Iida’s vengeance: Talk about being at the right place at the worst possible time! I was hoping that Iida will never get to meet Stain during his time in Hosu, but he just had to see what was in that alley! He was so close to missing him had he kept looking forward while following Manual! There wasn’t even any noise coming from that alley! But I guess that’s a hero-in-training for you, more so one who’s really looking. I hope Iida doesn’t do anything rash. However, likely that already is from how he’s been acting and what he just did! Plus, for the class president who’s super bent on following the rules, once he realizes that he broke the law just for his revenge, he’ll be devastated! That is, if he survives fighting Stain.
Themes & Trivia
Conviction and Desire: For the Hero Killer, your conviction and how much you want it will determine whether you succeed or not. Even though his own are questionable, it is actually very true! If you stand on a weak belief, then you’ll just eventually give up on it, which is a waste. I say it’s also important to know if what you’ll stand for is correct or not, because you’ll definitely find opposition along the way, just like how Iida got lectured by his mentor about taking justice into his own hands! However, even this act of vengeance goes against his own morals.
Number Four: Any of you wondering or maybe didn’t catch what Iida meant by Stain following a superstition with attacking at least four heroes per location? In Japan, the number four is considered an unlucky number, just as the number thirteen is bad luck in the west! That’s because four in Japanese can be read as shi, which is how the word death (死) sounds like! So, most of the time, they just use the alternate reading of four, yon. Check out the site I have linked to see other unlucky numbers! Surprisingly there are lots only because of how they’re read!
I’ve always loved it when stories converge into one epic event like it’s the culmination of everything that’s happened in the past. That’s exactly how I felt as soon as that Nomu crash-landed with a hero on the train and Iida saw Stain, all because of Shigaraki and his loony show of ‘the correct way to ruin society’.
I also got carried away by the emotions in certain scenes, specifically when All Might slowly changed to his hero form and didn’t look the least bit pleased! Another one was when Manual was lecturing Iida; it was like the weight of what he was about to do was only dawning on him then, but he didn’t know what to do with his feelings! It was super intense!
Revenge is never the answer!
Though many heroes seem to have come to contain the situation in the preview, will they be able to succeed? Or will everything explode even more, just like how Kacchan’s hair exploded back to its previous style despite Best Jeanist’s efforts to tame it? (Sorry I couldn’t resist; I’ve been looking forward to that scene very much!)
Let me know of your thoughts on this episode below! Did it make you excited for what’s going to happen next? Plus, our Summer 2017 first and second episode reviews are piling up, so if you’re interested to add some more shows in your watch list, why don’t you give them a read?