The latest episode of My Hero Academia is now available, and it appears to be based on chapters 283-285 of the manga. Three spectacular action-packed chapters, this all sounds great, however fans of the series have some words to offer due to some… shaky animation.
We’ll dive into what’s riled up fans and why right below! And, of course, a major spoiler warning for the entire My Hero Academia series. If you don’t want the series ruined for you, I recommend you catch up before returning here! In the Where To Read section, you may find out where you can read or watch the series!
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It’s important to note that, while fans are outraged over the understandably poor animation, episode 9 of the sixth season has a lot going for it. Though it won’t be as widely remembered as the episode’s problems, the voice acting and music for this episode were on spot and did an outstanding job of bringing the manga to life at points.
Not only that, but the animators incorporated a minor easter egg for manga fans, animating both the official volume 29 cover and the previously released rejected version. Both versions of the cover were included and animated in the credits for this episode, which was a lovely touch.
THEY ADAPTED BOTH COVER VERSIONS IM BAWLING MY EYES OUT pic.twitter.com/OPJpvxG3t5— izzy ☾ ✦ (@acidicbkdk) November 26, 2022
With that out of the way, let’s look at why fans are furious. The bad animation. Simply said, this episode was unable to effectively adapt the manga action scenes and felt missing at moments.
Many shots felt empty since there were no genuine displays of strength or energy, as in the manga.
This is the Studio y’all said is better than MAPPA? 🤥 pic.twitter.com/08FVaeiqnN— remi stan account (@Getouki) November 26, 2022
Given that this is one of the series’ most important bouts and has a significant impact on how the rest of the series plays out, it’s reasonable that fans are furious. I mean, the best battle sequence in the entire arc was completely ruined.
Bones pls hire me & let me do shigaraki justice pic.twitter.com/5S84MN8Wmz— AMBS•𝘛𝘳𝘪𝘪𝘯 (@AMBSLUMIA) November 26, 2022
Even a fan-animated version of the most anticipated fight looks a lot better compared to what fans got officially.
Someone give this person an award they did this better than an animation studio https://t.co/PheAgKxVs7— Akane (@Izukanee) November 26, 2022
Hopefully, future episodes will be better animated, and this was a one-time occurrence due to popular demand! In any event, we, along with the rest of the MHA audience, will be following the next few episodes intently to see if this pattern of animation continues or improves.
On the other hand, Studio Bones’ other continuing anime project, Mob Psycho 100 season 3, is getting solidly animated episodes one after the other. Mob Psycho 100 demonstrates Studio Bones’ abilities.
Bones is fumbling MHA⁉️Couldn’t be them with mob psycho tho 🧑🦯 pic.twitter.com/HrqdrD5IwP— Johnny (@JohnnySpittin) November 26, 2022
Where To Read/Watch My Hero Academia Season 6
MHA is available both officially and for free on Viz Media and Manga Plus. Of course, you may read the series on the newly released Manga Plus app. Please attempt to read the series in order to support the author and allow them to develop future stories.
In terms of the anime, you can watch both the dubbed and subbed versions of My Hero Academia on Crunchyroll and Funimation every Saturday!