Warning! Major spoilers for My Hero Academia Chapter 339 to follow! After a long stint away, fan favorite Support Class engineer Mei Hatsume finally made her grand return to the manga series! It’s been quite a while since we have seen her in action as the hero world not only went through massive changes in the Paranormal Liberation Front War, and the aftermath is shown to be just as chaotic through the first arc of the Final Act of the series so far. Each of the young characters has gone through a huge amount of change in a limited time, and that’s true for the non-heroes too.
The previous chapter of the series saw Class 1-A form their next plan of attack against All For One and Tomura Shigaraki (potentially using the traitor to do so), but to do so Izuku Midoriya and Tenya Iida needed some work on their hero gear. This meant the long awaited return of Mei Hatsume to the series, and while the cliffhanger from that chapter showed a bit of how much the support class member has changed since we had last seen her, the newest chapter gives us a full look at how much she has actually changed both physically and mentally.
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Chapter 339 of the series reunites Midoriya with Hatsume, and with it fans got to see what it’s like for her and the Support Class workers now helping out the heroes as much as they can. She’s now sporting some of her new creations and gear to do so, and even chose to ditch her traditional overalls look for just a moment upon their reunion. This isn’t all for how much she has changed because while she sports a new look on the outside, she also has a much different mentality than fans had expected too.
While it initially seems like not much had changed about her since Izuku and Tenya last met up with her, it’s quickly revealed how much she and the support class are actually helping the heroes through the events of the Final Act. This new look came with a whole new mentality and work effort, and now it’s not going to be long before Hatsume shows what she can really do next.
What do you think? How did you like seeing Mei Hatsume returning to My Hero Academia after being gone for so long? How do you like seeing how much she has changed since then? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!