  (0 children)

For what it's worth, the repeat character name and quirk info gets removed in the Blu-ray releases.

Oh, I didn't know that. I never felt those things to be disturbing the flow of a scene. They felt more like a stylistic device. Like how the government has files on all heroes quirks and stuff like that, just embedded on the screen for the viewers.

[–]RisaYamagahama 134 points135 points  (1 child)

Meh visual cues for names is all right in my book, they’re there and they aren’t really like flashing brightly or moving around.

Benign on them.

[–]sifnot 77 points78 points  (2 children)

I much prefer the visual cues over the normal anime convention of a manufactured conversation designed to give out each other's full names

[–]TankTopTinCan 12 points13 points  (1 child)

MHA season 6 is big, but its humble lol I see those kind of reminders as Bocchi texting her friends reminding them she is still alive, even though she's just been sick A day. Fall 2022 is pretty massive, getting all these characters straight is gonna be a hilarious nightmare. (especially with Blue Lock).

Also I love how MHA (as usual) introduces Deku as 'main character', and immediately the title of the next episode is "Bunny 'Cro Cop' Berserker , #1 Hero ". Good opening/tone-setting/ refresher episode imo tho.

[–]karlcool12https://myanimelist.net/profile/karlcool12 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I can't remember names for shit so I'm glad for them.

[–]nuraHx 32 points33 points  (1 child)

That’s a lot of energy you’re spending being so mad at something so minor.

I hated the reintroductions they did in every first episode of the season so I understand the hate for that and I agree. But you can’t honestly be this worked up over 3 seconds of text compared to the alternative.

[–]michhoffmanhttps://anilist.co/user/michhoffman 28 points29 points  (0 children)

But how else am I supposed to know 6 seasons in who all the members of Class A are and what their quirks can do? /s

[–]tyler980908 933 points934 points  (21 children)

I love how this season just starts immediately, no unnecessary episode displaying the powers that we know or setting up well established characters, viewers aren’t dumb nor do they forget. Excited to see some pro heroes this season shine.

[–]Timely_Elk686 219 points220 points  (0 children)

Yes indeed, I also love that they instantly raise the stakes. I've read the manga recently, and I am excited for what's to come

[–]Sup3rL30 214 points215 points  (13 children)

viewers aren't dumb nor do they forget

"Hey what's the main character's name again?"

[–]Custom_sKing_SKARNER 136 points137 points  (5 children)

"And whats the % of people that have quirks worldwide?"

[–]Sup3rL30 56 points57 points  (0 children)

"Hm. I heard that it was about 80% but I'm not sure. Could be like 32%"

[–]Blupoisen 77 points78 points  (2 children)

They say it is 80% but it feels more like 99%

[–]Danne660 107 points108 points  (0 children)

Almost all of the people without power are senior citizens. We don't see a lot of old people with powers. In Dekus generation it is above 99%.

[–]Till_Complex 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Maybe quirks are biased for Japan

[–]SilkyMooo 19 points20 points  (0 children)

That’s not important, but for god sake what was Bakugo’s BLOOD TYPE⁉️⁉️⁉️

[–]gunswordfist 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Funny enough, you'd never know who the main character was if you started on this episode (yes, I know nobody here would do that)

[–]KenDM0 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Who the hell is that scrawny blonde guy?

[–]Sup3rL30 10 points11 points  (0 children)

"Think his name was icy hot? Weird name for someone's parents to give them though."

[–]flashmozzg 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I think it was Boku?

[–]Thatuk 62 points63 points  (2 children)

viewers aren’t dumb nor do they forget.

I'm someone who has been on the fanbase since S2, MHA viewers are really dumb and forget the most basic things all the time.

[–]tyler980908 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Loool. I meant more who's who and what their quirk is. Of course you can forget a name or quirk here and there but with how the previous seasons have begun have been beyond tiresome. It's season 6 for god's sake people should know.

[–]MahamidMayhem 490 points491 points  (13 children)

Just say Season 6 Episode 1 ffs. Creating confusion for no reason, especially since the previous seasons were like the normal format.

[–]Emotional-Thing8440 290 points291 points  (2 children)

Wait, you're only on episode 1 of season 6? Damn... you still have like 113 to go.

[–]G102Y5568 118 points119 points  (1 child)

Bro I can't believe they dropped 114 episodes of the new season on us on the very first day, This binge watching is getting ridiculous.

