My Hero Academia Episode 103 Review – Episode 104 Preview

My Hero Academia Episode 103 Review – Episode 104 Preview

Endeavor is turning out to be a pretty insightful teachers. From someone who has shown little interest in the feelings of others, he’s pretty good at analyzing other’s shortcomings and providing useful feedback. At least that’s what I got after watching My Hero Academia episode 103. Unfortunately, that was only the second most interesting part of the anime episode.

My Hero Academia Episode 102 Review

Where can I watch My Hero Academia episode 103?

There’s no shortage of places to watch this one! I guess that comes with the territory of being one of the more popular anime out there. Everyone wants to get a piece of you. I personally watch My Hero Academia over at Crunchyroll because I already have a subscription there. After doing a quick look it appears you can also go to Funimation, Hulu and VRV for debuting episodes.

One thing to note, at VRV it looks like it gets it’s streaming rights through Crunchyroll. I don’t know the specifics, but that to me says you have to be hooked up to Crunchyroll to get the content. It’s either that or VRV pays a portion of it’s income from your subscription back to Crunchyroll for the ability to stream anime from their site. Someday I’ll look into it, but not now.

Anyways, you’ve got a multitude of suitable sites from which to get your fix of My Hero Academia. You’ll have to pay a subscription if you want the most up-to-date episode, but that shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. If you want to watch for free then you do so at your own risk on a host of questionable sites. I wouldn’t recommend you do that.

Watch My Hero Academia Episode 103 at Crunchyroll, Hulu, Funimation or VRV

What do you think of the story in MHA episode 103?

As I mentioned in the opening paragraph, we got a lot of Endeavor as the teacher in this episode. In a move that’s not really his forte, Endeavor personally trains Deku, Bakugo and Todoroki. Training Todoroki isn’t that much different from normal, it’s his willingness to spend time with someone other than his son. It speaks to the severity of the situation that Endeavor and the rest of hero society finds itself in.

Endeavor understanding the point of the work studies

Before I go into the developments with Hawks, I’d like to continue talking about Endeavor as a teacher. We’re on the topic after all. It was pretty interesting to see Endeavor instruct each of the students after just a short time with them. For someone who’s always appeared to be distant, cold and aloof, Endeavor really knows how to analyze someone and communicate what they need to do to improve. It made me respect the number one hero a little more.

My Hero Academia episode 103 was able to use its story to develop Endeavor’s character and show us that he’s trying to improve himself. He’s made his mistakes in the past, but now he’s trying to make amends for them. Seeing Endeavor interact with Todoroki just enforces that. He’s willing to take his son’s feelings and not try to force his feelings on the boy. Only time and effort will help heal that relationship.

What about what went on with Hawks?

For me, the real star of the story is Hawks. At least, I was more interested in what we saw with Hawks than anything else. We found out from MHA episode 102 that the Liberation Army was over 100,000 strong and was planning on moving in four months. It’s now up to Hawks to figure out the details.

My Hero Academia Episode 103 - Hawks undercover

The number two hero’s moves in the headquarters of the Liberation Army are filled with tension and suspense. Every moment you watch Hawks, you wonder if he’s going to get caught being a spy for the Hero Commission. This is what really brings me back to watch future episodes!

The importance of Hawks’s work is what really moves the narrative in My Hero Academia episode 103. Remember, Endeavor doesn’t really instruct anyone other than Todoroki. With the intel from Hawks, Endeavor now knows who the enemy is and how many they number. The Hero Commission does as well and that’s why all of the U.A. High School students are assigned to work studies.

The students are meant to be reinforcements for the upcoming fight. That’s a big deal! That shows us just how much is on the line. This isn’t just some little fight against an underground Yakuza group. It’s a fight for society’s survival. It’s all hands on deck! That’s why all of this stuff with Hawks is so important to watch and what I believe to be the most important part of MHA episode 103.

What did My Hero Academia episode 103 get right?

Taking all of what I just said about the story out of the equation, there are a few moments in this anime that I appreciated. First, seeing Deku as the nerd he is was pretty entertaining. It pops up every now and then, but we got a good dose of it here.

My Hero Academia Episode 103 - Deku showing us he's still a nerd

When asked what he wants to work on, Deku responds in a way only he can. The One For All wielder starts a self-analytical monologue that increases in speed while decreasing in volume. By the end of it, he’s successfully lost everyone but Endeavor. It’s a nice reminder that Deku is still Izuku Midoriya at heart. He may be on his way to being the top hero, but he’s still just an awkward teenager.

The other moment that really stood out to me was the interaction between Todoroki and his father. Endeavor assumed that because his son agreed to do his work study with him that their relationship had been repaired to some degree. This is not the case. Todoroki is only using his father to get stronger.

In the past, Endeavor would’ve just bulldozed over his son’s feelings. My Hero Academia episode 103 shows us something different. Endeavor accepts his son’s feelings and is willing to teach him anyways. It says that Endeavor’s ultimate goal is to repair their relationship and he knows it won’t be a quick and easy path. I’m glad we’re seeing this.

Todoroki telling Endeavor his motivation

What did MHA episode 103 get wrong?

Frankly, I can’t say that I noticed anything bad about the episode. If I was to have my preference there would’ve been more time spent on Hawks’s mission inside the Liberation Army’s HQ. The focus being on Endeavor, Deku, Todoroki and Bakugo is not a bad thing though. I’m sure we’ll see more of Hawks and his work later. There has to be a big reveal that he’s been working undercover after all!

Is My Hero Academia episode 103 worth watching?

I’m sure you could tell from the tone of this review but the answer to this question is “Yes!” My Hero Academia episode 103 is worth watching. We’re being wound up to the biggest conflict that this anime has shown us so far. To miss MHA episode 103 means to miss part of that buildup. It would be a disservice to anyone to suggest they should skip this one.

If you’re a fan of My Hero Academia, you need to watch episode 103!

My Hero Academia episode 104 preview

The focus shifts over to Uraraka and Asui in MHA episode 104. The two girls are doing their work study with the number ten hero, Dragoon Hero: Ryukyu. They were both under her tutelage during the Shie Hassaikai raid.

My Hero Academia Episode 104 preview

The My Hero Academia episode 104 preview also shows us that someone from Asui’s past is going to make an appearance. Selkie, the hero Asui interned with way back in season 2, has requested some help in bringing down some villains. There’s the hint that this assignment is more dangerous than what it looks like on the surface. That just means some more exciting action for us next week!

Hopefully Crunchyroll can get their act together and have the episode uploaded at 5:30 AM EST on the dot! No more of this 5:32 AM stuff. I need my MHA fix right when it’s supposed to happen!

Now go watch some anime!

My Hero Academia Episode 104 Review

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