Is My Hero Academia’s Final Battle Comedy a Good Thing?

My Hero Academia Chapter 366, “Full Moon”, introduces some humor in the final battle of the series. Miryo Togata shows his butt to Tomura Shigaraki as a temporary distraction. For all the serious things happening, this moment seems wildly out of place.


In fairness, this isn’t the first time a shonen manga had such an awkward moment of comedy in the final fight. However, where those scenes would have worked, home Ministry The scene may still sound a bit strange, especially considering its context. It’s okay to have comedy in the final fight, but it has to be properly set and warranted.

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To understand it better, here’s what home Ministry Chapter 366, When Deku Yue was approaching, the barrier around the compound needed to be taken down for two seconds so that he could join the fight. For grappling and badly beaten Heroes, keeping Shigaraki distracted for two seconds would be too long.

Miryo’s mind raced for a solution. In his desperation, he wondered what Sir Knighteye had taught him about the value of humor and a smile. Thus, to distract Shigaraki, he stood up off the ground, presented his butt, and shouted “full moon risin’ tonight” at the top of his lungs. The confused Shigaraki drops a “PFFT”, which gives Deku enough time to enter the barrier and catapult himself into the villain. In that sense, the gag worked perfectly.

However, the real issue with this gag is its narrative context. For several chapters, the heroes are engaged in a long, hard and desperate battle against the villains. Right now, Bakugo is medically dead and Edgeshot is sacrificing himself to revive him. Much of what is happening has created a depressing mood. Looking at it this way, adding comedy, no matter how good or how brief, should come across as inappropriate and coercive.

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That doesn’t mean it’s unfair or even wrong to do comedy in the final fight. home Ministry to be something. This can be a welcome surprise as long as the narrative accommodates it properly. abundance home Ministry preceding in Weekly Shonen Jump It has been done well.

One such brief moment of comedy unfolded Naruto During the final battle with Kaguya. In chapter 682, “Bet It Never Seen This,” Naruto uses his sexy reverse harem jutsu to distract Chakra’s mother. This allowed him to successfully land a hit and almost helped win the fight.

This moment of humor worked for a couple of reasons. For one thing, it allowed Naruto to once again demonstrate one of his oldest and most infamous techniques before the series finale. It was also meant to refute Black Zetsu’s claim that all history of shinobi followed his design, and to prove that it was shaped by the efforts of individuals. Plus, it’s far from the only moment of humor introduced during the final fight; Prior to this a lot of characters had funny things to say and do throughout the fight with Obito and Madara. This meant that the general tone of the story at the time prevented the comedy from feeling out of place; The characters, especially Naruto, were in relatively high spirits despite their dire tension. All of these things tie together nicely to keep the reverse harem jutsu scene from feeling too forced or awkward.

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in fairness, home Ministry Chapter 366 may be said to have done some of these things as well. Mirio showing off his butt was an example of the sense of humor he developed while working with Sir Knighteye. Cultivating the fervor to counter the despair that villains bring is not just a nitty lesson; Pro Heroes always try to spur the enthusiasm to make people believe that they are saving that things will be all right. There have been moments of light-hearted humor, even if they are few and far between in this part of the story. In these ways, the Miryo joke can come across as more unexpected than inappropriate.

With that said, lack of light-hearted humor does Miryo’s joke seems a bit strange and out of place. The humor that is depicted in the war against the villains has often turned close and dark. it’s the kind of humor that someone would see something like Jujutsu Kaisen either chainsaw value, Between that and the intense fighting, it’s hard to imagine a time where a mild humor like Miryo’s would be appropriate.

However, one could argue that this moment of leverage is still in line with the rest of the home Ministry comprehensive narrative. Only when villains are present do things get particularly dark and the characters need to get serious. The rest of the story is upbeat enough that the humor and hijinks don’t seem out of place. Miryo presenting his butt shigaraki is a reference to a previous incident with this kind of hijinks. In this respect, Purnima’s joke fits both the wider story and the character who does it.

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what home Ministry What happened with your story is the opposite of what happened Dragon Ball G. after several DBZ’s Major story arcs were about intense, high-stakes action, with Buu Saga taking a more comedic approach to things; It was like a return to form Dragon Ball, However, some viewers were not happy with the change. look at home Ministry Joking like this, the Miryo joke can be seen as a return to form for the series.

However, there are better ways to balance comedy, action, and dark moments in the series. If home Ministry after something like this and had taken DBZ either one piece In this regard, it may be able to improve Miryo Joke Land. As things stand, the story is too dark for such a joke to pop up without raising some readers’ eyebrows.

In defense of the joke, it received a lot of buildup in terms of Chapter 366. Most of the chapter is about Miryo trying to figure out how he can make a difference now that Shigaraki knows not to focus on him. The escalating tension, the way he scours the cracks of his mind for answers, the way his face turns in distress, and even the name of the chapter leading up to the moment where he becomes the villain. gives the moon.

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Apart from this, it also has a great payoff. This can be traced back to the move that allowed Deku to properly engage Shigaraki. Even Naruto’s reverse harem jutsu didn’t have such a profound effect on the fight with Kaguya. For better or worse, Miryo’s joke became a necessary and important plot point.

No matter how weird it is for Mirio to show his sense of humor at the moment, it’s story-breaking. It is in line with the character and mood that has been established throughout the series. This example of comedy in the final shonen fight can be chalked up to just one of many. Unless Horikoshi does away with this kind of humor at this point in the series, the story should be able to end with its dignity.

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