New threat: The figure that was previewed at the end of the first season finally made his appearance, and in quite a gruesome way, for his victim that is. Poor Tensei-niichan!! How will our Iida react to this news? And what’s Stain going on about heroes, and only getting killed by All Might? Plus, he was contacted by Kurogiri, most likely sent by Shigaraki! Just as the Sports Festival was drawing to a close, too. What’s going to happen?
Themes and Trivia
Looking up to someone: We’ve all got people who inspire us, either just as role-models, or who moved us to walk a certain path. And when these people are directly involved in our lives, their impact becomes even more effective. Like Izuku, who only ever admired All Might from behind the scenes, but once his mentor personally looked after him, he did everything he could just to live up to his expectations, and was super depressed when he failed. Once All Might told him how he saw him, though, he became encouraged once more. This is also evident on Iida, who has had his brother by his side all his life, and has seen him work as a hero. No wonder he looked up to him so much, never hesitating to say that he wanted to win the tournament for him and make him proud! And once he heard that something happened to his brother, everything went blank.
Compared to the previous episodes, there wasn’t a lot of flashy animations and effects this week, but I still couldn‘t help but admire how consistent the show is with the quality! It’s already hard to draw dynamic poses, but constantly animating action scenes is quite a feat! However, the thing that stood out to me the most aside from that was the voice acting! Of course, the seiyuu have always done exceptionally well in the episodes before. However, the part where Izuku was expressing his grief to All Might was especially notable to me. I could really sense his frustration and regrets, even clearly hearing that strain on your voice when you’re about to cry. That made the scene affect me more emotionally!
A New Challenger Appears!
For a show that’s always action-packed in every episode, it wasn’t at all surprising that it’s already starting to introduce a new arc, though there’s still one currently ongoing! We’re not yet at all sure how serious it’ll be compared to the arcs before, but someone already ended up in a bloody mess, so that’s saying something. Well, the cool Todoroki and the explosive Bakugo have yet to determine which one of them deserves to win the coveted first place, so let’s see how that unfolds for now.