My Hero Academia Episode 27 Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.

After sharing a significant portion of the spotlight for better part of the first half of Season 2, Deku reclaims center stage in”Bizarre! Gran Torino Appears” and undergoes a significant amount of growth under the mentorship of the adorable, hilarious and somewhat senileGran Torino.

All Might’s former mentor is every bit endearing and fascinating as I had hoped after our brief introduction to him at the end of”Time to Pick Some Names.” While he somewhat falls into the stereotypical old wizened coot mold-much like Dragon Ball’s goofy yet strong and knowledgeable Master Roshi-Gran Torino’s personality is so well realized that I didn’t feel like I was watching a cardboard cutout from prior shonen anime.

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