Does six versus 110,000 sound like a fair fight to you? It doesn’t really matter for My Hero Academia episode 109 because those are the sides that we’re given. Six members of the League of Villains against 110,000 members of the Metahuman Liberation Army. At this rate, it’s only a matter of time before the League of Villains is worn down and defeated.
Where can I watch My Hero Academia episode 109?
There’s no shortage of places that carry this popular anime. That’s good news for us anime fans as not everyone has access to all of the options that are out there. Personally, I watch over at Crunchyroll. It’s the anime streaming service that I’m most comfortable with and I’m mostly satisfied with their service. Crunchyroll has had some minor technical issues from time to time, but I’m still overall satisfied.
If you don’t want to watch at Crunchyroll, you can also catch MHA episode 109 at Funimation. I’ve just recently joined the site in order to watch Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba The Movie – Mugen Train. I haven’t tracked down all of the unique anime on their site, but I do know that they also carry My Hero Academia. I’ve been satisfied with Funimation’s service so far and I look forward to using it in the future.
Besides those two sites, you can also go over to either VRV or Hulu. VRV gets some of its content courtesy of Crunchyroll and MHA is one of them. I haven’t investigated their site in depth, but feel free to check it out for yourself. For Hulu, if you don’t have the higher level subscription service with them I’d recommend one of the others. The basic package still contains commercials. I only include them here because they’re an option for watching My Hero Academia.
How was the story in My Hero Academia episode 109?
MHA episode 109 was able to accomplish what it set out to do from a story’s perspective. There are a couple of different things going on here, and all of them surround the Meta Liberation Army pressing the League of Villains against a wall. We’ll take a look at a few of them here.
First off, episode 109 is focused on showing the League of Villains in a no-win situation. As I mentioned before, it’s 6 vs. 110,000. There’s no situation in which those on the side of the 6 should expect to win. The only hope that Shigaraki’s crew has is to hold out until Gigantomachia shows up and evens the odds a little bit. That’s going to be a tough task on its own.
In the fights that we got to see, it was always one member of the League of Villains against a horde of Meta Liberation Army members. That’s exactly what you’d expect. The Meta Liberation Army is going to use their numbers to crush the League of Villains. At the rate that we’re going, it’s only an inevitability.
What fights did we get to see?
Most of the action was focused around Toga and Curiosity. Curiosity is a Meta Liberation Army member who can set small landmines on anything she touches. This even includes the blood of other Liberation Army members. Toga struggles to find a way to combat Curiosity as every step she takes ends up with her taking damage.
In this desperate situation Toga shows a little bit of development. Normally her quirk only allows her to mimic the appearance of others. Whether it was due to the stress of the situation or something else, Toga’s quirk developed to where she can now use the quirk of those she’s mimicking. It’s a development that’s also true for Shigaraki.
While My Hero Academia episode 109 gave us a look at Dabi incinerating people while Spinner, Mr. Compress and Twice just managed to survive, Shigaraki was the other main focus. Like Toga, Shigaraki’s quirk started to develop further. Shigaraki’s decay quirk now can be activated on things or people that he doesn’t have direct contact with. That’s a pretty disturbing development.
So what’s your overall impression?
I like the dual purpose of having the League of Villains pressured while also showing individual members develop their quirks. We already know that the two groups will come together at some point, MHA might as well make its evil organization even stronger in the process. If Shigaraki gets even stronger, he’s going to be a tough opponent for Izuku Midoriya.
Even though I know what the end result is going to be, My Hero Academia episode 109 does a good job of making me forget. I finished watching this anime episode and wondered if Toga would actually make it through this fight. Twice might’ve found her, but the two of them are going to have a hard time surviving. I’ll be curious to see how it happens.
What did My Hero Academia episode 109 get right?
I guess the thing that I can point to the most for this section is that MHA episode 109 did a good job of making me want to see more. Will Toga survive? How will Twice handle clones of himself? What’s going on with Shigaraki’s quirk? Will Gigantomachia arrive in time to even the odds? Will the League of Villains survive? These are just some of the questions going through my head.
When an anime episode can get me to ask those questions, I can’t help but get invested in what’s going on. By being invested, I’m can’t wait to get to next week and see the next episode. If My Hero Academia can do this to me then I’m sure it’s happening to others as well. It’s the sign that they’re getting something right and I applaud them for it.
What specifically did you like?
If I was to point to any one thing that MHA episode 109 did well it was in making Toga out to be a creepy person who’s desperate to survive. The scene of her drinking a bird’s blood was just disgusting. Her obsession with consuming the blood of the things that she loves makes you squirm in your seat. There really was no other future for her than to be an outcast.
You do kind of feel a little bit of sympathy for Toga. She didn’t ask for a quirk that allowed her to change her appearance after consuming blood from someone else. We don’t get to see much of her upbringing, but I can’t help but feel like she should’ve been taught to properly nurture her quirk rather than suppress it. It’s too late for that now, though, as she’s now fully depraved. Seeing Toga drop Curious and the others to their deaths prove that.
Considering the Meta Liberation Army was just introduced, it was good to hear about its origin. I like a story that’s complete. Including the backstory at the start of MHA episode 109 was perfect. It was just long enough for us to learn their story while also not taking up too much time that it felt like a filler episode.
The Meta Liberation Army backstory is somewhat sympathetic. They formed during the early years of quirks as an organization that sought to bring about a society that freely allowed quirk usage. Quirks, after all, were abilities that came about from human development. Why not allow people to use their new abilities freely? I think most people can empathize with that mindset.
What did My Hero Academia episode 109 get wrong?
I don’t really have anything for this section. You might be able to watch this episode and find something, but I didn’t look too hard. Normally, something has to be blatantly obvious for me to catch on to it. Having an issue run across multiple episodes is also another good way for me to catch it. My Hero Academia doesn’t really have any of those issues.
You could be a little bit cynical and point out that none of the League of Villains members die in this My Hero Academia episode 109 even though they are horribly outnumbered. Toga and Shigaraki may be able to take down 10-20 people at a time, but the Meta Liberation Army has 18,333 members to throw at each one of their opponents. You’d think that if the Meta Liberation Army wanted to really take down the League of Villains they’d do something like this.
Besides that, there’s really not much to put here. MHA episode 109 is a really good anime episode.
Is My Hero Academia episode 109 worth watching?
Yes. My Hero Academia episode 109 is worth watching. You’ll want to see what happens here. There’s plenty of fighting, quirk development and a decent amount of explanation of what drives the Meta Liberation Army. I typically look forward to Saturday mornings and I’m happy to report that MHA episode 109 does not disappoint. You should have no reservations going into this anime episode.
My Hero Academia episode 110 preview
It looks like a lot of My Hero Academia episode 110 is going to focus on Twice and Toga. With Twice’s mask being taken off and Toga in bad shape, I’m expecting something pretty crazy. Twice’s mental state normally hangs by a thread, I can only imagine what’s going to happen next week. I’m sure there will be some scenes that include Shigaraki and his struggle as well. I’d be surprised if we saw much from Dabi’s fight with the ice user. That could be saved for later.
With only a few episodes left in this season, I’ll be curious to see how fast this story goes. We only just got to this fight. I hope not too much from the manga is excluded. I’m guessing the end of this fight will finish up My Hero Academia season 5. We’ll have to wait for season 6 before we get the bigger fight between the heroes and the combined forces of the League of Villains and the Meta Liberation Army. That should be fun!
Now go watch some anime!