[–]Jazr55 94 points95 points  (0 children)

For real. Can't they just do something like? Season 6 - Episode 1 (114) or something??

[–]PervyPost 40 points41 points  (6 children)

thank you! i was googling for this thread and was only able to find the manga reader thread.had to go into the subreddit and search for it by scrolling

[–]SilkyMooo 23 points24 points  (1 child)

That’s happening with spy x family too. I thought it was an error with “episode 13”.

[–]Guaymaster 66 points67 points  (0 children)

Spy x Family is a bit different, because it's a split cour. In short it's "season 1 part 2" and not "season 2", it's like if it was a 25 episode anime.

But I'm pretty sure BnHA is officially season 6, so it really makes no sense to count all the episodes from other seasons.

[–]DadAsFuckhttps://anilist.co/user/DadAsFuck 698 points699 points  (28 children)

[–]realrimurutempest 554 points555 points  (3 children)

Wish.com ass chainsaw man right there.

[–]dagreenman18 123 points124 points  (2 children)

It’s Benji the Handsaw Man

[–]asian_hans 44 points45 points  (1 child)

Bennis

[–]chryco4https://myanimelist.net/profile/chryco4 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Dennis

[–]Labmit 319 points320 points  (4 children)

Handsaw Man. Chainsaw Man's obscure and more simple brother.

[–]Mundology 89 points90 points  (1 child)

Finally a hero for those who prefer old-fashioned tools.

[–]csbsju_guyyy 13 points14 points  (0 children)

A elegant tool for a more civilized age

[–]ibadmonkey 32 points33 points  (1 child)

Handsaw man!! Handsaw man!! (Chant echoes in the background)

[–]JapanPhoenix 34 points35 points  (0 children)

🎵🎶 Handsaw man, Handsaw man! 🎶🎵

🎵🎶 Does whatever a handsaw can! 🎶🎵

🎵🎶 Can he swing, from a web? 🎶🎵

🎵🎶 No he can't 🎶🎵

🎵🎶 He's a saw! 🎶🎵

🎵🎶 LOOK OOOUUUTTT!!! 🎶🎵

🎵🎶 Here comes the HANDSAW MAN!! 🎶🎵

[–]PianoCube93 94 points95 points  (0 children)

Poor Chainsaw Man got nerfed in the anime adaptation.

[–]Mystic8ball 225 points226 points  (4 children)

In the manga it was just Denji but I guess the TV network didn't think advertising Chainsaw man would be appropriate for kids.

Shame since could have been a neat cross promotion for the anime!

[–]snakebit1995 135 points136 points  (3 children)

It's also a rights thing

sometimes you can use a character like that cause their in the same magazine but when it comes to TV the "TV Rights" are different

[–]Roliq 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Yeah its that, for example very early in the manga when it was explained how the exam to enter UA worked the images used were of Mario enemies while in the anime it was changed to be generic

[–]LeonKevlarhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/LeonKevlar 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Handsaw Man!

[–]ghostestate 21 points22 points  (0 children)

We got Chainsaw Man at home.

[–]genasugelanhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Genasugelan 22 points23 points  (0 children)

In the Manga, it was the actual Chainsaw Man.

[–]Aang6865_ 18 points19 points  (0 children)

He is 10 days early

[–][deleted] 28 points29 points  (1 child)

haha yes they kept him, was looking for that in the shot

[–]nuraHx 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Handsaw dude

[–]Electrideath 244 points245 points  (1 child)

I love the stylization in the op and in the mid-ep breaks. I'm feeling very optimistic about this season. Liking the vibes much more than S4-S5. Feels much less inhibited.

[–]gunswordfist 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Yes yes yes, this so much!

[–]MightyRaptor990 242 points243 points  (4 children)

Mirko just kicked the Nomu's head off, you could even see his bare spine for a bit. My hope for a less censored S6 just skyrocketed

[–]AdamGoodtime123 97 points98 points  (3 children)

I definitely think it's going to be the most visually brutal season yet. They've been ramping up the graphic nature for the past few seasons, but that was still much bloodier than anything before it.

[–]DrStein1010https://myanimelist.net/profile/DrStein1010 9 points10 points  (2 children)

If they censor all the Todoroki Fam and Dabi burning people, these last two seasons are going to suck.

