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 senile Gran 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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