We’ve got a unique episode of My Hero Academia this week, because the story is an anime original! We get to see how the others do in their internships! This show is still about our young heroes’ student lives after all!
Japanese Original Episode Title: それぞれの職場体験
Iida, Midoriya, and Todoroki ended up in the hospital, breaking a few bones and a few hero codes after apprehending a criminal during their internship. It’s a pretty big deal! Can the others say the same thing about their field training, though? After all, it’s important to have learned a thing or two during internships, and it’s even more important when you work side by side with pros!
Internship duties: It was interesting to see how the students were learning different things in their internships. And while some of them would definitely say that these would benefit them greatly in the long run, some seemed like they regretted entering their agencies, like Bakugo! He really looked like he was having a hard time applying Best Jeanist’s lessons cause the two were opposites, disposition-wise! Yaoyorozu and Kendo didn’t seem all that thrilled with their internship too, since they kept getting dragged along with Uwabami’s celebrity life instead of doing actual hero work. The same was true for Kirishima and Tetsutetsu, although they were still better off since they were doing community work, which I’m sure is also part of a hero’s job. At least Uraraka was developing her combat skills, despite not being seen doing actual hero work, while Jiro got to help rescue civilians! Guess it’s just a matter of how well you know the agency you’ll enter into.
Tsuyu’s internship: Then we’ve got Tsuyu, who’s been stuck always training and cleaning the ship, but eventually got to be in the thick of the action! I guess it’s all about timing too, since no one really knows, nor wishes, for a crime to happen, so if you’re fortunate, or unfortunate enough, you’ll get some of it right on your doorstep. It just so happened that drug smugglers were stealing cargo that week, and it was reported to where Tsuyu was interning at! She got to see first-hand how Selkie’s hero agency did their work protecting civilian ships and aiding the coast guard, as well as learning a valuable lesson on trusting her captain. Her senpai were very dependable too, and did a great job supporting their young intern! We don’t know if Tsuyu got recruited by their agency or she picked them because she thought she’d do a great job given her quirk, but whatever the case is, she seemed to be a perfect match for them as they are to her! Good for you Tsuyu!
Getting the job done: It’s great that the show presented an example of how one hero agency does its job (like the way the sidekicks worked together with the hero) what kind of system they had to communicate, and their level of trust. It also showed that they still made crucial mistakes despite already being pros, but what’s important is that they get the job done with minor hitches. I also found the villains amusing because they also had quirks like Tsuyu and Selkie, so there was like an anthropomorphic quirk theme, aside from being creatures of the water! Seeing the first two squids with the captain made me a bit uncertain if they really were the stowaway criminals, as their matching outfits seemed like crew uniforms. Then they threw Selkie and his men into the basement so suspicions were confirmed, but they also threw in the captain who I thought worked with them! Their plan was really sly, to be honest, and it would’ve succeeded if not for Sirius and Selkie’s perfectly matched way of communicating! You also can’t help but be proud of Tsuyu for immediately applying what she learned and trusting her boss, even though you’d normally prioritize saving a person’s life first!