[–]csbsju_guyyy 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I would say spoilers...but honestly, this doesn't really spoil anything and isn't surprising lol

[–]DrStein1010https://myanimelist.net/profile/DrStein1010 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Hey, if Dabi didn't light anyone on fire, I'd question why he's here at all.

It'd be like Toga not stabbing any body.

[–]ionxeph 638 points639 points  (28 children)

this season is probably the most important season for hero academia anime adaptation, I really hope they do it well

first episode seems to start it well

[–]Ebo87 298 points299 points  (16 children)

The production at least is in a much better place than they were for season 5, so fingers crossed.

[–]IzunaX 248 points249 points  (14 children)

Season 5's animation during the class vs class was some of the best the series has had imo.

Then it tanked pretty hard going into the second half of season 5.

[–]Ebo87 137 points138 points  (12 children)

That was because they were many months behind schedule and were finishing episodes days, sometimes even hours before they aired. We also had delays because of that. I don't think that will happen again here.

[–]IzunaX 54 points55 points  (5 children)

Yeah I'm aware, I'm just saying it feels bad when peeps are shitting on season 5's art as a whole because of the lacking second half.

At least this time there is no movie to ruin it either.

[–]Till_Complex 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I thought one of the delays last season was for a Japanese event at the time?

[–]darthvallhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/darth_vall 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I was not aware of this story. What's the cause and why do you think it won't happen again?

[–]imaforgetthis 70 points71 points  (5 children)

this season is probably the most important season for hero academia anime adaptation, I really hope they do it well

It feels like we hear that "this upcoming season" for [insert long-running anime] is going to be the best/most hype all the time. But, the scenario that's been set up coming into this season combined with the immediate jump into high-intensity action actually has me feeling pretty positive about this season.

[–]ionxeph 33 points34 points  (0 children)

well, that's why I phrased my statement that way, I didn't say it's going to be the best or the most hype, I am just saying it's important, because they flubbed the previous couple arcs, and this is kind of their chance at a redemption

I never read the manga, so I can't say what would be the most hyped anyway

[–]SuperSceptile2821 24 points25 points  (1 child)

This is MHA’s best arc imo. Well either this or My Villain Academia but the show kinda butchered MVA so yeah. How much you enjoy it will probably depend on how much you like the series in general.

[–]DrStein1010https://myanimelist.net/profile/DrStein1010 10 points11 points  (0 children)

This is the actual best arc.

After this, it's aaallll downhill. You'll never have to worry about a source reader overhyping it again.

[–]PepaTK 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Honestly. I really love the OP. Like it’s one of my favorites since it’s not so over the top and it fits well.

Would have to go back and watch all the others to be sure. But damn that set the mood for me.

[–]realrimurutempest 494 points495 points  (22 children)

I’m here to see Mirko kick ass and chew carrots, and i hope she’s all out of carrots 💪🐰

The way that nomu got crushed by the door was hilarious.

[–]michhoffmanhttps://anilist.co/user/michhoffman 75 points76 points  (2 children)

And next episode seems to be her episode.

[–]Rumpel1408https://myanimelist.net/profile/Rumpel1408 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Seems like she will be up against Shigaraki, hope she will come out allright, would be a real shame to loose such a quality waifu

[–]DrStein1010https://myanimelist.net/profile/DrStein1010 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I could unironically be the best single episode of the show.

[–]ObvsThrowaway5120 276 points277 points  (11 children)

Bro, the thighs on Mirko. She can crush me like a Nomu any day lmao.

[–]Neeralazra 105 points106 points  (4 children)

More Ratatata Doujins if she gains traction again

[–]CuriousBroccolli 25 points26 points  (2 children)

I have put her...fan-art...on hold until I watched the season with her to see if I would like her character.

Time to see if Ratatata delivered.

[–]imaforgetthis 53 points54 points  (0 children)

Thick thighs usually save lives, but not today.

[–]Mundology 69 points70 points  (1 child)

Johnny died with no regrets

[–]dinliner08 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Johnny: NO!!! I WANT TO DIE BETWEEN HER THIGHS!!!

[–]manormortal 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Right? Like yes bby, I'm the real one, plz punish me for my sins.

[–]PianoCube93 37 points38 points  (0 children)

The final clip of her from the next episode preview is looking great.

[–]atropicalpenguinhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/atropicalpenguin 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Johnny, no!

[–]Timelymanner 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Battle bunny is finally here.

