My Hero Academia Episode 59 Review

My Hero Academia Episode 59 - Todoroki and Yoarashi canceling out each other's attacks

Of course My Hero Academia episode 59 ends like it does!

The Provisional License Exam finally wraps up and just as we’re about to learn who passed, the credits roll. There’s nothing in the preview for My Hero Academia episode 60 that indicates who passed or failed either. After a fight like that you’re going to make me watch the next episode to see the results? You’ve gotta be kidding me! It’s like My Hero Academia wants to hook it’s audience and get them to come back!

This wasn’t the only time that I had the thought “You gotta be kidding me!” Watching Todoroki and Inasa Yoarashi get in each other’s way while fighting Gang Orca got the same response. They have the perfect combination of quirks to fight Gang Orca but Yoarashi can’t get past his grudge against Todoroki and Endeavor. Now’s not the time to be having a petty squabble!

Of course Deku arrives to talk some sense into the two with his “What are you doing?” These words are enough to snap Todoroki and Yoarashi out of their hardheadedness long enough to put together a decent attack. It also helps that the two were grounded by the cement shooters of Gang Orca’s sidekicks.

We’ll have to wait and see what effect this petty squabble had on the overall grading of both Todoroki and Yoarashi. As I mentioned already, My Hero Academia episode 59 cuts out before we can learn who passed. My guess is that a majority of the remaining students passed. It appeared that they were handling the events of the test pretty well.

It actually impressed me how well it appeared the other students were doing. When Gang Orca attacked, the decision to evacuate the aid station was made quickly and reasonably. Yo Shindo acted decisively and used his quirk to stop Gang Orca’s sidekicks from overrunning everyone at the aid station. He slowed the villains down long enough for help to arrive.

My Hero Academia Episode 59 - Todoroki and Yoarashi's combined attack

After Todoroki and Yoarashi finally got over their little spat, everyone else seemed to jump in to help out. Of course Deku was there. Ojiro also showed up to take down some sidekicks. Tsu showed off her new ability, camouflage. Nagamasa Mora from Shiketsu High School showed off how powerful his hair is. It turns out to be quite the force.

Even Gang Orca admits that he and his sidekicks were up against a decent force when it was all over. They may have been shackled with restraints like the ones the U.A. teachers used during the exams, but they still would’ve had a hard time had they not. It makes you feel like this batch of potential heroes have promise.

Is My Hero Academia Episode 59 Worth Watching?

Yes. My Hero Academia episode 59 is worth watching. The story that we get from this episode is pretty straightforward. Yoarashi doesn’t like Todoroki because of Endeavor’s actions when he was a kid and because of Todoroki’s actions during the entrance exam. That animosity creates friction during the test that threatens to derail the rescue operation. Things turn out fine in the end and everyone waits to see the results.

It would’ve been fun to see a fight between Gang Orca and Deku. We just get a little tease right at the end. I have the feeling that Gang Orca knows that a fight with Deku wouldn’t be as easy as you’d expect. Damaging the restraint was enough to catch the eye of the number 10 hero. I guess that fight is just something we’ll have to imagine since I don’t think it’ll ever happen.

With only four episodes left in My Hero Academia season 3, it feels like things are starting to wrap up. It shouldn’t take long to get through the final four so I’m excited to see where everything ends.

Now go watch some anime!

-Nathan

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