My Hero Academia Episode 102 gives the fans a ton of plot development with a sprinkle of action. This season is just beginning to heat up (pun intended) with the Endeavor Agency Arc and fans are in for a wild ride.
During episode 101, there was a moment where Bakugo remembered Best Jeanist was missing. In episode 102 on Saturday, it’s revealed that Hawks had something to do with his disappearance. After having a call with Dabi, Hawks is told he needs to prove himself to the league of villains once more after the Endeavor stunt in Season 4.
Whether he kills Best Jeanist or not is unknown. All fans know is we saw Hawks about to attack Jeanist in his house and that was the end of the scene.
While we know Hawks is basically a double-agent between the heroes commission and the league of villains, he gives Endeavor a book after helping him chase down the villain Starservant.
While Endeavor is confused at first, he notices that Hawks is acting a lot different than usual. Unfortunately, Hawks can’t flat out tell Endeavor he’s being watched. Hawks ends up giving the book to Todoroki, Bakugo, and Deku as well.
He stresses to all four of them to read the highlighted sections, especially “Part 2”.
While Todoroki, Bakugo, and Deku were getting set up with his agency, Endeavor was in his study trying to find out what Hawks wants him to know. He eventually pieced the coded message in the book together:
“The enemy is the liberation army. They number over 100,000. In four months to action.”
A storm unlike anything we’ve seen in the series before is coming. Endeavor sits back in his chair as if he’s actually scared for the first time. A “what are we going to do” attitude came about him.
As usual, I like giving these articles a heartfelt moment section when the opportunity presents itself. And, as expected, fans got one just like they did with Eri in the last episode. This time one came between Deku and his mom, Inko. The students at UA were sent home for a day to celebrate New Years with their family. Inko begins to cry after having a sudden realization – her son is growing up before her very eyes.
It was a touching moment in which she basically tells Deku she no longer has to protect him like she used to before he inherited One For All. She ends up seeing him off at a bus stop before he begins his journey at Endeavor’s agency.
Their scene was short-lived, but it was a nice moment in a very serious episode.
The series is going to hit a break next week due to special programming, according to the the official My Hero Academia account. Nippon TV’s “THE MUSIC DAY” will be taking Episode’s 104 usual spot on Saturday, July 3.
But no worries! Episode 103, “One Thing at a Time”, will pick back up on Saturday, July 10, on Crunchyroll and Funimation.
If you thought episode 102 and 1st half of My Hero Academia have been great, you can vote for it in our Anime of the Season poll!
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