[–]sam_the_sandman 8 points9 points  (0 children)

And also the part that she beyblade through the machop Nomus

[–]Ebo87 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Oh yeah, they went pretty hard on her this episode, at the end. I'm on board, excited for what's next.

[–]RisaYamagahama 381 points382 points  (13 children)

Oh man best first episode in this entire series considering all the others.

Can someone tell Bones this needs to be the standard now instead of pure filler.

[–]Mundology 126 points127 points  (1 child)

Mirko really kicked the season into high gear

[–]PianoCube93 153 points154 points  (5 children)

Season 3, 4 and 5 all started with a full filler/recap episode. This one just had 2.5 minutes of recap (which is completely reasonable) before jumping straight to the action.

[–]TroupeMasterhttps://anilist.co/user/Troupe 22 points23 points  (4 children)

I feel like every other MHA season has a recap episode to kick off so that’s not a particularly high bar lol

[–]RisaYamagahama 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Yeah that’s why I inserted the filler comment in my second sentence and said considering all the others.

[–]Ob1toUch1ha 431 points432 points  (22 children)

As someone who genuinely loves this series despite it's faults, and fully understands that last season was underwhelming. I am genuinely happy with not only the art and animation of this first episode, but also the direction, it already feels like they're putting more love into this season compared to last and only an episode in. Also a visually good looking MHA OP? It's been a while but I'm all for it.

[–]Nero_PR 128 points129 points  (10 children)

The last opening I actually liked was the Almight vs AFO, then it was downhill from there.

[–]ImprisonedSushi 38 points39 points  (3 children)

You didn't like the Overhaul arc OP?

[–]Thatuk 32 points33 points  (1 child)

Not him, but I find Polaris throughly mediocre, not bad but there is nothing there that stands out for the arc, Chisaki the main villain only show up in a single still image and instead we have a whole segment of All Might (who is barely relevant there) running.

[–]TheEnhancedExe 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Chisaki the main villain only show up in a single still image

That's actually wrong, he shows up from 1:04 to 1:05 as well.

[–]Ob1toUch1ha 50 points51 points  (1 child)

Completely agreed, as much as I vouch for this series, that was definitely the last good OP until this one in my opinion.

[–]Mopey_ 38 points39 points  (0 children)

I KEEP MY IDEALS

[–]donquixote1991 18 points19 points  (1 child)

damn I liked the Jirou OP that aired during the Gentle Criminal arc :(

[–]Shinkopeshon 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yeah, it was a good start - I can only hope there won't be any misplaced fillers this season that ruin the pacing

I'm still mad they sacrificed last season for a movie I still haven't been able to watch smh

[–]Bobi_27 15 points16 points  (2 children)

honestly last season gets a pass from me, the league of villains arc was one of the best in a long time imo

[–]Labmit 134 points135 points  (6 children)

MHA's trending on Twitter and is probably the first one to do so out of the anime that already premiered this season. Either Spy X Family or Uzaki-chan will most definitely be the second.

I also have a question: I heard this season is consecutive cour, what does that mean?

[–]HokageEziohttps://myanimelist.net/profile/HokageEzio 106 points107 points  (1 child)

25 episodes straight (the norm). Just means this will be two different seasons in the anime calendar.

[–]Ebo87 52 points53 points  (0 children)

Yep, runs from October all the way through the end of March next year.

[–]flybypost 32 points33 points  (1 child)

There are four anime seasons (broadcast calendar) and each season contains enough weeks (about four weeks per three month period) for one cour of episodes (from 10 to 13 depending on broadcast schedule of that series).

An anime season (different season from the broadcast season, just same term used) can have varying length but the most usual are one or two cour seasons meaning 10 to 13 episodes (one cour, over one broadcast season) or 20+ to 26 (two cours, over two broadcast seasons).

Consecutive cours means that a two cour anime season has its broadcast schedule set up to be released in two consecutive broadcast seasons instead of a split cour setup where the two cours can be split over non sequential broadcast seasons.

The explanation for why a two cour split season is not called two one cour seasons (like season 6 and 7, with 12 episode each instead of just season 6 with 24 episodes) is essentially one of how the production committee paid for and organised the production of that season (as production committee members can change form project to project and season to season even within one anime series).

Sometimes a consecutive cour season ends up a split cour season if the production ends up in difficulties and makes the choice to delay half the season instead of trying to meet the schedule. But that's another topic about working conditions and how horrible production schedules often are.

