My Hero Academia’s animation producer Yoshihiro Oyabu mentioned on twitter that episode 30 was the result an all-out lineup of creators, commanded by Yoshihiko Umakoshi…who’s celebrating his birthday! Let’s see if the episode delivered on all that promise.
While I’m mentally preparing myself for the upcoming climax of this arc, here’s a look at the two episodes preceding it. I decided to switch the coverage to our Production Notes format for now. Hopefully it’s a change for the better! It shouldn’t come as a surprise that there was plenty of material to cover, so let’s dig in!
My Hero Academia wrapped up the UA Sports Festival arc, and with it the first cours of the second season. Hard to believe we’re already halfway through, but time passes quickly…particularly so with HeroAca, since its episodes always seem to be over the moment you blink. Let’s take a look on the production highlights but also the low points of the latest three episodes.
The end of an anime season causes key staff to give the best treatment possible to their shows, but also means that by this point most productions have become messy and the information about them becomes scarce and less reliable. Let’s try to make sense out of it, while noting the episodes that are shaping up to be particularly strong. Featuring My Hero Academia, Boruto, Little Witch Academia, Eromanga Sensei, Tiger Mask and some more guests!
Manga readers knew what was coming, and even anime-only fans could guess something big was approaching simply by looking at the impressive staff lineup. This might very well be the most important episode the My Hero Academia anime has to offer, one that will be remembered for quite a while.
Once again we’re ready to explore the production of HeroAca and the artists who make this intense and emotional series all the more effective. But this time we’re also going a bit further, taking a slight off-topic tangent to observe the inner workings of TV animation management.
Better late than never! We’re back to cover another two episodes, which to some degree equal the calm before the storm. Even the less intense buildup of HeroAca is a production worth exploring though, so sit tight!
As we get past the halfway point in seasonal anime, productions get messier and the information regarding upcoming staff featured in anime magazines becomes scarce – more often than not, schedules are so messy that it’s impossible to provide detailed staff lists in advance! That won’t stop us from sharing all the available details however, just so that you’re ready for the upcoming episodes with the highest potential.
Horse riding is a well-known nightmare of all animators. A human cavalry battle only makes it harder for them! Thankfully HeroAca has a very talented team who keeps doing a very solid job. Let’s examine the teams who pulled off these last two exciting episodes.
This exceptionally intense episode gives us an excuse to talk about a couple of interesting production topics!