My Hero Academia Season 3 Premiere Review
Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.
After an incredible second season that holds its own against the very best of last year, My Hero Academia returns with a Season 3 premiere that leaves a bit to be desired. Thanks to a large number of flashbacks recapping prior events and a pool party serving as its primary focus, “Game Start” is a fun but ultimately inconsequential episode that does little to move the characters or plot forward.
While a brief overview of prior events can be a helpful refresher at the start of a new season, “Game Start” goes a bit overboard with so much reused animation. Kurogiri recounts Deku’s actions, Aizawa goes over the abilities of every Class 1-A student, and Deku is shown rewatching his old cherished footage of All Might saving people. We also get flashbacks of the practical exams, the sports festival, and the students’ fight against Stain.