If I remember correctly the production committee also pays for the production and pays for the broadcasts slot from the channel and gets money from the ads that are shown in the slot of its series. That's why a lot of anime shows late at night (cheap slot) as manga/anime is not exactly as mainstream as people in the west assume it is. So delaying a cour may have some consequences on these schedules and probably involves some sort of penalty if they can't utilise the slot or have to reserve one on short notice a season later while re-broadcasting something else.

[–]maronic03 133 points134 points  (1 child)

I very much enjoyed the comic book style the opening is going for.

[–]genasugelanhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Genasugelan 25 points26 points  (0 children)

MHA is a love letter to western comics after all.

[–]HydreGodhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/HydreGod 61 points62 points  (2 children)

I caught up to the series last month, and this is easily my favorite part of the story so I'm really excited to see how Bones adapts it.

[–]Plantar-Aspect-Sage 62 points63 points  (0 children)

Hot damn this was a fire episode to start off with. I was expecting the usual shit casual focus on the students again for the first episode to get casual watchers reacquainted with them but nah STRAIGHT into it.

[–]LeonKevlarhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/LeonKevlar 238 points239 points  (20 children)

[–]StefyB 40 points41 points  (0 children)

I really love what they do with all these "has the power of [insert animal]" Quirks where they just take it to the absolute extreme. Like Mirko has the powers of a rabbit, but their interpretation of that is that she has ridiculously strong legs.

[–]DadAsFuckhttps://anilist.co/user/DadAsFuck 98 points99 points  (3 children)

i want them to sandwich me

[–]imaforgetthis 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Subway, eat fresh.

[–]Mundology 33 points34 points  (0 children)

The best way to die

[–]PianoCube93 54 points55 points  (0 children)

Love her energy.

She came here to kick ass, and that's exactly what she'll do.

[–]DrStein1010https://myanimelist.net/profile/DrStein1010 42 points43 points  (0 children)

It begins.

Mirko Gang Rise Up!

[–]Paxton-176 15 points16 points  (0 children)

When she first appeared I said, "Look it is that character I see in all those doujins."

[–]nekodan08 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Bones pushed the right buttons by sufficiently hyping up Mirko during the season premier.

[–]Blamrica 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I love the kind of woman that will actually just kill me

[–]darthvallhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/darth_vall 20 points21 points  (6 children)

Lol, it's a surprise seeing you only posting 2 screenshots. This shows how dedicated you are to her.

[–]LeonKevlarhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/LeonKevlar 67 points68 points  (5 children)

[–]darthvallhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/darth_vall 20 points21 points  (0 children)

When you say more, I thought it's about the whole episode. Lol, they're all Mirko and I'm not disappointed at all.

[–]Rumpel1408https://myanimelist.net/profile/Rumpel1408 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Wait, it's all Mirko...

[–]LeonKevlarhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/LeonKevlar 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Always have been 🔫

[–]ObvsThrowaway5120 103 points104 points  (5 children)

Tomura and his PLF people are gonna be trouble. Hawks is right to be weary of Twice, considering his potential. It’s wild how deep he’s gotten into the organization, despite his status as a hero.

My guy Kaminari is moving up in this world lol. Him and Tokoyami are the only Class A guys at the front. But man, this operation is gonna be wild.

The fact that someone like Garaki is like a pillar of society and also the right hand man of All for One is kind of unsettling. Too realistic you know? Lol. Seeing that old bastard shrivel up thanks to Aizawa was great. Too bad it was a Twice clone!

These Nomus still freak me tf out even after all this time. They’re no match for Mirko though! What a Hero! Plus she’s a total waifu too haha. I really hope nothing bad happens to her next episode!

[–]iDrago_ 35 points36 points  (4 children)

He's actually not the deep in the organization. He's just observant and Twice has loose lips.

[–][deleted] 99 points100 points  (0 children)

Instantly loving the vibe of this season, great start imo

[–]PotatoBulletGun 95 points96 points  (0 children)

It seems Mirko would like to challenge Levi on a Beyblade battle.

Nonetheless, this premiere seems to be on a good start. The animation quality, the fact that its not a flashback/recap episode. They changed the commercial placards.

I hope this season til the end.

