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7 PLUS ULTRA Emotional Scenes from 'My Hero Academia' (Seasons 1-5)

Written by: Nicole Castro

Published on: December 4, 2021 at 17:17 PHT (GMT+8)

Disclaimer: MAJOR spoilers for seasons 1-5 of the anime. Proceed with caution.

My Hero Academia is undoubtedly one of the most popular anime in recent years, with a whopping five seasons, a total of 113 episodes, and a highly anticipated sixth season in production.

This Japanese superhero series by Kōhei Horikoshi combines the best of both worlds in terms of Western superhero lore and everything epic about anime, from the skillfully animated fight scenes to the detailed and emotional character development.

And because we MHA nerds just can't enough of this series, we're reliving seven (only seven?!) of our favorite, EMOTIONAL scenes that demonstrate just how amazing this anime is. Again, get ready for major spoilers so it would be better if you've already watched the anime.

If you haven't watched but dare to be spoiled, this is our way of telling you that you can't go wrong with this show.

1. Yaoyorozu regaining her confidence thanks to Aizawa-sensei

Season 2, Episode 35 (Yaoyorozu: Rising)

My Hero Academia Episode 35 | ©Studio Bones

This was one of the subtler but equally heartwarming scenes from early in the series. Momo Yaoyorozu's confidence took a major hit after her crushing defeat against Fumikage Tokoyami at the Sports Festival. She began doubting her plans in the face of more powerful classmates like Shoto Todoroki. But when Todoroki's plan during the practical exam doesn't work against Aizawa-sensei, Momo takes over and proves that being a hero involves way more than just powerful Quirks.

And the best part? Aizawa-sensei knew all along just what Momo needed. Now that's plus- ultra-teacher's love.

2. All Might telling Deku it's his turn

Season 3, Episode 49 (One for All)

My Hero Academia Episode 49 | ©Studio Bones

After the climactic battle against All for One, All Might stands tall and raises his left arm, his standard pose whenever he defeats a villain. He has done it countless times as the Symbol of Peace…except, this will be the last. Exhausted and reduced to his weaker form, he points towards the news reporters' cameras and says, "Next time, it's your turn."

This scene was so skillfully executed because of its double meaning. For the crowd who is unaware of All Might's secret, they think he is just acting cool again and warning any criminal who dares to cross his path. But the message is actually for Izuku Midoriya, who understands that All Might's hero days are over. It was truly painful to see Deku crying all heartbroken in the middle of the oblivious, cheering crowd.

3. Katsuki Bakugo blaming himself for what happened to All Might

Season 3, Episode 61 (Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2)

My Hero Academia Episode 61 | ©Studio Bones

After three, intense seasons of Deku and Kacchan tension in Class 1-A, the two childhood friends face off, in more ways than one. Not only does Kacchan finally get to fight against Deku, they also finally get to talk. Kacchan finally reveals how he has known about All Might's secret, expresses his inferiority complex as he wonders why All Might chose Deku instead of him, and confesses how guilty he feels for getting kidnapped and thus forcing All Might to use up the last of his power to defeat All for One. Look at all those finally's.

We give Kacchan's voice actor, Nobuhiko Okamoto, an A+ ultra for unleashing another side of Kacchan's personality. It's a whole 'nother level of satisfaction to see a normally tough character like Kacchan look so human.

4. Lemillion losing his Quirk to save Eri

Season 4, Episode 74 (Lemillion)

My Hero Academia Episode 74 | ©Studio Bones

"I'll never make you feel sad again. I'll become your hero!"

Lemillion (Mirio Togata), who felt guilt for being unable to save Eri the first time, vows he'll be a hero for her this time,