The latest episode of My Hero Academia's fifth season focuses on Shigaraki dealing with the threat of the present and the bloody memories of his past, and fans of the Shonen series are reveling in the bloody story that is considered by many to be one of the best installments of the season to date. As Shigaraki attempts to destroy the major obstacle in his path via the Meta Liberation Army's leader, Re-Destro, it's clear that the end of this story is set to change the world of UA Academy forever as the League of Villains' stories are revealed.
Shigaraki's origin is definitely not for the faint of heart, with the young villain discovering his Quirk in the worst way possible as his decay wipes out his entire family. Though he inadvertently kills his sister, mother, and grandparents when his powers manifest, he purposefully uses his Quirk to murder his father, realizing that he has a definite taste for blood and destruction. Unsurprisingly, Shigaraki is taken in by All For One, with the main villain not just bringing him into the fold to create an heir, but also in order to turn the knife in All Might, as Tomura is in fact the grandson of Nana Shimura, the former symbol of peace's mentor.
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The best episode this season. The shigaraki backstory was perfect, the tenko voice acting, little to no censorship and the soundtrack was amazing aswell. Just straight chills watching this pic.twitter.com/WXYMq57MnN— Addict (@Addict_ET) September 11, 2021
For all of my complaints about Season 5, seeing Shigaraki's backstory animated was actually so powerful. The music choices, the voice acting, the minimal censorship. It all served it nearly perfectly. This was hands down the best episode of the Season. pic.twitter.com/EdjJe7loUS— AsarathaHS (@AsarathaHS) September 11, 2021
Good AND Tragic
Shigaraki’s backstory, man. Just sooo good and tragic! 10/10 reading it and now watching it.— asta (@NoahMoses__) September 11, 2021
Best Origin Story
Tomura Shigaraki probably has one of the best origin stories in MHA— #ArtetaOut (@CliffMadeIt) September 11, 2021
actually i really miss bakugo and deku, i'm a bit annoyed last week's episode was a villain session, but in this episode it kinda distracts me, shigaraki's past is starting to unfold, tenko already remembers his family🥺
this is touching that's why i said i was crying https://t.co/bDVBTIucux— カツキデク (@cassavie) September 11, 2021
Intense And Amazing
That episode of #MyHeroAcademiaseason5 was amazing! Man Shigaraki's backstory was intense af! :0 the animation was°🔥🔥🔥🔥— ☆ Mike ☆ (@isander195) September 11, 2021
A Single Tear
Man that shigaraki back story in my hero pic.twitter.com/Onfw5Foz0u— EternalAbyss (@Kenshin_44) September 11, 2021
HOLY FUCK SHIGARAKI ORIGIN IS GASSS— Traffy 🏥🖕🏾🔮🖕🏾 (@100RoomLaw) September 11, 2021
This new episode of MHA is definitely the most crazy episode of the season.. Shigaraki's origin....— 999_Venom_ (@999_Venom_) September 11, 2021