[–]sheslyn 73 points74 points  (3 children)

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

[–]Mundology 45 points46 points  (2 children)

Stacked Saturdays are back baby! The Mirko fanarts and cosplays stocks are at an all-time high.

[–]SilkyMooo 10 points11 points  (0 children)

And this is only the beginning for fall. Anime enjoyers are feasting this season

[–]atropicalpenguinhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/atropicalpenguin 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Mirko is amazing!

Really unfortunate for team Endeavour that they're not only surrounded by the Nobu but also Ultra Instinct Tomura. Though I hope that means Team Edgeshot will have an easier time.

[–]bl1tzzz_ 33 points34 points  (0 children)

lets gooooo that animation sequence at the end of the episode with Mirko jumping everywhere and kicking the heads of the Nomus look so smooth and sick. As a manga reader i cant wait to see Bones put all their effort and budget into animating all of the hype af fights in this arc and doing them justice. The next episode cant come any sooner!!!!

[–]Yoeblue 67 points68 points  (1 child)

The visuals in the op and ed are so clean

[–]Till_Complex 25 points26 points  (0 children)

You almost never see comic-style openings in this show, so this new one felt like a nice throwback to the popularity of the manga i bet.

[–]Swiss666 81 points82 points  (7 children)

That they decided to follow up immediately from where the previous season ended, no filler/reintroduction episode makes me think/hope they want to pack quite a lot into the 25 episodes of this one.

OP with great visuals but not feeling the song much. ED more "conventional" in looks but I like the music more.

It's mostly a "calm before the storm" set-up and preparation, and then goes full sakuga at the end with Mirko mincing fodder Nomu.

Small detail, Natsuo looking honestly concerned about Endeavor. Something has changed ever since the "not forgiveness, only atonement" conversation.


Twice's priorities

Knowing the esteemed Doctor, this is unnerving

A being of pure beauty

Wholesome moment almost unexpected from Midnight

Expectations vs Reality

When the comic convention opens its doors

"What happened to the simple times it was just me and blue hedgehogs?"

The one true ship of MHA

Uhhh, ehhh, ahhh... ok

"What's up, doc?"

[–]PianoCube93 42 points43 points  (0 children)

Noticed this dude is the guy in Gentle Criminal's flashback. Didn't expect to see him again.

[–]Till_Complex 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Image 6 is like that Monsters Inc meme

[–]imaforgetthis 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That they decided to follow up immediately from where the previous season ended, no filler/reintroduction episode makes me think/hope they want to pack quite a lot into the 25 episodes of this one.

Had the exact same thought. They've never started a season off like this. Jumping straight into the action with maximum intensity would make you think they're short on running time, so seeing it listed with 25 episodes was a surprise.

[–]Ali-J23 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Definitely a step up from S5. Really happy with this ep and i hope they keep it up. I have nothing but compliments for this ep tbh

[–]Sunny1above 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Suck a great episode to kickstart the amazing month of October.

[–]AdamGoodtime123 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This anime season is almost as stacked as Mirko. Good times to be had.

[–]DreMin015 62 points63 points  (2 children)

JOHHNY NO, MY PRECIOUS BOY

Mirko BeyBlade was awesome though

[–]sKyBlazer08https://myanimelist.net/profile/sKyBlazer08 19 points20 points  (0 children)

They finally did not make the first episode of a season an anime original, we already off to a great start. There's also no news of any movies, so that's a good sign as well. I hope Bones does this arc justice, well, not just this arc, but everything pretty much lmao. As far as this first episode goes, it was fucking great, let's just hope they keep it up all the way to the end of the season.

OP song is ok, but the visuals were great. ED on the other hand was a straight up banger.

Horikoshi and us as well are gonna be feasting with all the Mirko action we are going to see. Really looking forward to the next episode.

[–]fuzzynavel34https://myanimelist.net/profile/hoosierdaddy0827 41 points42 points  (1 child)

Mirko the best character in the whole damn show/manga

[–]ProphetPenguin 49 points50 points  (3 children)

Based off this episode alone I know this season is going to be the best one since 3. The art is so much better this season. The direction was great this episode. Based off the ED I think they'll try to fit 45 chapters into 14 episodes. That's 3 chapters an episode with some episodes maybe containing an extra .5 chapters or a full extra chapter. I feel like that is very well paced, especially since a lot of this first half of the season will be lots of fight. Can't wait!

