While watching My Hero Academia episode 98, I made one really big mistake. I’m at the beach this week with my family and the only time that I get to watch anime is while my daughter is napping. We can’t exactly leave her by herself in the house while we’re on the beach. I thought that this would be the perfect time to watch an anime episode and write a review.
There’s just one problem with my plan. By the time my daughter is sleeping, I’m ready to take a nap myself. For an anime episode like My Hero Academia episode 98 that’s a bad thing. I don’t mind falling asleep to a show that I enjoy, if I’ve already seen it. For a movie or t.v. show that I haven’t seen, it’s a recipe for disaster. I had to force myself to stay awake, and that’s not an indictment of My Hero Academia one bit.
What do you think of the story in My Hero Academia episode 98?
I’ve been waiting all week for My Hero Academia episode 98 to come out. In the previous episode, we were left hanging as the fifth and final match began. Midoriya and Shinso are going to be pitted against each other again and considering their history expectations are high. What we’re treated to is something that’s completely unexpected.
It was hinted in the preview for episode 98 that something was off with One For All. Early on in the match, Midoriya struggled to control his quirk. In an effort to capture Monoma, Midoriya had a bunch of black energy rope like things burst from his arm. He was unable to control them and things became chaotic. I don’t know about you, but this wasn’t what I was expecting.
Considering the already high stakes coming into My Hero Academia episode 98, Midoriya’s inability to control One For All just made everything more tense. I loved it too! We simultaneously got to see Shinso act more like a hero than anyone else, learn more about One For All, and watch as the match devolved into a battle royale.
What did episode 98 get right?
It may not seem like too much, but Shinso’s act of brainwashing Midoriya was one of the highlights of My Hero Academia episode 98. If it had not been for this moment, who knows what would have happened. Shinso set aside the importance of the match and stepped up to save Midoriya. If that’s not a clear demonstration that he’s hero material then I don’t know what is.
Of course another good thing about episode 98 is what we got to learn about One For All. The ability that’s running amok is known as Blackwhip. It’s one of the eight quirks stored up inside of One For All. Midoriya has six more quirks that are going to manifest themselves at some point in the future. How exciting! He’s going to be a force to be reckoned with.
One last thing that I think My Hero Academia episode 98 got right, at least the last one I’ll mention, is Aizawa’s ability to perceive when his students are developing. Once Midoriya lost control of One For All, All Might wanted the fight to stop. He was worried that the out of control power could cause issues.
Once Midoriya regained control, All Might kept his stance that Aizawa and Vlad should intercede. Aizawa, realizing something was different, allowed the two remaining teams from Class 1-A and Class 1-B to continue. He was able to recognize that Midoriya was on the cusp of a breakthrough. At least that’s what it looked like to me. I came away from episode 98 with an impression that Aizawa, despite his unorthodox teaching style, is a really good teacher.
What did episode 98 get wrong?
My only complaint about My Hero Academia episode 98 is that it came out on the same day that I was driving my family 6 hours to the beach. I didn’t have time initially to sit down and watch it like I’d normally do. I’ll just have to put up with the sand, ocean and family for a whole week. The episode itself was pretty amazing and I couldn’t find anything to complain about.
Is My Hero Academia episode 98 worth watching?
Yes. My Hero Academia episode 98 is worth watching. Was this even in question? Episode 98 is just another example of why this anime is so good. I can’t wait to see where Midoriya goes next with his new Blackwhip ability!
My Hero Academia episode 99 preview
With the fight still raging between the last two groups, Midoriya appears to understand what his predecessor told him about how to use Blackwhip. We’re shows a brief image of Midoriya keeping it under control. We’re not given a hint of how things are going to end but I’d be surprised if the Class 1-A team didn’t come out on top.
The only hint of an ending is a brief scene of Aizawa talking to Shinso. Will the General Studies student get to transfer into the hero course? That means that someone will have to be replaced if he does get accepted. I can’t imagine at this point that it will happen. We’ll just have to find out on June 5th!
Now go watch some anime!