There was a ton of action for an operation that only took 45 minutes.
I’m impressed with Shigaraki and the League of Villains. This is the most cunning and well thought out plan that we’ve seen from them so far. They used Shie Hassaikai against the police and heroes in order to open up a chance to steal Overhaul’s research. In doing so they also broke Overhaul’s spirit. Deku’s not the only one who’s learning and maturing.
As expected from what we just witnessed, there’s a lot of commotion as the police and heroes try to clean up the scene from the fight. Just about every hero involved in the original assault on the Shie Hassaikai compound is injured in some way. Deku barely escapes being rewound by Eri thanks to Eraser Head. It’s a mess.
I can’t help but wonder if there will be some public outcry over what just happened. Everything was done in order to save one girl. Will there be pushback over that? Will the authorities allow the public to know about Eri’s quirk? Yes, it was a lot for one girl, but if she wasn’t rescued then the drug created from her quirk would destroy their society.
Overhaul’s plan was to supply quirk destroying drugs to the villains and quirk restoring serum to the heroes. He basically wanted to become the arms dealer to both sides of a war. Can you imagine the torture that Eri would be put through in order to provide all of the product that would be needed for that? Thankfully the heroes were able to save her.
When I think back over what My Hero Academia episode 77 was trying to accomplish I believe that it was able to do its job. When I take everything that just happened into account, I’d say that the point of this episode was to use Shie Hassaikai to elevate both the League of Villains and the students of U.A. High School. Both sides are being built up for an eventual clash down the road.
As I mentioned at the start of the review, Shigaraki and the League of Villains showed that they’ve matured in their approach. Back in My Hero Academia season 1 or season 2, Shigaraki would’ve just followed his emotions in dealing with Shie Hassaikai. The two organizations would’ve just gotten into a big fight from the beginning.
Instead of doing this, Shigaraki played it cool and allowed his members to infiltrate Shie Hassaikai and sabotage them when the time was right. When the damage had been done, Shigaraki and the others appeared to steal Overhaul’s work and ability to use his quirk. You can sense the despair welling up inside Overhaul as the League of Villains walks away from him. It’s a cold blooded move that you wouldn’t expect from the Shigaraki of previous seasons.
The U.A. High School students were the stars on the hero side. From Suneater taking down three of the members of Shie Hassaikai’s elite members to Deku announcing his presence by taking down Overhaul, they all stood out in some way. The future looks bright for them, even though we know that there will be an eventual showdown with an improved League of Villains at some point.
Is My Hero Academia Episode 77 Worth Watching?
Yes. My Hero Academia episode 77 is worth watching. It is difficult watching All Might, Deku and Mirio Togata say goodbye to Sir Nighteye. It’s worth it though. This episode effectively wraps up the story surrounding Shie Hassaikai while also leaving things open with the League of Villains. I’m sure we’ll still see some fallout in the next episode or two but it seems like we’re about to move on to what’s next.
The preview for My Hero Academia episode 78 shows us that Gran Torino is in pursuit of Kurogiri. It’s also hinted that things with the League of Villains are not finished yet. There will also be a retelling of events as the U.A. students return to their dorms and events are made public. It seems like it’ll be an interesting anime episode to watch. There’s only one way to find out!
Now go watch some anime!