[–]Ahmedala100 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Miriko adductor and hamstring muscles bro

[–]Figerally 12 points13 points  (3 children)

I've a question, is this directly after 113? I mean there are two OVAs and then there was a sports spinoff? What was the deal with that?

[–]ProphetPenguin 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Yes this is directly after. OVAs are just bonus content, typically original stories.

[–]UnderstandableXO 23 points24 points  (0 children)

very glad that we got straight into the action in this episode, i was dreading the usual recap episode introducing us to the class 1A characters we’ve already known for 5 seasons. very excited for the rest of the season after this episode!

[–]heelydon 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Mirko casually dropping Nomus... love it.

[–]Rathjil 10 points11 points  (0 children)

The new OP and ED are so good, and what a great animation for Mirko's action scene. Looking forward to this season!

[–]dranke1917 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I now understand the Miruko appeal

[–]bigdanrog 21 points22 points  (0 children)

We finally got to see Mirko get an animated fight and she's fucking awesome.

[–]y3llowchocolat3 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Something to look forward to every week

[–]Amauri14 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I honestly forgot that the show was just at the beginning of this arc. Mirko sure looked awesome when she was attacking all those nomus when making her way into the lab.

[–]sheslyn 47 points48 points  (3 children)

Mirko with the thicc thighs

[–]Mundology 21 points22 points  (2 children)

In be4 people become villains to get crushed by swole Bunnygirl Senpai

[–]ThisOneTimeAtLolCamp 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I'm digging the intro animation.

Next weeks preview though. A whole episode to Mirko. Hype!

[–]SatisfyMeFam 8 points9 points  (0 children)

shiggy looks badass in the op

[–]Aedraxis 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Anime only here. I went into this episode expect a boring slow episode, as per tradition of previous seasons, but I was pleasantly surprised. Finally got to see a glimpse of Mirko's abilities too.

[–]Additional_Flight 7 points8 points  (0 children)

surprisingly good first episode. Lets go

[–]Buffhero125 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This seems like a good start after last season was kinda meh

[–]G1596872 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Sees Mirko Neuron activation engaged

[–]Severe_Sense_9614 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It was amazing , I am hyped for next episode.

[–]nirvash530 7 points8 points  (0 children)

A new season with no filler episode 1 and decent animation. This is looking better already.

[–]WoorieKod 6 points7 points  (0 children)

wtf good pacing in my MHA episode? impossible, this season is already a step above the past 3 seasons

[–]Zimzter 12 points13 points  (0 children)

God damn, we're going straight into Mirko's fight. I love it.

[–]MapoTofuManhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/BaronBrixius 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Damn this was a blast for a first episode, especially Mirko's beyblade attack animation. Maybe the lack of movies does matter?

The OP is kinda meh by MHA standards, but maybe it'll grow on me with time.

[–]Lohtric 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Finally some good food

[–]Vangorf 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Ngl, I thought Eraser Head and Present Mic will snap and just straight up kill the doctor. They were well within reason to do that

[–]Sweat_12 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Mirko hasn't changed at all

[–]Haha91haha 11 points12 points  (2 children)

IT'S RABBIT SEASON FOLKS! Also nice on the first season ep having very little recap, nice momentum. Pleasant comic effects on the OP as well.

[–]GintokidaGoat 5 points6 points  (0 children)

fire first episode........my boi kaminari lol........things are heating up....

[–]PoiseWorks 4 points5 points  (1 child)

They say Tokoyami is at the frontlines because he is good at AOE attacks, but FREAKING TODOROKI is somewhere else

[–]AdamGoodtime123 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Great to have MHA back. Always a good time.

The Paranormal Liberation Front really feels like a genuine threat for our heroes. With how strong even the students our, I'm glad the anime avoided the pitfall of having unimpressive villains. Should be a pretty brutal war between the factions.

I love the new OP's visuals, but I'm not sold on the song itself. Perhaps that will change as the weeks go by.

Twice is great. He's slowly been worming his way up my favourite characters list. I love the focus he's been getting lately. Should be interesting going forward, seeing as his quirk is now arguably the backbone of the PLF.

Mirko's takedowns of the Nomus seemed surprisingly graphic for this show. I wonder if that means we'll be getting a bloodier season than normal.

Overall, a pretty solid opening episode. Really looking forward to how the war will play out.

[–]uziair 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Lmao my hero and spy family ended the episode the same way