'My Hero Academia' Gives Endeavor A Surprising Twist

Chapter 164 of My Hero Academia is one of the first steps into the next arc of the series following the intense "Internship" arc. With those first steps, many characters are seemingly going through surprising changes.

That includes the most surprising change of all, Endeavor. Who now wishes to confide in All Might rather than be angry at him like he seemingly has done in the past.

Chapter 163 saw the return of Endeavor, who is now the official top hero after All Might's secret became known to the world, as he attended Shoto Todoroki's supplemental hero lessons. After embarrassing his son, he surprisingly opens up to All Might about the current situation.

He says to All Might, "Are you aware? Over the past year the crime rate has risen by three percent compared to the average year. I...throughout my career, I have resolved more incidents than anyone else...and recently, more so than ever. And yet...I can hear it. I can hear the sound of the invisible "something" you built up over the years...crumbling away."

He ends his statement with something even more surprising, a question to which Endeavor has been chasing the answer to all those years he spent as the number 2 hero, "Tell me, former number one hero. Just what is...the symbol of peace?"

It's been established that Endeavor may be the top hero, but he's not regarded in the same light as All Might. Often seen as more fearsome, Endeavor's got quite the mountain to climb now that the symbol of peace has faded.

If you are eagerly waiting for season 3 of the series, it recently revealed a new trailer teasing the season as well as an image teasing the season during its official announcement. Then, of course, is the currently running manga series that has just wrapped the arc beyond this, the "Internship" arc. If that's not enough, why not lookup Horikoshi's original one-shot Barrage?


Along with season 3 of the anime series, a film adaptation will also open in 2018. The film will cover a story not seen in the original manga with series creator Horikoshi noting that, "Of course the movie will be filled with Class A’s great efforts, that character’s past that hasn’t been in the manga yet, flashy action scenes, and much more." The film also revealed its first key visualdepicting a character fans have never seen before.

For those unfamiliar with My Hero Academia, the series was created by Kohei Horikoshi and has been running in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump since July 2014. The story follows Izuku Midoriya, who lives in a world where everyone has super powers but he was born without them. Dreaming to become a superhero anyway, he's eventually scouted by the world's best hero All Might and enrolls in a school for professional heroes. The series has been collected into 15 volumes so far, and has been licensed by Viz Media for an English language release since 2015.